Getting Started – App

Step 1

After you’ve created your account and logged in you’ll be greeted with a popup reminding you to add a library.  Click “OK” to accept the message so you can begin.

Start by clicking the “III\+” icon in the bottom right corner of the Libraries tab.

 

The Add Library form will appear.

  1. Type a title
  2. Select a type (Books, movies, music, or video games). It’s important to note that libraries can only contain a single type of item. Don’t worry though, you can create up to 100 different libraries.
  3. Optionally publish your library. Publishing your library will make it public. Unchecking will keep your library private. Publishing your library is currently the only way to share your library with others.
Publish settings can be edited by swiping from right to left on the library title in the “Libraries” tab and selecting “Edit”.
More on adding a library here: Add Library

 


Step 2

Now that you’ve created your first library you’re ready to begin adding items. This is where our fast and accurate scanner comes into good use. Select your newly listed library from the list on the libraries tab and another dialog will appear with instructions. Tap “OK” to accept and begin adding items.

Click the “+” icon in the bottom right corner right above the tab bar. This will turn it into an “x”  (which will close the dialog when tapped, if you choose to cancel). The dialog will give you two options: “Barcode” and “Manual Entry.”

Selecting “Barcode” will bring up the camera scanner which allows you to scan ISBN or UPC barcodes.

Books published prior to 2005 may not have an ISBN barcode. If you scan an older book, it will likely register a false positive as you are scanning an unrecognized number. For these older books, please enter in the ISBN manually.
ISBN lookup can be performed by entering the ISBN or UPC barcode number in the field above the scanner.

Manual Entry should be reserved for rare/antique items without an ISBN or UPC. This feature allows you to manually enter data for each field.

Looking for more ways to add items. Checkout the website which includes CSV import and keyword search.

 

Step 3

Now that you know the app basics checkout the website for more features.

Syncing is no longer required in our newest release. Our app now runs entirely online which allows changes made on the website to be instantly available in-app when you change views or tabs. The main “Libraries” page will allow you to pull-to-refresh to force a sync if needed.

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