Letterboxd, for lack of better way to explain, is IMDB, but actually good. Built in Auckland, New Zealand, the company’s website is a social network for movies that lets you track which films you’ve seen, the ones you want to see and what your friends are watching.
I’ve been using Letterboxd for a long time and am a huge fan of the service, but it hadn’t made the jump across to mobile – until today. The company’s first iOS app is out right now and it brings the service to mobile in a beautiful way.
It’s just like the desktop version, starting with a feed of popular movies this week, what your friends are watching and a feed of your friends’ reviews. You’re able to quickly log a movie you’ve seen, or jump right into the deep end and search for something.
If you’re hunting for something to watch, there’s a lovely full-screen feed of movies to flick through once you hit ‘most popular’ or jump into another list. As you’re swiping through you can quickly add a flick to your watchlist, rate it, like it or mark it as seen.
As that service has largely stayed the same, Letterboxd has fostered a community that actively discusses and shares what movies they’re watching as well as passionately reviewing them, with far less trolling than other services.
➤ Letterboxd [iOS]