Pixter Scanner OCR by Quanticapps
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Pixter Scanner is a very useful application for:
- High school students, college students, Students
- When traveling abroad
- In your everyday life (Recipe, Books, Newspaper, etc.).
- Cult of Mac 04/08/2013 : "Pixter, A Fast, Accurate And Good-Looking OCR App For iPhone"
- 148Apps : "Compared to other OCR apps that I have used, Pixter Scan seems to be more accurate than most"
- MacLife : "Fast, accurate mobile optical character recognition. Built-in cropping. Wide range of translation and sharing options"
Pixter Scan OCR is a combination between Pixels (your pictures) and text (what you will get) by Optical character recognition usually abbreviated to OCR which is the mechanical or electronic conversion of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text.
Pixter Scan OCR is the most elegant and easy way extract text from your pictures. It's a powerful tool that turns your iPhone into a multi-functional mobile scanner with translation capability.
Snap a photo or choose an existing one from your library and the app will instantly extract your text from the picture.
Pixter Scan OCR turns your physical documents into a digital notes that you can edit, translate or share to many apps.
Pixter Scan OCR just works as advertised. It use an advanced image-processing algorithms to eliminate uneven lighting and shadows and improve contrast. The result is the clearest and most readable scans possible from the iPhone's camera.
What makes Pixter Scan OCR unique:
- Application Interface
It is clean, agile and focused on your productivity.
- OCR Recognition Language
Recognize text in more than 32 languages including:
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- Picture Adjustment
You can crop your picture to only select the portion of text that you want to extract
You can edit the extracted text to add or remove words.
You can share your text to almost all your favorite apps including:
# and many more
Recognize text can be instantly translated to more than 60 languages.
- Pixter Scan OCR requires network connectivity (WiFi or 3G/EDGE).
All processing happens on your iPhone, and the confidentiality of your data is never compromised. There is also no subscription fee.
you have any feedback, comments or issues? Please contact us directly at http://pixter.quanticapps.com/
What's New in Version 2.0.2
This release contains several bug fixes, crashes and some exciting new features.
· Swipe from the home screen of the app to delete scans.
· Translate your scans and notes into one of more than 70 languages available.
· A Whole new interface to edit your scans (Two fingers to rotate, Zoom while cropping etc.)
· 100 % compatible with the upcoming iOS version
· Performance improvements (Twice faster than the previous version)
· Fixes an issue with cropping and extracting the text.
· Crash fixes
We can't wait for you to test this new update and give us your feedback
Thank you for using Pixter Scan OCR! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or @quanticapps with any issues or suggestions.
One of the most accurate OCR readers
By focusing on doing one thing well, Pixter excels at accurate and fairly fast OCR reading from iPhone photos. Combined with the 'speak' option in iPhone accessibility features, this can be an excellent tool to aid reading boring or difficult material - a quick photo and 15 seconds of processing and I can have the phone reading a textbook page while I follow along. It could also be used to transcribe pages of text to avoid manually re-typing when only a paper copy is available.
It isn't the fastest I have tried, but it is far more accurate (no formatting is maintained, however).
Pixter does require an internet connection to work. Although they say all OCR processing is done on the device, the fact that it doesn't work at all without an internet connection, and is a little slower than other tools makes me wonder if OCR is in fact performed locally, or if the image is instead uploaded to the cloud for processing - for this reason you may not want to use this tool for sensitive documents.
5-star functionality, currently buggy
To be fair, I am rating this app on its functionality when it doesn't crash, since crashing is usually due to a bug that needs to be ironed out. Otherwise, it's an impressive OCR app, and far surpasses the others I've used. It features translation, cropping, and a notepad-like interface that keeps your image a tap away, so you can easily switch between them. This makes it easy to polish up the OCR glitches, although there usually aren't very many (compared to other OCR apps). Needs the ability to zoom in on the image. And it would be nice to be able to join multiple pages into a single document.
I agree with verbaldata: I’m trusting that a remedy for the constant crashing is just a matter of time, although it does get really annoying. I’ve found the best way to deal with that is to shoot my page outside of the app and then import it with the “Choose from Library” button so that you don’t loose the image every time Pixter decides to crash. Also critical is getting as tight as possible on a well-lighted page, even if that means taking two photos of a page you could conceivably capture in one; I’m extracting text from a reference volume, and while a vertical shot can frame all that I want to scan, I find it’s safer to break it into 2 or 3 horizontal images that make the type on the page larger and more likely to be interpreted accurately.
- Category: Business
- Updated: Sep 11, 2013
- Version: 2.0.2
- Size: 11.5 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Quanticapps
- © QuanticApps
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.