By The nasty clean man
I love it. This will encourage me to read some more :)
Love this app so far! 5/5
Great for tracking my reading. Plan to continue to use it, and can't wait for future features and improvements.
Some obvious weaknesses 2/5
Several aspects of this app are just so blatantly behind, I'm starting to regret my pro purchase. 1) there's no network sign in. So you can't save your progress on different devices, or God forbid I have to get a new phone. That means all the books I've painstakingly added to this app would be lost. 2) speaking of painstakingly adding books, so few are actually able to be added by scanning, I end up entering most manually. Which, is a great feature, but I wish I only had to use it for more rare books, not NYT Bestsellers. 3) what does a book app have against the alphabet? Apparently a lot, because your library remains in the the order in which you entered each book. There's no sorting of any kind. Come on! Let's see a feature where you can sort by date, or genre, or you know, ALPHABETICALLY.
The app is a great concept executed poorly. I'm rooting for you, and heck I paid the Pro fee, but my patience for upgrades is wearing thin.
By noosy 360
I love this app , it's make me achieve my goals in reading.
Update : now i have a problem , i cant sync to other apple devices , please we need the app on apple watch and iPad , this app is very important to me and its a life changer please we need it on the other apple devices.
After but fixes great 5/5
Great great great
It's almost perfect 4/5
I love it. This just motivates me to devour books at an even quicker rate. Though I do wish we could save our books with a Facebook login or just a login of any sort. That's my only complaint. Other than that, I don't read without it. Keep it up!
Nice App But Needs to Scale Better 3/5
By A Reader of Fictions
For the most part, I've been pleased with BookOut so far. It's got a nice user interface and pretty naturally intuitive to use. The stats are excellent.
However, I read hundreds of books a year, and one shelf for all books I've read and am reading is not going to cut it. The visual scroll of all your books is going to be unusable for me. There needs to be a distinction between books you have read and those you are currently reading.
The app should also take into consideration books that you decide not to finish (DNF), so that there's a way to mark them as no longer in progress without deleting them (which removes those stats) or marking them finished (which also messes with the stats).
This app has a lot of promise, so I hope these features are enhanced/added.
Booklover's App 4/5
I love how this app tracks and reinforces my reading habits. It has lots of potential. One area it could improve is the tracking ebooks (kindle). I have a lot of ebooks that I want this app to track. And also to improve on documenting my read books and more Accomplishment Goals just to reinforce the reading habits. Thanks.
Very brilliant app.
It's gives me the motivation to read.
I love how easy it is to keep track of the books I read. I did end up purchasing the app because, it only allows 10 books so I knew I would need to buy it.
By Mackayla Ramdhanie
Great App. Even better when you get the premium it. You have to pay like $5 but it's totally worth it, I promise 😂
Great for book lovers 3/5
Keep track of your books and reading stats. Easy to add books to your collection using scanner (mobile phone camera)
Love this App, could use improvements before I use it again. 2/5
So far, I love the features of this app, and how they continually make it better to offer a better experience for encouraging reading sessions. What I'd like to see is a login screen, so that our books and information are securely saved. For instance, I recently had to exchange my phone to a new iPhone, but it didn't save my books or my reading sessions when I had to re-download all of my apps. It sucked having to start over and re-enter my books I just got done reading, and lose my spiffy infographic. :( overall, I still like the app for what it offers, but please secure our book entries and sessions, even in times like my recent situation.
UPDATE: Ever since I started to read a book where I was recording my reading sessions by percentage (%), the app keeps crashing on me. It's not usable anymore. Maybe the developers can update their app to fix these buggy issues, but for now, it's back to using GoodReads, and leaving a less stellar rating for this app in the meantime. I'll update my review when I see improvement.
UPDATE #2: after updating the app, and it still crashing, I'm finally giving up on this app. The concept is nice, but I feel like without a way to save your entries when the app crashes, thereby losing all entries when I have to re-download the app, there's no point to starting all over again. I appreciate them trying to get more people to read.
Bookout is motivational 4/5
I've enjoyed using this tool to give me a better sense of how much time I spend reading. One of my favorite features is the estimate of how long it will take me to complete a book. The infographics are aesthetically pleasing and nice to share with fellow readers, but I enjoy the graph of my daily reading progress even more. A recent update includes statistics on reading speed per session, which is cool because I can see how different circumstances affected my concentration and therefore pace. Goal-oriented people will probably love the "achievements unlocked" feature that awards badges for # hours or pages read, completing a book, etc.
Stats for books 5/5
By Sir Readington
If you love reading. This is a great companion app. It's very easy to use and visually appealing to look at. I've been searching for an app like this forever. As I like knowing pages read and keeping track of how long I've read. Hopefully the updates keep coming!
I adore this app 5/5
If you're any sort of bookworm this is definitely the app for you.
Amazing app that keeps getting better! 5/5
One of my goals this year was to read more. I love reading but find that I put it off for more 'pressing things'. So far with this app I've read two books and I'm close to a third with two more in the wings. The reminders, the timers, the ability to do quotes, the statistics and it's ease of use make this an app I will be using daily for a long time (hopefully :) ). I downloaded it and almost immediately shelled out dough for it....and I'm an app snob lol. My bestfriend and my brother in law both got it after hearing me talk about it. Download it and get to reading!
If I could archive finished books it would be a perfect app 5/5
Love this app 5/5
Its good that i can finally track my reading habits and learn how to do better. I keep track of all my books and see my statistics on them plus if a lend one i can write to who and never forget ;)
If you a reading this review... 5/5
...you already need this app. Tracks my reading progress, encourages me to read often, and has a very nice interface. I have contacted the devs in the past about a couple of minor issues and some suggestions, and they have been great - quick in replying as well as in rolling out updates. Highly recommended.
Great app, and getting better 4/5
This app's design is great. The features are great. I just wish you could change your rating of a book. Also maybe the achievements page doesn't need to scroll if they all fit on the single page? Or maybe you plan to add more?
Love it! 5/5
Love it. I paid for the pro version because it's so good
Read a lot? 5/5
By Hearts and Stars💖
Great app for those who read several books at a time and just want to document how much time it takes them to read each day. Also a great app to stay motivated to read as often as possible.
Great, but ISBN Scanning... 4/5
This app was an excellent idea, but the ISBN scanning never works. I've tried various books and it always says that it didn't work.
I love this app because it's making me focus more when I'm reading ❤.
With the Goals is a Great way to keep you motivated on your reading. Got the pro version as soon as I downloaded the app. I never was a reader but with this app keeps me engaged and on track.
Are you a bookworm? Do you read a lot? So much that you even forget what did you read? Well, keep track of everything you read with this simple app. It will help you keep thack of what you reading and it will even encourage you to keep doing it! A great idea, with a brilliant execution behind it!
Just need to be totally FREE
Video ads that cannot be closed 1/5
By A man87
Terrible for the UI when you have such invasive ads. I'm aware that the company doesn't choose the ads, but do yourself and your users a favor and screen your ad partnerships better. Totally ruins the experience of the app.
Great app! 5/5
I love this app! It is easy to use ad fun, plus it keeps tons of data on your reading. This app is pretty much perfect for anyone who loves to read or wants to make a goal to read more. The only thing I could possibly think to improve would be to add more achievements.
Gorgeous app. Love it. 5/5
Excellent app, expecting iPad version & Goodreads integration 5/5
A wonderful companion to my Kindle. It would be wonderful if I can log in Goodreads account and 1) sync my books 2) automatically put my highlights on Kindle to quotes via Goodreads. Also expecting an iPad version.
Nice app 5/5
Stop asking me to rate now.
Extremely Useful 5/5
I always had little to no motivation to finish reading a book. I like to read, and I love to start books, but at some point the weight of getting to the end of the book always makes me want to put it down. Bookout quantifies the remainder of the book for me, making it easier for me to want to get to the end of the book, which is fantastic, for me at least, your experience may be different, but I hope this helps if you are deciding whether or not to download it. As a side note, after the first time I used the app, I bought the full version for $5.33, which includes the applicable taxes.
Innovative, very well made. 5/5
I am already reading more books! Excellent idea and perfect execution.
New Years Resolution 5/5
This app is fantastic. It's free which is even better. Bookout keeps me on track. My New Years Resolution was to read more and this app keeps me motivated.
Inaccurate Data 1/5
If you begin reading one night and continue reading until after 12am the next day the app saves the entirety of your reading session on the next day. I started reading just after 11pm on 1/20/17 and finished my book on 1/21/17 at 12:01am. The entire 51 minutes was recorded as being read on 1/21/17 which is not only impossible, but also grossly inaccurate. At this point I'm really disappointed in having purchased this app.
Until this is corrected, I'm leaving my rating at 1 Star.
False advertisement 1/5
The app makes it seem like there are books to read when it's just an app to use as a book marker. They should explain that in the description, not describe it as to where you can read as much as you want when there aren't any books to read from the app itself. You have to get your own book or get ebooks which defeats the whole purpose of having this app.
Versatile App, excellent support. 5/5
I bought the pro version of this app almost immediately, and was curious if it worked with manga. Finding nothing online, I had to contact support. Boy was I surprised, they replied super quickly, stating that stats are recorded for each book individually. So, even though manga is faster to read, the stats will remain accurate. Now I can read manga with an excellent stat app. Such an amazing app, I totally recommend it.
New addiction... 5/5
Readers beware - you won't get anything else done because you'll be reading like it's summer break during middle school! (So basically all the time.) Have fun ;)
A great reading app! The only thing is that there are a lot of features restricted unless you buy the premium membership. Also when you have your phone by you when reading a book it can be quite distracting - but of course that isn't the app's fault. I like how you can keep track of how much time you have spent reading recently though, and the menu screen is lovely and easy to navigate.
Doesn't replace Goodreads, but I really like the app.
Trouble with goal 4/5
My concern ... I have completed three books while using this app however my year goal only shows two. I have emailed TWICE but have still to hear back.
I love the pro version. All of the recent improvements touched on my disappointments and were already in place before I could comment on them.
Needs to run in background 2/5
I love the concept of this app, but I deleted it after a week. I do a lot of my reading on the go using my kindle app. This app doesn't work reliably while running in the background. I would read for an hour and then check the app, and it would claim I had been reading for 31 seconds. If it can't run in the background, then there should be a way to manually enter your time spent reading.
Wonder but I would like more! 5/5
Love this app and the little thing it gives you when your done but I would really like the following.
1. Library - I would like to be able to scan in all my books and have. A list of ones I own etc. this way I'm not using multi apps.
2. Reading challenge - I don't have a time goal for reading. Mine is in number of books.
3. With the above I would love one of the little picture things for end of year and monthly. To show how many books I've read etc.
Just purchased, but... 3/5
By Sharon L.H.
I just downloaded this app. I see I can follow you on twitter, but why not allow me to tweet from the app? Seems really standard, especially for reading apps. Looking forward to using this to improve my reading habits.
I like it but one thing 4/5
I was using a timer tracker app before for my books but it is really nice to have one dedicated to just reading now. However, one thing that was frustrating for me was when I was adding a session I didn't read with the timer and it asked me how many percent I read but the previous session was recorded in pages read even though I logged it as % so I wasn't sure. I wish we could add by overall % instead.
It is a good supplement to Goodreads. Was thinking to replace GR with this instead because it is a lot simpler and nicer looking in design than the GR app and I don't have to make my reviews public, can add pic quotes, there is a timer and the goals section is more fleshed out and motivating, but it isn't really about cataloguing books so I can't sort the books I read into genres/tags, tag fave, or sort by rating, so I can't drop GR completely yet although I don't like using two book logging apps
One of the best apps for readers 5/5
I just got into the habit of reading. I wanted to become more consistent and increase the number of books I read in a year. At the same time I wanted to keep track of which books I've read, how I liked them, how long it took me to read them, etc. and this app does all of that! If you have a goal of becoming a more consistent reader, this app will definitely help.
Promising, but needs polishing 2/5
I want to like this app. I've been using GoodReads (and LibraryThing) for tracking my reading for years, but would love a good mobile-first solution. Bookout might be that, given some time. Currently, I don't think they've focused on any one feature, and that means they have not demonstrated the value for the purchase price ($4.99). So that they also support this with ads is a slap in the face. I don't think Freemium was a sensible strategy. Perhaps something more like the patronage model (see Overcast) would suit them.
But, to be more technical in my review, the library, I can't tell where their data is coming from, but far too many books I've searched for either aren't there, have confusing duplicates, or don't contain any cover art.
I'm glad the latest update (Jan 10, 2017) was released or this review would be with one fewer star. Necessary features were added, like percentages. I read most books in digital format now, and was actually going to abandon this app until they made that update. However, it still needs work.
For instance, I was unable to convert a book that I entered as "pages" into a tracking by "percentage." Also, I finished the book since I first entered it, and was told I couldn't finish the book (read 10%) unless I read for a session of at least 10 minutes. So I deleted the book, reentered it as read in the past, and now have no tracking on the book as being something that I read in this calendar year.
Additionally, lots of buttons are vague as to whether they are actually something I can tap. They appear inconsistent and sometimes are unavailable despite being the same color as available buttons (and button text).
There are so many of these small details which make the app extremely frustrating to try out, and do not offer the value they are asking me to pay for. It only ranks 2 stars because I believe this app can improve after a few coats of polish (and some strong tinkering under the good.)
Godspeed, and good luck, app developers.
Not exactly what I was looking for 2/5
I was really excited about this app and all of the stats it can provide. However, I learned quickly that there is no reading done in-app that brings parity between your actual reading and stats generated. This is basically a smart stopwatch as you read the actual book in hand. This needs to be an all in one e-reader to get me interested.
By Dancing brain
This is so helpful for me and really motivates me to read more and help me keep track of reading,
This app is amazing and great i wish i knew it before 🙌🏻❤️