Frequently Asked Questions
What is BookBurrito?
BookBurrito is an extension for the Google Chrome browser. When it senses your are looking at a page that contains a book, it will overlay a small panel which when opened lists prices at online bookstores such as Amazon and whether the book is available at your library.
Does it work on other browsers?
Who Created BookBurrito?
I’m Stepan Riha, a software developer who loves to read, loves his library, but doesn’t really like hoarding books. I’ve grown fond of the Book Burro extension and really missed it when I switched to using Chrome. Hence I decided to port it.
What’s the connection with Book Burro?
Book Burro is the Firefox extension implemented by Jesse Andrews, that BookBurrito derives from. A lot of the code and the initial library and store database records came from Book Burro. Unfortunately Book Burro doesn’t run on Chrome and the site databases don’t seem to be maintained. Book Burro also didn’t have any way for users to easily share their custom library configurations.
Is it spyware/adware?
No. After you install Book Burrito in your web browser you must click the panel before it will do anything. You can easily remove Book Burrito the same way you remove any other extension. (Tools -> Extensions)
You use affiliate codes?
By default affiliate codes are used on a handful of sites. These codes support further development but they keep you purchases anonymous. If you are having issues with the affiliate codes, you can disable them in the preferences panel. I hope that you enjoy it enough to leave the affiliate codes enabled.
Bugs, Problems, Feature Requests?
To report any problems or request new features, please visit the BookBurrito issue tracker.