Best Book Tracking Apps

Best Book Tracking Apps

Looking for a book tracker? You can track your books, rate them, and put them on different shelves as well. If you’re having trouble remembering which books comprise your collection, you're going to love these apps designed to help you keep track of your books — no matter how large your home library has become.

Certainly the most common of the tracking methods, websites and mobile apps designed for tracking and cataloguing your books -- both read and unread -- are a great out-of-the-box option, especially since most have some level of customization.

This amazing collection of apps will help you catalogue books you've read and want to read. Keep track of everything you've read, which is great for students and for the reading enthusiast. It's also great for tracking books you want to read so you can have a running list of titles you can tap into whenever you're looking for something new.

Here is the list of apps that you can download right now to help you keep track of your books.

1. Goodreads

If you have a habit of reading books, one of the most well-known book-tracking apps is Goodreads. Its app allows users to track the books they're reading, have read and want to read. Goodreads' reading tracking capabilities allows you to input the books you read into “shelves,” which you can then view or sort to easily find books you’ve read (or want to read). 

You can also rate books and recommend them, as well as receive recommendations based on what you've already read, and share your own with friends. 

The platform also has a vast collection of books, allowing users to easily search for books, find new releases, and explore different genres. Additionally, you may join book clubs that talk about readings weekly or monthly.

Devices: iOS, Android

2. Libib

Libib is a user-friendly platform that makes finding and cataloging books extremely easy and time-saving. Libib’s purpose is to provide users with a space to create a professional and organized personal library catalog. Using the free standard account, you can track up to 5,000 items in up to 100 different “libraries” or personal catalogs.

To add books to this book catalog app, you can either enter them by searching ISBN numbers and keywords or you can use the barcode scanner to scan your books and have them automatically upload with book thumbnails, summaries, and more. While there are tons of books that will have information automatically associated with them, you do also have the option of manually entering book information if it is a rare or antique book.

You can make your libraries public, so people can follow you. Libib’s functional user and admin layout as well as it’s extensive book database make it an amazing tool for small libraries and large libraries alike.

Devices: iOS, Android

3. LibraryThing

LibraryThing is a virtual library that allows you to catalog the books you own, have read, or want to read. Just like other book networking platforms, you can rate, leave reviews, and aggregate tags. You'll also find information about your favorite authors.

With a free account, you can add up to 200 books to your library and share them with other users. The more you contribute to the site, the better your recommendations will be, but you'll also improve the catalog for others. You can connect with people based on the books you both like as well.

LibraryThing is an excellent place to keep track of what you own. You can organize books into different collections and add tags to note whether you own a certain title or borrowed it. For example, you might categorize books to indicate that they’re on your living room bookshelf or in a box in the basement. 

Devices: iOS, Android

4. Bookly

Bookly is an app that helps you track your books, read more and improve your reading over time. The goal of this app to make reading a habit and increase your “performance” - which basically means reading more often and, ideally, faster.

Users set yearly, monthly, and daily reading goals and then log their reading time and the number of pages read during each session. The app will then track their progress over the year, tell how long it will take them to finish the book, and, if a user wants, will send daily reminders at a specific time to get their reading done.

Bookly’s app is easy to navigate and centers on a timer that keeps track of reading sessions. When you’re done reading, the app prompts you to log what page you’re on and calculates how much longer it will take you to finish the book.

Bookly is free to use, but there’s also a paid version. It offers additional perks such as PDF summaries of your stats, including your best reading day and all-time fastest speed - which sounds like the literary version of a baseball card.

Devices: iOS, Android

5. Litsy

Litsy is a free social media app that's similar to Goodreads in that it's targeted at book lovers and used for reviewing, sharing, and cataloging books. On the upside, it's simpler than Goodreads, and lets you search for books, share them with friends, and create collections with ease.

Litsy is an app for readers to interact around reading and books. Users, or Littens, add books, write reviews, share quotes and pictures. Like Goodreads, users can search for books, review them, add them to "To Read" or "Have Read" lists, and share them with other readers. They can also follow friends and/or featured users and enjoy those readers' individual feeds.

Litsy lets you share "bookish moments" with your friends - anything from a photo of a novel to a favorite quote from your reading material. You can even share reviews and blurbs. And if you post something from every book you've read, you will get a very cool diorama of your reading history.

Devices: iOS, Android

6. Bookshelf

Organizing all of your books is simple using the Bookshelf app. Your virtual library will automatically enter the necessary information, such as the topic, author, page numbers, publishing year, and much more if the books are more recent and have barcodes. It is available for both Android and iOS platforms. 

You can rank and make any future-relevant remarks for each book you submit, including what you enjoyed and didn’t enjoy about it. You can monitor the book’s lending to a friend on the listing for the book. This helpful tool analyzes users’ reading patterns and lets them keep track of their book collections on personalized shelves.

Devices: iOS, Android

7. Basmo

Basmo is a book tracker developed for book enthusiasts. Therefore, this app protects your reading list. Basmo is perfect for book lovers on a budget because it includes a free version that you may use indefinitely.
This book reading tracker is appropriate for individuals who want to read more effectively and successfully. It is available for both Android and iOS devices. 
Basmo lets you monitor your reading progress, get tailored book metrics, statistics, and reading habit suggestions, manage your book reading objectives, and generate and curate inspiring and encouraging quotations.
Devices: iOS, Android

8. StoryGraph

The StoryGraph is users’ preferred method of keeping track of their reading preferences because of its relatively intuitive algorithm and a book tracker modeled after Goodreads.

The StoryGraph is unique and can suggest books depending on novels you’ve read and your mood. The ability to read with friends is this app’s finest feature. It is available for both Android and iOS devices. 

Through the app, you can comment on specific passages of the book without worrying about giving anything away.

Devices: iOS, Android

There are numerous apps out there that are designed to help you keep track of your reading and discover new books, so the above list is some of the best ones to help you pick one that’s to your liking.

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