Prizmo is a great macOS scanning application that also provides tough Optical Character Recognition capabilities in over 40 languages. Prizmo OCR engine boosts powerful text-to-speech, good editing capability, iCloud support and help users thanks to the VoiceOver feature. The software is able to scan and recognize text on every device as iPhone, iPad, digital camera, wifi scanners, screenshots, business cards, PC and much more. Prizmo is in fact capable to communicate with all sort of scanning devices supported by macOS.
The software interface has been improved to support Yosemite’s translucency, enhancements like Handoff, extensions, and third-party exports making it easy to work with iPhone/iPad version of Prizmo. The OCR technology includes multipage documents and a specific processing depending on the document type you need to process: regular texts like newspapers, letters, magazines, etc can be processed with the Text Mode and you can share, translate, or read the result thanks to the Text-to-speech technology that offers over 70 male and female voices in 26 languages as free downloads. The Business Card mode recognizes contact information adding it to address book. You can share it as a vCard. Image Mode will not apply OCR processing, but lets you straighten pictures for instance.
The Prizmo’s built-in OCR Engine is not flawless and sometimes you need to help it recognize informations. Anyway, it’s possible to select a text region, a paragraph you want to OCR process, or delete an unwanted region. If Prizmo splits a paragraph in several text regions, you can reorder, select and merge them in a single one. It will be much easier to proofread this way. After the OCR reading, you can proof-check the text, edit and correct it before exporting.
Prizmo is also able to correct perspective of a document picture, correcting lighting, centering and quality thanks to a calibration system. The software let’s you easily access your documents from anywhere thanks to the iCloud sharing system: your documents will appear on your device automatically, no syncing needed, and you’ll be able to edit them. Prizmo works well even with Evernote, Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
The other cool feature is the chance to OCR the screen: it’s possible to lasso a portion of the screen and OCR process the section. You can also copy the portion to your clipboard for further processing. Prizmo offers video tutorials, user guides, FAQ’s and email support if you need it. You can download a Prizmo demo version with many disabled features or buy a license for $49.99 from Mac app store. A Prizmo Pro Pack, with Batch Processing, Custom Export Scripts, and Automator Action is available from $74.99.
Prizmo make it easy to OCR process and improve quality of pictures after scanning for Mac users thanks to a clean and simple interface. Most users find that the text accuracy isn’t foolproof if images are involved, but it works very well on black and white documents. This software boosts an assortment of very efficient tools that make the most out of your scanned documents
|Usability: 8.5 /10||Speed: 8.5 /10||Features: 9 /10||Support: 8.5 /10||Pricing: 8.5 /10|