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New Poll - Tracking Manga
This week's poll was suggested by lollylopmr. How do you keep track of the manga you're currently reading or have read before?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: What do you do with your paper calendars after the year has ended?
Throw it away - votes: 533 (24.2%)
Repurpose it (e.g., scrap paper) - votes: 313 (14.2%)
Keep it as-is - votes: 317 (14.4%)
I don't use paper calendars - votes: 1038 (47.2%)
There were 2201 total votes.
The poll ended: May 11th, 2024 2:35pm PDT

I use Google Calendar for personal stuff, and my work uses Outlook
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 11th 3:46pm
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» kaloo on May 11th, 2024, 3:58pm

Honestly I've tried to abandon this site a few times as far as my reading list goes, but it's the best. (My only real issue is the inability to mark partial chapters like c12.2)


» ceruleantear on May 11th, 2024, 4:43pm

The way I like to track my comics is using a lengthy personal word document. This has everything I own or have read. I give each title a rating after I finish them and I also use tags to highlight some of my favorite tropes. Each entry has a hyperlink to Baka-Updates or Goodreads so I can read a summary and related categories for each title. It would break my heart if I ever lose this document so I save a copy on my external hard drive.


» YuriM on May 11th, 2024, 4:55pm

On MangaUpdates, but with backups of my lists: completed and so on. Who knows what will happen to you in the next years...


» vigorousjammer on May 11th, 2024, 5:23pm

I used to use MyAnimeList, but their database felt kind of limited for manga.
I've started using AniList, and they're better, but they're also missing some stuff.

I should probably just keep a spreadsheet, but the whole process of making one seems far too arduous a task.

So, I suppose I'll just continue to track the manga I've read on AniList, since there's only been a few I've read that they didn't have at the time (mostly oneshots).


» mah_lenneth on May 11th, 2024, 5:31pm

I use MyAnimeList for animes and Anilist for mangas/manhwas. I also use a Notion template to keep track of my fav ones.
MangaUpdates only to see updates xD
I also use Goodreads since I enjoy reading books too.


» F_J on May 12th, 2024, 1:54am

I use to have a txt file, but then my list got too big so I migrated to mangaupdates


» Alwerien on May 12th, 2024, 7:57am

Honestly mostly I track things here but I would really appreciate the ability to mark partial chapters or make personal notes.

For novels I use NovelUpdates though, never tracked those here.


» Erratic-Hopper on May 12th, 2024, 1:26pm

I agree! Plenty of groups release chapters in parts and it really annoys me not being able to mark that I've read them... 🙁


» Erratic-Hopper on May 12th, 2024, 1:24pm

Two methods. First is MangaUpdates (best site, definitely). Second is my (unreliable) memory when I'm lazy. There's no point making accounts on manga sites to keep track since I read on a bunch of different sites. For anime, I use MAL - I made an account on AniDB as well but it really isn't convenient to use.

Forgot to add, NovelUpdates for novels. I'd say I like NU even more than this site, because it has hyperlinks!


» Suxinn on May 12th, 2024, 4:05pm

MangaUpdates, of course. I've been trying to create backups by also updating on Kitsu and Anilist nowadays, but it's definitely more spotty/less comprehensive than good ol' MU.


» VawX on May 12th, 2024, 6:10pm

Mangaupdates and mangadex for manga, while Novelupdates for novel mmm...


» blackluna on May 12th, 2024, 9:22pm

I use multiple. (So, I guess my answer is "other"? )

When I started, it was on paper, but I kept falling behind, having a hard time finding things, and such. After over six years, the issues with that method got worse, so then I finally got around to making an account on MangaUpdates. At the same time, I also made a spread sheet for finished works, a file for works which are in progress, and another for works which I want to read. Novels are listed separately, by the way, I've never created an account on NovelUpdates (I'm resisting it, like I originally did for MangaUpdates; I'll give in, eventually). After MangaDex came about, I added that into the mix.


» articowl on May 14th, 2024, 1:18pm

I use MAL and Anilist for tracking manga and anime. Mostly Anilist, MAl is like backup.
I have excel for statistics (how much I read monthly and other stuff)


» PZcolo on May 15th, 2024, 7:04am

Tachiyomi, the browser (I migrate the browser history when I change computer or reinstall Windows) and Mangaupdates, which I update every now and then.


» MitzumiKare on May 15th, 2024, 5:30pm

I use mihon (tachi sucessor) on a tablet and just use mamgaupdates as the tracker. I feel like not enough people know its an option once MU got an open API. Just sync tachi/mihon with MU and you dont have to worry about your browser stuff. The only downside is having to dig through your MU lists if/when you reinstall tachi/mihon.


» Alimeru on May 19th, 2024, 12:46am

That's what I use too, the MU tracker is a serious lifesaver. Aside from that I also use the app NeverTooManyBooks to catalog my physical collection.


» MitzumiKare on May 19th, 2024, 12:28pm

I would have used that if it existed when i had a physical collection (2010). Now if only i had something to track fanfiction outside of the ones i downloaded on calibre and kinda track on a spreadsheet. I do fict and manhwa recs on tiktok so i want a way to rank and track what i read would be great.


» juliarox214 on May 18th, 2024, 9:16pm

I wouldn't be able to survive without MangaUpdates.


» Selim on May 26th, 2024, 1:56pm

Most manga reading sites has a bookmark option, no?