RedShelf 12+


    • 4.6 • 3.4K Ratings
    • Free



The RedShelf eReader companion app provides online or offline access to read and engage with your textbooks located in your RedShelf account on the My Shelf page. Access your textbooks no matter where you go with a unified experience across mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.

eReader Features:
- Download and access textbooks on your iOS device for seamless online or offline reading
- Easily highlight text, take notes, and share with classmates
- Create flashcards while reading to test your understanding of the content
- Build study guides for review and test prep
- Define unfamiliar words quickly and easily
- Have text read aloud and select the voice and pace
- Sync all of your notes and highlights to your account and across devices

App Requirements:
- Active RedShelf account
- One or more books available in your RedShelf account

What’s New

Version 1.12.0

Users now have an easier time searching for authors and book titles.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Xavier87 ,

It has your book

That’s the positive side. Compared to other apps that I use for buying my books, such as Pearson/Revel, it performs poorly.

It would be nice if it did a better job of syncing where I left off in the app to when I access itthrough the website. Also, the robotic voice is off-putting. One thing I love about the Revel app is that it has real humans reading the chapters back to you. Since I use the app on my hours commute to school/work I’ll press play & listen to the robot. They could do a simple improvement of letting you adjust the rate of speed at which the robot reads back to you. Instead, I have to listen at their slow robotic pace.

Also, if you add that adjustment, maybe you could consider letting me pick where I want the robot to stop/start reading. Revel forces you to have to listen to them from the beginning of the chapter, and although a humans voice sounds much better than a robot, it’s not the most productive.

LucksEnd ,

Good setup with opportunity for growth

I was introduced to RedShelf when I started my adult journey to attaining a bachelors degree. I enjoy the site for the most part, there are a few items that could be improved in my opinion. One, the search engine can be a bit frustrating at times with how it displays search results. I’d like to see a page number and chapter number that is easier to quickly identify. The selection tool for copying and highlighting is a bit touchy when trying to select sections of text and a bit aggressive. Lastly, I’d like to see the bookmarks improved, now I don’t have any good ideas off-hand, I just know I use them and find them to be less useful when coming back to an area.

Developer Response ,

Hello and thank you for your feedback. We are in the process of fixing a few usability issues and will be sharing those updates soon. Have a great rest if the day!

Tanchik1737 ,

Worse than nothing

I had the misfortune of buying my textbooks before realizing that they are only available via this app. The app is barely usable if you read in a linear fashion. The navigation is non-intuitive. Sideway swipes go to the beginning of prior/next chapter, and scrolling up and down is the way to read the book. I keep accidentally side swiping to the next chapter, and then I can’t go back to the exact place I accidentally swiped from. So inconvenient. But even overlooking this design flaw, the app is just glitchy. Sometimes half the page is simply white, sometimes there is no response to swiping at all. I tried to bookmark a page and clicking the bookmark button did nothing at all but a day later suddenly that spot had 20 bookmarks. Sometimes the whole app freezes and I have no choice but to close it and restart from the beginning.
Bottom line, you can limp along with this app for any text you read linearly. If you buy any sort of reference manual where you have to find items or switch sections frequently, the app is simply unusable because of the long load time, freezing and constant glitches.

App Privacy

The developer, RedShelf, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
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  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
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