There are various ways of searching for Books:

Global (Google) Search

global search

provides search capabilties across multiple apps

Good for searching multiple apps without starting them

 

Quick Search

quick search

provides a global search like function from within the app

Always available on the phones search button

Good for accessing search quickly

 

Main Search Menu

search menu

From the main menu, access the set of search options

 

The Search Screen

search screen

search action

search action

Accessed from the action button or main menus

A dedicated search screen with the app

Good for a full result list, which can be sorted, exported etc

 

The Find & Add Screen

find and add screen

Located on the add menu

Used to find Books by Book by Title/Series/Author

Matches found Books against your shelves, and allows you to then add the found Books

 

Find On Web (Selected Book)

find on web

Used to lookup a Book on the web

 

Scan and Search

scan and search web

scan and search shelves

Used to search for a Book by scanning the ISBN

Can search the web or your Books

 

Type and Search

type and search web

type and search shelves

Used to search for a Book by typing in an ISBN or a Title

Can search the web or your Books



Global (Google) Search

global search

Accessed from:

  • The Google Search widget
  • The Google Search app
  • The search button on the phone, when viewing the home screen


Global search allows you to return results from compatible (activated) apps on your phone without starting the app

Typing into the box returns a set of matching Books

All global results are always in Title order:

global search results


Pressing the search button search button will perform the search in the Search Screen

Pressing one of the displayed Books will display the Edit Details Screen for that Book


In some versions of global search you can select the app to be searched

Press the icon in the top left corner, and select the app to search:

global search select



Activating the app for use with Global Search:

  1. Open Global Search
  2. From the Main Menu Choose 'Search Settings'
  3. Press on 'Searchable Items'
  4. Tick the Book Library App
  5. Exit the Settings



Quick Search

quick search

Accessed from:

  • The search button on the phone, at any time when using the app


This popups a search box at the top of the screen (a mini Global Search):

quicksearch popup


As you type into this box, matching entries are displayed (over the app screen)

Pressing the search button will perform the search in the Search Screen

Pressing one of the displayed Books will display the Edit Details Screen for that Book




Search Screen

search screen

Accessed from:

  • The main menu on most screens
  • The search action button on main screens


Allows the user to type a search phrase, which will then return all matching Books


It has the advantage that you can perform actions on the returned list of Books

and the results can be sorted


See the Search Screen for more details




Find & Add Screen

find and add screen

Accessed from:

  • The Add menu or action button on most screens


Allows the user to search for Books by Title/Series/Author


It matches the found results against your shelves


See the Find & Add Screen for more details




Find On Web

find on web

Accessed from:


First decide which field to search for:

search field dialog


You will be presented with a choice of websites to search:

select website dialog


Your internet app will start - searching the chosen website for your chosen field




Main Search Menu

search menu

search menu

Accessed from the main menu on most screens:

search dialog


You can goto the Search Books Screen

or choose one of the more targetted search options below




Scan and Search

scan and search web

scan and search shelf

Accessed from:


You can scan an ISBN to start a search for a Book


If searching the web, you will be presented with a choice of websites to search:

select website dialog

Then scan a barcode:

scan screen


If searching the web, your internet app will start - searching the chosen website,

otherwise a Book search will be started using the Search Books Screen.




Type and Search

type and search web

type and search shelf

Accessed from:


You can type some text to start a search for a Book


If searching the web, you will be presented with a choice of websites to search:

select website dialog

Then type what to search for:

type search dialog


If searching the web, your internet app will start - searching the chosen website,

otherwise a Book search will be started using the Search Books Screen.




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