Collect your books reading notes in one place by simply pointing your camera at the paperbacks. Managing your reading notes has never been so effortless!


* Find books and add to your collection by scanning bar code, searching keyword, or entering book info manually.
* Take a photo of the printed text and save your reading notes in a flash, empowered by revolutionary Optimal Character Recognition (OCR) technology.
* Recognize texts in 45+ languages: English, Chinese, France, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian,
and many more.
* Record your reading data.
* Save images directly as your notes.
* Organize your books by shelves.
* Create a table of contents for your books and navigate your notes by chapters.
* Set short title for your notes.
* Share your notes and thoughts with multiple elegantly designed templates.
* Search full-text and find your notes.
* Track your reading progress.
* Export your notes as PDFs or HTMLs.
* Support various iOS features such as Handoff, Multitasking, and Search.
* Website:


* Access your notes anywhere: Everything is synced automatically and instantly across any computer, phone, or tablet. Once you create your account, your date stays in sync so that you always have the up-to-date version of your favorite quotes and inspirations (yeah we do not rely on iCloud).
* Advanced OCR technology based on Google: Fast and precise.
* Auto recognition of tables of contents: Take a photo of a book’s table of contents and we automatically turn it into chapters matched with pages.
* Simple, but powerful.


We offer monthly and yearly Premium subscriptions. App Store will renews the subscription during 24 hours before it expires. You can stop the auto renewal in the system settings of iPhone. When start auto renewal in trial period, the trial will stop automatically. If you encounter any problems, please try to restart Shelfie, or tap the restore button below.



We love hearing back from you and we are constantly improving our app based on your suggestions!

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Jeremy_Echols ,

Awesome app and getting better!!

Love this app! I had an issue with exporting notes/quotes to Evernote, but that appears to be fixed now. (The export above the thoughts section uses a Chinese label instead of English, but since it's consistently labelling the thoughts section, it isn't the end of the world in terms of the export functionality). The OCR works phenomenally well to recognize text as well! Super helpful app. Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Thank you guys.

Evernote exportation has been fixed.

I will check about the label of thoughts section.

Thank you for your feedback!

Valheron ,

Mostly quite pleased

I really like how easy this app makes getting research notes out of books. Scanning bar codes and OCR has been pretty smooth, even with relatively obscure reference books. Got the yearly membership for that reason. Would very much like to see the ability to do an author search (as someone else mentioned) and search for multiple tags at once—right now I can’t search for notes that are tagged both “trust” and “promise,” for example, which means a lot of scrolling. Would love to see this continue to be developed- might even recommend it to students once it has enough going for it!

Developer Response ,

Thanks very much for your feedback! I will keep developing this App!
The latest version of Shelfie can search books by author, please try it.
We will take account of searching for multiple tags.
Thanks again for your comments. If you have anything to say, please contact me by:

Revtrin ,

Good app but not sure how it works

Worthy app if it does what it claims, unfortunately I can’t figure that out. After reading some articles online I went out and got this app because I thought you could get ebooks here. So far all I’ve been able to do is scan barcodes so I can take notes on the physical books I do have. While that’s useful I can do a modified version of the same thing virtually anywhere I make notes. What interests me is finding digital copies of books I own. So far no tutorials on the app and the website listed below is in Chinese. So, looks like I may have to keep searching for a comparable app. Disappointed.


Zhipeng Liu
41.2 MB

macOS 10.15 or later. Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Premium 1 Month Auto Renew $0.99
  2. Premium 1 Year Auto Renew $6.99
  3. 300 OCR Scans $0.99


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