“All My Books” – Library Software

10 Jun

Last week LibraryThing, this week All My Books.

I already mentioned LibraryThing and how great I think it is. I seriously thought about paying for an upgrade to get all my romance novels organized and online. Actually, I was sure I would do it.

Today (that is one hour ago), I followed a link from Dear Author to Give Away Of The Day where 24 minutes were left to download All My Books, a program which at first look seems similar to LibraryThing minus the online presentation and contact possibilities with other users. I’ll go and play with it for the next couple of days and then think again about the upgrade for LibraryThing.

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4 Responses to ““All My Books” – Library Software”

  1. Kristie(J) Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 12:52 pm #

    Hey there Taja – see I followed you. I have LibraryThing and Shelfari. Of the two, I much prefer LibraryThing. I paid for and upgraded a while ago now and it was money well spent. It wasn’t that much for all the benefits and it was just a one shot deal. What really impressed me is the one line help they gave me when I had a question. (I wanted to know how to add covers if one wasn’t already available) And it is addictive isn’t it? I haven’t heard of All My Books. I should check it out.

  2. Taja Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    Well, that was fast. *laugh*

    All My Books was a one-day free download. As it is now, it costs around 35$ I think and as far as I can see, it does nothing different or more than LibraryThing and lacks the community element. It does keep the book information on your hard disk so you have more “control.”

    LibraryThings is great. This morning I thought about upgrading and then I got distracted with blog reading and – yes – commenting. I just have to get around to registering with paypal to do it.

  3. Dev Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 4:19 pm #

    Hi Taja! I came by way of Kristie’s blog. I’m a lifetime member of LibraryThing, so I didn’t download the All My Books software. What I love about LibraryThing is I can catalog my books; I can look at other members libraries that read the same things I do; I can get recommendations for new reads; oh and did I mention I can catalog my books?? 🙂

  4. Taja Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 8:35 pm #

    Hello Dev!

    Yes, I thought so. Kristie is an amazing and very kind person.

    LibraryThing – I just wanted to take a closer look and before I knew it I had reached the limit for free usage. 🙂 All My Books is really similar in what it lets you do. I put in an ISBN and the program looks for the corresponding information at online book shops. It even gets a summery if there is one and yes, cataloging is possible.
    That said, I entered just a few of my books there and if it hadn’t been for free I wouldn’t have it now. Like you, I really like the connection possibilities LibraryThing offers. So much, that I’ll even get a paypal account so I can upgrade. 🙂

    I think, Kristie is in my “Top 50 similar libraries.” But I’ll have to check again and I’ll look for your library, too.

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