Archive for June, 2017

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The LibraryThing Android App is here!

UPDATE: LT staffer Loranne did some speed cataloging to put the app through its paces. Check out the video!

Meet the official LibraryThing Android App!

What does it do? The LibraryThing Android app mirrors our iPhone/iOS app. Among other things, you can:

  • Browse and search your library overall and by collection.
  • Add books, CDs, and DVDs by scanning barcodes. The barcode scanning is SUPER FAST!
  • Add items by searching by title, author, ISBN, etc.
  • Browse and upload covers, using your Android’s camera.
  • Do minor editing, such as adding books to collections and rating them. Major editing is done by a link to

Free accounts. We’re giving away lifetime memberships to anyone who uses the app. Register for a new account using the LibraryThing App, or sign into the app with an existing account, and you’ll be automatically upgraded.

Check out the app at

Come tell us what you think, and join the discussion on Talk. Need help? Check out our App Help Page.

Our Android app has been a long time coming, and we’re pretty happy with it! Many thanks to our members who helped us fine tune things with the pre-release alpha version.

Frequently Asked Questions

What devices are supported?
Android devices running 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich – circa October 2011) or later.

Does it work on wifi? Offline?
Wifi, you bet. Offline, no. This is a much-requested feature, but not likely to come any time soon.

Is there an [other-OS] version of the app?
The iPhone/iOS app is available here. We do not plan to make apps for other systems.

Can I use it on my tablet?
It’s designed for a phone, but will work on your Android tablet, too. NB: some tablet cameras don’t have a built in flash, so you’ll want to make sure you’re scanning barcodes in a well-lit room.

Will you add this feature?
The app will never do everything, but future versions will do more. Your feedback is welcome on this Talk topic.

Problems with the app?
Post any issues you run into on the bug report.

Labels: app, new features

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

June 2017 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the June 2017 batch of Early Reviewers titles! We’ve got 99 books this month, and a grand total of 3,488 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

┬╗ Then request away!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, June 26th at 6pm Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Akashic Books Henry Holt and Company World Weaver Press
Faber & Faber USA Oneworld Publications Apex Publications
Tundra Books City Owl Press Tule Publishing
Revell Prufrock Press Avery
Books by Elle, Inc Eerdmans Books for Young Readers Five Rivers Publishing
NewCon Press Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Marble City Publishing
Open Books Post Mortem Press William Morrow
Poolbeg Press Beacon Press Anaphora Literary Press
HighBridge Audio Tantor Media Ballantine Books
Whitepoint Press Plough Publishing House Sinful Press
Five Directions Press Meerkat Press Orca Book Publishers
NCSA Literatur ForeEdge EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
BookViewCafe Ripetta Press Dog Star Books
Raw Dog Screaming Press

Labels: early reviewers, LTER