According to their latest newsletter, Leafmarks has implemented useful features desired by Goodreads members at almost the same time Goodreads has added an unwanted and derided feature that
spams recommends books to you in the Updates feed on the home page, while many sought after ones – as well as a long list of bug fixes and defunct features – have seemingly been ignored in Amazon’s pursuit of profit.
Leafmarks members can now:
- Filter out images in their News Feed (like GRs Updates feed) via the Customizations tab of Account Settings.
- No longer see content from people you’ve blocked on your News Feed – ‘even if your friends like a post of theirs’ which isn’t available on Goodreads.
- View a Shelf Cloud on the book page. GR’s genre / shelf box is no longer appearing on every book page – a decision made at exactly the same time as the censorship policy change last year.
- Export their book data via the import page, a feature I’ve yet to see on Booklikes.