What’s the point of reading books (or accomplishing anything for that matter) if you can’t share it on Facebook? So I went looking for what the best Facebook app is to store the books that I have read and want to read to show to my friends. I did a quick search on Google (since the app search in Facebook is pretty useless. You can search for “books” but it lists 15 pages of apps unsorted) and I found the following apps to be most often mentioned: weRead, Visual Bookshelf and GoodReads.
After a short comparison I went with Goodreads. Honestly only based on the number of people using it. I could not really compare on functionality because all the aforementioned apps claim similar features: track what you have read, want to read and what your friends are reading. So I guess the most important criterion for a Facebook app is how many friends and other people are using it.
I have to be honest and tell you that I actually don’t have a clue how Goodread or the other apps are doing what they claim. As always I am totally confused by Facebook and its structure. This leaves me with many questions after “installing” (allowing the app to access all your personal data) Goodreads. Can only people who are also using Goodreads see my books? Will a message be posted when I have read a book? Will it show on my profile that I am reading a book? I was even confused when trying to find out more information about these apps, because sometimes you’re on the “Page” of a service and sometimes you’re on the “app page” (which even more confusing has a “go to app” button)
Perhaps I need a Facebook app that can explain how Facebook works?