Love this 5/5
This app provides a way to make fun reading goals, track your reading and your stats. I love that I can track thoughts and quotes along the way. It also helps me concentrate on reading.
Love it! 5/5
I didn't expect to use it beyond a couple of days, as that's my usual behavior with new apps that track habits and such. I'm reading more than I ever have in my life. I look forward to starting the app timer and reading and seeing how long it will take me to finish a book. That feature is the key to keeping up with reading-seeing an end that is doable (I rarely finish books). Also like how easy it is to search for a book.
Excellent app; improvement suggestions 4/5
I love this app. I use it almost every day. There are many things I love, but there are two things I wish this app had.
One, I wish I could set a reading timer. Instead of just keeping track of how long I read for, I would like it to be able to stop me after a certain length of time if I need to. If I only have 5 minutes to read in between tasks, I want the app to be able to notify me after my 5 minutes of read time is up. This way I don't have to waste part of my 5 minutes manually logging my read time.
Two, I would like to be able to change my rating on a book. Sometimes what I rate a book upon finishing it changes after a few days of further thought.
Absolutely top choice for a reading companion 5/5
Visually pleasing, daily reminders! Overall an amazing app to use while reading 🙌🏻📚💯♥️
Ads are annoying. 4/5
I like this app, but I find the ads to be very annoying and intrusive.
Every time I pause my reading for a little bit and go back a few minutes later, I'm presented with an ad. It slows me down.
Love this app 5/5
Love how this app tracks my reading and keeps my books together. Live the stats when a book is completed.
Love this app!! 5/5
I love this app. It helps me keep track of my reading and it allows me to set goals monthly and yearly.
Great app. 5/5
Bookout is a great app!
Why aren't more people using this app 5/5
By Love travel rewards
You would think this app would catch on quicker then it has. In my church I have a lot of religious material that I have to read every day and it is hard to keep track of where I'm at in each book is that solve my problem. I use it as religiously as I read my religious material.
Best Bookish app 5/5
I love how easy it is to keep track of books and reading stats on this app.
It helps me concentrate!
Fun Reading Goals 4/5
I could see this as a great app to help parents track their young readers Goals. It works for me, too! I just wish it was generated in the reader app instead of needing to change between the two. It serves its purpose, though.
I use this app for everything I read 5/5
Perfect for tracking reading 5/5
Definitely worth the purchase. No longer will I have to write notes inside my pages and with modern technology I always have the notes available.
I Use It Every Day 5/5
By Ben Larzi
I doubted I would like keeping track of my reading but downloaded the app thanks to a friend's recommendation. It was weird at first—like all new habits—but now I use it every day. It is a huge motivator and knowing how long it will take me to finish a book has made planning for my classes significantly easier!
The Perfect Companion to Any Book 5/5
5/9/17 - still using this app everyday and it's a wonderful adjunct that facilitates the tracking of each book I read. Would love to see some ability to customize the data that is generated in the infographic.
4/4/17 - still love this app, love the continuous updates and am now looking forward to trying out the Apple Watch app!
1/10/17 - wow that was quick, and what a great update. This app just keeps getting better. Love hat you can now log percentage read, this makes it easy to use in conjunction with a kindle and also audible audiobooks! Can't wait to see what is added next!
I absolutely love this app and the statistics it generates based on my reading. Haven't finished my first book with it yet, but the info graphics I've seen generated look great. Would love to see the developer create a way to backup/extract our data from the app as well. Hope there are more updates in the pipeline!
Must have for any bibliophile 5/5
It's perfect, everything I've been missing in my reading life. Thank you!!
Good, solid app. 5/5
I think the UI is simple, practical and engaging. It encourages readers to even schedule reading times and the timer puts it all in perspective. Basically, it keeps readers accountable. I really enjoy using this app.
Overall a good app but needs some fixes 3/5
By Kinda Mad Right Now...
I like this app a lot but it definitely needs some improvements. For instance I'd like to be able to set reading goals at the start of the month, not just for the next 30 days after the day I set the goal. Also the page count on some of the books is wrong. The app often has books listed with either too few or too many pages. Currently the book I'm reading is over 700 pages but the app lists it at 432. Really hope these get fixed soon.
I want to give this 5 stars but... 1/5
This app is useless because it doesn’t have any kind of sync or backup. I have lost all my reading history two separate times. I have contacted support both times and while they responded quickly they have not been helpful. They keep promising a future way to sync but I’m still waiting for it and at this point it’s pointless to use the app knowing my reading sessions could be lost any time with no way to recover. I hope they fix this glaring issue soon, but I question why they even released this app without this capability. They should have at least had it as a premium feature (which I paid for).
Love it 5/5
Easy to use and is a great way to keep on pace with my reading. Would love to see it on the Mac with synchronization between the two platforms.
Love, but suggestions 4/5
Love that I can track my reading like I track my workouts. Things I would love to see:
A way to link with other reading apps like Audible so when I'm listening to a book it will automatically sync up. Takes up too much battery to have both on at same time. An app for kindle that automatically syncs when I'm reading a book.
Missing the essentials to make it worthwhile 1/5
Definitely NOT worth the money for the upgrade. Since there is no log in you can't sync across devices and will lose everything (all history. Books logged.data etc) if you have to restore factory settings or get a new device. It's really a disappointment. Having a login is BASIC app functionality. It doesn't matter how great the app works I'd you have to start from scratch anytime you have to reinstall, restore etc.
Ideas for improvement 4/5
Connect to others and have a feed page to show what others are currently reading
Awesome App... Need specific features! 5/5
I really enjoy this app. It's helped me track my reading as well as motivate me to be consistent. However, I really need the ability to skip pages since I read many textbooks where I do not need every section. If that can be added, I would be extremely grateful.
great appp but 4/5
i love the app i have the pro version but
i want to sync it with other devices or a desktop version
and i read e-books
why it doesn't allow screenshot to paste it in the quote area
This is such a cute app! I love reading, and this only gives me more motivation to find time in my day to do it. My only request is that there be an account or sync feature so I can access it across devices and make sure I never lose my data. Other than that, it's amazing!
Great App for iPhone. Iwatch app buggy 5/5
Update: Cust Service was very responsive and fixed the iwatch issue. Excited to use this app more often!!
Love the iPhone app and was ecstatic with the iwatch app release! Unfortunately, recording with iwatch results in negative time accumulations after the watch automatically goes into sleep mode while reading. Seems like basic test was lacking before release.
Amazing, interesting and well-designed app 5/5
Just love he way this app turns reading into an endeavor rewarded with nice little achievements. It encourages me to read more and make us of the app as I should.
Great app, but no sync 3/5
Love tracking my books and progress with this app, as I am often reading several books at once. It's easy to use, and UI is great. However, there is currently no sync between devices or backup, other than iTunes/iCloud. When I upgraded my phone, I lost all my books after assuming it would be there. Here's the response from support:
"For now the only way to save your Bookout data is by backing up your device to iTunes or iCloud.
To make sure iCloud backup is turned on, go to settings->general->storage&icloud usage->manage storage under ICLOUD->Under BACKUPS choose your device and under Choose Data To Backup check if Bookout is turned on there, this will save all your Bookout data for future restores. For iTunes backups you do not need to turn on anything."
Since this is a new phone, I didn't restore from a backup, but rather as a new phone. I'll see if I can tease out just the app's data from the backup, but I'm not hopeful. Will update my review if anything changes.
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 ;)
NO PAID ANYTHING!! 4/5
By Haley The Fangirl
Why have your app be free, but then make customers pay for 'extra content' later?!? But so far so good...
Great app 5/5
I love this app! Easily tracks down your progress and is a great motivator to continue reading.
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