Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site October 22, 2014, 10:23:43 AM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?


Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.


You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
 
The N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2010! Download 24 custom programs!
   
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
Author Topic: bookTome the book organiser  (Read 5817 times)
lanux128
Global Moderator
*****
Posts: 6,108



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« on: July 12, 2009, 09:06:49 PM »

bookTome is a freeware tool to manage one's book collection and is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Quote from: website
bookTome is a book management system which allows users to enter information about their book collection and then sort and search this information in a variety of different manners.

bookTome can catalog and manage your library or personal book collection and it is suitable for collections of all sizes and types.





http://booktome.shanemca.com/
Logged

muntealb
Member
**
Posts: 90

View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009, 11:55:02 PM »

Unfortunately, it is completely unusable when using Large Fonts (120 p) in Windows.
Logged
Perry Mowbray
N.A.N.Y. Organizer
Charter Member
***
Posts: 1,807



Thoughtful Scribbles

see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 04:05:10 AM »

I'm interested why you'd not use an online service like Goodreads?
Logged

lanux128
Global Moderator
*****
Posts: 6,108



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 06:29:47 AM »

seems like a good place to find like-minded readers. thanks, i'll give it a try..
Logged

Perry Mowbray
N.A.N.Y. Organizer
Charter Member
***
Posts: 1,807



Thoughtful Scribbles

see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 06:57:08 AM »

seems like a good place to find like-minded readers. thanks, i'll give it a try..

I think the social interaction over your books is a really interesting addition. Otherwise I'd just have a database at home too Wink

There's also anobii that I've seen.
Logged

MrCrispy
Participant
*
Posts: 330


View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 12:34:11 AM »

I'm interested why you'd not use an online service like Goodreads?

Thank you for that suggestion, I love to read and that's a great site.
Logged
mnemonic
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 176



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 02:28:42 AM »

There's also the fantastic LibraryThing, which has an online bookshelf and all of the book-related social-interaction you'd ever need.
Logged
sajman99
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 663


View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2009, 03:56:30 PM »

Thanks to all posters for the book-related links. Thmbsup If anybody happens to be interested in e-books, you may want to check out an open source cross-platform library management software named Calibre.

Logged
app103
That scary taskbar girl
Global Moderator
*****
Posts: 5,268



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009, 03:38:11 PM »

Calibre looks like it might be just the thing to replace My Ebook Library, which was a great application, but it disappeared.

 Thmbsup
Logged

Steven Avery
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 668

View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 08:09:10 AM »

Hi Folks,

Calibre Manages Your E-Book Collection
http://lifehacker.com/516...+book-collection#comments

Lifehacker, and numerous comments.  Looks like it is worth a good try, note that a few people apparently messed up their collection structure, because they did not point Calibre to an empty folder as output when reading their disk.

From reading up, now I am ready to consider BookTome (apparently more native for home collection), Calibre, Zotero and Jabref (reference manager).  (Seeing JabRef thread, add Mendeley and note Aigaion, server-based and OOoBib, Open Office based) Especially if I get back to my project that has a couple of hundred books involved.  Is BookTome helpful in that mix ?  Possibly, note that it is freeware but not open source, which might be a concern in using it for a major home library project.

Thats the major freeware installed software stuff, online tools like LibraryThing, GoodReads, Anobii, Worldcat, Abacci all have their own dynamic, a bit different.

Good timing, I'm hoping to get back into this world shortly.

Shalom,
Steven Avery
« Last Edit: July 21, 2009, 08:29:29 AM by Steven Avery » Logged
longrun
Charter Member
***
Posts: 152

View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2009, 12:54:51 PM »

HomeBase from AbeBooks (HomeBase) is a free, powerful inventory management program. Although it's intended for booksellers it can also be used to manage one's collection.
Logged
emerald222
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 12


see users location on a map View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2009, 08:57:18 PM »

The software in use in my library (600 plus and counting--unless my husband has his way!) is BookCat.  Definitely NOT free, but I think it's worth it. Endless custom fields.  I have a lot of anthologies, so my favourite feature is the ablility to seach contents.  I admit, I haven't tried many other programs but I'm happy with BookCat so I haven't felt the need to.  Anyone else a user?
Logged

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be."
Axel Foley
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 1


View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2009, 07:27:47 PM »

Unfortunately, it is completely unusable when using Large Fonts (120 p) in Windows.

bookTome's developer must have read you...check the what's new of v1.62

Quote
Bug Fixes and Changes

The major bug fixes and changes that were implemented in this version of bookTome are:

    * Added Delete Author, Series & Category to navigation bar right click menus,
    * Improved the behavior of the Complete Order button in the Wish List,
    * Removed the older, more unreliable method of accessing Amazon,
    * Minor user interface changes such as correcting menu colors and icons,
    * Added links to Google to the Amazon Web Services dialog,
    * Fixed books disappearing from Wish List if the case of the author name differed from what was expected,
    * Support for running in Large Fonts (120dpi),
    * Minor other bug fixes, interface and maintenance changes.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  

DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.046s | Server load: 0.08 ]