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Not your typical scanning app, Smart Scanner allows users to scan printed information, such as magazine articles, emails, book pages, etc. in real time and use its OCR features to send scanned information via email, store it within the app for future reference, make a phone call or open a URL, by simply touching the appropriate link on the resulting scan's screen. While the app is not perfect, it's as close as you can get.

What's New

Hi-Res graphics for iPhone 4

Overall features:
One-touch instant recognition of phone numbers, email addresses, web addresses
Realtime full-page recognition and managing of large texts

Improvements:
Minor overall improvements

App Description

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.

Features include:

- 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

If you’re on Twitter, follow us with @SmartScanSHAPE!

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

April 27, 2011 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
April 30, 2010 Initial Release

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