Beanstack helps educators, librarians, and families read more by creating, promoting, participating in, and gaining insights from reading challenges.
Open a world of reading inspiration with a library, school, or Beanstack Go account:
- Participate in reading challenges created by your librarians or educators. Beanstack Go users have access to an ever-expanding catalog of challenges created by our reading specialists.
- Track all the books each member of your family is currently reading and has finished reading
- Use the app’s barcode scanner to quickly add titles to your reading log.
- Record reading sessions to log reading times, or log an entire book with a click.
- Achieve streaks for reading multiple days in a row and badges for reaching reading goals
- View your reading stats, including totals and averages of your time spent reading and titles read.
Perfect for Families and Readers of All Ages
No matter what your family looks like, you can sign up everyone in a single account. Grow your reading habits together, while logging and viewing stats for each family member. We never sell your data or use it to show you ads, so Beanstack is safe for everyone.
With an Unlimited Beanstack Go account, users can access reviews, activities, and stats, and can log as many books as they like. Users with Basic Beanstack Go accounts can log up to ten titles. School and library users have access to a Beanstack experience customized by their librarians and educators.
Pair with Badge Books
The Beanstack reading tracker app works hand-in-hand with our Badge Books to inspire young readers with custom reading challenges that include virtual and sticker badges, away-from-screen activities, and book recommendations. Every Badge Book comes with a free, 60-day Unlimited Beanstack Go subscription. Together, the Beanstack app and Badge Books inspire families to build a habit of reading that stays with children for life.
- Bug fix for an issue causing the logging timer to freeze.
- Improvement of bug detection tools.
- Several additional bug fixes.
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Summer Library Reading Challenge
I love how convenient it is to log reading minutes for our summer library reading challenge. I especially love how I can log minutes for all the kids and myself when we are reading aloud all together. It is frustrating, however, that I am not able to do the same thing for activities and destinations.
The summer library challenge includes not only reading, but also activities and visits to sites in the community. While I can log reading for multiple members of the family at the same time, I am unable to do the same for site visits and activities for all the members of my family. Since all my kids come with me, and there are six of them, it’s very, very tedious to have to enter all the site visits individually for each person.
Hope this can be fixed for next year’s challenge! It will make tracking our participation in the library summer challenge much more fun. :)
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback! We have made significant updates to our mobile app recently and would recommend downloading the latest version. Activities may now be logged! If you are still experiencing any issues, please reach out to our support team here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience!
Great app that needs improvements
Our library is using Beanstack for their summer reading program since the building is physically closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our entire family is participating. We decided rather than have all four of us have our own account, we would create one account and have four “readers” in the account. What is frustrating is that the app doesn’t let you add a “default” person to your device. For example, every time I open the app, my 13-year-old’s “profile” loads rather than my own, creating the unfortunate opportunity for me to add my books, reading minutes, or completed Activities to his “reader account” rather than mine. At the same time, my 16-year-old’s iPhone, opens to MY account rather than his, and my wife’s iPhone opens to my 16-year-old’s. So it would be nice if Beanstack could add an option to set a default user, or at the very minimum open the app to the last reader account that was previously opened.
Also, I wish you could edit previously added books. For instance, I tried adding a book by scanning the ISBN. However, it wouldn’t scan, so I added it manually. Later, when I discovered I was scanning the book incorrectly, I wanted to redo it, but that would have required me to delete the book and re-add it, thus losing my minutes and pages read.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for using our app and for your feedback! We truly appreciate it. Our sincere apologies for the difficulties you've described. We are currently working to address these issues so that we can continue to improve our user experience. If there are any other ways we can help, please reach out to our support team here: email@example.com. Sincerely, Beanstack Support
Cannot add a book without assigning start date :-(
The most obvious feature does not exist. It was perplexing to try to add new books I just picked up from the library before sitting down to read them with the kiddos. Essentially one is stuck picking a start date or the default today is entered. As for the books we read and forgot to scan we have to go through the same process then back date each book it is almost not worth it. I decided to write them down and found it was faster and can take the list to the library to show the same process. They laughed too. All the parts are here in the app just add a button for scan ISBN then add to library of books. Then at least the book is available when the kids pick it out of the stack to read it. Additional add a calendar view to add book I read this week for quick logging. I am not doing this for badges as much as teaching my daughters to keep notes on their progress for themselves.
Feel free to contact me directly for detailed feedback if you are the developer I am happy to help.
So much for feedback the new version is horrible, the user interface is so limited. Most of all the product design team clearly does not use the app everyday and night we have just about given up... tonight we have to re-Enter every book because they do not show up in the recent list... what a complete let down the new version misses he most obvious fixes.
Developer Response ,
Hello - Our sincere apologies for the difficulty you've experienced. We have made significant updates to our mobile app recently and would recommend downloading the latest version. If you are still experiencing any issues, please reach out to our support team here: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you further!
- Zoobean, Inc.
- 127.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Zoobean, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- One Month Subscription $9.99
- One Year Subscription $59.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.