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Get fully editable and searchable text out of your scanned documents and PDFs thanks to Readiris™ for iPad®, the most powerful OCR solution available today on the App Store!

Designed for the iPad’s multi-touch screen, Readiris™ for iPad® lets you select the content you want to convert, reorder your scanned images, choose among many output formats and export the new files into the Cloud so you can use it anywhere, anytime!

► How does it work?

1. Import images from your photo library and clipboard, or import PDF files received from other apps
2. Readiris™ for iPad® automatically recognizes all text, graphics, images and tables in your documents
3. Select the content and pages you want to include in the final document.

All the processing is done on your iPad®! No WIFI or 4G connection needed (except if you want to upload your document into a Cloud storage system).

► Features

• Awarded OCR engine for best recognition accuracy
• 120+ recognized languages
• Import images from your photo library and clipboard, or import PDF files received from other apps
• Multiple-page display for easy page reordering
• Single page display for content selection: a color code is used to identify the content type (text, graphics, images, tables). Each zone can be resized, merged, etc.
• Correction of perspective distortion for camera images
• OCR on the fly when copying text zones to the clipboard
• Output formats:
- Multipage PDF: image over text searchable PDF, or PDF with text and graphics
- DOCX with full layout for interactive edition on your iPad®
- DOCX with simplified layout or text-only documents
• File export:
- to « Mail » or other applications
- to the Cloud (Google Drive™, Dropbox™)
- All created documents are also available through the iTunes® application when connecting your iPad® to your computer

► Extended mobile solution for scanning and document processing

Readiris™ for iPad® is fully compatible with I.R.I.S.’ cordless mobile scanners: IRIScan™ Anywhere 5 & IRIScan™ Book 5 (more information on http://www.irislink.com). No power supply or network connection needed: just scan, import the images into your iPad® with the Apple Camera Connection Kit™ and process them using Readiris™ for iPad®.

► Support and improvement suggestions

Any questions or comments? Don't hesitate to contact us via our support website, we’ll do our best to help you. All suggestions for future improvements are also always welcome!

What's New

Version 1.5

- New text recognition engine for better accuracy
- Text recognition in Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
- Fixed Google Drive sign in issue
- Application is smaller thanks to the use of on demand resources
- Compatible with latest iOS version

Ratings and Reviews



I'm sure glad I found this app during a time it was a freebie, because I's be pretty angry if I'd had to pay for it. Three BIG problems:

1) Frequent lockups
2) Frequent crashes
3) Absolute refusal to recognize certain letters of the alphabet (Is Helvetica too big a challenge?)

I should have been more wary, since this app has not been updated in quite a while. Maybe it's allergic to iOS 10.

Not ready


The Readiris for iPad program is for converting jpeg files to readable documents, apparently. It is very expensive and does work when you understand what it is for. However there is no support for it at all in the support sections of their site to tell you how it works on the iPad and the support system is impossible. I also purchased their portable scanner and it, too works. However, I cannot get a scanned image on a memory card (not even the one they provided) to transfer to the iPad. Without that capability, this program is worthless for the iPad. There are apps out there for $3 that do what this one is supposed to do. Their products work, but only in a limited way and their support is worthless. Come back later to see if they have done the real work of making sure their products work together and have provided real support systems. Do not buy their products now. In addition, they make a point of the scanner being portable, a strong point in its favor when using an iPad. But, it must be charged on a computer! So if it runs down on the road and you have only the iPad; out-of-luck. Not good planning. It sort of negates the portable idea if using the scanner with an iPad. Drmikep

Good Software


I started with OCR back in the 1970s with a company the developed it. I’ve used Readiris products for years. I’ve also used other people's stuff. OCR is best used for text because you can review spelling and grammar with a good word processor. If the scan was 99% accurate at the character level then you can expect 1 bad character like and 8 mistaken for a B every 100 characters. An 8 in a word is easy for a spell checker, but if you are trying to scan the phone book a misplaced number like a 6 for an 8 is going to require very carefully proof reading the document.

The bottom line is that this product is pretty good. How good depends on the quality of the source and the type of material.


79.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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