Well Done 4/5
By Dr. L.
I love being able to read books using the Spritz method. I've improved my reading speed from 130 wpm to 400 wpm.
That said, I'm struggling with the latest version of Bookshout. I tend to switch back and forth between Spritz mode and normal reading mode. In the previous version I could do this with one click. Now I have to click the ellipsis symbol, click on Display Settings, choose a reading mode, and finally click the back arrow, losing some of the time saved by reading faster to time spent navigating the app.
Scream Free Parenting 5/5
By The Early Nerd
An eye opening book to doing things differently. I yelled a lot with lots of poor excuses. I had mostly stopped yelling by the time I read this book but I love how it relates to all of our relationships- not just the parent-child one. I appreciate a view that starts with the only person I have control over- me. I keep thinking of the people I think should read it and then remember to glean as much from it as I can, share it as I go and keep learning. I am still growing in how I relate to my husband, my youth, and my friends as I get further into the book!
App stopped working 1/5
Worked for 2 days but now doesn’t. Half way through my book and I have to go buy it from iBooks.
Reader customization is awesome! 5/5
Since this is app requires reading on a screen and not a back-lot device, I was nervous I would not like reading for long periods of time. Boy was I wrong! There are so many ways to customize the reader, I’ve found my unique combination that makes it comfortable to read for hours without straining my eyes. One of my favorite features is the Dyslexic typeface. It might look a little funky but it’s really helped with my reading speed, the app can prove it!
Good app a few glitches though 4/5
I like that it sends you a reminder to read and an email that tells you how much you read the day before but it is very twitchy when flipping the pages. It seems to not count a page if it appears you’re reading faster than it thinks you should be able to read. I actually read faster than it says and have ha to go back a page or two to get it counted. Also, maybe not an email everyday with totals. I like to read but I don’t want to be reminded each morning that life happens. Also, while book. Shout bucks are great there are so any books you can’t use then on which kind of negates earning them.
I am not sure why someone would want to write such an evil novel.
Horrible-And I’m an author! 1/5
Where is the search function and what is wrong with navigation? I am trying to search my own book and can’t get to the correct page. It’s awful!!!
Not only are the books here flawlessly presented and your bookshelves easy to organize, there is a speed reading function that is like nothing I’ve ever seen before, and I’ve tried them all. Not only was I able to increase my reading speed, my retention went through the roof and the most relevant information of the book stayed with me long after the book was finished. It was also hard to miss the main points of the book with this feature. There are other goodies in this app that help keep the reader on track. This is the app I’ll most likely use for all my future non-fiction reading. Love it, stunned by it, appreciative of its development.
False advertising 1/5
No Apple Watch support.
WOW, sign in with WSJ 1/5
Except you can’t. And ho way to find or change password. Brilliant
Bait and switch. 1/5
I received a “free” e-book offer from the WSJ. I had to download the app, only to find that “free” is $14.99! Can’t trust this app.
Amazing app 5/5
Really love the fact that this app pushes me to read every day. Definitely, recommend to anyone who wants to push themselves to read and beat out your friend's score. Also, love the fact they girl you money for actually reading. Which you could use to buy books with.
Buggiest ebook reader 1/5
This app is incredibly and frustratingly buggy. Examples:
- Books often open to a random location, sometimes the beginning of the chapter you were on, rarely where you left off
- When clicking on a footnote, it often leaps to a random footnote from chapter 1 rather than the footnote you wanted
- There is bizarre highlighting behavior that seems to happen almost anytime you want to turn the page and turns the screen into an unreadable jumbled mess.
Will not be buying a second book on this app.
Darkest Hour 5/5
I read the book after seeing the movie. It was great. I want to see the movie again.
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 (for one thing, they're distracting), 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. (edit) I guess what really bothers me is the vague feeling that my reading is in some way being monitored. To make a long story short, I'll look elsewhere for e-books, not BookShout.
Short story 5/5
This short story taught us to believe and our faith will take us where we need to be,
Takes way too long to load
I like this app 5/5
Discovered by accident. Free books that are good. A reader that works trouble free. Even the books that aren’t free are very inexpensive.
App crashes constantly 1/5
By Miss Mason 05
Have one book in my account and every time I go to read it, it crashes before I can even see the first page. What a worthless app
Latest update made it worse 1/5
Latest update took away the ability to tell how many words you have read - it only indicates when you have reached the daily goal. I liked that it told you how many words because I always read way beyond the goal, but now I can’t see how much I have read. It was already frustrating because at the end of each chapter it seemed to lose some of your total words, and the only way to get them back was to go back to the end of the previous chapter long enough to read it again before proceeding. PLEASE FIX!
Sherlock Holmes 5/5
Excellent book I was presently impressed by the author of this book
Not working 1/5
Why bother providing an App where it doesn’t work?
Their books are sometimes frustrating to order. You pick a book for your cart, and when you go to pay the cart is empty. So you have to repeat sometimes 3-4 times before you can get the book. Also, they may have the same book as BookBub at the same price. But then they add taxes. A few cents here and there adds up. Sometimes I get so frustrated trying to order that I just go to BookBub and save a few cents with no order frustration.
Also, they do not display the time like BookBub does. So you have to back out of the application to check the time. Same thing to check battery charge. Annoying.
I do like seeing how much I’ve read and seeing my ranking compared to others. That’s why I use BookShout. It compensates for some of the annoyance.
By Mad-N-Mos Mom
Great app ,with an amazing supply of Books.
Doesn't work on Apple Watch 1/5
Had to sign up to download any book from their website. Poor collection of books. The reader doesn't work on Apple Watch. Just says coming soon.
Horrible reading app - visual distractions 1/5
There seems to be no way to turn off the top menu or the progress at the bottom. It never lets you forget you are reading on a computing device. Unlike the Kindle apps which totally get out of your way and JUST. SHOW. THE. TEXT.
Love this app but... 4/5
This app has become my go to for reading, I even ditched my kindle, BUT I've noticed over the last few weeks there have been a lot of glitches. Like my reading words not adding up like they should on the computer by fine on my phone. And having trouble turning the page sometimes, like it will take me backwards or skip a chapter. While the issues are mainly on computer and not the app, I still would love to get it resolved!
If you like to read, you'll love this app 5/5
I read,a lot. This site allows you to not only read, you can track what you read, you are provided with a status report on your reading goals, you are ranked with other readers on the site plus you earn BookShout Bucks just for reading. You can use these bucks to apply to future purchases. Doesn't get any better than this
Does not work 1/5
Does not work
You ready for this... 3/5
-I like how you can speed it up
-I used it for books that are required for school and it's a pretty good resource
So far can't load the only book I got free from TMobile 1/5
Yep. The app seems to forever try to load my nat'l geo book that I got as a promo from TMobile.
When it finally loads...I'll post an update. For now I just sit and wait....
This App actually helps you read! 4/5
It encourages you! Amazing!
The app constantly nags you about meeting your daily reading goal whether you set one up or not. This feature is enabled right from the start and spams you every day in your email about it. The functionality to disable it was not working in app, presenting a less than helpful blank screen under "settings". I actually had to go to their website, login and disable it there to finally get it to stop nagging my inbox. In my case this is totally inappropriate as I have reference books for school on my account. If I didn't have to use this app for my coursework it would already be deleted from my device.
By Garrett Bryan
Huge selection of eBooks and the best eReader I've used. Better than Kindle and Nook. Love that I can set myself daily goals and that I earn BookShout money just for reading.
Habit changing 5/5
I'm on track to read my goal of 5 books per month and then some, and this app is the reason why. Love getting BookShout bucks for just reading, but the stats and the reading analytics are my favorite.
BookShout Bucks are #winning 5/5
This app rocks! As you read, you earn BookShout Bucks which can be used to buy more ebooks. Plus the goal tracking is on point! This app has everything for the new age book lover.
Lifesaving App 5/5
This app is pretty awesome! Great selection of books and always seems to save me a trip to the book store and school and for leisure reading. Love the reader the best and its ease of use. Great App! Great Company!
Love it 5/5
Great app with a variety of book genres. Free and some that cost. They start you off with BookShout bucks depending how much you read. Can't beat it for a free app. Reading is so fundamental. I'm glad they offer a free service.
By Desi dude
Downloaded app as I got a book in gift. Book takes forever to open. Tried several times. What these guys are thinking?
Don't waste your time.
Does not work 1/5
Useless. Will not load a book. Piece of crap.
T Mobile Tuesday won't work 2/5
This won't let me get the free ebook
Book will not load 1/5
I downloaded this app I was given a free book to read. I tried to start reading the book last night and quickly got frustrated as the app would never load the book. I ended up having to read the book through the website, which is also not user friendly may I add. Once I get to the end of a chapter on the website I can't just read on to the next chapter, it will just display blank pages. Very frustrating!
Excellent reader 5/5
I started reading books recently getting closer to retirement. This app is interesting. I read alot today and earned some credits. Sounds like something to check into! I have this on my kindle and my iPhone working well.
Great app 5/5
Makes reading fun
What is this? 1/5
I only downloaded this app because I was given a free book. When I opened the book, I had no idea what I was looking at other than a row of words that move left to right well the rest of the page did not. I could not find any information about how to use the app or what all the icons mean. I finally discovered that there is a way to read material like one normally would from a book, with a whole page filled with text rather than just seeing one word at a time. Really?? Just one word on the screen and this is supposed to be a good method of taking in knowledge? Furthermore, why would this silly speed reading setting be the default setting in what is supposed to be a book reading app? This isn't a very user-friendly app for someone who is never used it before.
This will not display my book....
Will not load books 1/5
When I try to load books it just stays on the loading screen. It just keeps loading with no ending.
Love it! 5/5
This is a great app! Informative, easy to use, customer-oriented! Will appeal to most readers!
Love the encouraging messages. 5/5
By Doc Pierce
This is a great app, and I plan on using it often.