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No more highlighters, underlining, or sticky notes.

With Excerpt, you can easily capture passages from your favourite books and collect them all in one place.

• Using your device's camera, instantly convert text from a book into a note on your device
• Share important excerpts with friends and colleagues
• Compile all of a book's excerpts and export them in a single file
• Save excerpts from as many books as you like
• Choose your highlighter colour – yellow, blue, green, or none

Great for holding on to meaningful quotes, organizing study notes, or preparing for book club!

What’s New

Version 1.4

• Sort your excerpts! You can now choose to sort excerpts by page number or date created.
• Various user interface improvements

Thank you for using Excerpt!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Followedbyabear ,

No complaints

Minimalist and quick. Not bloated in any way and no distractions. Character recognition sometimes has problems, but works surprisingly well.

EndoArmy ,

Good idea but impractical for larger books

I like the idea of this and the book text to phone text transition is super helpful. That said I wish there was a way to organize highlighted sections within a book. For example I used this on a 2,000* page clinical nutrition text book and would never we able to find the highlighted section I wanted as the list is far to long. Being able to make topic sections within a book would be great!

Tkmcpike ,

Finally! A way to digitally highlight paper books

Works well. Needs some additional features to be a “killer app” (like getting book info from a scan of the book’s isbn barcode) but right now the best (only?) app out there that lets you save “highlights” (text snippets) of physical books.


Ryan Maksymic
33.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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