Goodreads by Goodreads


(4 stars)


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

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

"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 35 million members who have added more than 1 billion 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!

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

★ Misc. bug fixes

In recent releases:
☆ Updates feed is now the home screen – see your friends' updates and get book ideas
☆ New navigation – your favorite features are just one tap away
☆ Refreshed book page – new "Want to Read" button to make shelving your books even easier
☆ Updated design – cleaner layouts with easier to read fonts
☆ Beautifully redesigned feed
☆ New Facebook login with more privacy controls
☆ Sign up with your Amazon account

Lists with Goodreads

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

Comments and ratings for Goodreads
  • (66)

    by Mara Lulu on 12/05/2015


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    by Nishad Dawkhar on 12/05/2015

    There are loads of places where the app falls short of expectations. Its not very intuitive about some things and is missing some functionality for a modern app.

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    by Lindsay Feser on 12/05/2015

    Can't wait to try this app . should be a good one, I'd rather have books read to me then read them myself. I can't rather it is hard for me to get into a book, date interested in a book, without losing interest! hope this app is great! Thanks

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    by Bannerman Muzhira on 12/05/2015


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    by Adrienne Cleminson on 12/05/2015

    Before a recent update it was easy to update; now I have no idea how to change my progress!

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    by Imogene Dacanay on 12/05/2015

    I hate that it doesn't have all the features like the ones in the desktop version. But over all, it's very grear!

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    by Nusrat Alam on 12/05/2015

    why I can't download itwhat is the process.... :-(

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