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Description

Take a picture of anything that has words on it, and Voice will read it to you! Designed for iOS 8, this simple and easy to use interface will let you listen to all your books/words/documents/magazines in a matter of seconds.

Running late for work? Just snap a photo of a newspaper article, put on your headphones, and let Voice do the reading for you while you drive peacefully without grieving over not being able to read the news for today.

People with visual impairment or dyslexia can easily snap a photo of anything and have it read in a matter of seconds. Whether it is a menu at a restaurant, a medicine label, and expiration date on a milk carton, or even an information board at a museum.

Foreign exchange students can read and listen to an english book at the same time using this app. Thus, listening to pronunciation and following along, word-by-word.

Key Features:
- Book mode – reads multiple pictures or pages one after another but it takes the same processing time as it does for a single picture. As the initial image is being read, the next image is being processed in the background, and so on... therefore it does not use additional processing time.
- Multiple languages – Reads/Detects in over 30 different languages
- Field of view report – says when all 4 corners of the document are visible
- Auto capture photos without any user interaction.
- Precise document area boundaries detection for better recognition
- Smart Crop – offers the possibility to estimate the quality of the document area boundary detection and make a decision about cropping (to improve processing time).
- Two-dimensional geometric and three-dimensional perspective distortion correction (for better OCR).
- Improved accessibility and made fully compatible with VoiceOver
- Document image auto alignment and rotation.
- Brightness and contrast equalization.
- Document background cleaning.
- Special presets for producing grayscale and color documents optimized for legibility.
- Vertical and horizontal column detection and smart column-based reading- ex: newspapers
- Ability to export text/images to third party service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Email, and many more!
- Comparable OCR results to other expensive paid services
- Smaller install size than most other services
- Changeable speaking rate – Three speeds that you can choose from, modifiable in Settings.

Some Tips:
- Does NOT work with handwritten text
- Make sure your phone isn't on silent and your volume is all the way up (or enough for you to hear the voice).
- Sharp images with even lighting and clear contrasts will work best. Motion blur or bad camera focus will decrease the quality of the detected text.
- Keep the images straight, if the photo is slanted or if the object in the image is curved, it may effect the quality of the text.
- This app works only when connected to the internet.

What's New

Version 3.4

- Fixed the huge bug related to system architecture that caused the whole app to stop working temporarily
- Updated the reading speed when Voice reads words aloud to be slower (you can still change it in settings)
- Improved the Field of View Report to be even more accurate
- Added a "shutter" sound when you take a photo from the application
- Improved the settings page
- More robust reporting service for crashes (helps the developer)
- Overall, squashed lots of sneaky bugs

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5

70 Ratings
70 Ratings

For nominal free app for the blind. Period

Crunch1

I love that this app will detect the four corners of a Page, making it easy to lighten up the camera to take a picture. Great for people that have low vision or are totally blind Best of all it doesn't cost $99 like the other app that's offered for blind people as the end-all dual. This app has gotten me through our Sunday school class when I was able to read the handout in real time. Too bad I didn't have more time to read the handout. Keep up the good work. As far as the speed that probably depends on your network connection. As far as it being terrible you've got to be kidding it's an OCR scanner and it's freee :-). I would probably pay for this app if I had to. Because when it comes to accessibility on the fly it is important to me. But not 100 bucks.

Dyslexia

Dawgwifenmom

I work at a school for children with dyslexia. This app is going to make story problems much easier. I can't wait to try it with them!
I tried it with a page from a book and a recipe. Areas to fix: doesn't recognize fractions, and it pauses longer for a comma than a period. Otherwise, awesome!
Hint: click on settings and choose normal speed, otherwise it's super slow.

Has some flaws, but works for what I need.

E.D.GEntertainment

I've always had a hard time reading and understanding what's going on in the book. I'm a very visual person. Hearing the words and reading alone with it helps tremendously. Though it does have some flaws, but none that are even close to being unbearable in my case.

Information

Seller
Shalin Shah
Size
11 MB
Category
Productivity
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2015, Shalin Shah.
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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