Apple and accessibility: Helping students with dyslexia

August 8th 2014

By Brian Meersma
in English

Can you imagine not being able to read printed words? What would your life be like if books, newspapers, websites, email, and even signs were all virtually incomprehensible to you? How would you get through the day? For up to one in five people like me with dyslexia these are not hypothetical questions, they are our reality. Yet, thanks to accessibility technologies built into Apple's iPhone, iPad, and Mac, it's a reality that can be challenged.

Scanning scripts on your iPhone with Weekend Read + Prizmo

February 20th 2014

By John August
in English



How to go from a printed screenplay to a script in Weekend Read,
using just your iPhone and Prizmo.

Monday Tech Tip: Prizmo

February 10th 2014

By David Frye
in English




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Prizmo 3 pour iPad et iPhone: superbe!

October 4th 2013
By François Cuneo
in French
Si déjà, j'ai beaucoup apprécié Prizmo sur Mac, je dois dire que j'ai été tout simplement époustouflé par la version iPhone et iPad.

Bref, Prizmo fait tout, mais ce qui est magnifique, c'est la qualité de l'interface, qui est juste belle à tomber par terre. Tout est pensé "juste", que ce soit sur iPhone ou sur iPad.

Il me semble vraiment que ces programmeurs ont pensé à tout. J'adore.

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NosillaCast #438

September 29th 2013

By Allison Sheridan
in English

I think Prizmo is a terrific product for OCR of documents, and they’ve come a long way from their earlier efforts if you tried them a long time ago. I found the interface pretty easy to use, and actually turning on VoiceOver helped me understand better what I was supposed to be doing with the controls, because it was able to read out loud to me essentially what would be Tool Tips if we only had the hover option on iOS that we have on OS X.

Prizmo is a universal app, none of this charge twice nonsense for the iPhone and iPad from Creaceed. Prizmo will cost you $9.99 in the iTunes store, and if you need to scan in text more than once, I really think it’s worth the price. they did another cool thing – they put the (free) user guide up in the iBooks store. If you’re also blind, this app could be a fantastic tool for you too.

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Prizmo, et l'iPad se transforme en un scanner polyvalent

September 29th 2013

By Eddy Maniette
in French

Les nombreux réglages, comme celui du contraste ou de la saturation, permettront d’avoir un texte le plus lisible possible pour cette fonction OCR. Jouer un peu avec ces fonctionnalités pourra améliorer significativement la qualité du texte à la sortie. Pour l’avoir expérimenté, la fiabilité est au rendez-vous.

À noter que l’application se veut intelligente pour repérer la zone avec l’image en question. Là encore, nous avons été séduits par le rendu final de notre document après numérisation, l’application fait des merveilles.

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Prizmo – A Powerful Digital Inclusion Tool

September 2013

By Sean Page
in English

He took the time to show me a few things he uses, but one app really stood out for me. This standout app is called Prizmo; available on the Apple App store for £6.99. This post gives you a quick overview of just what £7 can do to change your life.

In an app market full of OCR, this is a worthy one to have in your accessibility arsenal that goes a long way to help you be digital by default. And in professional circles the software costs in the region of four figures, so this is definitely a money saving option.

Prizmo 2 pour iOS

August 31st 2013

By Jen
in French



Un excellent travail de l'équipe de Prizmo qui a permis de littéralement porter Prizmo avec très peu d'éléments manquants.
Bien sûr, les conditions d'export sont un peu plus limitées. Néanmoins, pour un logiciel qui fonctionne sur iPhone et iPad, très franchement le résultat est excellent.

Autant dire que par rapport à son concurrent direct ReadIris, l'interface et les possibilités de traitement sont largement supérieures, et évidemment la balance aura tendance à pencher du côté de Prizmo.

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‘Prizmo’ app can digitize, translate and voice your scanned docs

August 21st 2013

By Marc Saltzman
in English

The good news this iOS (and Mac) app works. This app is great for students and businesses alike.

Prizmo is one of the most feature-rich document scanner apps around.

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Prizmo 2 (iOS): OCR multilingue sur iPad

"Vous et Votre Mac" Magazine nr. 91 - July-August 2013

By Bernard Le Du
in French

Prizmo 2 sur iPad est une belle application, à l’interface élégante, mais aussi polyvalente et dotée de puissantes fonctions d’OCR et de traduction. C’est un sacré cocktail! L’équipe de Creaceed a été très réactive pour corriger les bogues qui sont remontés dès que l’application a été disponible sur l’App Store. L’application est maintenant sans soucis et évolue régulièrement!


Monday Tech Tip: Prizmo OCR app for iOS devices

June 10th 2013

By Wade Wingler and Brian Norton
in English



Great app for persons who have print disabilities, people who have difficulty reading, persons with dyslexia or something similar, helps them be able to get the information, better understand the information, or have it read to them.

Review: Prizmo

June 2nd 2013

By Tim Claeys
in Dutch

Prizmo is een veelzijdige app. Prizmo is wat ons betreft een zeer nuttige app, het kan namelijk vele activiteiten enorm vergemakkelijken.

Prizmo – Scanner mit OCR Funktion

May 20th 2013

By Tobias
in German

App ist sauber und nicht zu verspielt gehalten. Hat bei mir jetzt die Universalapp ScannerPro abgelöst, OCR ist schon verlockend und macht Sinn bei einem längeren Text. Man braucht nur sein Stichwort in die Suche eintippen und Dir wird alles angezeigt.

Créez des scans avec reconnaissance de texte avec Prizmo pour iPhone

May 18th 2013

By Zoncolan3
in French



À mon sens, c'est la meilleure application pour faire de la recherche de texte et des scans. Enfin, scans + recherche de texte, sachant que moi j'ai quand même testé pas mal d'applis comme Doc Scan Pro ou My Scans Pro qui sont pas mal mais l'interface est bien moins moins faite, et surtout vous n'avez pas cette synchronisation entre une application Mac et une application iPhone.

Prizmo OCR Application for the iPhone is VoiceOver accessible

May 17th 2013

Audio Record by Jeff Thompson
in English

I was totally impressed. This application did something that I always wanted: an Optical Character Recognition application, text reading. It told me to move my camera to the left or to the right, up or down, so I moved it away, up or down... And I was like "Waw", and then it told me when it had to capture the picture, and so I double-tapped the camera button, and it took the picture, and there was even a read button. So you can tap that, and it starts reading it. Or you can just do the 2-finger swipe, you know, touch the screen and swipe down, and it starts reading. And you can send it as a text, or you can send it as a pdf. And you can also send it to applications that you have on the phone, like I have Pages, GoodReader and Dropbox. I thought it was totally cool.
Good job Prizmo! Keep up the good work. That's always nice to find a company making things easier with VoiceOver.

Coup d'oeil sur l'OCR de Prizmo 2 pour iPhone et iPad

May 14th 2013

By Florian Innocente
in French

Les outils pour préparer l'image avant son OCR ont été améliorés, par exemple une loupe pour ajuster précisément le cadre de rognage et d'autres pour l'éclaircir, mieux faire ressortir les textes et débarrasser le texte numérisé de parties inutiles.
Les articles du journal ont été plutôt bien voire très bien analysés et de limiter à peu de choses le travail de correction derrière.
Prizmo est une solution mobile d'OCR plus qu'abordable. Les rapides essais conduits ici montrent que le logiciel peut se révéler très capable.

Comparing OCR Scanning Apps – ZoomReader, Prizmo and TextGrabber

June 17th 2012

By Carol Leynse Harpold
in English

Character recognition accuracy: 99%

I heavily rely on Dropbox to manage documents and am looking for tools for print disabled individuals to access text on the fly with text to speech making Prizmo a strong choice of mine. (...)

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Prizmo: Scanner, OCR e Lettore Vocale per il nostro iPhone

January 30th 2012

in Italian

Grazie a Prizmo potremo farlo con pochi passagi. (...) Abbiamo, altresì, provvueduto ad effettuare una scansione di Tasto: il risulto ci ha stupiti positivamente. (...)
Si tratta di un’ottima applicazione che svolge egregiamente il suo lavoro, facile da usare e veloce nell’elaborazione in fasei di riconoscimento dei caratteri.

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Review: Prizmo for iPhone

December 23rd 2010

By Bob Faulhaber
in English

Scanning and OCR with your iPhone? If you have had a need and could not find a suitable or accurate enough app, well your wait is over. Prizmo for iPhone from Creaceed allows you to check that requirement off your list and gives you a tool to scan text, business cards, receipts and more.

(...) Prizmo takes a photo or uses existing photos in your photo library and allows you to OCR the image and captures the information quickly and easily saving you time and avoiding re-typing information that you want to keep. (...)

Since accuracy is extremely important when capturing and OCR’ing documents, I tested two other items (newspaper excerpt and business card) and again achieved 100% accuracy with the OCR. (...)

Prizmo: iPhone/iPod Touch OCR App

October 22nd 2010

By Carol Walker, eLearning Advisor
in English




Prizmo - iPhone OCR Software

October 8th 2010

By Chris Pirillo
in English


This app amazed me so much that I had to get Kat out of bed to help me record this video while she was here visiting. She had the flu, but was still extremely impressed with how well Prizmo can capture text and display it beautifully on the iPhone. It really is THAT good.

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Prizmo: Beautiful OCR for iPhone

August 23rd 2010

By Federico Viticci
in English

Oh yes, the main screen: it looks gorgeous. It’s organized in vertical tabs, with dark UI elements that make the white icons stand out and help you in easily navigate through tha various sections of the app. Attention to details and UI has clearly been put in every part of the app by the developers. Great job, Creaceed. (...)

How did the app perform with my docs? With text documents, perfectly. I had to balance white and adjust perspective a little bit (maybe just because I’m a bad photographer), but after that Prizmo managed to capture text in seconds and provide accurate results. (...)

What I really love about Prizmo for iPhone is the workflow: it takes seconds to take a picture, optimize it and get text. The developers nailed it with the interface (it’s intuitive) and the features Prizmo comes with. (...)

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Prizmo is a pretty amazing iPhone app for OCR and more

August 21st 2010

By Mel Martin
in English

You can add Prizmo to the list of great demo apps, and it's going to be a very useful app for a lot of people. Prizmo combines OCR (Optical Character Recognition), text to speech, and translation all in one place. (...)

Does it work? Yes, and quite well. For most OCR tasks, the accuracy is very high. Like most OCR apps, you may have to fix a letter or some errant mistake, but my results were very good. You have to have a good image to start with, well lit and in focus. The iPhone camera will take care of the focus, and the app provides super-imposed grid lines to help you hold the camera straight. (...)

There are other programs that do OCR, other programs that do text to speech, and others still that will do translations. This is the first program that integrates these functions into a solid app. (...)

Cnet Tap That App Video: Prizmo for iPhone

August 11th 2010

By Josh Lowensohn
in English

Since it put so many features in one little package, we think it's really a killer deal for the money.
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