Website is great, app not so much I love the Goodreads website, but the app is much less user friendly. With the most recent update, they've completely destroyed the most useful feature of the app - scanning. First, the ability to mass scan and autoshelve books seems to be gone entirely. Second, they've switched from simple barcode scanning to using Amazon's scanning system, which should allow you to scan covers as well as barcodes. The only problem is it rarely works, on covers or barcodes. Very disappointing.
So much more that can be done I really like this app, it's so handy. Find a book in an instant, by scanning. I love the scan option! And the updating is so easy, and reviewing is simple too. But I think there's so much missing from it that can be worked on, so here are my complains, 1) Can't find people and groups on it. 2) Opened groups or profile on the app, no option to join the group and no option to follow the person. 3) Can't choose a different edition of the book.
Genre It's one of my favourite apps because it really helps me when I want to check out a book before I buy it. The website is more than perfect but the app still needs some improvements. One of the things I like the most on the website is that you can see which genres people think the book is, the genre tags they've added. This is what I need the most so I make sure I don't buy some young adult romance book for 13-year-old girls...
Bugs, Bugs and more Bugs. I cannot do things like update status and more. Type a progress status then when saving it vanishes and at times happens with reviews too and am forced to use my laptop often. Also from notifications, I click on a group and it takes me to updates. Yes, my app is up to date (at the time I was writing this). Fix all these bugs please; I would like to manage my account from my phone with real time data whenever I refresh or make changes.
Crashes and menu button unaccessible I love the idea of this app. But it could be improved. It crashes often. If you type in a title and click on a selection that pops up, itll stall unless you press enter after typing and before clicking. The most annoying thing is the lack of a static menu bar, so if you search for multiple books, plan to click back a million times before you can access the menu again.
Please fix the app The app takes years to load and even then I can't open Notifications and barely able to leave a reading update. It aslo frequently pops the error message and the hell stars over again. Please fix this, I get only frustration from this app :(
★ Scan book covers and barcodes to add them to your shelves
★ Various bug fixes
In recent releases:
☆ Autocomplete search
☆ Easily reset your password when you forget it
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