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LibraryThing

Personal Online Book Repository


Tiny
Published 06/20/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

LibraryThing is a community of book lovers who connect to others who love reading. It is an online application that catalogs books in a user's collection. This website makes it easy for users to access their book catalog from anywhere in the world. This makes personal libraries organized and accessible for any part of the world. Book catalogs can also be accessed through mobile devices. By using mobile devices, users can access their catalogs while on the go. Since everyone who uses the application to catalog their books, users can share information and benefit from the social networking platform that is created. Those with similar interest can also connect. LibraryThing can search the database of Amazon websites, libraries throughout the world and the library of congress. The application allows users to edit information and tag books too. Books may be sorted and other catalogues can be viewed.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Tim Spalding launched the LibraryThing application in November 2009. Spalding also has other web app projects. The applications popularity is increasing as more book lovers are drawn to the websites features. LibraryThing is provides its online cataloging services in a easy-to-use manner that crates a community of repeat users.

What are the differences to other apps?

The application does not require downloads and can use Amazon and other libraries that are able to provide open access to their information, books and catalogs through appropriate protocols.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

It is easy to use the LibraryThing application. Its layout is somewhat busy but interesting for those who want to learn about books. Users can view the tour and learn more about the application. The website also reveals recent activity from users including what the users did such as reviewing, rating or adding contents.

How does the registration process work?

Users can create an account in a few easy steps. The requested information includes a username and a password. A private account can also be created if the users wishes to keep information in their catalog private or away from the view of others.

What does it cost to use the application?

There is a free account which is a basic account that allows users add up to 200 books to their catalog. This is usually sufficient for most people. However, to get more books added, users can use a paid account that requires $10 per year or $25 for life.

Who would you recommend the application to?

LibraryThing is an ideal application which makes it really to manage your book catalog online. You can also access this catalog from all over the world which is a great way to make sure you never end up buying books that you already have. The social networking part of the site also allows you to meet and share reviews about certain books in your catalog. This is ideal for any book lover that wants to get the most out of their hobby as possible.

  • Users can search through various libraries and Amazon databases
  • It is a community of over 500,000 book lovers
  • Creating lists books on the Internet is easy
  • Users can create paid or free memberships
  • Users can connect with people who have similar interests


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