May 18, 2012

Is this the laziest book-related app of all time?


A screen capture of the ShelfLook app


The description on the iTunes page for this app tells you what you need to know: “Do you hate turning your neck sideways to read book titles at libraries and bookstores? Or scrunching down as well to view lower shelves? With SHELFLOOK, those days are over!” Yes, it takes a picture of vertical spines and shows them horizontally.

Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House. Follow him on Twitter at @mobylives