Review: Italic Type

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.

Italic Type
italictype.com

Can you easily get books in?
Yes! There is a goodreads .csv import. It imported 657 of my 659 books, which is impressive.
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Can you easily get books out?
No.

There is no data-export function.
Can you organize your books?
Not really, no.

You can't search within your list of books (called a queue in ItalicType). Nor can you group books.

You can reorder the books in the queue.

You can add labels to books. Adding a label to a book does absolutely nothing.

The overall search is...not great.
Does it tell you when your friends add a book, or finish one?
Unknown.

What you're supposed to do is post notes as you work through a book:
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Is there a phone app?
There is no phone app.
 
ItalicType General impressions
ItalicType is fairly bare-bones. It's been around since early 2019. The design ambiance of the site is nice, but the experience is frustrating and haphazard.