By SHAPE GmbH
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48h sale! Just take a photo of a text with phone number, e-mail address or URL and immediately call, write e-mail or open URL in Safari. Or just scan and OCR any text.
NOTE: Works best with printed texts. Designed to run on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 with iOS 4.0 or later.
From the developer of IM+, Business Card Reader, and Barcode Reader, Smart Scanner turns the iPhone into really smart text capturing device.
Smart Scanner is much more than just a scanner app, it increases iPhone owners’ productivity by saving time on entering key information such as phone numbers, email addresses or ULRs. Utilizing industry best mobile OCR engine from ABBYY, Smart Scanner easily snaps and recognizes large texts such as magazine articles and book pages.
- Realtime text detection and highlighting. Text recognition in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish languages.
- One-touch instant recognition of phone numbers, email addresses, web addresses. Locate the text in the viewfinder, and then tap to call, tap to send an email or tap to open in Safari
- Selection and recognition of arbitrary text blocks
- Full-page recognition of large texts, like magazine and book pages
- Copy, email selected text
- Convenient "see-what-was-scanned" text editing
- Based on the industry best mobile OCR engine from ABBYY.
About SHAPE Services
SHAPE Services is probably the worlds' most successful mobile app development company, maker of several bestsellers for iPhone and other smartphones.
SHAPE is the only company with apps reached the top rankings in four App Store categories: Social Networking, Business, Utilities and Productivity.
Visit www.shapeservices.com for more details.
See also IM+, Business Card Reader, Barcode Reader, RDM+, GPSed, VR+, Mobiscope, iDisplay
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What's New in Version 1.3
Hi-Res graphics for iPhone 4
One-touch instant recognition of phone numbers, email addresses, web addresses
Realtime full-page recognition and managing of large texts
Minor overall improvements
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So after the review on gigaom appeared I went ahead and bought the app, works fine on my 3GS, probably works perfect on iphone 4
I don't mean to be rude or something but those of you who purchased an OCR app for iTouch or a 3G must be doing something wrong :) Clearly the camera on those devices will not take OCR-quality images. And yes, this also applies to iPad 2.
Not for iPod
If you've been wondering if this app will work with the new iPod, wonder no longer. The camera on the Gen4 iPod is not detailed enough for the OCR function to work properly, apparently. Even with good lighting and the device held perfectly still, it would only recognize maybe one word in ten. It may work fine with the iPhone 3GS, but don't buy it for your Pod.
2 thumbs up
I use this app for pizza delivery: scan the receipt with the number and then I call the customer without dialing in the digits-extra convenient and works well
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- Category: Business
- Updated: Oct 19, 2010
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 11.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SHAPE GmbH
- © SHAPE Services
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.