If you’re like me, you wholeheartedly believe that your pet is a member of your family. Therefore, you do your best to take care of him or her accordingly. Much to your pet’s dissatisfaction, this often includes trips to the vet or groomer.
VIPetBook is a very well designed app that makes keeping track of all the information associated with your pets a breeze.
It has been updated with new features for pet owners, veterinarians, groomers, and anyone else who needs to keep track of pet records easily.
Concept and Functionality:
When it comes to comparing VIPetBook, developed by Ioannis Kousis, to another app, I like to think of it as a contact book for your pet or business. The main screen shows a list of all pets in the database, including age, species, breed, and picture. Whether you have one pet in the database or one hundred, the main list of pets is very easy to navigate and sort through.
Pet profiles in VIPetBook are incredibly in-depth and definitely cover much more than you ever could by hand. Profiles include information such as microchip numbers, pet contacts, spay and neuter information, weight, and optional notes. Users can also keep track of medical events and medications with ease.
Ease-of-Use is definitely a strong point as evidenced by its easy navigation, VIPetBook is one of the easiest database apps to search through. There are many helpful filters and search options to choose from, which is definitely handy for users who have to keep track of more than a few pets.
Our first review of VIPetBook greatly praised the app’s functionality, especially when it came to extra features for pet owners and caretakers. The same is still true for the updated version of VIPetBook; it truly does have everything you need to keep track of vital pet information for yourself or your business.
My favorite thing about VIPetBook is the fact that it’s not limited to typical pets such as cats and dogs. Users can add other animals such as fish, birds, reptiles, hamsters, and rabbits. Even if the species and breed of your pet is not on the pre-populated list, you can easily add information to the database.
One feature we suggested was the ability to import and export pet information in order to easily sync the app between devices. The developer has worked to implement this functionality into VIPetBook, which is incredibly handy. The feature works seamlessly and is also a great way to create a paper copy of pet records.
VIPetBook is available to download from the App Store for $5.99 and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately price is a bit of an issue, mainly because the app was originally $0.99 when we first reviewed it in May.
This is a very steep price hike for the 2.0 version of the app and will likely deter personal users from downloading VIPetBook, mainly because the price point makes the app seem like it’s targeted towards professionals.
Overall, VIPetBook is a great app that’s flexible enough for both personal and professional use. Hopefully a trial version will be released in the future so that users can give the app a trot around the block before buying.
VIPetBook requires iOS 8.4 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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