What's New

1.5.0 (300):
* streamlined scan process
* uses less memory (more stable on older devices, and a little faster all around)
* better results screen, with the ability to share your scan results
* only results you want to keep are saved to your history!
* larger preview window for the partially-sighted
* slightly modified whitelist for characters in both German and English
* updated libraries across the board

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App Description

WE REALLY CARE WHAT YOU THINK: Please don't hesitate to contact us via Twitter, Facebook, or email!

Text Detective finds and reads text in printed documents within seconds using your iPhone’s camera. The detected text can easily be read, edited, copied and pasted into documents, emails or other apps. It even stores all the scanned text in a history, which allows you to refer to it later. Every step is accessible.

Text Detective works best with the clean and crisp text you find in documents, and at a distance of about the length of a forearm. You can use it wherever you go, and you don’t need to worry about network coverage – it even works on the plane.

The app is optimized for iPhone 4S or 5, but can be used with iPhone 4 and iPod touch. If you want to use Text Detective on an iPad, please be aware that the camera position is different to the one on the iPhone / iPod, which might require additional training and practice to align the camera lens and align the text.

The creation of this product was supported in part by SBIR grants from the National Institutes of Health (grants no. EY011821 and EY020707).

Text Detective by Blindsight is covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,817,855, and pending US and international patents.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

March 12, 2014 Price Decrease: $9.99 -> FREE!
September 26, 2013 New version 1.5.1
June 11, 2013 New version 1.5.0
January 30, 2013 New version 1.3.0
January 03, 2013 New version 1.2.0
July 13, 2012 Initial Release

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