One of my favorite apps!
I’m absolutely obsessed with this app. I’m a librarian and avid reader, but lately I’ve found that I been drawn to watching tv rather than reading books in my spare time. However, since downloading this app, I’ve made sure to read at least a little bit every day in order to keep up with my monthly goal and reading streaks. I also love infographics in general, and the ones created by Bookout are so fun!
(Also, this little blue Bookout mascot is adorable).
Love this app
I use this app every time I read. My only thing is every time my phone rings, it doesn’t pause so it ends up still counting while I’m reading. Also would be cool if there was more challenges like how many books you want to read in a year or month, not just hours. Also I can’t edit. Accidentally put a page number that I was not on and now I can’t edit it. But otherwise I love it. I didn’t realize how many hours of the day I actually stop and start reading. Seems like I’m reading for hours but after pausing and starting so much I don’t actually read as much as I thought I do.
My most used app
I use this app everyday and it is the sole reason I’ve increased my daily reading time. Interface is great, stats are super useful. Highly recommended.
I 100% recommend this app to anyone and everyone who is looking for a fun to start reading! I already love reading, but to get this app and then track my progress and reading habits is so helpful. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s a gentle push to start reading for those of you who don’t enjoy reading as much as others. It’s great when reading a school book, it can even make reading your boring kinda history book fun. It’s tools and achievements to help you start reading are well thought out and fun, I am totally paying for the complete full version, it’s full worth it! But even the free version is just as useful.
Disappointed customer service
I love the idea, and the app until I contacted with their customer service for my losing sync data.
I purchased the Bookout Pro, which included the sync data. However, I was not able to re-sync the data in my new iPhone. I contacted the support team five times, they barely email me back about a solution!!!! Finally, they email me back that “they will try to find a solution”... unbelievable...very disappointed
Why I love Bookout
By bald book reader
I like Bookout because it helps me keep track of my reading. Over the summer I stopped reading as much as I usually would and a friend suggested Bookout.
Great app, iPad version would be even better.
I recently began using Bookout to track some rather dense material I needed to get through and so wanted motivation to do it. I like the layout, concept, and color scheme and look forward to using it as it develops over time. The quotes and thoughts sections could be refined a little to be less clunky (I’ve had crashes after adding multi-line quotes) and the timer buttons while the timer is active would look a lot prettier with just a little bit of brushing up but these are things that will likely improve over time and development. It would be nice to see an iPad version though, as I do most of my reading on my iPad and right now I’m using the 2x zoom version of the iPhone app on it and it’s just not pretty. All in all, a cool, reading stats designated app to get a lifetime unlock for six dollars and I really look forward to seeing it evolve.
Doesn’t feel complete - may be good for kids
This app doesn’t really work for me. I wants to measure everything in time - pages or percentages and reading goals. I don’t measure by time. I don’t plan a goal of reading X minutes a day or month, but those are my only options.
It also doesn’t really allow me update my percentage read without attaching a time, so now it looks like I’ve read 100 pages in 3 seconds. I’m fast - I’m not that fast.
One of the books I’m reading now is old, so it couldn’t find a cover image and there’s just a big white box instead of a cover, which doesn’t look good. It was able to pull the other info on the book, so I don’t know why there’s no cover image.
It lets you add quotes by taking a picture of the text, but I also read a lot of audio books, so that feature doesn’t work for me. I’ll have to try it with my Kindle.
I feel like this might be a good app for young kids and parents who want to track minutes read per day, but this isn’t the app for me. I’ll stick with Goodreads for now.
Loved this app before this past update
Update: I now give this app 5 stars, why? Because the developers actually listen to their customers, even if it’s negative. I even ended up purchasing the pro version because I am one that believes in supporting developers/businesses that try their best to accommodate and listen. The one thing I wish was possible would be to have more control over reading sessions. For example, occasionally I accidentally end a reading session when I mean to hit pause and unfortunately there’s no way (that I know of) to combine or edit that reading session. I’m excited to see this app grow and look forward to future updates!
This was a fantastic app for tracking your reading, but unfortunately the developers have basically made it so you need to buy the $6.99 “pro-version” so that an ad does not automatically stop your timer. Such a bummer, I really loved this app. If they implement an update to take away this newly added ad issue I would be happy to give it a much higher rating, but unfortunately this new update will deter me from using this app at all.
Response to feedback: That was very kind of you to respond. I really do love your app. I am just disappointed I updated it. My timer completely stopped with the ad. I read for about 45 minutes and when I looked at the timer after closing the ad it was on one minute and some seconds.
Need a way to edit previous sessions
Also, “adding a reading session” after the fact doesn’t show up the same way a “continue reading” does.