Goodreads has been quietly working on a beta version of ebook discovery and social community Android app. The company published the beta in May and socilited a number of users in their community to test it out and give their feedback. Today, GoodReads has discontinued their old app and are now using the new one and it is available now to download.
Whether you want to scan covers in order to find a book quickly on Goodreads, browse personalized recommendations, or add a book you just finished reading (or rereading!) to your Reading Challenge, using Goodreads from your Android device has never been so simple, fast, or fun. The app’s fresh, new look and feel works great on tablets, too.
Emily, a Goodreads member and BookTuber, was part of our Android beta app program and loved several improvements. “I have fairly long work hours and a very long commute, so the new and improved Goodreads app is very much appreciated!” she said. “The look is cleaner, brighter, and significantly easier to navigate. Little design details, like including a progress bar for your Reading Challenge in the Quick menu and adding book covers to the Update Progress menu, pack small but mighty punches. And the speed! Improvements in speed alone have me giddy.”
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.