FAQ

I have already purchased Book Tracker for iOS. Do i need to buy Book Tracker for Mac too?

Book Tracker for iOS and Mac are two separate apps. Developing and maintaining each version takes a lot of hard work and a lot of time. In order to ensure constant updates and new features and to be sustainable as an independent developer, two separate purchases are required. Note that this is not a subscription but a single purchase for the iOS app and one for the macOS app. Despite being two separate apps, the library automatically syncs between iOS and Mac via iCloud.

How can I add a new book?

In order to add a new book to the Library or Wish List, you must select the corresponding icon on the top of the book detail page.

How can I delete a book?

To delete a book, long-press on it in the book list (right click on Mac) and then click Delete. Alternatively, you can open the details of a book, click on the delete icon at the top of the screen.

How can I import my library from Goodreads?

You have to export your library from Goodreads in CSV. You can found the instructions here. Then open Book Tracker, go to the Settings page, select “Import” and use the exported CSV file to import all your library.

You have to export your library from Goodreads in CSV. You can found the instructions here. Then open Book Tracker, go to the Settings page, select “Import” and use the exported CSV file to import all your library.

After importing my library I don’t see any covers. Why?

CSV files cannot contain images. For this reason, while importing a CSV file from another app, Book Tracker cannot restore your old covers. Book Tracker tries to automatically add missing images whenever possible. If this is not possible, you can proceed in two ways to recover the covers:

  • By opening the detail of each book and accessing the Edit mode (three dots icon -> Edit), you can automatically download all the information of a book by clicking on Update book online, including the cover. This procedure must be carried out for each individual book.
  • If you prefer to recover the covers of all the books, I recommend that you read this post on Reddit.
Can I share my library with other users?

Book Tracker currently syncs across devices connected to your Apple ID. At the moment it is not possible to share the library with other people.

I can’t update the app on my Mac. What can I do?

Unfortunately it is a known bug of macOS for the apps that have a Widget. Try to delete the Book Tracker Widget, restart the Mac and update the app. After the update you can add again your Widgets.