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Book Scanner quickly scans book barcodes (ISBN) and finds the books on Apple Books or in other sources. Simply hold up a book’s barcode to iPhone’s camera and Book Scanner will scan it automatically. Book Scanner remembers your scanned books and you can buy them on Apple Books at your convenience.

Go Premium and gain access to a multitude of other sources, including Amazon Kindle, Google Books and the Norwegian National Library. You can choose the ordering within the sources yourself, creating a custom experience just for you. Use your favourite ebook-source and start digitising your library. The books can be bought easily through most of the sources.

Scanning book barcodes is faster than a manual search. Never forget the name of a good book again! Book Scanner is very useful in bookstores, while digitising your own library or in other places where good books can be found.

- Quickly scan ISBN barcodes.
- Buy Apple Books directly from within the app.
- History lets you scan books and save them for later. Great when you are in a hurry at a store!
- Go Premium! Adds support for Amazon Kindle, Google Books and the Norwegian National Library as book sources and removes ads. Buy Premium as an in-app purchase through Settings or scan a book not present on Apple Books. Book Scanner will remember books found through premium sources if you decide to go Premium at a later time. The book sources can ordered as you please, creating a custom experience just for you.
- Share a scanned book with your friends through iOS8 extensions.
- Use Book Scanner to manage your citations! Export book details in either plain text, BibTeX or Markdown.
- The Today Widget gives you easy access to the latest scanned book.
- Use the flashlight to enable scanning in low light situations.

View the app in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxoHvd8-k9Q

What’s New

Version 1.7.2

Added support for iOS 12 and the latest iPhones.

Ratings and Reviews

Lexbookie ,

Don't bother! There are better out there

Only one scan allowed before it asks you to purchase premium version. It won't keep the scan either- no history. So pointless!

Developer Response ,

This means the book wasn't found in iBooks, but in one of the other premium sources. All history is preserved and the book will appear in the history after a premium purchase.

Andykirkland ,

Intelligent and useful

Interesting and intelligent app. Works well, even better after paying .99 for premium. Out of 20 scans at bookstore, only one not found. Great time saver for finding and remembering books.

belle_pepper ,

Don't bother

Free version does nothing but invite you to buy the premium version...

Developer Response ,

Books found in Apple Books will always be visible, even without Premium. The pop-up is there to let you know that the book can be found, but not in Apple Books. If the book is not available in Apple Books but exists in other sources, the book will appear in history if Premium is purchased.


Runar Ovesen Hjerpbakk
83.7 MB

Requires iOS 12.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Norwegian

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 - 2019 Runar Ovesen Hjerpbakk
In-App Purchases
  1. Premium $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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