Goodreads pitches mobile networking for book junkies
Goodreads.com, a social networking tool that allows readers to catalog what books they have owned and read, has released its own app to provide its users with more convenient options when a computer isn’t readily available.
This app helps you keep up with what you want to read, review the books you’ve read and organize your reading history by adding books to categories known as “shelves.” You can also see what your friends are reading and comment on their reviews. The features for this app include a barcode scanner, a to-read list, friend updates, online book clubs and a page that displays local literary events in your area,
One of the app’s best features is the barcode scanner. After scanning, the app not only pulls up the book’s title but also displays ratings and reviews from other Goodreads users. But beware, this app is not an e-reader; even though it may scan the book’s barcode, the book is not available on the device and must be purchased at your local bookseller.
Overall the app is very versatile, and I would highly recommend this to students who are unable to purchase a high-priced book for a college course.
The Goodreads app is rated a nine-star app with a version of 2.0.1. It was updated on August 11, 2012 by Goodreads, Inc. It is available for free for both Apple iOs and Android operating systems serves as the world’s largest site for reader reviews and book recommendations.