Thumbs down 1/5
I downloaded this in order to take advantage of a offer through which I could get a free book. I found that whatever books I download are essentially locked within the app, so that I can't save a copy of the book to put on my other e-book reader. There's no way I would spend money to buy a book on BookShout, if I can't save a copy. I also don't much care for all the statistics and time-tracking either, but there is no option that I can find to shut them off. I just want to read for enjoyment and relaxation and I don't want to make a contest out of it.
There are plenty of other sites that also offer free ebooks, and that actually allow them to be downloaded. Feedbooks for one, Bookbub for another.
My purchase doesn't even show up 1/5
The app is worthless and I ended up purchasing the eBook from Logos because it is more user friendly. I do not recommend this app or desktop version at all. It is a waste of money.
Unbelievably slow 1/5
Avoid like a virus 1/5
The reader potion works well enough, but who needs yet another eReader? My main gripe is that you cannot unsubscribe to their mailings! Their unsubscribe code is broken whether in the app or via a browser (any browser!). How convenient for them to have this bug. Worse, their insipid mailings come daily. Unless you want the equivalent of a virus in your life, run away from this software while you still can!!
Non-editable communication options 1/5
By El Chico Grande
I have tried every option to stop the regular and annoying e-mail notifications and none work. BookShout fix these options and give me back control. I do not want your regular junk mail!!
Great app! 5/5
By Really Very Disappointed1
Doing all my eReading on BookShout of late. Digging the reader stats and hitting my goals for the day. Latest version seems to have improved the bookmark and highlighting features.
Easy and clean 5/5
Simple to use and very cool. Would recommend.
App Review 5/5
Great App. Really enjoy using it.
Love it. 5/5
By Baylor guy!
Love the unique features. I'm one that likes to be reminded to take a few minutes out of my day to relax and read. Thanks BookShout.
One of the best 4/5
This is one of my favorite book apps. I like the options.
Bookshout has become my go to reader. 5/5
Easy to use and it gives you more features than kindle, NOOK, iBooks, and Google Play Books. Plus the latest update now sync with my apple watch. There are some added features not found on the others. Setting a reading goal and traking your words read along with the speed reading options. Not my thing but some might like it. So check it out!
My only ebook app 5/5
Everything I read is on bookshout. I love this app!
Original Functionality 5/5
I earned $4 in BookShout bucks this week from just reading. How cool is that? Giving me money I can use on future purchases just by reading!
I really love this app, and has been easy for me thus far. My favorite function is reading goals because it really has helped me more. In 2017, I'm already on track to tackle 1 book/week.
Newest feature allows me to change my reading goal and track my reading stats. Impressed with reading experience. I'm gonna hit my reading goals this year!
Falsely promotes Apple Watch App 1/5
There is none, other than to message "Reader Coming Soon".
Apple Watch Is perfect for Spritz reader, so hopefully it will arrive soon.
Most fun eReading app on the market! 5/5
By Garrett Bryan
BookShout knows what their doing when it comes to features and convenience. Highly encourage you to try it.
I'd give it zero if I could 1/5
This app is terrible! It can never find the page I am on and it will load for an exceptionally long time. I deleted it and read my book on the website. Please fix this app!
App crashes every time opened on brand new iPad 1/5
Unfortunately the app crashes every time I try to open it and read the book I downloaded.
Good app 4/5
App seems to work great just wish it had audio feature to listen to books.
It makes me want to read more! 5/5
By Bc I Said So
I am addicted to this app. It has all of the latest books and I can change the look of what I am reading all I want. But the best part is that I can finally track my reading. I can see how much I read each day and how much I still need to read to reach my reading goal. Plus they always have discounts on books.
Great concept! 4/5
By Coqui Unlimited
If you're into serious reading this is THE APP to use. Wish to read faster? This your app to learn to do so.
Can't download a book I already have 1/5
By Asi Es Cierto
So this app is useless if I understand it. I can't find a way to take a large collection of PDF's that I created from my own products and import them. Apparently you can only read books you buy from them. Huge fail. Advise against downloading this app.
Great App! 5/5
Very convenient to read from when I'm on the go.
I can finish an extra book a week using BookShout 5/5
By StiQi iX
I love the speed reading features!
LOVE this app!!! Great functionality. Thanks T-mobile!
Kindle WHO?! BookShout is where it's at ! 5/5
This is soo much better than I could have ever hoped for ! Amazing selection of books & customer service is top notch ! Can't wait to read my books everywhere I go !
Can't read while offline 1/5
Books take forever to load while online, and seem to never load when I'm offline, or only sporadically. I commute to work and about half of the time I am underground and without service, so I enjoy reading during that time. This app is useless to me if it doesn't work while not on data or wifi. The word counting tool/goal function is cool but this also doesn't work offline. Don't waste your money on here, the Kindle app is so so much better and works offline.
Not working 1/5
By Jeanne P.
I too am having problems on iPad mini 2 running current IOS. Didn't load at all on 28Feb2017. Tried 01Mar2017. Loaded at first....then having issues again. Not user friendly either. My books were free through T-mobile Tuesdays promo. All I want to do is read an ebook without all this hassle.
I got a free book from t-mobile and tried to open it through my mobile, it always crashes. Not useful at all!
Hate this 1/5
I hate everything about this app. Completely un-user friendly.
Free ebook... thanks tmobile 5/5
Worst app ever. Not even worth a free book. 1/5
Used this app to get my free book from T-Mobile. App won't let me sign in, reset password link takes you to the mobile site where I am already signed in, and reading on the mobile site is like using the internet in 2005. Not even worth trying to read my free book.
Can't open the book 😞 1/5
I got a book and it won't open.
Don't delete your books... 5/5
If you delete a book that you downloaded it will also remove that purchase from your account. You'll have to buy the book again if you want to read it again. This was only acceptable if it was 15 years ago.
The Book Won't Open 1/5
It doesn't work.
Never loads book 1/5
Had it loading for an hour now, with working wifi and still doesn't work. Then it kept hitting me with "failed" after I decided to restart the app. Never using this again. Waste of time and money
Not good! 1/5
I got a book with free promo from T-mobile. This app fails to even open the book. My first experience with this apps is awful so far. I won't be coming back. Why have a promo if your app is not working properly! Obviously people won't be coming back!
It takes forever to load your book, how are you supposed to read on a book app if it takes 5 minutes to load the book...
Horrible UI 1/5
By ARMANDO 29
Luckily TMobile brought this app to light with their push for TMobile Tuesdays. And now I went ahead with the loops and hurdles to get a free e-book and begin reading. However, as I did jumped through more hoops and loops the BookShout App fails to upload the two books I now own. I tried investigating logging on to my BookShout account using my Safari on my iPhone and the UI is so archaic that nothing work. It took me a long time to redeem the code I got to get another e-book. I dont know why this does not work. But it gets 1 star for the waste of my time and how bad it will also be for anyone.
App doesn't work 1/5
When I click on my book in the app, it constantly says failed. I'm unable to read it and this company only allows you to read the books within its app. There's no option to transfer it to read it in a different format.
Worst app 1/5
The worst app! Got a free book from T-Mobile Tuesday and won't even let me open to see it. Such a frustrating app. And the website is the same. Don't recommend BookShout!
eBook For Grad Course 3/5
I like the app. My main issue is when I open the app I see all the extra stuff that does not pertain to me. I like to be able to open the app, see the books I have listed, click on one and read.
A complete reading app 5/5
By Corey Evans
Solid app with a great reading experience. Looking forward to see what the Apple Watch app has in store for the future.
The ebooks take forever to load 1/5
My main reading app 5/5
This app is great, fast and no glitches at all. I read all the time now on it and I also take notes and save them for more studying in the future. Speed reading is a great feature as well, and it helped improve my ability to read faster. I can set reading goals, and I'm making free BookShout money to buy my next books just by meeting my reading goals. Isn't that great!
By the way, I read a lot on my phone and on my kindle fire tablet and in the past I used both iBooks and kindle apps.
Give this app a try, they have all the books you need, for great prices and reading reminders and rewards. Absolutely recommended.
Nice Updates 5/5
Extremely helpful updates. The app just keeps getting better and better and even easier to use. This app has definitely been a life saver for online books and make my books readily accessible! Definitely worth the download.
Awesome Book Reader 5/5
Awesome ebook reader! I wish everything on the Internet had the same highlight feature as this app.
I got to know this app through t-mobile and I absolutely love it. I've read two books in one week, and I can't wait to read more.
Great reading app 5/5
I really like this app, the daily words read feature helps to remind me to make time to read daily.
Continued Innovation 5/5
BookShout is still the best eReader available. Far superior to Kindle. It's like the FitBit of reading.
Awesome Book App!! 5/5
This is a great app with many different tool that make reading fun!