Single Device with No Backup 2/5
This has potential to give Goodreads a run for its money. Unfortunately, it's only a single device and there appears to be no way to save or backup your activity, not even as Pro. Can't see myself paying for something that can be gone with a simple change of phones.
LOVE BUT WISH... 4/5
I love this app, it has helped me read more along with tracking how much I read. This app is amazing, but I wish you were able to change the star rates of your books... in case you had a different view of the book later on.. please consider this recommendation and thank you.
Well thought out app 4/5
I am happy with the functionality of this app, it's like my repository for books read, quotes and setting yearly reading goals. The only improvement that would get me to give a whole 5 stars is improving the way books are catalogued. It's literally a dump of all books, both read and in progress. I have to navigate a lot of books to find the exact book I need to log the reading time for. That will be my one suggestion to the developer.
Great app! 5/5
Love being able to track my reading progress and being aware of how many pages I read in a certain time frame. Thanks!
I really like the thought of being motivated to read! I only hope that there was a little more to it, but other than that I think it's great 👍
Enjoyable for a single device; Badly needs cloud support 3/5
After investing lots of time to updating my Goodreads shelves, I went on a hunt for a good service (web or app) that would give me data around my reading - more than just counts of pages read or books read. Bookout does have the most stats I've found (though still not any past some simple mathematical metrics), and is only one to create a basic infographic, which all make it passable for casual use and exploration.
For folks looking to seriously quantify or track their reading, this app probably won't cut it. The only stats it provides in addition to count of pages/books are time elements - calendar of days with best reading sessions, how long it takes to read a page/book, and how long it will take you to finish. It is also seriously limited by what others have pointed out - your info is only saved per device. I often read without my phone handy, so I have to use a stopwatch/timer in order to save a reading session later, as often as I actually use the app. By adding a cloud service to syncs across devices this would be a huge improvement!
Cool Idea But Needs Improvements 2/5
I bought the Pro upgrade to access infographics - I thought they could be a cool thing to share on my professional Instagram - I thought "share with friends" implied this possibility. However that doesn't seem to be an option and even if it was - the Infographic format is not suitable. I don't see the point of adding thoughts and quotes - it would be nice to see those integrated into the infographic. In addition, a lot of the titles that I do read are not readily importable into the app - it's quite honestly a bit of a hassle to add a cover and scrolling through coverless titles is not visually appealing. I do like some features but ultimately disappointed with the amount of money spent vs. product received.
Book tracking at its best 4/5
Really love this app. Think it's a great way to keep track of your reading. Great for my kids to track their reading and show them the progress they're making.
One of the best bookish apps I've ever seen! 5/5
I seriously could not love this app more than I do already! As a bookish person with 10+ book specific apps on my phone, I feel confident when I say that this is by far one of the most unique, interesting, useful, and aesthetically pleasing apps out there.
While it sounds like it would be super tedious to log every time you pick up a book, the app's design makes it super simple and unobtrusive. (I also love the widget they have, so I can quickly open the app on the exact book I want!)
The infographics are amazing, and so much fun to look at. I am also a huge fan of the estimated time left reading - when I know I only have one more hour to finish a book at my current pace, it makes me a lot more likely to settle in and finish!
Great work on this app! Looking forward to upgrades in the future, as I can't even begin to imagine how much better this app could get!
Makes u feel accomplished
Best $5 app purchase I could make. I've already read 3 books in a month, shattering the past year or so's monthly record. Keeps me engaged in my reading habits and has some nifty trackers in the premium version!! Well worth the money!!
Love it! 5/5
This app encourages me to read by reminding me at a set time, and it keeps track of every book that I start and finish. I love setting goals with it and seeing my progress! Definitely good for someone who wants to get back into the habit of reading everyday.
A great successor to Readmore 5/5
Just what it says on the tin!
One suggestion: make sessions editable, or possibly change the start of every session in case we skip sections
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.