ReadBot is a Slack bot that makes it easy to save books and articles to your
Goodreads and Pocket accounts. Once you have connected your Goodreads/Pocket accounts, if you add a
This app was written on Glitch, but is just a Node app, so can be run on any platform. There are some environment variables it relies on, namely:
You will need to create a Slack Bot to get these.
Apply for a developer key on Goodreads.
Register an app on Pocket to get a consumer key.
If you are using Glitch, you can just put these values in the
.env file. If you are running it on your own, take a look at this article for information on how to set up your own
If you are not using Glitch you will also need to create a
.data directory for the sqlite3 database.
First, connect your accounts:
/readbot connect goodreads /readbot connect pocket
Then add the
bookmark reactji to any message containing a supported link (currently Amazon.com for books, or any other link for Pocket), and it will be saved to your account.
- Support for more URL types for Goodreads (i.e. other bookstores, Goodreads itself)
- Support for custom Goodreads shelfs (i.e. not just the default 'to-read')
Brad Greenlee firstname.lastname@example.org