By Celine Delicia
I love this app.
I enjoy it 4/5
By Nova regre
I really lied Basmo it is encouraging me to read but I wish it was easier to navigate at some points and how to figure out how to read but not finish the book that might be a me problem tho. Anyway I love it I like how you can review and overall it is a good app.
Stuck in a loop 1/5
Hi, I’ve tried to find a way to contact you on your website and I can’t find it.
I recently purchased the yearly plan but now I’m stuck in an infinite loop of do you want to read more? What is your name? It loops back again and again despite deleting and redownloading the app. The app has no functionality and I can’t escape the loop.
Are there any fixes for this?
Great Concept 4/5
By Michael Eastman
Kindle integration makes it
Updated review 5/5
I’m updating this review as the developer has changed the daily limit and allowed unlimited reading sessions back on Basmo. I truly appreciate the understanding in my previous review as limiting reading sessions would lessen the amount people read.
Room for Improvement 5/5
I really enjoy using this app, and it does what it promises, makes me read soooo much more. That being said there is a lot of room for improvement. This is small but the "reader roadmap" goal bar refuses to disappear even when I have completed the final step of designing and sharing a quote upwards of 10x..the bar will not go away. As someone with OCD this irritates me a lot, and for an app you pay for, there shouldn't be a glitch like that. A BIG area of improvement is the stats section!!!! If I'm paying to see stats, I better be able to see stats other than my week to week stats...WITH ZERO HISTORY. As I reader, I want to be able to see how many pages I've read this month, this year, this quarter. Actually truly track what I'm doing. Week to week serves me no benefit if I can't remember my page speed or pages read from the previous day. (Yes, everyday stats are different because it's not M-S stats..it's Tues-Tues, Wed-Wed..you get the picture). I should also be able to get full stats on books that I am reading. If I read a book, I should see how many hours TOTAL i spent reading, and my average mood for the book, pages read, sped of reading etc, instead it merely tells me my stats for reading the book for the week i completed it in. These improvements alone is enough to keep me from renewing premium as I'm not actually getting any true data that I can't get on my own by timing & tracking myself without hassle.
**Updating review due to developer response & improvements
Tied to tracker which is annoying. 2/5
I read and finished my book without using the tracker every time and now I can’t move it to finished unless I “run the tracker” to trick it into believing that I finished it. I would like to be able to click a button to mark a book as finished.
This app seem to be really great, and it motivated me to want to keep reading. But after seven days you have to pay for it, which I think was not the best so I deleted the app and found something else. there’s also portions of the app that you have to pay for as a membership which I thought when I download the app that I could not use but then it required me to pay to keep track of my reading after a week.
No free 2/5
I was really loving this app, I thoroughly enjoy that is keeps track of both my time per secession and my progress in each book. But on the 5th session it required me get subscribe for a week free or pay $12.99 a month
Adds to what I am already doing 5/5
I am already going to read, so why not be able to track and catalog my favorite parts while doing it. I wish more people use this and knew about it.
Too expensive for what it offers 1/5
I was enjoying the simple features of this app until I was suddenly told I could no longer use it without a $12.99 a month subscription. If you choose to not pay? You have to wait 6 and a half hours to log your reading again. For an app that promises to make you read more it’s pretty strange to force your users to wait to be allowed to read.
For what? A glorified timer and a few stats? A basic notes app to write down thoughts about the book? Offer a subscription for no ads but why not allow free users to watch ads in exchange for reading sessions? The app itself is too simple and buggy to warrant an expensive subscription. I’ll just stick to goodreads, my own free phone timer, and a good old fashioned paper journal.
Many glitches 2/5
Says you can share with friends. Sent the link back and forth and it took us no where. Very basic. Not a lot of books on the app. Have to add them all manually.
Keep Looking 2/5
I tested this app out for the last 2.5 months and my final thoughts are: keep looking. It does all 3 basics fairly well: timing your reads, organizing your journal entries, and showing you some basic stats (how many pages per hour page you’re reading at, how long was your longest reading session, etc.). It has several annoying flaws that ultimately just killed it for me, not to mention the pricey subscription fee for what you’re really getting.
1) It rounds up your reading times!! It does not save down to the last minute and second you actually read, but will round to the nearest whole number and on occasion, the nearest even number.
2) The pause feature was so nice until I realized if you pause it for over ten minutes then end your reading session, it sometimes adds the entire pause time to your reading time! Hope you remembered what your actual reading time was before you paused!
2.a. You can’t pause the timer when you add journal entries or record quotes. So it counts it towards your reading speed.
2.b. Your projected reading time for a book per day until the target finish date fluctuates based on your last reading speed recorded.
3) The app will push you to post your stats or a quote on social media until the end of time. No way to turn this off. I paid the 20 bucks for the app to use for myself, AS ADVERTISED TO ME, not so I could constantly advertise it on social media for the app developers can make more money off me.
3.a. The integration to other platforms is non-existent besides being able to post things on popular social media platforms like insta and Facebook. Why is this app so expensive??
4) Lastly, the constantly glitching stat features. They don’t update consistently, some of the stat page features crash the app, and they are weird stats that compare your reading to other people. I really don’t know what adds other people saw for this app, but the ones targeted to me gave me the impression this app was for individual use and reading growth.
There’s a Bug BUG 3/5
When I try to open the “Goals” section of the app it crashes and the app closes. 🤦🏽♂️ It’s so annoying, the first few hours of use were fine, but now it just doesn’t work, such an expensive app just to not work 🤦🏽♂️ FIX IT or I’ll ask for a refund.
Major glitch- not worth it 1/5
The app is entirely too expensive for what it is- feels like a huge ripoff. Currently, the main page, which tells you how many minutes to read daily to hit your annual goals, does not work. No matter what time of year it is, the minutes read calculation estimates how much you would need to read daily to reach your current goal IF you started on Jan first. This is the primary reason I purchased the app, to have a better way to track my annual reading goals. I reached out to the developers and they don’t seemed too concerned about the issue.
Unless there is a major update to this app, it’s simply not sophisticated enough to do what it claims.
Only has subscription 1/5
There’s no free version. All I want to do is track my reading without the tacky, extra stuff. I can do it on my own on paper.
Have to pay 1/5
By mysi tree airayiayoeyoudchico
There’s no longer a free version just today I went to start reading my book and it won’t allow me to put in any time or adjust anything with my book without paying 7.99 EIGHT DOLLARS for me to track my book time and pages what a joke how ridiculous I really loved this app but it seems like now they’re just trying to get a quick cash grab out of everyone screams capitalism for sure
Have not had this app for to long 4/5
By purpke man
Have not had this app for to long but it’s yelling at me to read so far I love this 😅
Great app would like a feature added 5/5
Great app for tracking the books you’ve read and want to read. It would be great if you could change your goal from a minutes goal to a pages goal. Would love to see that feature in a future update! Thank you!
Unable to unsubscribe 1/5
I’ve tried multiple ways to unsubscribe from this app and nothing looks like it worked.
By jamal ...$$$$
This is awesome but shouldn’t have to get premium to see your reading stats
No Free Version 1/5
Disappointed with the free version of the app, which is essentially nonexistent. The app prompts you to pay for a plan, but allows you to continue using their supposedly free version. I was enjoying the “free” features, but after a few days of use, I wasn’t even allowed to start a reading session. This is a shame, as I’ve taken extensive notes on vocabulary and passages within the app which are now essentially useless considering I won’t be continuing to use it.
I haven’t had the time to read and now that I do I don’t remember to remind myself to read . So with this app I can read as much as I want and it reminds me Sunday , Tuesday, Wednesday , Friday , and Saturday . Now, im reading a lot better than before with this apps help !
Free is not free, missleading 1/5
I couldn’t even start the app without being forced to “try” the premium service. Users should have to sign up and then opt out of a trial to get free content.
This is crap 1/5
I didn’t even get to use the app or test it out before they ask for my money. I wanted this app to help me remember want I read and get me to my reading goal. I thought this app would help me but they really just want my money!!!
I don’t recommend!
Paying member and have not been able to use the app 1/5
I have subscribed to a membership and have been unable to open the app for the last two days because it just crashes immediately
BE CAREFUL - got charged $59.99 1/5
This is a real scammy. Signed me up for a 7 day free trial and then added me to their YEARLY $59.99 plan after those 7 days! WHAT???
I did NOT sign up for that. Completely unacceptable!
I had high hopes :( 2/5
By Rhianna 13 years old
I really liked the premise of this app!! As someone who loves a good tracking app AND reading this was my cup of tea. But the amount of stuff you can do without upgrading to premium is close to none. And paying close to 100$ a year for an app? Absolutely not. Everything in the app revolves around the fact that you haven’t signed up for premium and it’s disappointing. Giving it 2 stars because it could be really good! If it was free for all that is.
Dishonest bait and switch 3/5
I didn’t do a free trial and for a whole week the sessions were still unlimited. Now it’s requiring me to do a free trial and pay for a month to have what I had for entirely free a week ago. What a dishonest bait and switch. Very disappointing. Why do I have to give you money for unlimited sessions? Very lame.
Not good 2/5
They want you to pay 60/year for a diary app basically. You don’t even get to read anything. They force you to pay as soon as they can. Waste.
Blatant copy 1/5
I was excited to try this app, but it turned out to be just a worst copy of another book tracker i’m using. Don’t waste your time with this one.
By William Baggins
If you want a simple way to use app to track your reading this is not it. I gave up before it asked for the Middle names of my Great Grand parents. I just wanted to see what the app could do for me and it was way too nosey about my life.
SMH 0 stars 1/5
The app asks me if I want to sign up for premium I say no then it’s like we get it that’s a big commitment it then asks me a couple of questions and won’t let me move forward it has a screen telling me to upgrade to premium.
Don’t download 1/5
App lures you in, and eventually it’s forces you to buy subscription to use the minimal features, what a joke of an app
I’m trying to read more and this app is everything I need for book tracking, note taking, and reminders to read. Such an amazing app!
So helpful! 5/5
This is a great app if you want to set and reach goals. I’m happy with my progress and I’m excited to plan our time to read more often!
I’m really excited to use this app. But when I was signing in and answering the questions, it wouldn’t let me continue on one of the questions. It was the question on how I feel about reading with the emojis. I selected my response and there was no button to continue or anything. I tried deleting and reinstalling but it still didn’t work. I also tried reporting the problem on the website but it wouldn’t let me. Idk if I’m doing something wrong or if it’s just a glitch🤷♀️Idk I’m hoping I can get this fixed so I can use the app
Looks Great 3/5
I was all in with App until it asked for my fingerprint. Why? My personal identifiers are not necessary and an overreach. It’s bad enough I have facial recognition from APPLE, but a fingerprint from a no-name application is a no-go for me. Sorry. I would’ve loved to try it.
Worst App , Charges tons of money 1/5
I attempted to download and use this app. I select a small monthly fee for payment options. I read all info carefully. However, I was still charged the highest cost for this app at $117. In addition, when the free trial was over the app took me through the entire setup process again. All try to try and get money more money out of my pocket. The app did not aligned across my devices and failed to save any of my info. This app is a scam and they only want your money. I’m very disappointed.
more options 4/5
i wish there was more options for what emotions i felt durning reading.
I liked the app however when the free trial was up it will cost $12.99/month…they give the option of a yearly subscription which is $99.99. I liked the app but not enough to spend that much on it.
It seems like a great app, but…. 2/5
So I downloaded this app to help me with reading, but while doing the set up part of it, they asked me how reading made me feel with a selection of emojis to choose from. And when I chose the emoji, it didn’t do anything and just stayed on that page. I tried closing and reopening the app several times and clicking the page and reloading but it doesn’t seem to be working. I would really like to use this app, but I can’t figure out what’s wrong with the set up part of it.
u have to pay to do pretty much everything 3/5
By omg let me review it
so it gives u reading goals but only lets u complete them every other day? basically any way i would be able to actually do anything(according to this app) is to pay for it like um ridiculous at least let me put my reading log for everyday instead of making me pay 12.99 for ONE MONTH. i would love this app otherwise which is why i gave it 3 stars.
I’d like to get my money back… 2/5
I only had this app for about five minutes before it seemed like more of a hassle than it’s worth. Don’t know if the developers can give me a refund since I barely used it, but I’d like one. The first book I’m reading I had to manually enter. Then another one. Then it wouldn’t let me read more than one book at a time (which I routinely do). Just clunky.
Love it but issues 3/5
By Christina Basler
Accidentally just typed that I read more pages than were in the book. It said i finished the book. Went back to edit it to the number of pages I actually read and it still says I finished the book and won’t let me continue reading.
Kinda confusing 1/5
They select the book you have to read but they don’t show it or anything. It’s just a timer and a place to take notes. Once you create a profile you can log on iPad but it’s pretty tricky to navigate and it’s not really seamless from mobile to iPad. Although I have to say the concept is great it’s just not very user friendly.
Maybe with updates 🤞🏽
can't get past the intro screen with the feels emoji
Love this app! 5/5
I’m a total bookworm but tracking my reading and my progress on books can get annoying. Personally this app is very helpful. I love that I could also write my thoughts on what I read in that moment. Although I do wish I could pause the timer so I don’t have to restart every time I have to use the bathroom or get a snack. Besides that it’s a great app, would recommend for other bookworms.