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About Reading List

Reading List is a lightweight yet powerful reading tracker and planner, available for iOS and iPadOS.

Reading List is designed to make it incredibly easy to plan what to read, to track your reading progress, and to record information about the books you have read. Books can be easily added via barcode scan or online search, and all metadata is configurable. Users can add their own notes and ratings, and use the powerful organisation functions to create their own lists of books.

Reading List is designed to be a clear and accessible personal book log; it follows the iOS human interface guidelines to bring a design which is intuitive and beautiful. The app is fully functional when offline; when online data synchronises seamlessly between multiple devices via iCloud. With iOS 14, users can place their books on their homescreen for even faster access.

Reading List has been a free app since 2017, and has a growing and passionate userbase. On 7th April 2021, version 2.0 was released, bringing the biggest updates yet.

App Details

Apple App ID: 1217139955
Twitter: @ReadingListApp

Developer Details

Name: Andrew Bennet
Twitter: @AndrewBennet

Version 2.0

Version 2.0 is Reading List’s biggest update yet, released on Wednesday 7th April 2021. New features include:

  • iCloud Sync
    When enabled, changes made on one device will be propagated to other devices in real-time using iCloud, keeping all devices seamlessly in sync. The iCloud sync functionality has been written from scratch to achieve efficient, reliable and high-speed synchronisation.

  • New Look
    Reading List has a new app icon, designed by Michael Flarup. The icon combines the checkmark motif typical for progress tracking with a book image, to produce a smart and eye-catching icon. The app has also had a UI refresh, with many of the screens being redesigned.

  • Customise Appearance
    Alternative app icons and theme overrides, for more control over how Reading List looks.

  • Multiple Windows
    Support for multiple windows on iPadOS, for more powerful library management on iPad.

  • Improved List Management An improved and redesigned screen for management of custom book lists.

  • Reading List Pro
    Introduces a one-time purchase to unlock certain Pro features. All functionality prior to v2.0 will remain free, without limits.

  • And more…
    Version 2.0 features many improvements and fixes throughout the app.


  • Lookup books by scanning their barcode
  • Find books by searching online
  • Full manual metadata control
  • Record start and finish dates for books you’ve read
  • Plan what to read next by ordering your To Read books
  • Create custom lists of books
  • Record current page number and see progress visually
  • Add rating and notes to your books
  • Export / import your data to / from CSV for full control
  • Nightly iCloud backup to keep your data safe
  • Realtime iCloud sync across different devices (requires Pro)
  • Conveneient swipe actions and shortcuts, for fast management of your books
  • Supports widgets, to show your books on your homescreen

Loved by Users

Reading List has been exceptionally well received by its users. It is the highest-rated reading tracking app in the App Store, with a 4.8 rating from over 20,000 ratings and reviews.


Reading List is free to download. Some advanced features are available after unlocking Reading List Pro, which is available at launch for a one-off payment.


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