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 / Apr 23, 2013

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 Laras Azmil Abida on 28/03/2014

    The appearance, please update the design

  • (67)

    by Byron Morales Sequen on 28/03/2014

    It does what it should, the only bad thing is the ugly interface.

  • (67)

    by Apoorva Lal on 28/03/2014

    Barcode scanner works well, but the rest of functionality is severely lacking. Also, the app looks like it belongs in 2010. Needs an overhaul in both aesthetics and functionality

  • (67)

    by Dominick Cosolo on 28/03/2014

    Very fun to share books with friends. Barcode scanner is awesome. Could be a lot more user friendly, going back to homescreen requires going back through each page previously viewed. Sorting options are limited. Posting to Facebook only works some of the

  • (67)

    by Michael Klurfeld on 28/03/2014

    Newsfeed works and that's it. You can't add new books, or at least you can't in any comprehensible manor. Also the interface is totally an Android 2 paradigm. Looks wacky next to everything else.

  • (67)

    by A Cummings on 28/03/2014

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    by Sheila Parmar on 28/03/2014

    It has worked well for me. I have been goodness member for a long time. Needs more work on apps.