Anobii is an application that provides users with an online community of readers of books. The community is able to discover new books based on what others are reading or reviews that other readers have provided about certain books. The Anobii application enables users shelve books and also share books with others. There is a database of books which users have access to and there are book reviews that can serve as guides to lead readers to the right books to read. The Anobii application is like an online library of books, reviews and ratings. It is a community for users to come together and share books. Users of the application are also able to subscribe to the bookshelves of others to discover what other people are reading or sharing.Show more screenshots »
The Anobii application was founded by Greg Sung who was inspired by the idea of discovering other people who were reading the same book. While reading an interesting book, he figured that it would be nice to share the experience with others who were also reading through the same book. gene, the Anobi application was created. This kind of networking can help reader discuss books and also discover more books. The application was founded in March 2006, acquired by a new venture in 2010, launched its beta site in the UK in 2011 and its beta site went live worldwide in 2012. Anobii gets its name from Anobium Punctatum which is a latin name for bookworm.
Using a common meeting area to discuss books is a unique feature that the Anobii application has. It is similar to an online book club plus other functions such as sharing book lists and other thoughts about one or more books. Thee ability to subscribe to other people's book lists or book shelves make it a great tool for generating new ideas or discovering the next great book to read. The reading list idea can also help people make goals about which books they can read or seek.
The Anobii website provides an easy-to-use user interface that is great for users to begin using the application. Users can browse or search for books they are currently reading. There is also a flow of recent activity happening on the website. Mobile applicability is possible through iPhones and Android devices. Users are able to scan barcodes and build virtual libraries too.
Without registering for an account, users of the Anobii application can search for books they are currently reading or books they are interested in reading or getting information about. Once the book is located, users are invited to join Anobii so that they can see others who are reading the same book. By creating an account, users are also able to discover other great or similar books. To sign up, users provide an email address, password and agree to terms.
It is free to use Anobii and users do not have to subscribe to anything. Users can see overviews of books, read book critics and reviews, see the details of the book including book ratings and there is also a link to buy the book if desired.
Anobii is recommended to those who read books and want to learn more about the books that they read. It is similar to an online book club in which users are able to write reviews and subscribe to the book shelves of others who use the application. For those that also want to discover the next great book to read, the Anobii application provides a great community to begin the search and discover possibilities guided and supported by a group of other readers or lovers of books.