Rocket Reads

A simpler alternative to Goodreads

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#5 Product of the DayJuly 27, 2015
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Anthony FeintMaker@feint · Founder Saved.io & Pen.io
I built this app last week as a little side project - it took about 12 hours, so there are probably still lots of bugs. I wanted a simple way to keep track of the books I had read and am currently reading. You can checkout my profile here: http://rocketreads.com/feint If you have any suggestions or ideas let me know.
Emmanuel NatafHiring@emmanuelnataf · CEO at Reedsy
@feint pretty cool; started mine http://rocketreads.com/emmanueln....
Tiffany Zhong@tzhongg · something new! formerly @ProductHunt
@feint Anthony back with another beautiful product!
Robert Benjamin@robert_benjamin
@feint What'd you build it with? Looks great, have been looking for a minimal version of Goodreads for awhile now!
David Shaw@dshaw_ · CISO, Security Researcher, Explorer
@feint I really like your site. I did a similar project at the end of last year -- https://50books.org -- which is also designed to track reading lists in a minimal way. Great work! PS: My URL is https://50books.org/list/dshaw -- I'm always happy to receive reading suggestions!
Tim Petricola@timpetricola
@feint Love the simplicity and the design! Would you consider open sourcing it so people can contribute to the product? Started mine here: http://rocketreads.com/TimPetricola
Max Stoiber@mxstbr · Technical Cofounder, Spectrum.chat
+1 for Goodreads import
Nicolas Spehler@nspehler · Co-founder, LS.agency
This is a great product! Still don't understand why Goodreads never hired a designer...
Julian Lehr@lehrjulian · Working on something new. Xoogler.
@nspehler It seems like they stopped all development after they were acquired by Amazon. So it great to see all these new books & reading products including PH Books :)
Matthew Guay@maguay · Marketing @ Zapier
Really nice ... like the simple design. It's a refreshing break from GoodReads' clutter. Add a few options to customize your profile (or just pull in your Twitter profile) and it'll be perfect.
Anthony FeintMaker@feint · Founder Saved.io & Pen.io
@maguay Thanks Matthew. Yep, I'm going to focus on the user profiles next
Matthew Guay@maguay · Marketing @ Zapier
@feint One more thing: needs a way to manually add books that aren't in Amazon (like the A Book Apart library).
Anthony FeintMaker@feint · Founder Saved.io & Pen.io
@maguay yep absolutely
Matt Davey@mattdavey · Designer of things including @1Password
Oh please build an iOS companion app thats just as clean and simple.
Anthony FeintMaker@feint · Founder Saved.io & Pen.io
@mattdavey I really want to do an ios app