Prizmo - Scanning, OCR, and Speech

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Description of App: 

Prizmo is the All-in-One Scanning and OCR solution for iPhone.

Are you interested in going paperless? Do you want to save time when scanning documents on the road? Then, Prizmo is the ideal tool for you!

Prizmo lets you scan and recognize text documents, business cards, bills, and whiteboards, then share the results across your computers and with other people through the Cloud. Prizmo uses state of the art technologies, it has highly accurate OCR, has speech-operated shooting, and has intelligent document interpretation to achieve these goals. All of this in an elegant and intuitive user experience.

Supported Devices

  • Perfect app for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4
  • Griffin Clarifi Case required to improve photo quality for iPhone 2G or 3G

Specific Processing & Benefits

  • Text Documents - Avoid typing the text and ask Prizmo to read it for you
  • Business Cards - Extract information (first and last names, company, job title, phone numbers, email, website, address) to create contacts on the phone or share them
  • Receipts & Bills - split the bill among people + Export to spreadsheet format
  • Whiteboards - Extract and improve meeting boards

Key Features

  • Input Options: iPhone’s camera, import from the Photo Album, copy/paste from other apps.
  • Image processing: rotation, crop, perspective correction, white picker...
  • Highly accurate OCR technology in 10 languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.
  • No Internet connection required for image processing and performing OCR. No confidential data sent.
  • Text-to-Speech available through In-App Purchase: 35 high-quality voices in 10 languages for reading scanned texts.
  • Many Export Options: copy the recognized results as a text, send scanned documents and vCards using iPhone’s native mail application, integration with Dropbox, Evernote, CloudApp and MobileMe, text translation (Google Translate)...
  • Document Viewer
  • Stylish UI, with full support of Retina display

Help & Feedback
See http://www.creaceed.com/prizmo/iphone for app demonstrations.
You can contact the support team at prizmo@creaceed.com

We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts for further developing Prizmo.

Version: 

1.1

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 4

Accessibility Comments: 

This iis not an app specifically designed for people with visual impairments. Turn off the grid in the settings menu and the camera's flash must be in the "on" position. This app could use a lot of improvement, but it's the best scan and read app that I've tried.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

The app is a bit on the expensive side. You'll need a lot of patience and remember that the app is far from perfect. Also, the page must be oriented correctly for the app to work.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@Prizmo

Comments

I downloaded this app last

I downloaded this app last night. I tried to scan something twice and I got an error that it didn't recognize anything. I shall turn the grid thing off in settings and change my camera flash to on, not automatic, as I had set it. How far away do you find you have to have the camera?

Version 1.1.8 released

Version 1.1.8 of Prizmo has been released to the app store, with features specific to the iPhone 5 and iOS6. Aside from the compatibility improvements, the app also contains some bug fixes. What's New in Version 1.1.8 • Support and optimizations for iPhone 5 display (4-inch) • Support for new Privacy rules in iOS 6, now Prizmo requests access when it needs access to Contacts • Fixed bug with Notepad style textviews causing the text to be too far from the lines. • Fixed missing Retina image in the about screen.

Scaning several pages

Hi, I bought the app and would like to know how to scan several pages in the same file. After taking the first photo i don't find a way to take a second Thanks,

Version 2.0 now available

What's New in Version 2.0

  • Completely new user experience with focus on rapid workflow 
  • Prizmo is now an iPhone/iPad universal application (including a new, dedicated user interface for the iPad) 
  • Specific processing according to document type (business cards, text documents, or regular images) 
  • Ability to change document types 
  • Support for PDF files as input 
  • Sound feedback for image stabilization when taking the picture to avoid blurry shots 
  • Multipage document handling (editing and export as single PDF file) with ability to reorder pages 
  • iCloud support for sharing work-in-progress Prizmo documents across iPhone, iPad and Mac 

Hi, I have installed the new

Hi, I have installed the new version, has anyone else found that the guided mode for finding the page keeps reporting that the page hasn't been found in different directions even when the phone is being held still? I also find that the guided mode says the page is visible then instantly loses focus from the page. I have also noticed that they seem to have removed the ability to take the picture with your voice. I also can't work out how to delete the sample documents they have provided in the app. Having said that I did use the app to get a very good scan of a letter about feeding your lawn and that is the first time I have ever got usable text from prizmo it didn't get all the text but probably got about 90 percent of it. I still can't get the app to perform well with food packages. the app has been slimmed down and simplified allot, they have removed all the buttons for cropping and rotating images etc.

More updates

What's New in Version 2.0.3

Version 2.0.3

  • Fixed a crash that happens when opening documents stored in iCloud.

Version 2.0.2

  • Accelerated the maximum speech rate as requested by VoiceOver users.
  • Better business card template when exporting to Contacts.
  • Fixed an important iCloud issue where documents would automatically disappear under some circumstances
  • Fixed a crash that could randomly occur when leaving the application while taking a picture
  • Fixed some smaller issues

Version 2.0.1

  • Fixed a crash that could occur randomly when opening a page (affecting both iPhone & iPad)
  • Fixed 'read text' URL scheme problem when passed options are incorrect
  • Minor iPad interface tweaks

Prizmo What's New in Version 2.0.5

What's New in Version 2.0.5 - New: Italian & Portuguese localization - Fixed a crash that would occur when exporting PDF with many pages - Better overall memory efficiency when exporting PDFs - Various other bug fixes and enhancement

What's new on Prizmo version 3.1

Updated Oct. 30/ 2013 Version 3.1 What's New in Version 3.1 New Features & Enhancements - Faster page loading & display, especially on iPad. - OCR: Safety margin around text blocks for better character recognition near region borders (thanks CUK.ch for feedback). - Improvement of some Voice Over button hints. - Re-organized settings for clearer overall structure. Fixes: - Fixed possible visual glitches in text documents. - Fixed a crash that could occur when taking pictures. - Other minor corrections and enhancements (scanner bar animation, parallax offsets tuning, appearance tuning for iOS 7.0.3, better back swipe handling, correct import of PDF with bounds offset, missing contact image when exporting, other minor crash fixes…). ..

what's new on version 3.1.1

Updated Nov. 4/ 20012 version 3.11 What's New in Version 3.1.1 New Features & Enhancements - Faster page loading & display, especially on iPad. - OCR: Safety margin around text blocks for better character recognition near region borders (thanks CUK.ch for feedback). - Improvement of some Voice Over button hints. - Re-organized settings for clearer overall structure. Fixes: - 3.1.1: fixed blocked interaction bug that was introduced in 3.1 (affects image import, etc.) - Fixed possible visual glitches in text documents. - Fixed a crash that could occur when taking pictures. - Other minor corrections and enhancements (scanner bar animation, parallax offsets tuning, appearance tuning for iOS 7.0.3, better back swipe handling, correct import of PDF with bounds offset, missing contact image when exporting, other minor crash fixes…).