Netgalley but they recently received a makeover. I've been using Netgalley since May 2010 and am usually on at least 3 times a week so I feel pretty familiar with the old site. Let's take a look at the new.
Some of the main differences I noticed:
One thing I noticed almost immediately was that the reader bookshelf displays an archived date. This way I don't have to click on the title to find out when it will be archived and no longer accessible. I am very grateful for this change.
Unfortunately I no longer see a way to view all my books on one page (they're listed by page, which is annoying because I have a lot of books). Previously I archived those I was done with and they were kept on a separate page. I would like some option to do that here. According to their twitter, some changes are planned and I hope this will be one of them.
There are much bigger pictures in the request area and I think it will be harder to accidentally request stuff now (yes, I have accidentally requested titles before!) The information is easier to read now and I'm excited to continue exploring the new offerings.
I wish Netgalley had a way for its users to suggest categories for the books. I am so tired of seeing non-YA books in the YA section (I believe this is because publishers recognize how many eyeballs they can get there). Currently there is an FDR biography that does not seem to be aimed at teens in any way. Perhaps Netgalley could recruit some of its most dedicated users to help clean up these areas.
Are you an user of Netgalley? What do you think about the new design? What changes would you still like?