i am looking to get myself a OCR reader for the i phone i read a lot about KNFB reader which is fairly costly are there other similar aps which are cheaper that are as good as that ap or is KNFB the only one to go with. many thanks in advance
OCR on iPhone
I have used both KNFB Reader and Prizmo.
Both have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Prizmo is cheaper and utilizes verbal feedback to let you know about alignment and I believe gives more precise feedback.
KNFB Reader uses haptic feedback (vibrations) and a confusing system involving a description of degrees which I have not fully figured out.
The disadvantage to both, and all, apps of this sort or meant to increase productivity of any kind, is that they do not offer a free trial so that people can test out the product and make up thier minds on how much they want to spend.
Hope that helps.
KNFBReader all the way
Hi, I have used Prizmo, TextGrabber, text detective and KNFBReader. Out of all these, KNFBReader is superior. After using the OCR apps after a while, you get acustom as to how far out you have to place the phone depending on the documents that you're trying to scan. Although KnfbReader is $99.99, it has a way better user interface and the OCR technology it has worked better for me. When I have a bigger project to scan with multiple pages, I use a stand by the name of stand scan Pro to ensure a better recognition and increase productivity. KNFBReader does allow a trial when you downloaded the app. After a few pictures that you take, you will be prompted to purchase the application.
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The only OCR that worked for me
I've bought every OCR anyone suggested on Apple Vis. So far KNFB Reader is the only one that consistently works for me. Lighting is very bad in my house but when I turned on the flash for the other apps they wouldn't read anything. I lay the document and phone flat on the table and line them up first. Then I lift the phone off the paper trying not to tilt the phone. The phone has to be a lot further away from the paper than feels right to me. With some experimentation, it is at least possible to figure out the gist of the document. I don't think that I would want to pay bills using a scanned document, since the scan is seldom perfect.