Toadstool or morel?
Mushrooms Book & Identification is an extended version of well-known illustrated guides on fungi of North America and Europe. Start your camera and make a photo — neural network will find the detailed article to let you verify distinctive features of 180 different species.
Mushrooms Book & Identification has been working on iOS devices for 8 years and has thousands satisfied users:
“I've been foraging mushrooms over 15 years, this is absolutely the best app that I recommend to my followers”
©roomlovers, year 2017
“Such a detailed and complete app. I love that I can favorite specific mushrooms to a separate list for quick reference later”
©Skpkss, year 2016
“So much information, great pictures, and no "in your face" advertising. Beautiful!”
©MYOViX, year 2015
Have you ever made photos of mushrooms before you discovered Mushrooms Book & Identification? No worries, this app will manage with photos previously made on the device too!
Prepare yourself with advance technologies for hiking or mushroom hunting — install Mushrooms Book & Identification right now!
Do you want to study through the guide in old-fashioned style: article by article? We have kept this mode for training and educational purposes ;-)
● 180+ species of edible and inedible mushrooms
● 900+ images and illustrations to keep a close check
● Intelligent manual search through the entire base
● Offline mode: for places where internet connection has not come
● Night and landscape modes: do your thing whenever you want
● No registration and no ads: this app appreciates you time
● Add your photos and notes including voice records
● Make your own map of mushroom places
● Share info with your friends and mushroom club members via email, Facebook and Twitter
Some wild mushrooms are deadly poisonous. Never eat any mushroom until you absolutely confident in making mushroom ID. Mushrooms Book & Identification is not intended to be manual for mushroom consumption. Do not hesitate to ask for help your friends or mycologist in your area. You can find a Mycological society clubs in US at http://www.namyco.org/clubs.php
The developer disclaim any liability in connection with the use of the information provided in the app. Going on mushroom hunting research the area in advance, respect the law and private property.
Small improvements in NEURO-searching
* reduced base size
* increased recognition accuracy (by an average of 15%)
* no longer need to download the database from the Internet
Wait for a big update closer to Summer:
* Many new mushrooms!
* Improve the accuracy of recognition
Ratings and Reviews
In general, I am happy
In general, I am happy. Of course, not all mushrooms are in the guide (this is impossible), but more than in other similar apps and in most books. Certainly not all my photos are recognized by 100% correctly, but in my experience, in most cases, the correct answer among the top 3-4 in the list of the most similar. This is not bad i think. So I will wait for spring and check it all in the forest. I wish the developers not to stop adding new species and improve the accuracy of recognition.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for the feedback! We thrive to give our users better experience and keep improving the app!
Please expand your database
The database of mushroom for search is not too comprehensive. Please beef it up. Please also include more real-life pictures of the mushroom for id purpose, since I don’t find drawings that helpful. In any case, I’m rather disappointed to pay for the app but it’s not very useful. A lot of searches with camera pics don’t yield any result. Shazam, this is not (yet). The idea of it, when it works (as Shazam does), is great. This app is not quite there yet.
Developer Response ,
Hi! The reason we include drawings is to highlight some features you should check while scrutinizing the mushroom - it is the safety. And we do not include too much pics to keep the app not that large. But we shall keep your advice in mind and if we get more requests shall definitely do it. As for searches with camera pics - please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org This is a rare issue and we want to deal with it. Thanks for feedback, looking forward to hear from you soon!
Definitely don’t trust
The “shazam” feature is experimental at best. The database is incomplete at best. It incorrectly ids some of the easiest mushrooms; chicken of the woods, beefsteaks, turkey tails. Even some popular mushrooms you can find at the farmers market like lions mane or maitake are missing from the database. It does id some correctly and gets close on others but more bad than good at least for the South East US. Im an amateur mushroom hunter, and I would recommend not eating anything identified by this app.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback! We will try to add some missing mushrooms in future releases.
- Kosareva Svetlana
- 165.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.