Prizmo comes with powerful editing capabilities as well as highly accurate OCRs to extract text from pictures. Rich export options allow to generate beautiful PDFs, image files or even layout-preserving Microsoft Word documents.
Finally, Prizmo lets you save time by using advanced automation capabilities including Apple’s Shortcuts app. It also provides exhaustive accessibility features with VoiceOver, as well as deep iOS integration with iCloud, iPad multitasking, and clever extensions.
You can read more about the making of Prizmo 5 in this blogpost that goes through design choices and technical details.
Streamlined Capture Experience.Prizmo's new capture workflow has been simplified to focus on speed. In just 3 taps, have your document scanned, cleaned up, cropped, and OCRed to a multi-page PDF waiting for you right into the cloud, and available on all your devices.
Prizmo now provides an autoshoot capability together with a much enhanced page detection technique with live feedback. Many document options like cleanup are preconfigured, and results are now previewed directly during capture to avoid later reshooting.
Stunning Image Enhancements.Creating beautiful-looking scans from photos has always been at the heart of Prizmo. Enhance pictures with perspective crop, cleanup, brightness & contrast, and many other tools. In fact, Prizmo’s unique non-destructive & reversible pipeline lets you achieve the best possible 300+ DPI output in camera-based scanning land.
But even after a decent cropping round, some annoying artifacts can remain. Prizmo now comes with new advanced techniques to further improve visual quality. Non-flat books and magazines pages are now automatically flattened, leading to improved OCR accuracy, and irregular document borders fixed with the edge repair tool for stunning results that rival or even outperform actual scanner devices.
Accurate Text Recognition.
Multiple OCR Options.Prizmo offers not one but two best-in-class OCR options: reliable & accurate on-device OCR with machine learning and high-performance cloud-based OCR that even comes with experimental handwriting recognition (English only).
Not only does Prizmo detect the text, it also gives you full access to the process itself and to the document structure. You can review and edit the recognized text along with the source image, or even trigger OCR again on specific text blocks with tuned binarization or other language settings.
Shoot a document, and let Prizmo handle it for you. The cleaned up & searchable PDF is already waiting for you in the cloud. The supported cloud storage services include Apple’s iCloud, Dropbox, Microsoft’s OneDrive, and WebDAV, which make accessing to your documents completely seamless and ubiquitous.
However, a document might also contain practical information that you wish to make direct use of such as a phone number or email address. Prizmo will now extract and expose this data as Smart Actions: tap a physical address to navigate there with Maps, tap a phone number to call it, tap an email address and Mail comes up. A URL or a date? You’re all set.
Deep-rooted OS Integration.Prizmo works really hard to be an exemplary iOS citizen. Not only does it propose an elegant yet coherent interface that plays well with iOS standards, but it also features deeper integration like Continuity across iPhone/iPad/Mac, iCloud documents, Open In and Photos extensions, iPad multitasking & keyboard shortcuts, drag & drop, Siri Shortcuts, VoiceOver, and text-to-speech background audio playback.
And now it even takes a spot in Messages extensions in the form of a tiny but mighty mini-Prizmo! That way you can quickly scan and send a document without even leaving the conversation. Cool, huh?
Exhaustive VoiceOver Support.Prizmo is an essential tool for blind and low-vision users, as it allows to scan & read aloud text documents. Prizmo offers exhaustive VoiceOver support that enables operating all features of the app with absolutely no visual feedback. Moreover, it also comes with specific features like spoken guidance prior to shooting as well as spoken document description that informs about page and device positioning & text quantity prior to shooting. These let you take the best possible picture and extract the best possible text from it.
All-in-one Text Reader. With a Voice.Extracted text can be sent to the built-in Text Reader for a comfortable multi-page reading experience. Text rendering can be fully customized by adjusting margins, line spacing, text size, and fonts. The reader is fully compliant with iOS’s Dynamic Type, and it even proposes the OpenDyslexic font to help with dyslexia.
Prizmo’s Text Reader is also fully equipped with a text-to-speech capability that will read the text aloud. It provides interactive individual word highlighting as they are being spoken, and offers controls to navigate through sentence or pages. Speech rate can be adjusted, and Prizmo can even read in the background to your audio setup (headphones, car…), just like a music player.
Batch Editing & Automation.Take your workflow up a notch with Prizmo’s batch editor to propagate chosen settings (cleanup mode, cropping frame, OCR language…) across pages. This powerful feature will help you to avoid repetitive tasks, effectively becoming a productivity master.
Prizmo’s document processing features can also be invoked from other apps such as Apple Shortcuts using x-callback-url scheme, making it a great asset for automation. Camera capture can be triggered, or photos imported into Prizmo with immediate text, image, PDF or DOCX generation that are sent back to another app, or read out loud, or… You name it!
School & Enterprise Ready.Whether at school or at work, processing documents is a pretty common task. Scanning book pages for later review or archiving, importing text or creating nice looking & searchable scans of documents are all tasks that can be easily done with Prizmo. Furthermore, thanks to the app’s extensive support of accessibility features, Prizmo can be used in schools by low-vision students or students coping with dyslexia in order to improve their learning experience or reading skills.
Prizmo 5 (Volume Ed.) variant is available through Apple's volume purchase program (VPP) that can be purchased in volume both by education institutions and enterprises. More information about this can be found on our Education page here.
Pricing Model.Prizmo is available as a free download to try out its core features. Premium Pack in-app purchase unlocks all limitations: unlimited on-device OCR, unconstrained access to text / text-to-speech / smart actions, and removal of watermark in exports. Use of Cloud OCR (optional) requires a separate Cloud Plan subscription. Pricing is available on the App Store and within the app.
Special upgrade pricing for Premium Pack is offered to Prizmo 4 owners. You should first install and run the older app at least once to obtain the special offer within Prizmo 5.
Prizmo 5 (Volume Ed.) has all Premium Pack features. It is available in Apple’s VPP Store for enterprises and educational institutions.
|Cleanup, flattening, edge repair & other image processing||✓||✓|
|Cloud OCR & handwriting (EN)||Trial available||Cloud Plan required|
|Business card processing||Limited||✓|
|Image & PDF exports||Watermarked||✓|
|Text Reader with voice||Limited||✓|
|Auto Upload of PDF||✓||✓|
|Automation & batch editing||✓||✓|
|VoiceOver, spoken guidance & description||✓||✓|
Cloud OCR languages (26): Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.
Prizmo's Cloud OCR is provided by Microsoft Cognitive Services.
Highest Quality Scans
Photo-based scanning at over 300 DPI (12MP camera), with advanced image processing adjustments that rival flatbed scanner results . Quality & compression are fully customizable.
High performance optional cloud-based OCR that operates in 26 languages, with handwriting recognition (English).
Spoken Description & Guidance
Specific eye-shaped button to shoot and obtain information (angle, text coverage, page position,…) from the scene. Spoken guidance instructions while shooting.
Use x-callback-url to trigger Prizmo from other apps, e.g. Apple Shortcuts. An API is provided to access document processing features, & to create advanced workflows.
Advanced OCR Editing
Edit text regions: add, delete, merge, resize, reorder and change text. Move a region around some text or tune its readability, and look at it as it is magically recognized in real time.
Comfortable & customizable reading experience: font, line spacing, margins & text size. OpenDyslexic font supported. Multi-page navigation. Text-to-speech.