So I saw on Twitter that NetGalley has finally developed an app. I only checked it out briefly and here are my thoughts.

Pros

It’s direct. There’s no download, make sure your kindle account is connected to the app, and then hope the the e-copy is formatted in a decent way, like you have to with the Kindle app. It’s a straight shot, you just log in, and boom, you can download your books.

You can bookmark pages for later. I know this is the most basic function that can be offered in an e-reading app, but I’m glad they didn’t leave it out, so I’m counting it as a pro.

Hopefully this will eliminate that crappy other app you’d have to download for graphic novels. It never worked right and I do most of my e-reading on my phone and the previous app just wasn’t compatible.

Cons

I did not see an option to highlight! This is my biggest issue. I do a lot of highlighting in the Kindle app so I’m hoping this will get added in soon.

I was really hoping you’d be able to browse new titles to request, but you can’t. At least I don’t think… it seems like just an e-reading app. Which I’m okay with I just would’ve liked the convenience of it all being in one place.

Questions I have

I didn’t thoroughly explore so I can’t say without a reasonable doubt that this app supports reading graphic novels, and I’m really hoping it does. Does anyone know the answer to that?

Does anyone know if they have plans to integrate the requesting system into the app? I’d love that!

Am I crazy for being upset that I can’t highlight? Let me know 🤣

4 thoughts on “New(ish) NetGalley App?

  1. We didn’t know there was a Netgallery App!

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    1. I think it must be pretty new. I never heard anything about them developing an app until somebody tweeted about it. You would think it would be more advertised 🤷🏼‍♀️

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  2. Skychrome says:

    It does support graphic novels! I read one recently and found it comfortable. It reads the same as the books, just by scrolling.

    I was also let down that there was no highlighting option, hopefully they make an update and include it soon. It’s like the book mark option, a definite must have for an e-reader app.

    OH you can also listen to the audiobooks you get through the app.

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    1. Yay I’m so glad it’s compatible with Graphic novels! Thanks for the info. I’ve been thinking about trying out an audiobook through them. I’ll have to find one that sounds interesting.

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