Track your reading to earn incentives at your library and stay motivated to read more.
Scan barcodes to quickly add titles to your Log.
Reading Session Timer
Record reading sessions to keep track of what you’re reading.
View totals and averages of your time spent reading and titles read.
Manage each member of your family’s reading log and view their stats.
- New reminder to rate the app
- Solution to prevent ISBN API to fail, a second API is called in case of unsuccessful response from the server
- Update for activity logging
- App no longer crashes when accessing views before data loads
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great start, needs UI improvements
Love that my library is using an app now for books tracking! Love the barcode scanner too. Updates are needed: if a book has a reading log, we need the option to hit a checkmark or swipe to say it’s completed. Example: My library did a program by pages in the summer, so we didn’t mark any books as completed since we were re-reading a lot. Now we are doing a program with lifetime books completed and I have to enter a new log to have the option to mark a title as completed. Also: you have to tap in the exact right spot to add text, it’s not intuitively the whole line or the title for logging past readings. That’s frustrating.
I feel like there are lots more ways to make it easier to log and edit. Every log should be able to count for pages or time or books completed vs picking one and that log can only be used that way. Etc. keep working on it! Love the concept!!
This app is ok. We’ve used Beanstack for logging our summer reading for the past three years and this year, I’m not sure the improvements are improvements. The ISBN scanner has only worked for about five books (out of 30 or more). When I enter the ISBN, that hasn’t worked either. The search for a book function is gone from previous versions and so, when I am forced to enter the book title and author information, no picture of the cover is shown/available; and I have to figure out how many pages are in it. I do like that we can log and track reading for parts of chapter books so that it doesn’t look like I’m not reading anything, when in reality I’m 499 pages into an 800 page book. My conclusion is that something is wrong with the app’s ISBN data base access. Fix that AND bring back titles searches.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for making the time to right a balanced and thoughtful review. We appreciate your using Beanstack for the past three years and we regret not meeting your expectations all around. You're right -- there was an issue with the ISBN scan and search that we have since corrected. The new version 2.6.4 should have corrected the issue. There has not before been a search for the book function in the mobile app. Perhaps that was a feature you remember from the mobile responsive site? Please let us know if so and also let us know any other ways we can be helpful via email@example.com or to our co-founder at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again!
Straightforward, Easy to Use, Some Annoying Bugs
Generally the app works and is easy to use although there are times when it will not recognize ISBN numbers. It seems that it logs according to EST because at 9pm PST it starts adding books to tomorrow. I also keep maxing out the number of books for the day which then bounces them to tomorrow. For example I read 18 books to my daughter today, and it says I have read 15 today and 3 tomorrow. Last time I went over the ‘maximum’ it then adjusted the max the following day but did not adjust the logging.
Overall I really like this app and it is a great way to track for the summer reading challenge but hope the developer is able to chase out the remaining bugs.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for making the time to review our app. This is helpful and we hear you. Also, on a related note, the new version 2.6.5 just released should address issues with some ISBN numbers not scanning. We'll otherwise note your points here as we work to keep improving. Please contact us at email@example.com if we can be helpful in the future.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.