Prizmo 5 › Pro Scanner

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Description of App

Prizmo is the most capable scanner app for iPhone & iPad to create stunning scans of documents or process business cards from photos. Prizmo offers an efficient capture workflow, powerful editing capabilities, a choice of highly accurate OCRs, text-to-speech & accessibility features, searchable PDF & DOCX exports, and comprehensive automation, all packaged in an elegant & intuitive user interface. Prizmo will be your trusted mobile scanner, always at hand. *** Featured in an Apple Keynote presentation *** PHOTO CAPTURE • New capture workflow tailored for speed: in just 3 taps, have your document scanned, cleaned up, cropped, and text-recognized to a multi-page PDF right into your cloud • Highest quality scans: up to 300+ DPI • State-of-the-art page detection • Autoshoot • Quality review: keep or reshoot • Innovative stabilization: sharper than standard OIS (optical image stabilization) • Multi-page support TEXT RECOGNITION • Reliable & accurate on-device OCR with machine learning in 28 languages(*) • High-performance Cloud OCR in 26 languages(*) + handwriting recognition (English only) • Fine-grained OCR editing: text & regions, binarization, text polarity • Structural analysis with CoreML • Background processing ENHANCE, EDIT & EXPORT • Adjust rotation, perspective crop, cleanup mode (black/white, color, gray), brightness & contrast, edge repair • Flattening of curved contents (books & magazines) • Powerful non-destructive editing: original photo can always be reprocessed from scratch without reshooting • Export formats: searchable PDF, Microsoft Word DOCX with original layout, TXT, PNG, JPEG • Advanced PDF options: password protected PDF, efficient compression formats (customizable JPEG quality, CCITT G4, JBIG2) to generate small files • Auto Upload: PDFs are automatically sent to your cloud (iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, WebDAV) • Export business cards to Contacts or as vCard • Smart actions: interact with detected phone numbers, dates, locations, email addresses, URLs TEXT READER & VOICE • Comfortable multi-page reading experience • Customizable margins, line spacing, text size & fonts • Read text aloud using iOS voices • Adjustable speech rate & playback controls • Word highlighting during playback ACCESSIBILITY • Optimized for VoiceOver • Spoken guidance prior to shooting • Spoken description: quantity of text & page visibility • Dynamic Type • OpenDyslexic reading font FOR PROS • Batch editing: replicate settings across pages • Automation (x-callback-url): use Shortcuts app to automate document processing • Keyboard shortcuts OS INTEGRATION • Siri Shortcuts • Messages extension: scan & send a document without leaving the conversation • Open In & Photos extensions (process & cleanup) • iPad multitasking and drag & drop • iCloud & Continuity across iPhone, iPad & Mac • Background audio player PRICING • Prizmo is available as a free download to try out its core features: scanning workflow, on-device OCR, text access & text-to-speech (limited), exporting of PDF documents (watermarked) • Premium Pack is a one-time purchase to unlock all limitations: unlimited on-device OCR, full access to text & text-to-speech, smart actions, watermark removal • Cloud Plan subscription (optional) provides the Cloud OCR feature. Plans are detailed in the app • Volume purchase (VPP): see Prizmo - Volume Edition PRIVACY Prizmo is "privacy first". Personal data is yours, we don’t access it, we don’t read it, we don’t host it on our servers. Privacy Policy: https://creaceed.com/privacy Terms of Use: https://creaceed.com/terms Feedback: prizmo@creaceed.com (*) full list of OCR languages available on https://creaceed.com/iprizmo Cloud OCR requires an Internet connection.

Version

5.0

Free or Paid

Free With In-App Purchase

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

9.2

Accessibility Comments

Appears to be fully accessible but the interface can be a bit confusing to use.

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.

Developer's Twitter Username

@Prizmo

Recommendations

3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Katrine 5 years 7 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by rdfreak on Friday, November 18, 2011

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 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.

Submitted by Francisco crespo on Friday, April 12, 2013

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,

Submitted by David Goodwin👨‍🦯 on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

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 

Submitted by alex wallis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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.

Submitted by Blind I Am on Thursday, May 23, 2013

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

Submitted by Mark SARCH on Monday, June 24, 2013

In reply to by Blind I Am

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

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…). ..

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…).