August 11, 2012

Vic Mahfood


Developer Quote: "BooksWing   is for avid readers who want to keep track of reading."

- COST:     $1.99     - APP STORE STARS:     N/A
- Categories: Books, Lifestyle, Lists, Native, Productivity

Reading is one of my greatest hobbies. Going to bed is impossible at night unless I catch up on at least a half hour of my current book. (Then the problem is I don't want to put it down!) Nevertheless, I've spent a great many years plowing through all sorts of books and need a place to record the ones I've read and my thoughts on them in case I want to encourage friends to read (or not read) these same books!

BooksWing is an excellent way to record which books you've read, how much you read in your free time and your perceptions on particular books. It is also a handy method to list the reading material you'd like to enjoy in the future. Throw in the barcode scanner which is part of this app, and you've got an easy way to keep track of your reading habits! Some of the helpful features of this personal book reading list on iPhone are as follows:

- Check the list of the books you're currently reading and how much you've read at a glance
- Keep/Manage/Share your thoughts, quotes, pictures during reading
- Add the books you have on beautiful looking bookshelf
- Keep your wishlist of the books you want
- Add books easily with barcode scan and search
- Check your reading time and get better reading habits

There are excellent, clear instructions which you swipe through on launching the app. Once you tap to Add a book, choose to either Barcode Scan, Search or Manual Add it to your new collection. Your Bookshelf is for books you are reading, or those you'd like to read. The scanner worked quickly and well, loaded the book and then navigated to the first page with a bookmark which can be placed on your current reading page. Tap the speech bubble to add in your thoughts or quotes, then share all of this on Facebook or Twitter.

Take pics of pages you enjoy, records your comments, list the page you're on and see how many are left to go. Rate the book with the star system, and while you're at it, admire the beautiful wood grain bookshelf! I enjoy the classic look to the font used for making notes as well as the complete summary available when tapping the information button. These are all the thoughtful touches available when you use BooksWing.

COOL CONCLUSION: Anyone who enjoys reading or keeps a library stocked with any kind of book will enjoy BooksWing which organizes your reading material beautifully.
--Date/Version: Released 8/10/12 - Version 1.0
Note: Free version also available on App Store.
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 4.0 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Developer: haha Interactive


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