Review: BookDigits

Star rating guide

Each star here means something specific:
Can you easily get books in?
Can you easily get books out?
Can you organize your books?
Does it tell you when your friends add a book, or finish one?
Is there a phone app?

A green-glowing star signifies a standout feature.

BookDigits
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Can you easily get books in?
Yes, and it's great.

BookDigits' import accepts a GoodReads .csv file, and has clear instructions for anyone who hasn't created such a file before.

The import shows a preview of all records to be imported, and a beautiful progress bar:
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It imported all but THREE of the items in my file - even the ones with no ISBNs!

All fields were mapped automatically.

Other book sites take note - this is the gold standard for file import. Damn near magical.
Can you easily get books out?
Yep. There's a .csv export option.
Can you organize your books?
Yes, there's a screen that lists all your books.

To mark a book as read, you have to rate it.

BookDigits' rating system is comprehensive.

Accdictiveness? Movie Potential?

Fortunately, you can skip the deep-analysis ratings, and just use the 1-5 scale. But you must rate a book to mark it as read. Can't just fill in the completed date.

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Unfortunately, you cannot search within your books.
Does it tell you when your friends add a book, or finish one?
No. You can't even add friends inside the application.
Is there a phone app?
Nope.
 
BookDigits General impressions
BookDigits honestly has a lot going for it. The import is just stellar, really.

Unfortunately, anyone expecting a social reading experience won't find it here.