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Monday, August 23, 2010

The beginning of a super happy dream come true

I have long said that I am one of the last Americans to not own an iPod. Frankly, I've never thought I'd use one. I don't really listen to a lot of music. When I do, it's on my computer, or in my car, so why would I need an iPod?

Well, hubby got me an iPod touch for my birthday. At first, I wasn't terribly excited. What am I going to do with an iPod?

Then I realized what I had...

It's got web capabilities. Honestly, I could care less about the whole browsing thing. What I thought was cool was... TWITTER!!!

So many times, I'm on the road or out and about, and I think of something really Tweetworthy. But since I REFUSE to get a smartphone, I can't Tweet it. Now I can. :)

Then, as I started browsing apps, I realized that I can put the Kindle app on my iPod touch and now, instead of reading my free Kindle books that I downloaded to my computer on the computer, I can read them on my iPod touch.

AND THEN... I found an app that will help me accomplish a major goal I've had for a long time.

I can organize my home library. A couple years ago, I found a program that lets you use your webcam to scan the barcodes of your books into your computer. And then, it organizes them so you know which books you have and where they are.

My goal, my dream, has been to have the list of my books with me so that when I'm in a bookstore, I know which books I have and which books I need. I have a rather nasty habit of buying multiple copies of the same book. Or, I'm looking to read the next book in a series, but I don't remember which books I've read. I own um... well... last time I counted... over a thousand books. So I need a device to hold the list.

Which brings me to...

My iPod touch!!

Unfortunately, the original program I downloaded is lost somewhere on one of my computers, and I kinda think it might be on the one that crashed, so it's gone. And I don't remember the name, or if it's compatible with the iPod touch.

Sooo... I'm putting my plea out there. Help me make my dream come true. If you use an app to organize your books, and like it, let me know.

In the meantime, I'm going to keep playing with my new toy!

3 comments:

Gina Conroy said...

Now I'm the last person to not own an ipod touch BUT I have a Zune I can't figure how to load more stuff onto because they changed the software. Guess I'll hold out for an iPad...Prob get one in about ten years. Talk about behind the times! Enjoy your touch~!

Delia said...

I don't know if you use Goodreads or not but there's an app for that. I just started using it myself, so I'm not sure if it's what you want but it sure sounds close.

Danica/Dream said...

Delia, I like the idea in theory, but I don't want all of my books in Goodreads. I know it sounds odd, but I'm not comfortable with everyone knowing all the books I have.