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– Scan the art, uncover the story
BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz: "Smartify is the most elegant, unobtrusive, information-rich gallery guide
I've seen. And it's free!"
The New Scientist: “Image recognition app scans paintings to act like Shazam for art.”

Love visiting art galleries but hate not knowing the stories behind the artworks? Wish you could carry your favourite art with you, and show your collection to friends? Join the thousands of people who have used SMARTIFY in museums and galleries across the world to discover and share art.

Hold your phone up to an artwork to instantly identify it. No more squeezing through crowds to read that little label!
Scroll down to access audio commentary and additional information.
Want to remember your favourite artworks? Simple. Tap the (+) button in the top right corner to add works to your personal collection.
Create a profile to keep art saved for you. Visit the ‘Profile’ page to sign in and edit settings.
To find out where you can use SMARTIFY, plus trending artworks and highlights, hit ‘Explore’.
No fees or charges.

***Current Venues***
National Portrait Gallery
The Royal Academy of Arts
The Wallace Collection
Sculpture in the City
Ben Uri Gallery
The Bowes Museum
Turner Contemporary

Rijksmuseum (Open Data)
Rijksmuseum Twenthe

Museo San Donato

Reina Sofia (Open Data)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Open Data)
Laguna Art Museum, Los Angeles
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (Open Data)
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

***Please note SMARTIFY partners with museum and galleries to protect artist copyright and can only be used in specific venues. Visit our website for details***

***Where’s my art?***
You love the app but your favourite artwork or collection is not available yet. Drop us an message at info@smartify.org.uk and we will move mountains to make things happen!

***More information***
SMARTIFY is a social enterprise whose mission is to help people make meaningful connections with art. We believe nothing beats the physical experience of visiting a museum and want to make it easy to discover, remember and share art. If you are inspired by our story and work, get in touch: info@smartify.org.uk.

What's New

Version 1.6.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Customer Reviews

1.8 out of 5

25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Scan, identify and save the world's artworks to your device.



They made comments to themselves on September 20th. 5 starts and all saying ‘great app’ when you go down you will find real feedbacks from real people about the app. I saw news on Twitter and I loved the idea even though app Name was kinda ridiculous and lame. I tried to use app but it definitely has problems like not instant scanning. I hope someone else gonna make this idea better with a better system and name.

Developer Response

Hi Rumithepurr, Thanks for your interest in Smartify and sorry to hear you were frustrated with the experience. The app will not scan 'any' artwork, but only art at venues where we are live. This is due to copyright and to get quality information. ;) You can see the full list in the app. We're working on including more.

Slow scanning


The app takes way to long to scan the picture and give you feedback for the picture. If you want to sit or stand all day just trying to scan the picture go for it.

Developer Response

Hi ArbitarKiller35, Thanks very much for your interest in Smartify. Sorry to hear you are frustrated experience. The app will recognise the artwork instantly if it is on our database.We partner with each museum individually to ensure quality information and copyrights permission. We are working as fast as possible to launch at many more venues!


176.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2016 SMARTIFY C.I.C.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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