An app for recognising packages

iOS & iPadOS

HiAt first, many thanks for replies to my questions.
Please give me an advice. I’m looking for an accessible application that behaves like goggless for Android i.e. scans the item and on the basis of the photo and google search displays the result. When using it, I could take a product, scan it and have the information about it. To obtain similar results, I had been trying with kNFB reader but the results were poor. Also, I have used seeing assistant home for scanning bar codes but since bar codes are placed in various places it is dificult to get the result quickly. So please give me a suggestion on the app that makes the photo of a product and then displays the result so that I can read it.
I don’t mind whether it is paid or free of charge. I want a good, fast and possibly a reliable app.
Many thanks.



Submitted by yorkshire-drew on Thursday, October 15, 2015

I have no experience with the Android version, but iOS has its own Talking Goggles app which seems to do what you want it to. You could also explore Tap Tap See, but you have to pay for using that as it uses sighted volunteers. Then there's Be My Eyes which uses a live video connection where you can talk to a sighted volunteer who accesses your iPhone's camera. Hope one of the above will meet your needs.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Thursday, October 15, 2015

I don't remember if this one is paid or free. I have had good success with this one. I use it for identifying such things as vitamin bottles, facial products, food packages, etc. If the item has a label on it with a seam, I start at the left edge of the label, at the seam, and divide the label into thre or four sections, depending on how large the label is. This helps to be more efficient at scanning the entire label. Usually, the lefthand edge or first picture taken elicits the info I want. Another nice feature of this app is that, if it finds the product you are scanning, it will also present you with website to purchase the item.

Out of the apps I have tried, I rely on this one the most.


Submitted by Rafal on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hello! Pany thanks for your suggestions. IVe downloaded camfind anc it is great. KNFB reader is for different purposes as seeing assistant home. I have tested camfind while shopping and the results were good enough. Thanks once again!