Home Screen Overview

home screen

This is the main entry point for the app, it provides quick access to your favourite Book lists

You can use the autostart option on the Home action button or the Settings Screen to change which screen is shown at startup


Touch Actions


Pressing the 'Shelves' icon takes you to the standard Shelves Screen


Pressing the 'Favourite' icon takes you to the Books Screen for the your favourites


Pressing a 'Quicklist' title will take you to the Books Screen for the quicklist


Pressing a 'Quicklist' Book will give you a menu with actions particular to the Book


Phone Buttons


The Menu button provides a list of actions generally available


The Search button provides access to the Book Library App quick search functionality


The Back button exits the app





Areas

You can hide the action bar or second quicklist using Settings Screen

You can use the autostart option on the Home action button or the Settings Screen to change which screen is shown at startup

shelves

Opens the Shelves Screen

Displays the current shelf total as set in Settings


Books on multiple shelves are not double counted in this total

favourites

Opens the Books Screen

Displays the count of Books


Any Books list can be set to this using the Home option on the main menu

quicklist

Displays a quicklist of the Books Chosen

Displays the count of Books in the list

Pressing on the title takes you to the Books Screen for the list

The images can be dragged left/right, Pressing on a Book brings up a menu for the Book

For random lists a new set can be shown using the Refresh option on the Home action button


Any Books list can be set to this using the Home option on the main menu


The second quicklist can be hidden via the Settings Screen





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Adverts can be removed by Donating to get an advanced key




Action Buttons

Standard Mode left menu
Menu
home
Home Screen
add
Add
scan in
Books In
scan out
Books Out
scan & add
Scan & Add
export
Export
search
Search
settings
Settings
help
Help
right
menu

Displays the main menu, this can be hidden from the Settings Screen

home

Display options for the home screen

home dialog

add

Works as per the menu Add, displaying a dialog to choose what to add

add from shelf dialog

scan in

Scan to return Books

Only displayed when library buttons enabled in the Settings Screen

scan out

Scan to loan Books out

Only displayed when library buttons enabled in the Settings Screen

You will be prompted for who to loan to:

library dialog

scan & add

Scan & Add multiple Books

export

Starts the export or import process
or starts Connect to other device process

export import menu

search

Starts the Search Screen

settings

Starts the Settings Screen

help

Displays help options

help menu


  • F.A.Q.
  • View the full FAQ page directly from the app


  • App Help
  • Where available, these App Help Pages are available either online or offline

    help choice

    (Offline help can be turned on by default in the Settings Screen)


  • Donate
  • donate for an advanced key


  • App/Download Info
  • Visit the website to check latest download info


  • Email Developer
  • You can email the developer directly


  • Tips
  • Displays the quick tips dialog

    app info


  • App Info
  • View the current app version and release notes


  • New Version Info
  • See if a new version is available (and check the main website for latest updates)

    version status




Main Menu

Accessed by pressing the menu button.

home

Set home screen options - this is the same as pressing the 'Home' action button

You will be presented with various choices:

home dialog


You can refresh the home page lists, or view one of the lists

or clear the various list settings


You can change the screen that is shown when the app first starts:

autostart dialog

scan and add

Repeatedly scans an ISBN and adds it to the current shelf

If an ISBN already exists, a new Book will not be added

An information lookup will be triggered for each new item scanned (in the background)

See the Scanning Page for more details on scanning barcodes

scan

Scans an ISBN then displays the Edit Details Screen

An information lookup will be triggered as soon as the Edit Details Screen is displayed

See the Scanning Page for more details on scanning barcodes

add

Add Book - this is the same as pressing the 'Add Book' action button


You will be presented with various add choices:

items add new dialog


You can add (type) a new Shelf


You can start the Edit Details Screen to add a new Book


You can type a Book title or an ISBN to add it to the current shelf immediately:

add new Book dialog


You can Find & Add Books by Title or Series or Author

find and add screen

search

Opens the Search Screen or searches for Books in various ways

See the Search Page for more details
find dialog

more

Pressing 'More' gives you these additional menu choices

library scanning

Scan to loan out/return Books
library dialog
You will be prompted who to loan the Book out to
library dialog
>loan type dialog

connect devices

This will enable you to connect to the app on another device

So you can transfer data and shelves


You will need both devices to be on the same network, The transfer is much faster over a wifi connection

export and import

You can start the Export Process to export all Books for the current shelf

or starts the Import Process to import new Books


export and import dialog

settings

Opens the Settings Screen

app info

Displays help options

help menu


  • F.A.Q.
  • View the full FAQ page directly from the app


  • App Help
  • Where available, these App Help Pages are available either online or offline

    help choice

    (Offline help can be turned on by default in the Settings Screen)


  • Donate
  • donate for an advanced key


  • App/Download Info
  • Visit the website to check latest download info


  • Email Developer
  • You can email the developer directly


  • Tips
  • Displays the quick tips dialog

    app info


  • App Info
  • View the current app version and release notes


  • New Version Info
  • See if a new version is available (and check the main website for latest updates)

    version status




Quicklist Book Item Menu

Accessed by pressing on a quicklist Book.

Book title  
edit Books

Opens the Edit Details Screen, to edit the Book

rename  Book

Changes the name of the selected Book:

rename Book dialog

quick update

Quickly update any tag field and the loaned field:

quick update dialog


You can also see who has been loaned a Book and return it:

quick update dialog

change_shelf

Quickly move the selected Book to a different shelf:

change shelf dialog

You can also type the name of a new Shelf using the 'New Shelf' button

lookup info

Lookup missing info for this Book


The update is much faster over a wifi connection:

updating dialog

delete  Book

Allows deletion of a Book, you will be asked to confirm the delete

view description

Quickly view the full Book description:

view description dialog

find on web

Search for the selected Book on the web

See the Search Page for more details

refresh image

This will update the displayed image (only available if Images are visible)

reload image

This will download the image (only available if Images are visible, and an image link is set)



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