GoodReads iPhone App

This may already exist in some form, but here’s an imaginary feature list:

  • adds to GoodReads library based on a photo of a bar code and/or ISBN
  • page-based annotations based on photo or entry of page #, including word-lookups, favorite words, or just random notes
  • maybe you could print out a bookmark with a barcode for a given book, and when you want to leave a note for the book your reading, you use your iPhone to scan the bar code first

I usually have a bookmark and pen by my side as I read, and I keep note of cool or unknown words, choice quotes, or whatever thoughts occur to me while reading.  I don’t think the iPhone can really serve as a replacement (too thick, too expensive), but it might make for an interesting way to enhance social reading sites like GoodReads, Shelfari, or LibraryThing.

3 Responses to “GoodReads iPhone App”

  1. I want to build one, but its priority keeps slipping!

    The best way to really make sure we listen to your requests is the Goodreads user feedback group, since I found this blog post in a _very_ round about way.

  2. Hello! simply super resource

  3. The Kindle iphone app (free!) allows you to highlight a word, which in turn creates a pop up of the word’s definition and links to Google or Wiki. Plus it allows you to make a note at that location. Naturally this only applies to books you purchased via Kindle.