Goodreads

Goodreads

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Huge database of books and authors
  • Both web version and Android app
  • Price comparison
  • Recommendations
Cons
  • Layout should be enhanced
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Expert's Review
8.5
Great

"Are you a goodreader?"

Reviewed by / Jun 10, 2014

Goodreaders is a social platform for discovering, sharing and reviewing books with other users.

If you're a dedicated book reader you've probably asked yourself "What book's next?". Reading a book is a big deal: it takes some time and your time is precious. What if you had a huge community of friends willing to recommend you some good books? That's what Goodreads is.

Actually, it offers both a web version and Android app. For searching books and see reviews you don't need to sign up. However, if you want to list your read/favorite books, review them, share and add reading friends, you must do it. You can find your address book contacts or Facebook friends on Goodreads.

The amount of books and authors is just impressive. Try it out. Besides reviewing, rating and sharing, you can see price comparisons. As a social network, you can add status updates and page number updates for books you're currently reading. You can use the scanner to quickly access book info.

Keep in mind that the best reviewer is the community.

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Developer's original description available here
Tap into the world's largest social network for readers with the Goodreads Android app! Read thousands of book reviews by your friends and other Goodreads members, keep a virtual bookshelf of what you've read, and build your to-read list as you discover great books on the app.

Goodreads is a free service for everyone who reads. We have more than 8,500,000 members who have added more than 300,000,000 books.

* Search, rate, and review any book in our catalog of more than 12 million books.
* See book reviews and updates from your friends, and comment on them.
* Browse your shelves! Next time you are deciding what to read, your to-read list will be handy.
* Add status updates and page number updates for books you are currently reading.
* Use the barcode scanner to quickly scan all of your books onto your Goodreads shelves.
* Also use the scanner to quickly access book information while on the go.
* Find your address book contacts or Facebook friends on Goodreads

You can use the basic features of this app without a Goodreads account, but sign in or sign up (you can do this in the app) for the best experience!

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Why does Goodreads need the READ_CONTACTS permission?
You may choose to use your Android Contacts to find which of your family and friends are already on Goodreads. Your contacts will not be read unless you explicitly choose to do this.

Recently changed in this version

★ Fixed reading status updates
★ various minor fixes and improvements

In recent releases:
☆ Choose when to share your review or reading progress update to Facebook
☆ Goodreads Recommendations are here! Now you can use the best book-recommending engine on your Android.
☆ Goodreads webpages now open inside the app
☆ Updated the barcode scanner for better performance and reliability
☆ Links in reviews, comments, etc. can now be followed


Lists with Goodreads

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Tablet Start Up.

Comments and ratings for Goodreads
  • (67)

    by Sarah Kimmel on 26/07/2014

    Wish there were more features, but it's good for adding books to my wishlist.

  • (67)

    by Ryan Joseph on 26/07/2014

    This app does the job just fine, but it looks very old and outdated. It has uses a legacy menu button, for crying out loud. I'd love to see it updated with a more modern design and features.

  • (67)

    by Tiberiu Lupescu on 26/07/2014

    UI and UX are 4 years old, and the app is incredibly slow to fetch data from servers, most of the times taking 15+ seconds.

  • (67)

    by Matt Needham on 26/07/2014

    I like that you can categorize books you've read and will read, as well post updates of how far you've read a book. The recommendations are cool, too.

  • (67)

    by Arthur Zubarev on 26/07/2014

    Lacks o lot of functionality that is offered on the web

  • (67)

    by Riana Eiren on 26/07/2014

    Very useful way to keep track of what I'm reading and (best of all) what I want to read. I'll never be at a loss for reading materials again! I only wish it were more linked with the Kindle and Nook apps so it were easier to save reading progress with the push of a button and books to read from browsing sessions in their stores. Oh well. Maybe in future one of them will.

  • (67)

    by Matthew Williams on 26/07/2014

    Needs a cleaner, smoother design but it does enough right.