Take Command in Using Your Voice: OCR Document Reader for iOS

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In this podcast, Thomas Domville revisit the Voice: OCR Document Reader for iOS. Take a picture of anything that has words on it, and Voice will read it to you! Updated with top notch technology, Voice will let you listen to all your books/words/documents/magazines in a matter of seconds. ‎Voice: OCR Document Reader on the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/voice-take-picture-have-it/id903772588?ign-mpt=uo%3D8



Submitted by LaBoheme on Saturday, June 22, 2019

i believe you were doing version 4.1? after text is recognized, next to the back button, there are two buttons, export text and export image.

Submitted by Shalin Shah on Monday, June 24, 2019

Hey Thomas,

I found this a little late, but wow, this made my entire month! It was so awesome listening to this podcast. Thank so you much for taking the time to record and upload this for everyone to benefit from! I'm beyond glad Voice has performed better than expected in terms of the OCR accuracy as well as in other parts of the app.

Additionally, I was so impressed by how spot on you were about all the features and buttons inside the app! I could not have explained it better myself. It was absolutely great. For anyone that reads my comment, I am working on some awesome new stuff for the coming updates and am even more focused on making the core functions as amazing as possible. This means even better OCR quality than it is right now, even less friction in order to get from taking a picture to having it read, and even more awesome features and tools that help you gain more control over the entire experience of the product.

My goal is to make Voice the best OCR app by far in the entire market. This means adding things that literally make you feel like you have superpowers. Any feedback, criticism, suggestions, or ideas are extremely welcome–this is what helps me deliver the best product to you guys.

As always, thank you for using the app and for all the support. Stay tuned!

Submitted by Shalin Shah on Monday, June 24, 2019

In reply to by LaBoheme

Hey LaBoheme,

Thanks for the comment! Yes, as of Version 4.1, I have added two buttons, one to export the text and the other to export the image. This way, you don't have to copy and paste the text manually each time. Additionally, instead of losing all the photos you have taken, you can save the images to your camera roll so you can pick from camera roll the next time you want Voice to read them out loud to you.

Submitted by Ann Marie B on Monday, June 24, 2019

Hello. This sounds like a good app. Can text or images be exported to apps such as dropbox, facebook, voice dream, etc? What makes this app stand out from other OCR apps such as the Voice Dream Suite or Seeing AI? The OCR quality of this app has to be one of the better ones out there. Cudos for that! :) Thanks.

Submitted by Gary c on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hi Thomas,
How would you compare it to voice dream scanner? Has this app become your “go to app“ for scanning?
Is either app able to scam two facing pages of a book at the same time?
I believe KNFB reader will recognize when the page is turned and scann The next page automatically. Will either of these apps do that?