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.
The Perfect Companion to Any Book 5/5
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!
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 ;)
I use this app for everything I read 5/5
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
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 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.