It's a great app, but in comparison to the ios version, this needs an update that works out the visual aestetics and more importantly, the usability aspect. On ios I use this mostly to add books, quickly read reviews, update my reading progress, and add books to my shelves. Each one of these tasks requires me to click through multiple, and sometimes unecessarily hidden menus to find the one button I am looking for. Shelves should be stored via the apps database, or loaded once the app opens, so that everytime I want to add a book to one of my shelves, I don't have to sit and wait for it to reload my shelves everytime. If I want to update my reading progess, I shouldn't have to go into the 'my review' menu to do so, it should be like the ios version. One they clean these things up, it will be much better!
Its really annoying that an Amazon owned company that sends traffic to Amazon has ads in its app. It's infuriating that the ads are poorly implemented and cause the screen to jump about. It's disgusting that many of the ads are deceptive or garish. And to top it off, the app has become less stable and doesn't have sophisticated sort or search options. I love the Goodreads community, but the mobile website is better than what they've let the app devolve to.
Comparing the app from android to apple. Android users are getting ripped off. Google is my go to for book searches I stead of this app. Books do not come up on searches, you can not update your reading progress, the setup is different. You can do so much more on apple. Why is there such a big difference?
This app is embarressing compared to the iPhone version. I hate that I cannot choice the edition of the books, I can't view details of the book, I can't see the title of the books I am reading like the ISO version, the app is not appealing at all. I called it primitive to a friend, I cannot search in the search by genre or view the lists. Does goodness think that Android users don't enjoy books as much as ISO users and so the app shouldn't be as good quality. I really hope that Goodreads updatrs this app to reflect their site and the I so version as I am a huge fan.
Crashes a lot when it's been in the background. Also doesn't show Q/A on book pages then hijacks the website URL to route to the app, essentially removing the feature.
USELESS This is app trying to kill me. I'm sorry. It is a great idea but the app does not work. I'm on the app, then leave for LESS than a minute(no seriously) and the crushes hard-core. I was only keeping it for the reading list feature but honestly it's not worth it. The search, author's book list, and reviews glitch or kick me out immediately. I wish the app worked as well as I had hoped.
★ Fixed bug with reviews posting to Facebook
★ Security updates
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E-book reader. Multi-format, highly customizable. Supports cloud synchronization