The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
If this isn’t the best scanning and OCR app for Apple’s handheld devices, I’d like to know what is! I have been using this great app for a couple of days and am very impressed with it.
Using a smartphone’s built-in camera may work fine for a quick photo, but taking pictures of pages that you want to read is another matter entirely. A scanner, on the other hand, digitizes the page and lets you do so much more with the resulting digital file. I have experimented with several apps that convert an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a scanner. Most of them have worked well. However, I recently saw an announcement for a new offering and decided to try it. The bottom line: this $9.99 app beats everything else I have seen, hands down. It handles all the basics well and has a terrific set of additional capabilities that can be very useful to a genealogist at a research center—or most anywhere that one might want to capture text or pictures for use in computer programs. It easily captures text, such as the pages in a book or magazine.