Review: Bookhype

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.

Bookhype
bookhype.com

Can you easily get books in?
Yes!. The goodreads-import feature is phenomenal. Even better than Bookdigits' import.

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My list of 659 books took 4 seconds to import.

It didn't import 21 books. But these are presented in a list, with options to manually match them. No other import offers this convenience.

Not only that, but import data is preserved. I can go back and match those 21 not-found books any time I want.
Can you easily get books out?
Nope.

Unfortunately, there is no .csv export.
Can you organize your books?
Yes. The "My Books" screen is exactly what you'd expect.

You can search within your catalog of books.
Does it tell you when your friends add a book, or finish one?
Yes and no. There is a nice activity-feed page, with events from friends you follow.

However, there is no email version of this feed.

Also, friends are not discoverable or invitable. If you want to invite a friend, Bookhype won't email them for you.
Is there a phone app?
There is not.
 
Bookhype General impressions
Bookhype is very new (mid-2020), and has a very impressive set of features.

Its design is clean, and clearly inspired by Goodreads.

Bookhype lacks Goodreads' social features, and I'm curious if those are in the works.