Prizmo 3 is a scanning application with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in 23 languages with powerful editing capabilities, text-to-speech, iCloud support, and translation into 59 languages.

No matter what capture device is at hand, Prizmo is the best option for scanning and performing OCR. It works with pictures taken with your iPhone, iPad, or digital camera, with documents coming from connected or Wi-Fi scanners, even with screenshots! It will help you easily scan any documents (invoices, receipts, boards, giant advertisements...) of any sizes (US Letter, US Legal, A4, and custom)...

"My results were great, and it could definitely act as my only scanner. But, it really isn’t only a scanner, it can be used on anything. If you see a movie poster or an ad that you like, and would like to have documented, just take a picture, and Prizmo will help you with perspective, cropping and everything else." (by Joe Turner - MacApper)

Optimized for macOS High Sierra.
• Revamped user interface taking advantage of latest macOS translucency and vibrancy
• Handoff support for offering simple interactions between your iPhone, iPad and Mac.
• 2 extensions available from other apps: Crop & Cleanup, Recognize Text
• Support for third-party exports

Main Features
• Specific Processing for Business Cards, Multipage Texts and Images
• Input File Formats: regular photo files including JPEG, RAW, TIFF, as well as PDF files (even multipage)
• Input Options: digital cameras (iPhone, iPad, DSLRs...), camera tethering, connected and Wi-Fi scanners, screenshots, snap any text from your screen
• New built-in neural network-based OCR in 23 Languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian.
• Detection of 3 Types of Regions: texts, images and numbers
• OCR Editing and Correction: add, delete, merge and reorder regions on the one hand, edit text for correcting mistakes on the other hand
• Automatic Frame Detection: lay the page, snap it, and let Prizmo handle the cropping
• Automatic Text Orientation Detection
• Perspective Correction to Compensate Camera Point of View
• Non-linear Lens Distortion Correction
• Page Curvature Correction for Books and Magazines
• Real-time OCR Results: moving/resizing region frames immediately updates text results
• Resolution Increase: image enhancement allows OCR results where OCR is generally not even thinkable
• Output Formats: image files (JPEG, PNG, TIFF), and text files (PDF with Spotlight-searchable text, RTF, TXT) - even multipage!
• Prizmo Document Sharing across Macs through iCloud (native documents only)
• Export to the Evernote, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and WebDAV Online Services
• Cloud-based Statistical Translation into 59 Languages (neural network method requires Pro Pack, see below)
• Accessibility Feedback for the OCR Processing (blank, blurry image, etc.)
• Text-to-Speech for Reading Scanned Texts: over 90 voices in 26 languages with navigation settings and interactive reading progress display (available for free in macOS Preferences)
• Extensions: Crop & Cleanup, Recognize Text
• Handoff support
• Enhanced for the Retina Display.

Prizmo 3 - Pro Pack
If you process many text documents, you’ll be interested in the Pro Pack. It is available as in-app purchase, and includes the following additional features:
• Batch Document Processing
• Automator Action for automatically performing OCR as a workflow action or smart folder
• Custom Export Scripts for integrating Prizmo in enterprise workflows using custom Unix scripts and AppleScripts.
• Neural network-based translation in 22 languages: see

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What's New

Version 3.5.3

- Updated translation integration for future proofing.
- Optimization & bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

extremely buggy and limited


Find & Replace doesn’t work properly. It finds pattern that doen’t macht and searching is limited to the current page.

It often throws away your work and substitutes it with its crappy ocr output.

Text placement ist very bad and no meta information can be edited.

No way to copy & paste one or more fields from one page to another (but within one page it’s possible, very strange behavior).

Since macOS High Sierra, the App doesn’t work at all. It crashes and takes the Login-Session with it down. The exports are of extreme bad quality (fontzize is more or less randomised an text structure gets garbled. Please don’t spend money on this garbage.

Obviously the developer don’t care about improvements becaus I have never seen an update and especially not any improvement on any of the subjects critizized here.

Developer Response

Sorry for the frustration, we are a small team and update cycle might be longer than what we’d like it to be. We do listen to feedback though. /TC

Für mich schon nach zwei Nutzungstagen unentbehrlich


Als besonders üppig kann man das Angebot an brauchbaren OCR-Anwendungen für Mac OS ja gerade nicht bezeichnen. Noch schmaler wird es, wenn man Apps sucht, die, weil deren Nutzer, wie ich, blind sind, Apple’s Zugangshilfe VoiceOver unterstützen sollten. Ein Produkt aus Rusland, ebenfalls hier im Store zu erwerben und gut 120 Euro teuer, tut dies zwar bezogen auf die oberfläche, bietet aber leider keinerlei Möglichkeiten, mit VoiceOver-Unterstützung z. B. gescannte Textbereiche eines Dokuments vor dem Export manuell auf Fehler zu kontrollieren und, wo nötig, nachzubearbeiten.
Und dann ist da Prizmo 3 für knapp 50 Euro und bietet- neben einer Ansicht nach mindestens so guten Erkennungsqualität wie das vorgenannte und deutlich teurere Produkt, genau dieses von mir so sehr geschätzte Feature im Rahmen eines nahezu selbsterklärend leicht bedienbaren Interface. Es macht einfach nur vergnügen, mit Prizmo zu arbeiten, und inzwischen gilt dies bei mir auch für Prizmo für IOS.

Prima Preis- Leistungsverhältnis!


Habe da schon in der Vergangenheit mit erheblich teueren Programmen gearbeitet die nicht so viel konnten und vor allem so einfach zu bedienen waren. Wollte schnell etwas einscannen und ald Textdatei speichern und es hat sofort geklappt, sogar mit einem Einzugsscanner! Bin sehr zufrieden.


Creaceed SPRL
27.8 MB
English, Czech, French, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2018 Creaceed SPRL
54,99 €


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