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Add Goodreads to Your Ereader This Holiday Season: How to find our apps on your favorite devices

Posted by Patrick Brown on December 22, 2011
If you're one of those lucky people opening a shiny new Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, iPad, or different ereader tablet device this holiday season, you are in for a special treat (well, besides the ability to take your entire library with you wherever you go): Did you know that you can use Goodreads on your ereader, tablet, or smart phone?

If not, you may want to join the more than 450,000 people who have installed our iPhone/iPad app, or the 160,000 users of our relatively new Android app, which was released in May. Best of all, both of these apps are completely free!

Installing the Goodreads app is quick and easy. Simply follow these instructions to get Goodreads on your device:

Barnes & Noble Nook Color/Tablet: Touch the '^' symbol at the bottom of your home screen, then choose "apps". Search for Goodreads and click "Install." Launch the app, and you will see the main menu, which will allow you to navigate to the app's various sections, such as "Updates," "My Books," and "Search." To add books, update your progress, and many other activities, you'll need to sign in to the app. There are "Sign In" and "Sign Up" links at the bottom of the main menu. You can log in using your Goodreads information or log in with Facebook.



Amazon Kindle Fire: Simply tap "Apps" on your home screen, then tap "Store." Search for Goodreads and click "Install." Launch the app, and you will see the main menu, which will allow you to navigate to the app's various sections, such as "Updates," "My Books," and "Search." To add books, update your progress, and many other activities, you'll need to sign in to the app. There are "Sign In" and "Sign Up" links at the bottom of the main menu. You can log in using your Goodreads information or log in with Facebook.


iPad: Tap the "Apps Store" and search for Goodreads. Install the app, then log in using your Goodreads account or sign in with Facebook. Our iPad and iPhone app also includes access to Listopia lists and a browse-by-genre section.

Other Android Tablets, such as the Motorola Xoom, ViewSonic gTablet, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab: Launch the "Market" app, then tap on the search icon. Search for Goodreads and tap "Download." Launch the app, and you will see the main menu, which will allow you to navigate to the app's various sections, such as "Updates," "My Books," and "Search." To add books, update your progress, and many other activities, you'll need to sign in to the app. There are "Sign In" and "Sign Up" links at the bottom of the main menu. You can log in using your Goodreads information or log in with Facebook.

iPhone & Android phone users: You can download the Goodreads app by accessing the app store on your phone. Don't forget to check out the barcode scanner, one of our most popular features. Goodreads members have scanned more than a million books with their phones!



Once you're logged in to your new Goodreads app, you can enjoy many of the features you know and love on our site. Discover new books by seeing what your friends are reading, keep up with your book club through the 'groups' feature, and track your progress through your book with reading status updates. It's your access to Goodreads wherever you may read!

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message 101: by Bou (last edited Jan 12, 2012 05:27AM) (new)

Bou Too Adding my vote to those for kobo Touch. I LOVE my new 'better than a book' & would love to add my Goodread to it. Awaiting instructions (hopefully before Feb newsletter~.^)


message 102: by ♥ Marlene♥ (last edited Jan 12, 2012 05:40AM) (new)

♥ Marlene♥ Carlos wrote: "For e-ink readers like the Kindle just load up the built-in browser (on my Kindle it's in the Menu->Experimental section) and go to Goodreads.com. Works great on my Kindle e-ink."

Wow. Thanks so much! I did not know I could use a browser and just signed on to goodreads with my kindle 4. Now I wonder, is there also a way to download this app on kindle 4?


message 103: by Bou (new)

Bou Too Courtney wrote: "For KINDLE TOUCH:
tap menu, experimental, web browser, now you can enter the web address and add it to your bookmarks"


Experimental??? I have no such option & when I used my browser to get to the site I only had the option to view in either browser or mobile view & even a site search couldn't find the app for me :(


message 104: by ♥ Marlene♥ (new)

♥ Marlene♥ I use the kindle international (4) and I did find the experimental and web browser, but what now? I managed to get signed on to goodreads but that's all.Do I need to download something? thanks in advance


message 105: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Bunn Just downloaded it for my android phone and I love it! The interface is clear and easy to use and gives me the advantage of taking goodreads on the go along with my nook simple touch :)


message 106: by Karen (new)

Karen Brenner I could not find it on my nook color


message 107: by Stevie (new)

Stevie Sutton What about just a plain Kindle?


message 108: by Katharine (new)

Katharine Brown can I get it on my kindle 4.0?


message 109: by Mary Beth (new)

Mary Beth I'll echo the desire for a Blackberry app!


message 110: by Diana (new)

Diana Foster Diane wrote: "Robin - When I added the Goodreads app to my Kindle Fire it was free. Make sure when you go to apps/store you can type in Goodreads and it should come up. It should say free and when you hit free i..."

All of the free app show as purchased, but I have never been charge for them. You even receive emails regarding the apps with zero charges. Just for your info.


message 111: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie I have the Velocity Cruz tablet.. It uses Kindle and the app store is actually an amazon app store. I searched and found something called mybookdroid? I'm checking that out!


message 112: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Apparently I can't get the barcode scanner on there.. and that app is def not goodreads!


message 113: by Patricia (new)

Patricia No Goodreads app for my BlackBerry phone or BlackBerry Playbook (tablet) makes me kind of sad... hope they will be available in the future


message 114: by Katherine (new)

Katherine How about the Sony ereader?


message 115: by Ian (new)

Ian May Bit of a waste of time using Goodreads really, as since I've moved twice and had to sell my book library each time, I bought a Kindle 3G and do all my book reading on there, and there's no app.


message 116: by Peter (new)

Peter I've given up on the Good reads apps. All I want is to be able to scan a barcode of a book that I want ro read in the future. Can't seem to find one. Help?


message 117: by Ettore, Resident iOS guy (new)

Ettore Pasquini Peter wrote: "I've given up on the Good reads apps. All I want is to be able to scan a barcode of a book that I want ro read in the future. Can't seem to find one. Help?"

Peter, both our iOS and Android apps allow you to easily scan books and them to your shelves. Are you experiencing problems with them? If so, don't hesitate to write to support at goodreads.com, and we'll try to fix the issues you're having.


message 118: by Wahiaronkwas (new)

Wahiaronkwas David I've found a site that has various apps for platforms that you can't access through Google Play, or whatever - http://goodereader.com/

They also have reviews of ereaders in addition to downloads for various ereaders. Goodreads is represented.


message 119: by Bee (new)

Bee Why are there ebooks available for the iPhone app but not for Android phones? It seems unfair :(


message 120: by Wahiaronkwas (new)

Wahiaronkwas David I should have updated - Kobo's last system update allows access to Google Play, and access to the Goodreads app!


message 121: by Nicky (new)

Nicky Why can't I read ebooks on Kindle Fire? There is no icon for this on the Fire. It is on my iPod Touch but who wants to read on that little screen?


message 122: by Nicky (new)

Nicky Bee wrote: "Why are there ebooks available for the iPhone app but not for Android phones? It seems unfair :("

I agree!


message 123: by Lucydemario (new)

Lucydemario Is there some way to link books read from goodreads to nook? I am just thinking about refining the "recommendations" section of my nook


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