Herzeliya, Israel – Herzeliya, Israel – Kimico today is pleased to announce BookBuddy 4.3 for iOS, an update to their powerful book management application which gives users access to their entire book catalog, anywhere. Using BookBuddy is fun and easy and allows users to quickly find any book in their library, share favorite books and keep track of borrowed ones. The update to this app features improved online updates, and many new book fields, such as: format, length, weight, storage location, reading dates, and more.

Users may manually enter books into BookBuddy, or with a simple scan of a book’s barcode or search of Google Books, have a book entered into the system with ease. Once entered into BookBuddy, important information on a book’s title, subtitle, author, and publisher, are linked to the book. This makes it very easy for students and researchers to obtain book citations for essays, reports, and theses. Users may also give books a 1 through 5 star rating, obtain more information on a book through a direct weblink to the book page in Google Books, and designate a reading status of Unread, Reading, or Read.

Tracking borrowed books can be frustrating, especially for avid readers who are often swapping books to read. BookBuddy answers the question of to whom a book was loaned. More than a simple database of the books in a user’s collection, BookBuddy is an intuitive management tool that allows users to access their library of books as well as locate books loaned to or from others. Users can designate who they have loaned a book to by manually entering a contact name or linking to an existing contact in the user’s contact list.

Feature Highlights:
* Quickly add books to library by scanning the barcode or searching Google Books
* Create custom categories to organize books
* Share favorite books using Facebook, Twitter or email
* Personalize custom Wish List
* Keep track of books loaned to family and friends
* Never forget who borrowed books are from
* Manage books’ status by marking each as Read, Unread or Reading
* Quickly find any book in library by entering book title or author
* Easily access any book’s web page directly from the application
* Star favorite books to access them instantly
* Backup entire collection to the cloud using Dropbox service
* Easily share reading status with Social Networks

BookBuddy features a wish list that allows users to locate and save links to books that they would like to read in the future. Users may add books manually or search online by title, author, or International Standard Book Number (ISBN). Users may save information on Wish List books including title, subtitle, author, publisher, genre, and a personal note. Users may also effortlessly share their reading status via Facebook, Twitter, and email. Users may also backup their BookBuddy collection to Dropbox, ensuring important book information will not be lost.

“BookBuddy is the one app that you need to organize all of your books,” stated Kimico’s Yoash Adato. “Get this app now and spend your time reading, not trying to locate a book.”

Language Support:
* U.S. English and Hebrew

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 4.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
BookBuddy 4.3 is now available at the special introductory price of $1.99 USD (60% off the normal price of $4.99), and it is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. BookBuddy Lite 4.3 (50 book storage limit) is available free. Review copies are available on request.

BookBuddy 4.3
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Based in Herzeliya, Israel, Yoash Adato founded Kimico in 2010. Kimico is a software development company focused on bringing state-of-the-art applications to iPhone and iPod touch. The company’s main goal is to create high-quality applications that will enrich lifestyles and improve productivity while being easy and fun to use. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Kimico Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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