I would like to offer several functions for organizing books.
To begin with, I would like to ask you to look at my review of my personal library, which I made in Anytype, in order for you to understand better.
Note: I can’t speak English fluently, so I may make mistakes in the text. I’m sorry about that . I will make notes with the translation of my sections.
I will make explanations for each photo.
WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND
1 photo. I have several sections: Научно-популярные (Non-fiction), Художественные (Fiction), Конспекты (Notes - books for which I made notes), Прочитанные (Read - books that I read), Купить (Buy - books that I want to buy), Высокие оценки (High Marks - books with high ratings that I can recommend to friends).
The name of my sections is not fully displayed.
2 and 3 photo. A more detailed view.
Name, author, category, status - default relationships.
Category - two options (non-fiction, fiction)
Status - 4 options (Bought (Bought, did not start reading), Read (Read), Not read (not read), Reading (Reading, reading at the moment).
Тематика - (Thematic, a more understandable description of the book).
Оценка - (Rating, I give grades from 1 to 5 stars, x - if I haven’t read it yet)
Конспект - (Abstract, I make a note about the completion of the synopsis, ready or not ready).
You may notice that the title and categories are also not fully displayed here.
4 photo. Visual display of books with covers. This makes it easier to navigate through my library.
To display a photo of a book in the “Books” set, you have to upload photos of books to the cover. And it is displayed incorrectly. It stretches and it looks ugly.
5 photo. This is how my books and authors look in my second digital brain. A very large tree grows here.
If the library increases (there will be more authors and books), then there will be confusion.
HOW COULD IT BE DONE
- I propose either to make it possible to manually make the fields in column № 1 wider, or to make the font reduction in automatic mode.
- The title of books is very often more than 2 words, which means they will not fit in the “Name” column. I propose to make the font reduction in automatic mode. Point № 1 is also suitable as a solution here.
- I propose to make the loading of covers more correct for the set of “Books”. I suggest that the picture is not stretched and loaded in the original size and format.
- I suggest making an automatic collection of several books by the author in one icon for the “Books” set (you can make a stack of books visually). For example, the author has more than 5 books, and they are going into one. By clicking on the icon or enlarging the image, you can expand all the books
I suggest making an automatic collection of several books by the author in one icon for the “Books” set (you can make a stack of books visually). For example, the author has more than 5 books, and they are going into one. By clicking on the icon or enlarging the image, you can expand all the books.