I Just Tried Three Free Book Tracking Apps and Here's What I Thought...

July 11, 2017

I thought I would try some of the other book tracking apps out there because right now I only use Goodreads. I know some people don't like the social media feel of Goodreads so I thought I would look at the other book apps out there. So here they are...

1.  Book Tracker
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This was definitely my favorite of the three that I tried. You just have to scan the barcode of the book that you are reading and it will automatically put it in from there. All you have to do is mark what page you are on and once you are done you mark it as read. After that, you can't really do anything else with it, but it is nice to see all the books that you have read. The only thing that I didn't like about this app is that it didn't give you any information about the book you were reading other than the number of pages. 

2. BookShelf 
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I didn't really like this app as much as Book Tracker. It wasn't able to find some of the books that I scanned on the barcode scanner, but it did have the option to input manually which is kind of a hassle. It did give you the option to set your reading status on the book, but you couldn't say what page you were on. The only advantage it had over Book Tracker is that it gave you a little more info about the book. 

3. Book Manager Bookshelf ISBN Scanner Library List 

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At first, I thought this was going to be the best app of the three until I found out you could only input 6 books at a time. But you can upgrade the app to the premium that lets you input as many books as you want. What's nice about this app is that it lets you scan the books and it puts them in your "library." After that, you are able to view different info about the book and mark when you last read it. The only problem with that is that you can't mark what page you are on. 

So if you are looking for an alternative to Goodreads I suggest the first two apps. 

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