Who came up with such great idea!
I needed something to know how many pages of a book I'm reading a day and track the progress of the book. Initially, I was using stopwatch and writing the minutes and pages down manually, but then I found this app and it made everything simple and easy. Really loved the idea of this app! You think about something and there is an app for that.
I like so much about this app from the layout to colors, feel and esthetics. Visual data and graphs help me track my progress and encourage me to read more everyday. Finding titles online is really handy, you don’t need to fill up author name and title info or take the cover photo.
For the future updates, we would love to see if there is something we could link this app with Goodreads.
Now, there is something I don’t like, the pattern of subscription. How something so simple is a monthly subscription service? I understand that there are engineers constantly working on it, but there should be at a way to pay one time and may be get some extra features. Since I'm not a heavy book reader, I would not subscribe and then forget about it and keep paying for something I’m barely using. However, I would love to support the app if there is some onetime buying feature may be with just few extra features like the option of adding 10 more books.
Again, thanks to the team for such great app and their work.
Please make it cheaper or one time only
I love this but I don’t believe it should be a subscription. I never understand subscription services. Even once for 4.99 or something is awesome
Great potential, but lacking in basic features
By Sparky Guru
Bookly is an aesthetically pleasing app and I’ve used it every day since downloading about a week ago. However, I’ve noted some major flaws in the app that may prevent me from paying the monthly or yearly fee to continue using the app. I’ll list them below:
1. Need to be able to retroactively insert data. Sometimes during long reading sessions, the app backs out of a timed session and loses data. This forces me to restart the timer and the data associated with that session is incorrect. Sometimes I read and forget to start the clock. There are lots of reasons to be able to record a reading session from an earlier time. It’s a no-brainer feature and I’m convinced I must have overlooked it somehow.
2. Need to be able to create bookshelves. At the very least, shelves allow me to organize books. By genre, by those I want to read soon, by those I’m not in a hurry to read. The organization as-is (finished, unfinished and not started, and unfinished but in-progress) is severely lacking. Bookshelves open up a whole new opportunity to create unique and interesting infographics. How do my reading stats for the fantasy genre compare to vanilla fiction? It’d be interesting to look at.
3. Need custom goals. As of right now, the app only offers two tiers of goals: how many hours do you want to read a month? How many books do you want to read this year? I’d like to be able to say: I want to read one non-fiction book, one graphic novel, and 1/3 of Brandon Sanderson’s “Oathbringer” this month. -or- something like “read a book instead of using social media.”
4. Need more achievements — already I’ve made a dent in these and I can’t see the achievements lasting longer than a year.
5. Need to be able to visualize books in another layout besides “the wheel.” Though “The wheel” is an excellent way to get a quick look, I may want to see all of my potential “to-read” books on one scrolling page. Or compacted to one entire screen. Sometimes a “full picture” is needed for scope and mindset. This is another no-brainer feature that I hope I’m overlooking.
There’s more ways this app can grow besides those listed above. But the ones listed above are the most basic and essential features that the app is sorely missing.
Good app, Recommendations though
By Awsome gamer me
I love this app, but could you please add a way to see all your finished books?
Could you guys please make a retrieval code to make sure everything is safe? Thanks!
10 book limit??
App works great, but a 10 book limit until you have to pay?? Really bro? What kind of amateur is only going to have <10 books to log?
Good, but could be great!
By P finally reads for fun.
I am new to Bookly and I love the stats and time tracking. I also love the ease of adding new books to my library. Some features that could make it 5 stars in order of precedence.
1. More sorting options. Potentially custom categories for the user to sort their library. This would be helpful for sorting educational books, reference books, fiction, non-fiction, etc.
2. Inter-App operability. Interface with iBooks, Kindle, Audible, Libby, Overdrive, etc, to import books into the library, start the timer automatically, and pull in notes/highlights to make the operation smoother.
3. The ability to create more unique/custom goals (books/month, pages/week, time/day, etc)
All in all I like the app and will continue to use it, but these could/would make it the best library/reading tracker app out there without question.
A M A Z I N G
VERY ACCURATE!! I love being able to see how much longer it’s going to take me to finish a book and I can plan ahead of time!
Too buggy and poor CS
I found this app through a Booktuber I follow and it looked great. I’m a stats nerd so I was really interested in tracking all of this data. Unfortunately the tracking aspect is so buggy that it’s essentially pointless. Almost every time, the infographic it created did NOT show my actual highest pages and minutes read in a day - instead, it just showed the data for the day I finished the book, even though the other numbers (total pages, total time reading, etc) were correct. What’s the point of the numbers if they’re wrong? I emailed them about this and heard nothing back. Really annoyed to have paid money for the full functionality of the app and have it turn out to be glitchy and unusable, and get no answers about why or if they’re going to fix it. Canceled my subscription but apparently I can’t get my money back. Major disappointment - you’re better off just timing yourself and making graphics on your own.
Need a log in
Can you please make it to where we can log in? I had to redownload the app and none of my stuff saved. Otherwise amazing app
Disappointed by the cost. Love the idea
To each their own of course.
This app should be rated 5 stars on the basis for what it measures. It’s a great tool. I just had the idea to download an app like this to quantify my reading and thought, “there must be an app for that!”
I downloaded this (without reading much about the app). Logged a book I just finished the day of download. Then got a message saying that the free version is limited to 10 books.
I then saw how much it cost. And like I said, to each their own. This is a wonderful concept. But I don’t see how that price is even close to justified. If it were a one time payment I’d consider it. Again. I don’t want to insult the developers of this app. Because its fantastic. Just out of my price range for paying for an app.