Create your personal book catalog with My Library App

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Locked down, aren’t we? We all are doing our bit to combat the novel Corona outbreak by staying indoors and working from home. Let us use our free time to create your personal book catalog for free using My Library App.

Android Smartphones allow users to use the phone in many productive ways. We all are now going through a tough time and most of us are staying indoors. Many of us are spending time by reading various books and novels. Students and educators are spending their time to prepare class notes and study materials from their personal collection of books and journals. I believe most of us can boast of a personal library of at least a small number of books if not thousands. Right?

Let me ask you something? How many have you have created a catalog of  your personal book library? By personal library, I mean the books on your study tables, bookshelves or anywhere in your homes. We can spend this #lockdown period in organizing a personal collection of books and journals. For this, I will use an App called My Library by Julien Keith. I am an Android user and you can find this app in the Android Play Store. This app allows you to store your personal library and perform a Quick Search within it. By creating a catalog, we not only organized our books, it also provided us a sense of richness about the collection that we own.

The main features of the app are

  • Add a book to your catalog by using the Barcode scanner inside the app.
  • Add a book via ISBN.
  • Search book in your library
  • Sorting options
  • Export to excel
  • Save export database to cloud storage. Only Google Drive and Dropbox are supported at present.
  • Importing of database.

 

Check my video on how to use the My Library App to create your personal book catalog below: 

 

The main drawback I found is that it does not allow to create multiple library databases at present. I would have loved it if it allowed users to create multiple libraries so that the user would be able to create a home library as well as an office library so as to keep track of books in home and office.

Even after this small missing feature, the app does a great job in serving its purpose.

You can install the app from the link below and see for yourself how easy it is to create your personal book catalog.

Play Store Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vgm.mylibrary

Please feel free to share your thoughts by commenting.

Thanks DropBox, I found some old Magestic Sunset images!

I am an ardent fan of smartphone photography. I use Dropbox to archive some of my old photos using the Camera Upload feature to save space on my smartphone. Luckily, I have around 26GB of Dropbox space most of which I use to store photos captured using the smartphone. Dropbox provides 2GB of free space as the starter plan and they have a referral system to increase the amount of free space upto 16GB. The paid plans are also pretty good deal even though I have not yet felt the need to upgrade to a paid plan.

Now let me show you some photos which I liked a lot while browsing through my photo archive at Dropbox.

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You can try DropBox (It contains a referral link which will provide me with an extra 500MB space and also you can earn an extra 500MB if signed up through this link and the app is installed) if not already a member.


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I took the above picture at my village, a lush green paddy field. The shot was taken using a Samsung Galaxy Note (aka N7000) phone sometime in 2012. The picture was color enhanced with Adobe Lightroom Mobile on my current OnePlus 3 smartphone.

I, along with my family, went for some treatment at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, India during Sep-Oct, 2012 where I underwent a small knee surgery (an arthroscopic surgery) for some knee joint pain and during our stay we had a trip to Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which has many stone sculptures as well as beautiful sunsets. The following pictures are examples of the beauty of the place during sunset (my mobile photography is not that good to justify the real beauty of that place)


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The above three images were taken at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India which is around 50Km from Chennai.


Marina beach is a very well known beach in Chennai, and a major tourist attraction:
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Shot with Samsung Galaxy Note N7000, Marina Beach, Chennai.


To know more about Mahabalipuram, visit this Wiki Link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_of_Monuments_at_Mahabalipuram

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All images used in this post were personally clicked by me (@dreamzchm), edited with Adobe LR Mobile.

# Thank you!

Preserve Nature, Preserve our heritage!

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