bookTome v1.72

Midas on 24 Apr 2014

bookTome is a book management system that stores a wide variety of information about your book collection, whether on paper or in ebooks. The information can be sorted, searched, and tagged. Details about new books can be downloaded from Amazon, and tags can be assigned to describe/categorize each book, as well as providing statistics on your collection including how many books in the database by author and category.

Note: The program is not itself ebook reader. Instead, the program is an accessory that can keep track of reading start/end dates, research, favorite authors, page numbers and notes, maintain a book wish list, and more.

Includes Amazon and Google integration for full information on a given title and can import and export information from the bookTome database.

Note: The author has ended his work on the project. Linking to Softpedia mirror (thanks ishldgetoutmore).

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bookTome.exe.
What's new? Bug Fixes and Changes:

The major bug fixes and changes that were implemented in this version of bookTome are:

Data Management Wizard - Various improvements to CSV importing, including:
  • Column headers are no longer case sensitive
  • Invalid rows are now shown in red background rather than red font
  • Added a button to automatically remove entirely blank rows
  • Added a button to jump to the next invalid row
  • Leading and trailing blank spaces in all cells are now automatically removed
  • Fixed the editor not clearing when a new file is loaded
  • Minor other improvements to the Data Management Wizard
Common Crashes - Fixed various commonly user reported crashes, including:
  • Amazon Importing crashed when Amazon reported a blank Total Items value - now reports no results found correctly
  • Image loading throughout the program when the image being loaded was locked by Windows or another program - now skips the image and assigns a blank image where appropriate
  • Startup panel being defined incorrectly caused the program to not load correctly - now defaults to Browse Books when the setting is incorrect or missing
Various - Minor other bug fixes, interface and maintenance changes, including:
  • Google search links that include the & character are now passed to Google correctly
  • Amazon searches now provide better results when using the & character in the search

5 comments on bookTome  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Hugh0202 2013-05-07 20:27

This software expects each book to be added individually, or from an imported table. It cannot walk a tree of your existing library and build its database from that.
This makes it pretty much useless for anyone with a sizable library already.

v1.72

ishldgetoutmore 2012-02-27 16:09

Apparently development on this has ended, which is a shame. You can still find it on Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Diary-Organizers-Calendar/bookTome.shtml

V1.72

filobus 2009-07-14 10:41

does not support Unicode...

usdcs 2009-07-07 17:17

This is a nice program. I had trouble using the "Download from Amazon" feature. The Author was very responsive to my question.

If you have the same trouble, set the "Amazon Access Method" to "via bookTome" on the Tools -> Web Download Options tab.

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