Organize your reading life.

Track what you plan, and read. Group books with tags. Add private notes. Set reading goals.

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Catalogue view with lists and book preview

Book lists

Mark the book as "read" or "planned". Easily group books by the read date, or category.

You can add rich notes to the books you've read

Rich notes

Keeping notes helps to remember what you read. Structure your notes with the help of markdown. Add concepts or reviews. Everything is private by default.

Reviews can be published to your public journal and shared with the friends

Public Journal

A reading journal is a place to direct friends to when they ask for book recommendations. You are in full control of what notes become public.

Here's how you set a reading goal in Candl

Reading goals

How many books do you plan to read this year? Set your goal and keep track of it.


Who is it for?

Candl is a web app for avid readers, who wants to get organized, read more and better.

How can it help me learn better?

By encouraging you to take notes, it helps you to better understand and remember what you read. Those notes are smart, searchable, and even shareable, but they are private by default. You can learn more by reading this Medium article. Another good article on note-keeping.

Can I direct friends to my books recommendation?

Candl allows you to keep an online public journal. You control which of the notes to share. It also looks nice, here's mine.

What about my data?

You can download all your data in JSON format and delete you account. We're not locking you.

I have a different question.

If you have any more questions, or bugs to report please use our contact form.