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Where books make friends.
The only thing that matches the joy of reading a great book is sharing that joy with friends. That’s why we created Litsy.
Litsy is the place to share and discover your favorite books with your favorite people. As readers, our favorite books are recommended by people we respect, not algorithms.
The Litsy community is a groundswell of passionate readers, authors and influencers creating short posts about their "reading moments." These posts are made of blurbs, photos, quotes and reviews, and each post is linked to one book.
Since enjoying a book has no end, Litsy is 100% mobile and allows you to capture whatever bookish thoughts you have, whenever you have them. Litsy also makes it easy to “go down the rabbit hole," browsing your feed while on the go. When you find your next book, it’s easy to add it to your stack for future reading.
Talking about books is a feel-good activity. It shares a piece of yourself, and it helps others. To recognize this, we thought it would be fun to invent the world’s first “Litfluence” scoring system. Litfluence is our way of showing that what you say about the books you read matters.
It’s fun. It’s simple. It’s rewarding. It’s spoiler-free and free to use. And it’s all about the book.
Sign up and get a little Litsy.
We recommend iOS 9 or newer for the best experience.
What's New in Version 1.8
In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when our developer was busy fixing bugs and adding find-a-Litsy-friend from contacts on your phone, two and two had to make four.
I love the idea of having an app just for readers, one that combines photo sharing like Instagram with the book reviews and quotes like Goodreads.
The point system is okay. I think it may be fun for lots of people, though I don't see the purpose in it myself. My favorite is the quote feature, as I love to share my favorite quotes from books, and now I can do so as I'm reading.
The rating system is interesting. I am not a fan of star ratings, so I like that it is different on Litsy. It makes you think about whether you would recommend it, whether it was just okay, you didn't like it, or didn't even finish it. To me, this is much more efficient.
I like that it is focused on the reading experience, and on sharing the love of reading with others.
I like that before you make your most, you must select the book you are posting about first. This in theory would help to make sure users are keeping it about the books.
Unfortunately there are all too many users who will select any book only to make a personal post that has nothing to do with the book (often it is photos of pets and even food). This is not a flaw of the app, it rather an unfortunate behavior of people misusing the app.
If more people would just keep it about the books instead of using it as another Instagram, I think Litsy can be a great experience for book lovers everywhere.
I first noticed this app in the App Store when I was looking for related apps similar to Goodreads. After installing this app I was immediately hooked. I love how it can keep track of books you want to read, books you have read and you're able to choose a quote(s) from the books you're reading orleave a review on the book ( giving it a thumbs up or thumbs down rating and writing your thoughts on the book what you liked and what could have been improved on). I enjoy the social media aspect of it where you can comment on people's posts and like them as well as adding their want to read books to your own list definitely a MUST for Bookworms/ avid readers solid five stars!!!!
I have recently downloaded this app, and am enjoying it quite a bit, but there are some things I have seen done better elsewhere. One is statistics. It tracks books and pages read, etc, but there are different versions of books, so the page count is going to be different. I always look up titles by ISBN number. The search only brings up one version. Page counts can be off by hundreds of pages. I think I'll use this for the ease of tracking my reading, take a photo of the ISBN, and get my page count elsewhere.