All My Books

All My Books 3.3

Comprehensive and attractive cataloging tool for your entire book collection
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All My Books is an attractive and comprehensive solution to your book and e-book cataloging needs. Designed to help you keep your personal book collection neatly organized, this flexible cataloging tool offers you nice-looking book cards (complete with book cover, metadata, and synopsis), loan-related functionality, statistics, and export-to-file capabilities.

With support for all the most popular e-book formats (such as Kindle’s MOBI and AZW, EPUB, FB2, LIT, and Sony Reader’s LRF), All My Books can search your hard drives and locate all your books in electronic format, look up their metadata on the Internet, and add them to your collection in a fast and straightforward way. The same process can also detect any MP3, WMA, and Ogg audiobook stored on your system, search for their bibliographic data, and even play them back for you without leaving the program.

Despite the long list of fields and metadata that you can assign to every book, building your book collection from scratch is really simple. All you need to do is type part of the book’s title, its ISBN, or the author name, and the program will connect to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, and other online libraries and will retrieve all the data required in a snap. When it comes to e-books, it is even easier – the program will scan your drives and perform all the searches required while you spend your valuable time on a different activity. Once your book collection is complete, All My Books offers you a highly flexible set of tools to let you organize your books as you wish – create categories, groups, bookshelves, etc., using your own criteria. You can catalog all your paperbacks, e-books, and audiobooks in one or more sessions, and sort them by author, publisher, type, media, subject or any other category you can think of.

The program offers you various views to choose from, the Virtual Bookshelf being – by far – the most attractive and an instant favorite. You are also provided with statistics about the books in your collection, databases for your friends and loans, the possibility of exporting your collection as an HTML, XLS or PDF file, and of printing nicely-designed book cards. If only for its high level of flexibility and the plethora of features it provides, All My Books is a serious option to consider when looking for a useful yet attractive book cataloging software.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Attractive and intuitive interface.
  • Imports metadata from online libraries.
  • Keeps track of all your loans.
  • Produces useful statistics of your book collection.
  • Ready-to-print book cards

Cons

  • None
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