Could be 5 stars 4/5
I haven’t had this app for very long, but so far so good. My only problem with the app is that when adding a book from the past, you can’t add the date you finished it. Because of this, my books read for this year are missing books, along with pages read for the year. If this became an available option this app would be five stars. Hopefully they’ll add it soon!
Love this app! 5/5
This app is fantastic. I used to use GoodReads but this is so much better.
Love the app but.... 3/5
..... It. Is. So. Slow. To. Record. Info.
I’ve been using the app for over a year and made the monetary investment for the best experience. A few updates ago, I noticed the app slowing down. It can take up to a few minute before the app clears out of whatever data gathering it is doing. For example....when I finish a book, I will enter the page I got to...and wait for the rating to pop up....and wait again for the app to recognize I have clicked the rate and finish button. I thought maybe this latest update would fix that — I’ve mentioned the problem before— but alas, it has not! Please look into this.
Helpful for tracking 4/5
I really like how this app allows me to keep track of my reading time and speeds. It’s definitively useful for reading. That said, I wish you could app “books you’ve read in the past” to your yearly reading goal. As I got this app recently, all the books I read from January 2018-on don’t show up on my Yearly Tracker.
Great app got me reading again 4/5
Really like the app, it’s motivating to see progress. Bookly is simple to use and The infographic when you complete a book is a nice touch.
There are two features I’d like from the app which I would purchase pro for.
1) “My Books” as a list rather than a carousel. It’s difficult to interact with if there are more than 3 or 4 books in the list.
2) a social aspect. Comments from other readers maybe amazon reviews shown in the app?
Annoying bug when trying to record session 3/5
I've attempted to contact the developer about this bug with no response at all. Every time I attempt to record a reading session or takes 5-10 tries to get the number pad to appear. It is really taking the enjoyment out of using this app.
INTRUSIVE ADS! 3/5
By Happy Hij
This is easily the app w/the MOST INTRUSIVE ads that I’ve ever used.
Some books are not even on here? 4/5
This is an awesome app, my problem is is that I’m reading a certain edition of a book and it doesn’t pop up when I search for it in the search bar or when I scan its code on the back of the book or wherever the code may be. So, please get that fixed! Thanks!
Excellent to get motivated to read daily 5/5
I’ve been using this app for 6 months now and i must say it gets better and better! So many great additions, square infographics is my favorite new feature by far. P.S: Love the new name! Can’t wait to see what new stuff you guys add!
App Needs Work, Has Potential 3/5
I’ve been trying to use this app since the beginning, even unlocked the IAP no problem, so I know this app has potential to be great. However, the developer(s) just have not executed on that potential yet.
They have made a few useful updates along the way (adding books currently in progress, some fixes around modifying page numbers) but there is still so much about this app that feels overwhelmingly amateur.
The book search remains a poorly executed feature. Adding sessions that didn’t use the app is not thought through. (If I didn’t use the app, then I probably don’t know what day I read or for how long.) Also, odd inconsistencies such as asking me how many pages I read (without the app) while sessions logged in the app ask me what page I’m on.
These are some examples of why I find myself frustrated nearly every time I use the app. That said, I keep returning to the app. I use it alongside GoodReads because I do appreciate the additional analysis (e.g., pages/minute).
My overall impression is that this felt like a team started building the app, and then a key player left the team shortly after launch. Maybe I’m wrong, but I would love it if the developer(s) reaches out to some more senior dev/design teams for advice on how to improve the app.
App Crashes Often 2/5
By carolforpresident 2016
I love this app until it crashes. Which has been often lately. Hoping the next update fixes that
Great concept.. not very user friendly ...
Love It - Room for Improvement 4/5
I’m a *huge* reader, and Bookly is quickly becoming one of my favorite book-related apps. So much in fact, I purchased the pro version! I do think overall it could be a little more user friendly (and maybe have a better layout?). It can feel clunky when you’re in the “my books” tab and scroll down to see your stats, quotes, and other info for that book. I’ve been getting in the habit of using Bookly more and it’s definitely been worthwhile.
A great app for readers! 4/5
I learned about this app from a read and after playing with it for about 20 minutes, immediately purchased the pro-version and haven’t looked back since. My only gripe is that there isn’t an official iPad version of the app so it looks odd on the iPad but it still works so it really isn’t that big of a deal but keep that in mind. I’m excited for the future of this app and the developers!
Best App For Tracking Reading 5/5
I love the stats and infographics in this app! It tracks minutes/hours read, pages read, books read, and the number of pages per minute. It’s becoming my favorite book related app. I use it daily. Definitely worth the upgrade to Pro in my opinion.
Great app! Looking forward to improvements 4/5
This is a great app! Easy to use, clean displays, nice and simple. I've only used it for a couple of books but it really motivated me to make time for a hobby that I don't have as much time for anymore. I tend to have a slower reading pace than most, so the infographics were pretty interesting. And it's great being able to see the progress I'm making, especially when I'm reading a 700+ pg book.
There was a tiny bug I noticed when I had to delete an incorrectly recorded reading session (that was my fault), and the page numbers on the page for the book's overall info and the page for the book's reading sessions didn't sync up right. Nothing that's too much of a problem, but it just bothered me a bit. It'd be nice to get that fixed.
Also, I listen to a lot of audiobooks, and that's hard to keep track of on here. I figure I can just mark them as "read in the past," since the app wasn't designed for audiobook listening and etc, but it'd be great if for "read in the past book" there was an option to just quickly put in what day you finished the book, or perhaps which days you were reading it. But that's about it. Overall this is a great app! I definitely regret not getting it earlier tbh.
Best Reading 📚 Tracker App! (Recommended) 5/5
For all the readers out there, whether pro or beginner, this app will get you up and reading the book that's at your fingertips. I'm not a pro reader, but it's great for book reports because you can put the due date so you will know when to start and finish the book. There are a few bugs however, but hopefully they will fixed in the next update. 😃😃😃
Great app 4/5
This is a great app for readers that want to track or understand how much/how fast they read. I’ve used it every day since I bought it and it has provided some interesting insights into my reading speed. Unfortunately I’ve noticed that the timer has errors at times, including losing the reading history for a book that I’ve tracked in the app previously. Also, the stats for reading streak are incorrect...at the top it says I’ve read for 17 days but the table at the bottom of the same page says the longest streak is 0 days. A few things that would be great additions: more info (like average pages per hour) for daily results. I tend to read more than one book at a time so being able to see average pages per hour for the whole day and other info (similar to what is shown for each book or for the year) would be nice. Also, being able to set goals for a custom date range - maybe for a day or for the weekend - rather than just the two options currently available. And it would be great to be able to pause and stop/start the timer without having to open the app and also to be able to access it from the lock screen.
Great app, but cruel to pay for 10+ books 3/5
This is a great app, I’m pretty happy with it. I only use this app for some books, not all books, because I’m dreading the day I’ll exceed 10 books and will have to PAY $6. I more than likely will not pay once I exceed 10 books—it’s ridiculous to pay—and will continue to use my old school method of tracking my reading. I hope in the future the developers are able to make the upgrade free or at least reduce price to $0.99/1.99.
My Favorite App 5/5
I love this app. I had it for less than a day before I upgraded to the pro version which was so worth it. It's now been over a year and I still use the app every day to track how much I read. It keeps me accountable for my reading and on track with my goals. It's easy to use and I love that I can rate the books I read as well as add my thoughts and my favorite quotes. This app is so great for anyone who likes to read, especially for someone like me who loves it but doesn't have a lot of time to do so and also has trouble staying focused even when in the middle of an amazing book. This app has helped me reach so many goals and finish books I never thought possible and is making me an even better reader as well. Thank you!
I really enjoy this app! It’s fun to see the pages adding up, and the daily reminder is great. :)
I have one request. Can there be a way to see your thoughts and/or quotes without opening a specific book? Sometimes I save a quote because I really like it, but I can’t remember what book it was from later. It would be great to have them all in one place.
I love this app’s design and it really looks like it’s a good app. My complaint is that when I go to read a book I can’t turn the page or even read the book because of a feature that this app has. It is very frustrating because I genuinely like the app I just can’t figure out how to turn the page or start reading the book. I don’t know if I’m pressing the wrong button or it’s my phone. I have tried deleting and reinstalling the app but still it wouldn’t work. I would love to give the app another try if could figure out how to work it. If someone could give me advice on how to use this app properly if I’m doing something wrong it would be greatly appreciated:)
Please fix dictation 1/5
Dictation stopped working. It’s kind of annoying that the main thing that I use this app for isn’t working anymore.
I have paid for the pro version.
Dictation still works in all other apps, I am using the stock Apple keyboard and it has access. It’s only not working in this app. When I press the dictation button, the keyboard goes away and nothing happens.
I believe this is a problem with the app.
Nice, but... 3/5
I only wish it were easier to edit the times and pages after initial entry. I also wish it interacted with the Goodreads and Kindle apps.
More Reader Customization 5/5
By Artsy Emily
I love Bookout so much! I’m in 6th grade, and it’s helped me a lot to know if my reading skills are improving. I have a couple suggestions for this app though..
This is a very simple thing, but it’d be cool to be able to change the color scheme. This would definitely attract more people to your app because they can customize a bit of it.
Another thing I really would like to happen is for this app to be compatible with iPads, because I like to sync my data between my iPad and my phone.
By the way, for people reading this, I definitely recommend buying the pro version! The experience is awesome.
This is addictive! 5/5
My love for reading books have been multiply since i began using the app. Reading is now a big addiction, I’m always trying to increase my stats, to read faster and mainly to fulfill my goals! The app itself is greatly design and easy to use.
Terribly disappointed. 1/5
By Phoenix Rising 8259
My first and only gripe was that this was a clunky app to use on the iPad. I have since discovered this app doesn’t work at all! I can’t add more than one reading session (with the pro version), it won’t let me edit reading sessions that are inaccurate, and it tells me that I completed the book when I am on page 137. Terribly disappointed, and I will be asking for a refund.
Not User Friendly 3/5
By Silver's Reviews
I had trouble figuring it out.
It’s a great app but wish there was more 4/5
I was looking for an app to track how many hours I read. I read a lot! So far it works great and enjoy the options for goals and tracking of each book.
I’m rating this app with 4 stars. It is a great app but has so more potential.
1. It would be great if there was an app designed for the iPad. I read more on that than my iPhone.
2. Update the widget to include start, stop or pause for a reading session. You have to open the app to start and then open iBooks or Kindle App to start actually reading. It would take less time and distraction than having to open the app.
3. It would be really nice to have the option for a list of current books or have the option to organize in your own categories. This will be handy for books in a series.
Get it!! 5/5
Omg this app is one of the best apps I ever have discover👍👍
Great App that deserves 5 stars... 4/5
But it is missing iPad support. It would be perfect once that support rolls in. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed.
Disappointing Reading App 3/5
Whereas I found the app useful for books or devices which label pages, it seems totally inadequate for audible type reading or listening.
I think many audible apps come with their own stat/subprograms and Bookout does not attempt to compete with those.
Bookout is fine for conventional methods of reading but not as much for more modern-day reading methods.
Love it 5/5
I just got this app today and I’m already a really big fan!! The idea of earning achievements and being able to track my progress is really appealing, and I’ve already started to be more motivated to read! This is a wonderful app
Timer issues 3/5
I’m really enjoying the pro version of this app, except for one tiny issue. If I need to pause my session and go somewhere else on my phone, the timer goes all cattywampus. I just read for 1 hour and 1 minute. I switched apps for about 10 minutes, returned, and the timer said I had been reading for 38 hours and 4 minutes. What? I will rely on my phone timer for now, but this is a big issue that I know is happening to at least one other user.
I love this App! 5/5
This is the perfect App for a bookworm such as my self, or for someone trying to read more. I love the statistics part. I wish that in a future upgrade it can show you the average of daily pages read. I believe is the only thing missing. I highly recommend this App (Buy Pro version, is worth it!).
Infographics inaccurate 2/5
I love the idea of this app but it really needs some work. One of the coolest aspects of the app, to me, is the infographics feature. I just read about 130 pages, entered the page I was on (the last page), rated the book and marked it as complete. The infographic generated for the book shows most pages read in one day as 63 pages. It doesn’t appear that the amount of time spent reading the book is correct, either.
As others have stated, it would be great to have a separate shelf for books you have already finished and I would like more badges/achievements.
I wish it integrated with Goodreads so I don’t have to update my progress in both places and I wish it had an option to show percentage read instead of just x pages out of x total pages.
Honestly, with the infographics being inaccurate, though, I don’t see any reason to use this app.
it erased my session 3/5
Not a fan of the constant in-app notifications asking me if I enjoy the app and to rate it. I was just about to save a long reading session when it popped up and erased the session before I could save it. Not cool at all.
Good app, Recommendations though 5/5
By Awsome gamer me
I love this app, but could you please add a way to see all your finished books? If There might already be a way I don’t know of, I’m sorry
Goodreads integration? 5/5
First let me say, I LOVE THIS APP!!!
Whether you are a disciplined reader or just getting into a practice, this is the app for you.
If the developers are reading this, I would love to see a Goodreads integration where my lists from Goodreads show up in the app, and where my progress in the books show up on my Goodreads account. This could open the door for a social media aspect to the app, which I think is much needed.
Finally! Something to track reading metadata! 5/5
I love Bookout! It’s so much better than Goodreads for keeping track of books being read and giving me information about my reading habits. It’s so user-friendly and intuitive.
Love this app 4/5
Great app love I appreciate all it’s features to track your progress
Doesn’t work great with multiple devices 3/5
By download quizlet app instead
I use the app quite often, however it does not sync very well across multiple devices. I often lose previous reading sessions data if I keep the timer on my iPad and then one of my other phones. Additionally, the family sharing it says can be used does not work. My wife and I both have the app but we are unable to share the pro version which I have and requires her to have also.
Too many ads 3/5
By Nursing roc
I don’t like the pop up adds and the frequent and persistent “opportunities” to upgrade. Please lighten up!
For some reason each time I open the app it spends several minutes syncing. Not sure why, it’s not as though I’m adding loads of data.
Also, when I’m using the timer while reading and I pause it to go grab a drink or throw my clothes from the washer to the dryer, I’ll come back and open my phone to restart only to find that HOURS have appeared on the timer. And it can’t be edited so I lose the whole session and have to start over, which throws off my numbers.
One of my favorite apps! 5/5
I’m absolutely obsessed with this app. I’m a librarian and avid reader, but lately I’ve found that I been drawn to watching tv rather than reading books in my spare time. However, since downloading this app, I’ve made sure to read at least a little bit every day in order to keep up with my monthly goal and reading streaks. I also love infographics in general, and the ones created by Bookout are so fun!
(Also, this little blue Bookout mascot is adorable).
Love this app 5/5
I use this app every time I read. My only thing is every time my phone rings, it doesn’t pause so it ends up still counting while I’m reading. Also would be cool if there was more challenges like how many books you want to read in a year or month, not just hours. Also I can’t edit. Accidentally put a page number that I was not on and now I can’t edit it. But otherwise I love it. I didn’t realize how many hours of the day I actually stop and start reading. Seems like I’m reading for hours but after pausing and starting so much I don’t actually read as much as I thought I do.
My most used app 5/5
I use this app everyday and it is the sole reason I’ve increased my daily reading time. Interface is great, stats are super useful. Highly recommended.
Five Stars! 5/5
I 100% recommend this app to anyone and everyone who is looking for a fun to start reading! I already love reading, but to get this app and then track my progress and reading habits is so helpful. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s a gentle push to start reading for those of you who don’t enjoy reading as much as others. It’s great when reading a school book, it can even make reading your boring kinda history book fun. It’s tools and achievements to help you start reading are well thought out and fun, I am totally paying for the complete full version, it’s full worth it! But even the free version is just as useful.
Disappointed customer service 2/5
I love the idea, and the app until I contacted with their customer service for my losing sync data.
I purchased the Bookout Pro, which included the sync data. However, I was not able to re-sync the data in my new iPhone. I contacted the support team five times, they barely email me back about a solution!!!! Finally, they email me back that “they will try to find a solution”... unbelievable...very disappointed
Why I love Bookout 5/5
By bald book reader
I like Bookout because it helps me keep track of my reading. Over the summer I stopped reading as much as I usually would and a friend suggested Bookout.