Dec 5: Our reading choices change based on our mood 💆♂️. What if Goodreads understood that?
Storygraph: An app for you to track your reading and choose your next book based on your mood and your favorite topics. Reddit certified ✅
Featuring an Indie app today. If you're planning to set a 🎯 reading goal for 2022, this one's for you.
A. The Problem and The Pitch
How do you keep track of the books you read? 📚
You've probably heard of (the Amazon-owned) Goodreads. But if you're like one of the thousands of people on this subreddit question, you're not satisfied with its dated and clunky experience 😩
Reddit power users are opinionated. And when they coalesce around a topic as passionate as reading, you take notice. Storygraph has 20+ rave reviews throughout this discussion 🤯👇
TL;DR: Storygraph is an app for you to track your reading and choose your next book. With a minimal, easy-to-use experience ✨
And yes, you can import your Goodreads progress. In a jiffy.
B. What's special?
It lives up to the expectation of what you'd expect of a book tracking app in 2022. Without any frills 🤩
😎 Minimal design: No frills design ensures the website real estate is reserved for the essentials. All the way from the onboarding experience to the homepage. No ads too!
🥸 Focus on your 'reading mood': Storygraph understands that you might be a widely different reader depending on your mood. And this theme is apparent everywhere - from the onboarding survey to the way you review a book
⭐ Thoughtful rating system: Not only does Storygraph allow you to rate in half and quarter stars but it also showcases book reviews in a more useful way. It displays 'mood labels' first and then the overall rating at the bottom.
💌 Built with the community: The advantage of being an Indie business is that you're more connected with your users and can iterate rapidly. The option to mark books as 📕'Did Not Finish', 🧗 create and join reading challenges, 📈 view fun reading stats, and 🤝 interact with similar users are just some of the key highlights
C. What's more?
🎬 If you like Storygraph, you should absolutely try Letterboxd for movies!
📊 Storygraph has detailed stats that you can share! (Unlike Goodreads)
D. What’s next in the 🗓️ App Advent Calendar?
⚡ Dec 6: Blazing fast universal search (Smart spotlight search for the web)
🤯 Dec 7: Notion for presentations (A presentation format for modern teams. No design skills required)
⏳ Dec 8: Your personal assistant for tracking time (Don’t let WFH wear you off!)