Shelf - Create Live Activities 4+

Customize your Lock Screen

Michael Tigas

    • 4.4 • 33 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Shelf lets you pin content to the Lock Screen, Dynamic Island, and Home Screen!

Create shelves that display a photo, text, or quick links to open apps, shortcuts, or websites. Each are visually customisable; apply themes or manually change colours and fonts.

Thanks to the iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on-display, shelves can be viewed at a glance - with actions a simple tap away.

Automatically launch shelves with App Shortcuts support, such as when a Focus is turned on, or ask Siri "Create a Text Shelf" to quickly pin a spoken comment to your Lock Screen.

More types of shelves will be coming soon, such as; a Timer, Checklist, and Weather.

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What’s New

Version 1.5.4

- Behind the scenes changes for a special weekend ahead ;)

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

hiuol ,

Great app

Can display pictures on my lock screen, which is really all I wanted, although I wish there were more options for Shortcuts in order to automate the process of it being on & off, rather than just being able to turn it in on.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for kind review, and that is some great feedback! 🙏 Will look into adding a shortcut action for turning off particular shelves.

kathmandu04 ,

Shelf adds super helpful access to your favorite things

Great job! My first shelf consists of a
4 shortcuts to; record a voice memo, open Camera, Photos, Settings. I like that one can add shelves to do different things additional to or instead of those. Yes iOS gives a shortcut to the camera on the lock screen but you have to push and hold. With Shelf you tap and it launches. Glad it looks like you have more options planned. Keep up the good work.

Looks like Shelf is using its own app and Shortcuts App to accomplish it’s functionality. It would be nice though for someone who likes to not have open apps in the background if it would quit Shelf and Shortcuts after requested shortcut launches to keep open background apps to a minimum. Or maybe there is a way to do that within the app.

Developer Response ,

Super appreciate the helpful review! 🙏 

Awesome to hear you're enjoying having the system apps on the lock screen, I have plans to bring even more system actions to the list of selectable shelf actions!

With regards to closing Shelf after running an action, unfortunately it's not possible to do this due to iOS limitations, even though it's a great idea and would indeed keep the previous app list nice and tidy.

deciplesoftheLord ,


This is awesome! I would definitely purchase the Pro version if it had the option to remove the lock screen photo. Does it have the option to select multiple shelves and have them in shuffle mode?


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