Description of App
Text Detective finds and reads text in printed documents within seconds using your iPhone’s camera. The detected text can easily be read, edited, copied and pasted into documents, emails or other apps. It even stores all the scanned text in a history, which allows you to refer to it later. Every step is accessible.
Text Detective works best with the clean and crisp text you find in documents, and at a distance of about the length of a forearm. You can use it wherever you go, and you don’t need to worry about network coverage – it even works on the plane.
The app is optimized for iPhone 4S, but can be used with iPhone 4 and iPod touch. If you want to use Text Detective on an iPad, please be aware that the camera position is different to the one on the iPhone / iPod, which might require additional training and practice to align the camera lens and align the text.
The creation of this product was supported in part by SBIR grants from the National Institutes of Health (grants no. EY011821 and EY020707).
Text Detective by Blindsight is covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,817,855, and pending US and international patents.
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Device(s) App Was Tested On
This app is fully accessible with VoiceOver.