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
7.0
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

★ Bug fixes for Facebook sign-up

In recent releases:
☆ Goodreads Choice Awards – vote for your favorite books of the year and see the winners!
☆ Sign up with your Amazon Log In as well as Facebook or email
☆ Added support for images in comments and reviews
☆ Fixed reading status updates
☆ 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.


Lists with Goodreads

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

Comments and ratings for Goodreads
  • (53)

    by Heather Lombardo on 04/12/2014

    READ. It's good for you.

  • (53)

    by Tara Wentzel on 04/12/2014

    I love Goodreads, but am disappointed that I cannot see my messages or enter contest/drawings from my android. I wish I could get to that functionality as well.

  • (53)

    by Tamayo Ferviel on 04/12/2014

    Nice

  • (53)

    by Benjamin Woodcock on 03/12/2014

    Everything that I need in a Goodreads app. I love it!

  • (53)

    by Lynsey Rossman on 03/12/2014

    My biggest complaint with this app is the inability to access all of my bookshelves when trying to add a book. It only goes down so far on my list and there is no "next page" button. This has been the way of this app since it first released. For every new update I wait for that fix but nothing. The goodreads app for IPhone allows access to all shelves when adding a book. The Android app is a big f

  • (53)

    by Mark Zupo on 03/12/2014

    Great App

  • (53)

    by Jeanne Christine Cayanan on 03/12/2014

    Just switched from iPhone to Android. I don't want to sound like a snob but I really wish the eBooks feature for iPhone is available in Android too.