My Library for Mac is compatible with Lion (10.7) and higher.
My Library for Windows is compatible with Win 7 and higher.
Mac Version 3.1.0 is compiled for 32 bits and provides greater detail when used with a retina display.
My Library was developed to help Users manage the books in their library. The data saved for each book is its Title, Author(s), Medium (hardcover, paperback, ebook, etc.), whether the book has been read (checkbox) and a very short gist of the book. User interface provides easy data entry; search Title and Author(s) for character strings; and sorting by Title, Author then Title, Medium then Title, or Read Status then Author then Title. My Library is freeware.
When you first launch My Library, you see a window with a large table and several fields and controls. Drag the window where you would like to use it; its position will be remembered between sessions.
Above, you see that the User entered information for the first book into the Title, Author(s) (last name, first name), and Medium (hardback, paperback, eBook, etc.) fields. Tab or click to move between fields.
Above, you can see that the User clicked the "Add Book" button, the book's information is added to the table, and the app is ready to add information for the next book. The Read Status checkbox can be checked anytime (with entry of each book or after some have been added).
Above, you see that the User added a very short Gist of the book Titled "Behold! Version 2.5". To do this, the User clicked on the "Gist" checkbox and typed the short summary into the Gist column. To see the Author, Medium and Read Status columns again, the User will uncheck the "Gist" checkbox.
Above, you can see that the User entered information for 1084 books. The number of books is displayed in the "# Books" field. The User clicked on "Title" (the first column's title); the table is sorted by Title, and the Title header is displayed in red font. Note that many rows have their boxes checked (meaning that they have been read). The above titles are sorted a-z; click again on the header to sort z-a. This is true of all sort operations.
Above, you can see that the User clicked on "Author(s)" (the second column's title), the table is sorted by Author then by Title and the Author header is displayed in red font.
Above, you can see that the User clicked on "Medium" (the third column's title), the table is sorted by Medium then by Title and the Medium header is displayed in red font.
Above, you see that the User clicked on the Checkmark (the fourth column's title), the table is sorted by Read Status then Title and the Read Status title is displayed in red font. The result is that all Books that have not been read (boxes are unchecked) rise to the top.
Above, you see that the User searched (Title and Author columns) for "koontz" and the table scrolled to the first row with "koontz" in it. (Note that the search string does not consider upper/lower case.) If you click on the Author(s) header before searching, the table is sorted by Author then by Title, conveniently grouping all books by an Author. Scroll down to find other matches of the string.
To edit a row's data, click on a cell to select the row, pause, click again to highlight the cell, make the edit, and click somewhere else. Do not click on Enter/Return as this would delete the row.
To remove a row, click on the row and click the "Remove Book" button. You will be asked to confirm that you want to remove the highlighted row. To avoid the challenge, hold down the shift key while clicking on the "Delete Book" button.
Use the File / Open menu item to import Library data. Use File / Save As... menu item to export Library data (tab delimited plain text, one row per book).
My Library automatically loads the table with existing data when My Library is opened and saves table data when My Library is closed.
If you would like a screenshot of the table, click the "Screenshot" button. A screenshot will be placed in the "My Library" folder (generated automatically) on the Desktop.
Above is a screenshot of the "My Library" folder files. Double-click a file to view or print a screenshot using the Preview utility.
Use File > Print List of Selected Books to print a list of selected books.
Use File > Print List of Books to print the entire list of books in your library.
On a Mac you can make a pdf file (File / Print List of Books / PDF / Save As PDF...) and use Finder to copy the pdf file to an iPhone or iPad using AirDrop. You can then use Evernote to read the information.
Click here to download Version 3.1.0 (4.5 MB) for Mac, OS 10.7 or later (zip).
Click here to download Version 1.0.0 (2.0 MB) for Win 7, Win 8, and Win 10.