BookBuddy Pro

BookBuddy Pro

By Kimico, Ltd.

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2010-10-09
  • Current Version: 8.7.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 32.79 MB
  • Developer: Kimico, Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 502 Ratings


BookBuddy is a powerful book management app that gives you access to your entire book catalog, anywhere. Using BookBuddy is fun and easy, allowing you to quickly find any book in your library, share your favorite books, and keep track of borrowed and lent books. FEATURES * SLEEK & FUNCTIONAL: BookBuddy is cleanly designed and simple to use. * BUILT-IN SYNCING: Seamlessly sync your BookBuddy library across all your devices using iCloud or Dropbox. Your data stays in sync so that you always have the up-to-date version of your library on all your iOS devices. * BE PRODUCTIVE: Multitask seamlessly on iPad with full Split View support in iOS 9. * HIGH PERFORMANCE: BookBuddy easily supports large book collections. Some of our users manage more than 10,000 books! * ONE-STEP ADD: You can add books to your BookBuddy library by simply scanning the barcode or by searching Google Books. * KEEP TRACK: Keep track of where your books are, which books you’ve borrowed, and to whom you’ve loaned books. * PERSONALIZE: Create your own categories for organizing your books, maintain your own Wish List, mark your Favorites for instant access, and add personal notes about any given book. * QUICK FIND: Instantly locate any book in your BookBuddy library by entering a search keyword or by scanning the book’s barcode. * EASILY SHARE: Share your favorite books using Facebook, Twitter, and email. You can even export all or selected portions of your BookBuddy library in standard file formats for colleagues and friends to view on their computer or any other device. * RELIABLE BACKUP: Keep your hard work safe by backing up your entire library to the cloud using Dropbox service. If you ever lose your iPhone you can restore your BookBuddy library on any iOS device, instantly! * IMPORT 3RD PARTY DATA: Import from other popular book catalog apps, such as Google Books, GoodReads, LibraryThing, Shelfari, and Anobii to ensure that your BookBuddy library is always up-to-date. * AND MUCH MORE: Assign multiple tags to books, sort books by any field, arrange books in a series, manage each book’s reading status, easily print information about selected books to AirPrint-enabled printers, and much much more! WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING “Book collectors best friend” “I love my BookBuddy app!! As a book collector I no longer worry about buying doubles. When friends borrow my books I know exactly where they are, and Within seconds I can tell exactly what I have and don't have. Makes my hobby so much more enjoyable!” (Nina G.) “Excellent app!” “This is the BEST app to inventory your library. Fast, efficient, easy and FUN to use. I love it! Now no more buying duplicate books. I take my "library" everywhere I go on my iPhone! Awesome!” (Cheryl C.) “Delivered as promised” “Easy to use, easy to manage, but does precisely what you need, maintain a database of your personal book collection, loans and wanna-haves with sheer genius simplicity. Best app I ever bought!” (Arjen. P) FEEDBACK We love staying in touch with our users and we look forward to hearing from you! If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, please email us at: or visit: Follow us on Facebook:



  • Needs streamlining

    By Torioreo92
    I love the concept of the app, but there are definitely some streamline changes to be made (too many clicks to get to changing the status-reading the book is the only purpose it serves, so it should be as easy tapping a toggle next to the name of the book) & some feature I'd like added. There needs to be a way to put a book in two categories-I'd love to keep my books sorted by genre or author while also having a list of current reads or TBRs. The developers said I should use tags for this but that takes too many clicks and is hard to find too, you can't see how to add a tag to a book without clicking edit first or if you try to add a book to the tag itself, you have to rescan it- you can't just add it from your list of books already in the app. Also, I knocked off a star bc the developers were a condescending I their reply to my previous use, I know how to use the app, thank you very much, I just think it could be streamlined.
  • Great app

    By sgott1097
    This is a great app. I just bought it and spent 2 hours at my bookstore loading books to my wishlist by scanning the barcode. I would give it 5 stars but as yet I have not been able to sort my series lists by when they came out or in order by how the books fit in the series without scanning them that way. If I could scan them all and the move the book into order then I would give this app 5 stars.
  • Multiple reading dates

    By Nickname: deceived & cheated
    I only wish more than one read date could be added
  • Pro

    By Bjpo
    A great app. Love it, however, I recently got a iPad and cannot figure how to get the file from my phone to iPad. I tried the backup file, but the app doesn’t recognize the file. Any thoughts?
  • Excellent customer service!!!

    By Long Distance Traveler!
    I am so impressed with the support that you receive with this app! I asked a question and very quickly received an answer!!! Love this app!!!
  • Very good app

    By nprfan1
    This app does so much more than what I need, but who knows? Right now I'm just using it for a list of books I want to read - whether I buy them (as e-books, actual books, or audiobooks) or take them out of my local library. I may add to what I do with the app later on, but for now one step at a time.
  • Not always reliable

    By lionsflame
    It’s great for keeping track of books you have and read but I find that book buddy does not “ keep all entries”. I find books that I have scanned in disappear.
  • Book Buddy Pro

    By Sarah Ehrig
    All in all a very usable app, but with one major failing. I’d still recommend it because the usability of the list is good once books are in but it’s going to take a looooonnng time to catalog my books. Pros: * Super easy to add books which have an ISBN barcode. * Well-organized, easy-to-use UI. * Additional search feature that lets you use the ISBN or title (typed in) to locate unscannable books. Cons: * One major failing - books with the EAN-13 barcode and 10-digit ISBN rather than an ISBN barcode can’t be scanned. Makes it tough to catalog a lot of books quickly. For books with a 10-digit ISBN included above the EAN code or with an easily scannable title, please add an ISBN OCR option and a title OCR option to enhance the search option? (Is there open source OCR you can integrate?) * No sortable publication year field * No sortable publication format field (hardcover, etc) * Would be great if there were a way to import a list of digital books as well, at least from Amazon (but Google Books would also be great) - integrated launch of digital books would be even better!
  • Manga Collector

    By yz4smg
    I’ve been looking for a convenient way to list the current manga I have and this app allows me to customize my list to almost any end. I now have my entire manga collection organized and separated all at my fingertips. It also has the barcode function allowing you to scan an entire series at a time and input it that way, I find the database is spot on in most cases auto filling almost all of the relevant information. I would highly recommend this app to anyone looking to sort a collection of substantial size. I literally have nothing bad to say about this app Thanks for the great work! :)
  • Great app

    By Camerabugs
    I love being able to keep track of my books with Book Buddy. Being able to scan my new books into the app using the barcode scanner is great. I just wish that when the books are sorted by author it was by the author’s last name not their first name.