It seems that hardcover has library data import but not export.
It seems that hardcover has library data import but not export.
Not sure if anyone else would be interested but if you have marked a book as owned I think it could be interesting to be able to note how many times you have lent an owned book to someone else. Then the same for the reverse, was the book you read borrowed from a friend, or maybe a library book?
The ability to select one of the book covers from the "editions" tab, and have that as the thumbnail that shows up on your profile.
Ability to curate ideas, highlights, notes etc from book for the book I am reading like in deepstash.com/
A page with detailed, weighted charts (all-time charts, genre charts, decade charts, etc) would be amazing! It's the thing that makes a website like RYM so successful: https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/album/all-time/
It's also something that would differentiate Hardcover from similar Goodreads alternatives.
Allowing greater flexibility when rating books. Rather than being confined to a 5-star scale, users would have the option to personalize their scoring system with ratios like ?/10, ?/5, or ?/100. For consistency, after providing their rating, a conversion formula would be applied:
User Rating: 4/5 -> Global Rating: 80/100
User Rating: 7.5/10 -> Global Rating: 75/100
If a ?/5 rating remains the global preference, the equation can be reversed to accommodate it:
Personal: 8/10 -> Global: 4/5
Personal: 57/100 -> Global: 2.85/5
To ensure a smooth experience for users who haven't specified a preferred ratio, a default rating would be used.
One method I use a lot to find new books to read is to go to the page of an old book I loved and then get recommendations on similar books.
Show 'Saves' and 'Reads' on a book's page. They are already shown when a book is in a list so it would be nice to be able to see them when on a book's page to see how many people have read the book and assist with choosing a new book to start.
It would be really helpful if there was a scroll to top button as some pages can be long and are extremely tedious to scroll up on.
Not sure if I missed this, but I'm looking for ways to share books from hardcover to other apps and to ppl I follow
Currently taking screenshots and sending to friends
I use private notes to remind me of why I put a book in my To Read list. But I've got like 50 books there and I'd like to see all those notes at once, or at least a wrapped & truncated preview if they're longer notes. Mine tend to be short. I was hoping I could see them in Airlist but there doesn't seem to be a way to do it.
I want to contribute to features and bug fixes - is there a GitHub/gitlab for devs to help out?
Add a way to reflect the 'real' page count of a book (without notes, intros, annexes) so that you can update your progress based on that.
So what the title says, this is useful especially for non-fiction books.
so you can see which chapters of the book you did complete so far, y'know? so you have a sense of accomplishment and on this era of so much information you can't just afford to read a whole book, this is true for STEM books with some that are more than 1000 pages, or 300 which is still a lot lol if you have to work trhough problems. This feature could also be useful for Encyclopedias (ok, this one could be more complicated and another whole different approach, just throwing the idea around here). Also the papers made by some conferences are collected as a book but you just want to read some specific chapter for research, or an essay in some humanities book, you get it.
Like in textbooks for universities you only need to read / practice with certain chapters and not the whole book, but you still want those chapters to be recorded on your "read books" that might or might not be continuous; example i want 2, 4,5, 11 chapters to be recorded, how to do this?
i think if the chapters where separated with commas a bit like tagging in some platforms could be useful, like you write the numbers of the chapters on a blank space: like the tagging of bookmarks on Firefox.
The name of the chapter could be improved on later (like crowd-sourcing for interested readers or other more automatic option), but i think if you could at least see the numbers would be such a good feature that could cover the audiences said above and more non continuous literature / non-fiction friendly c:
for translated/localized reads (like light novels, web novels etc that have been picked up by English publishers) it would be nice if there was a way to breakdown the titles so they link to the same single entry - so something like: the books native title, the books romanized title (latin script version), the books translated title - they have something like this on AniList that made me think of it (screenshot attached)
This might be quite niche, but a direct way to prioritize which book I plan to read and/or buy would be nice :)
or at least, a way to filter out owned books
While % progress is great if using an e-reader, I'd love the option to indicate how many pages in I am and have that auto-calculate to a percentage based on edition (like goodreads and story graph have)
I missed the Advanced Options sections when I first imported, so it would be great to be able to delete and re-import with "Set Date Read based on" Date Read Only instead of Best Guess. Re-importing did not remove all those Best Guess dates.
Select a random book with a 3* or better review and show the particular review that selected this book.
Enhancements here could be to allow this recommendation to be filtered by any currently available filter system within the app.
Not technically difficult, and I'm seeing more and more chatter asking for something like this.
It is a known problem within the book world that Person A's 5* and Person B's 3* could mean exactly the same thing.
What would be revolutionary... is for a book tracker/ review app to somehow normalize them such that this NormalizedRating means exactly the same thing for everyone.
Perhaps by using some form of AI review interpolation? Which is the reason I suggest it here, since this site now actively uses AI. :D
Saw this mentioned elsewhere and thought it was a really cool idea:
"adds a calendar view for the books we have on our TBR (with the filter function so we can see by genre/release date/author) 🙏 I add all the books I want to read in the future but then the future arrives and I have no clue if the book is out
it would prove such a cool way of looking at all the books by their release date, esp the new ones! and that way there's no need in creating a 3rd party calendar - everything is within one app "
Just as there's an option for DNF books, sometimes you just stop reading a book to pick it up later on. It might be a me thing but it would be awesome to be able to move books out of currently reading but not into the DNF zone.
Would be really neat to be able to go to a list and sort it alphabetically by author or by how many books by each author were saved on the list.
Optional Multi-factor authentication improves security.
add monthly stats in additional to lifetime and annual stats