July 8, 2013
AppAdvice has once again teamed up with Kimico in order to offer you a chance to win a copy of BookBuddy ($2.99) for iPhone and iPod touch. The e-book has certainly brought extra convenience to readers, requiring very little effort to store and manage. However, the concept of a digital library is no help to people who aren’t fans of snuggling up with a tablet and turning digital pages or already have plenty of previously read and frequently enjoyed physical books. Whether for personal or professional, relaxation or reference, BookBuddy offers the abilities to keep your entire physical collection of literature in check and accounted for. Not only can you log every book, including details consisting of author and publisher to dimensions and weight, but BookBuddy also allows ratings, custom filing, as well as reading and lending status. Obviously, cataloging physical books requires notably more effort than e-book reader apps, but Kimico makes the process as streamlined as possible. To add books in any section, just tap on the “+” icon in the top-right. If the book is readily available, a barcode scan is probably the quickest method. In fact, you can do it one at a time or scan in multiples and make the final edits and confirmations afterward. Another method of input is performing a keyword search of the Google Books database. When neither of those methods produces usable results, there’s always the third method, manual entry. As of v5.0, which was releases July 1, you have the added convenience of importing, exporting, and even printing entire book catalogs for quick and easy safekeeping, synchronization, and sharing. All it requires is a Dropbox account, something many of us already have, and a few taps. In addition to its own created catalogs, BookBuddy allows importing of files created by Google Books, GoodReads, LibraryThing, Shelfari, and Anobii. To have a chance at randomly winning one of seven BookBuddy promo codes, leave a relevant comment below before July 8 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. If you want to increase your odds of winning, just hit that tweet button near the bottom of this page or retweet this post from your favorite Twitter app before tonight at 11:59 p.m. PDT to have a chance at one of three other BookBuddy promo codes. We will then search the Twitterverse for all of the retweets and randomly choose our lucky winners. The additional winners will be notified via Twitter direct message, therefore, please be sure to follow us. Feel free to participate in the giveaway via either or both methods. Only one entry per person per method is allowed, totaling up to two entries per person when using both. Please be sure to also check your junk email boxes so that you won't miss out if you win.