Thread: Book tracker
07-19-2005, 02:26 PM #1ctreevesGuest
Have you ever rented a movie you've already seen? Of course you have. How about read a book, or at least started to re-read a book? I do it all too often.
Has anyone tried a book tracker that they like? I saw a few, but most look like pay versions. I don't mind paying, but I'd like a recommendation first.
I don't need many features, just track the basics about the books I've read. What I do want is a desktop companion that let's me enter data on my PC that is then synced.
07-19-2005, 03:18 PM #2
I use SmartListToGo for these little "applets" and list management exercises since it has some fairly powerful filtering and selection capabilities, has input and presentation forms, and has a desktop, too. If you do not already have this one, there are other database products out there that you may have such as MobileDB. A good free one is HandyShopper. I use all three for various purposes.
07-19-2005, 03:30 PM #3
My solution to the exact same problem has been pretty low-tech: a simple memo.
The program comes free with the Palm (hey, it's even built into ROM!), has a "desktop companion", and does what I want it to without hogging up more memory and slowing up the interface with needless features.
Guess it depends on how detailed you want that list of books to be...PalmPilot Professional -> Palm IIIe -> Palm IIIxe -> PalmOne Zire72 -> Palm T|X
07-19-2005, 03:42 PM #4
There you go! Two vastly different approaches: Zen garden and full-blown relational database (sans SQL). I tend to try to standardize on tools where appropriate, but some functions work better for me with more elegant solutions.
07-19-2005, 08:00 PM #5ctreevesGuest
Thanks for the quick and thoughtful replies. I'll take a look at the ones listed, and as NicPalmer pointed out, I already have Memo.
07-19-2005, 08:40 PM #6
Handyshopper has been doing this for me for a long time. Freeware.DT Lives in SFO...away from flying objects.
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07-20-2005, 08:53 AM #7
You could also try Excel/Sheet to Go. The memo idea is good, but I find with long lists it's hard to keep it neat and easy to read.scott
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