Goodreads is a social network for readers that gives you the chance to rate all of the books that you’ve read, write reviews and, most importantly, check out recommendations from other users. This is the official Goodreads app.
You can use this app to do pretty much everything that you would on Goodreads’ official website. You can rate the books you’ve read, look for new books using the search engine, apply genre filters, etc. And of course you can access your virtual shelves at any time.
One feature exclusive to the app allows you to use your device’s camera to scan a book’s barcode, which naturally gives you all of its information. Once you do it, you can add the book to your shelf, rate it, write a review, or add it to your ‘to-read’ list.
If you’re a dedicated book reader you’ve probably asked yourself “What book’s next?”. Reading a book is a big deal: it takes some time and your time is precious. What if you had a huge community of friends willing to recommend you some good books? That’s what Goodreads is.
Actually, it offers both a web version and Android app. For searching books and see reviews you don’t need to sign up. However, if you want to list your read/favorite books, review them, share and add reading friends, you must do it. You can find your address book contacts or Facebook friends on Goodreads.
The amount of books and authors is just impressive. Try it out. Besides reviewing, rating and sharing, you can see price comparisons. As a social network, you can add status updates and page number updates for books you’re currently reading. You can use the scanner to quickly access book info.
Goodreads is a great application for avid readers. Not only can you keep your books perfectly organized, but you can share your thoughts and recommendations with thousands of other users.