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. The main use for bookTome is to catalog and manage your library or personal book collection and it is suitable for collections of all sizes and types. It can also be used to keep track of books that you wish to purchase in the future. Full functionality for downloading data from Amazon and other web services is included.
bookTome can display books in a number of ways. You can view books by author, series or category, as well as by the reading status. Books in the current view can be displayed in a detailed grid or using thumbnails. Once selecting a book, all of its information is displayed at the bottom of the screen. You can also bring up additional information about the author of the book.
Adding new books to your library is easy. Using the web services feature, much of the information can be downloaded directly from Amazon. The rest of the information can be added in an easy to use dialog that includes auto complete functionality. The history of all changes you make to a book is also stored. You can also assign tags to describe and categorize each book, rate each book once you have read it & assign eBook files to a book entry with the initial eBook functionality now available.
Finding books can be done in multiple ways. You can search through all fields or a specific field using the quick search box at the top of the screen, or a detailed search in the search mode. You can either search for specific text or for blank values. Alternatively, while viewing a book you can right click on most fields to search for that value. The Wish List also supports searching.
You can also keep track of books that you want to get in the future, and follow them through all of the applicable stages, including unreleased, available, ordered and shipped. You can also keep track of their category and ISBN's. You can then easily add them into your database once you have brought them.
Full printing support is now also available within bookTome. You can print the full details of a particular book, a list of the books in the current view, and also the current Wish List view, after previewing the report that is generated. The reports can also be saved to a PDF file.
Data Management & Web Exporting
bookTome includes a Data Management Wizard that allows for importing data from other programs, exporting data to other programs and creating a website based on the contents of your database. Users can customize the web export templates or create new templates to match the layout of their existing website.
Settings, Backups & Other Features
bookTome is fully customizable and configurable. It includes automatic data backups, crash reporting, database import & export, website creation, database management and statistics - including information on the authors and categories in your database.