Prizmo Go 4.2.2 - April 5th 2024

Modernization for latest OS & bug fixes

Prizmo Go 4.2.1 - December 11th 2023

Added support for 4 new on-device OCR languages with high accuracy: Japanese, Korean, Ukrainian, and Russian. (iOS 16 required)

Prizmo Go 4.2 - October 17th 2023

Prizmo Go 4.2 is an important update that brings major improvements for iOS 17, including new OCR languages, support for Personal Voice, and Shortcuts improvements.

NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS
  • Added Vietnamese and Thai support for on-device OCR.
  • Added support for Personal Voice(s) in Prizmo Go reader. You can now use your own voice after setting it up in iOS settings.
  • Shortcuts integration: major update of Prizmo Go's Shortcuts actions with the latest OS features and by adding app shortcuts. You can now automate Prizmo Go workflows with finer control and better overall OS & other apps interactions. Prizmo Go's 'Grab Text' action takes advantage of iOS 17 extended run time and will now return the scanned text as a result to be consumed in the workflow (the previous behavior of "wait to return" is deprecated).
  • Refined photos and calendar permissions for enhanced privacy.
  • Optimized for iOS 17.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Prizmo Go now requires iOS 15 or later to run. The most modern features require iOS 17.

Prizmo Go 4.1 - March 3rd 2023

  • Added support for 4 new on-device OCR languages with high accuracy: Japanese, Korean, Ukrainian, and Russian. (iOS 16 required)

Prizmo Go 4.0.1 - December 5th 2022

  • Handling of close-up shot that could appear blurred on latest iPhone Pro models (13 Pro / 14 Pro) by automatically switching to the most appropriate lens.
  • Fixed a crash that could occasionally occur with multi-column layouts + improved parsing of hyphen-terminated text lines

Prizmo Go 4 - November 15th 2022

Prizmo Go 4.0 is an important update that brings major improvements to text processing (OCR), rich interactions, as well as optimization for iOS 16 & important bug fixes.

Prizmo Go is the reference app for effective text grabbing on iOS that will give you a significant upgrade over the built-in Live Text feature for when you need it, in terms of covered languages (139 vs. 8), handwriting, recognition accuracy, AI-based translation, text selection experience, and interaction/sharing capabilities.

TEXT PROCESSING / OCR

  • Major update of the Cloud OCR engine that now supports 139 languages as well as handwriting in 9 languages, and which further improves its already state-of-the-art accuracy. Also, handwriting vs. print handling is now fully automatic, with no user pre-selection needed.
  • Major overhaul of text layout understanding for both on-device and Cloud OCR engines. Text layout gets a new interpretation from raw OCR output for improving text selection.
  • Cloud OCR is now faster by using the nearest server. Server location can be manually changed "Settings > Cloud OCR > Server Location".
  • Cloud OCR still provides excellent privacy on top of its industry-leading performance, with user data being immediately deleted after processing & not used for any other purpose.

RICH INTERACTIONS

  • Detected datas like phone numbers, postal addresses, URLs, emails, QR codes are now directly highlighted over the image for immediate interaction by tapping.

BUSINESS MODEL UPDATE

  • "Export Pack" has been renamed as "Essential Pack" with no feature change. "Premium Plan" is now "Pro Plan", with the same features. An intermediate subscription plan "Standard Plan" is now offered with limited cloud features (OCR quota & no AI-based translation) at a more affordable pricing. A one-week trial period is now available for all plans.

OTHER ENHANCEMENTS

  • Added a Lock Screen widget for quick access to Prizmo Go.
  • Added support for text-to-speech new "Premium" quality voices of iOS 16.
  • Use of contextual menus with modern iOS style all over the app.
  • Added the ability to choose the source language when translating a text.

Prizmo Go now requires iOS 14 or higher.

Prizmo Go 3.2 - November 15th 2021

Prizmo Go 3.2 brings an all-new Shortcuts Action that now works in the background, support for multiple windows on iPadOS, enhancements for iOS 15 & important bug fixes.

SHORTCUTS ACTION

Prizmo Go now features an all-new Shortcuts Action to recognize the text of an input image that operates in the background. It means that you won't leave the Shortcuts app anymore when running. This new action requires iOS 14 or later. The pre-existing action remains available and allows manually grabbing some text from the image into the clipboard.

ENHANCEMENTS
  • Improved multitasking capabilities by allowing the creation of multiple windows of Prizmo Go on iPadOS.
  • Full compatibility and enhancements with iOS 15 including transparent navigation bars and inset grouped table views.
BUG FIXES
  • Fixed erroneous page overlay in the camera view that could be misaligned on some iPad devices.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent editing the recognized text on iOS 15.
Prizmo Go now requires iOS 13 or later.

Prizmo Go 3.1.3 - June 16th 2021

  • Fixed text layout issues that could occur when Apple OCR is used.

Prizmo Go 3.1.2 - March 18th 2021

  • Fixed a crash at app launch on iOS 12.

Prizmo Go 3.1.1 - March 11th 2021

  • App icon can now be changed by user on the Volume Edition (tag removal).
  • Updated some missing localizations in various languages.

Prizmo Go 3.1 - February 8th 2021

Prizmo Go 3.1 is an important update that improves OCR processing.
  • Apple OCR is now the default on-device OCR when the requested language is available. Apple OCR provides superior accuracy & performance on latest generation iPhone and iPad with machine learning capabilities.
  • Apple OCR is updated to take advantage of iOS 14 latest OCR advances: better accuracy and language support beyond English now totalling 8 languages (English, Simplified & Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish). Other languages (28 in total) are still processed with the alternative high-performance on-device OCR with machine learning.
  • OCR selection is now exposed in "Settings > Advanced OCR Selection" and lets the user control which OCR engine is chosen when multiple options exist. This setting provides additional control for specific situations.
  • Cloud OCR has been upgraded for better text recognition accuracy, both for print & handwriting.

Prizmo Go 3.0.3 - October 23rd 2020

  • Added support for new iPhone (late 2020) screen sizes.
  • Fixed a start-up crash that could occur in specific app installation situations.

Prizmo Go 3.0.2 - June 11th 2020

  • Modernization for latest OS & bug fixes.

Prizmo Go 3.0.1 - January 20th 2020

  • Improved x-callback-url and Shortcuts Action handling by allowing to re-take the picture before returning to the calling application.
  • Added Capture Chime preference to enable/disable capture sounds (Settings ▸ Camera ▸ Capture Chime).
  • Fixed a bug where the camera preview could stop working in some situations.
  • Fixed glitches in the user interface for right-to-left languages.

Prizmo Go 3.0 - October 8th 2019

  • Optimized for iOS 13, and more
    • Prizmo Go 3.0 is fully optimized for iOS 13. Dark Mode is supported, and Prizmo Go also provides a new icon theme based on iOS 13 SF Symbols. Other iOS 13 features include support for highly accurate Apple OCR, Shortcuts Actions (Shortcuts app), CoreML-based document orientation detection, and the new iOS 13 Voice Control feature. Finally, Prizmo Go 3.0 also features specific processing for curved text.
  • Curved Text Recognition
    • Prizmo Go now provides curved text recognition. Text from curved book or magazine pages receives specific processing both for improved OCR accuracy and superior finger-based text selection directly on the image. Text overlay now gently osculates curved contents.
  • Dark Mode and SF Symbols (iOS 13)
    • Prizmo Go got a facelift to support the new Dark Mode of iOS 13, and to be coherent with iOS 13 new visual language with updated SF Symbols-compliant user interface.
  • Shortcuts Action (iOS 13)
    • Prizmo Go now features a Shortcuts Action with input parameters to recognize the text of an input image. To use the action in Shortcuts app, connect "Wait to return" and "Get clipboard" blocks after Prizmo Go's action. Clipboard is used as a workaround to iOS extension memory constraint. Prizmo Go's X-Callback-URL API remains available in addition to this Shortcuts Action.
  • Apple OCR (iOS 13)
    • Prizmo Go 3.0 brings support for Apple OCR (iOS 13 required). You can enable Apple OCR from Prizmo Go ’s OCR settings (Settings ▸ Use Apple OCR), and it will be used when English on-device OCR is picked from the list. Apple OCR brings improved accuracy in most situations. Apple OCR is available without limitations to both Export Pack owners and Premium Plan subscribers.
  • New Languages with On-device OCR
    • Five new languages are supported by the on-device OCR (previously only supported by the Cloud OCR): Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Hebrew, and Japanese.
  • Orientation Detection with Machine Learning / Core ML
    • Prizmo Go has been trained to recognize the document orientation when taking a picture ( Latin alphabet only at this time). It means that if you take a picture of a text that has been rotated (left, right, or upside down), Prizmo Go will automatically restore the appropriate orientation. To activate this feature, tap the Compass button in the camera view.
  • Accessibility (iOS 13)
    • Support for new accessibility feature: Voice Control.

Prizmo Go 2.2 - December 10th 2018

  • Updated for the new iPad Pro
    • Handling of new iPad Pro display sizes (11" and 12.9").

Prizmo Go 2.1 - October 4th 2018

iOS 12 FEATURES
  • Prizmo Go now features Siri Shortcuts integration. You can trigger Prizmo Go actions using Siri, namely text copying to clipboard, text readout, and text translation: "Hey Siri, translate this text".
  • Minor fixes and enhancements for iOS 12.
  • Updated for new iPhone sizes (including iPhone XS Max and more).
OTHER
  • Prizmo Go now features a simplified purchase model. Cloud OCR units can't be purchased anymore, Cloud OCR (plus translation) is now only available as part of the Premium Plan subscription. Cloud OCR units that have been purchased previously remain valid until consumed.
  • Free trial for Cloud OCR is now more easily accessed. It is available within the app, and will let you assess Cloud OCR performance with ten complimentary invocations.

Prizmo Go 2.0.4 - June 21st 2018

  • Export of whole text (long press on share button) now offers the same layout as when manual text selection is used.
  • Fixed a bug that caused handwriting text recognition to fail in some cases due to a network error.
  • Fixed a bug where pictures could be saved in the photos library with a wrong orientation.
  • Updated the crash reports framework.

Prizmo Go 2.0.3 - May 7th 2018

  • Completed Greek localization (thank you Irene and co.).
  • Fixed a bug affecting the text detection orientation indicator after the first shoot.
  • Fixed a bug preventing text highlighting from disappearing when Voice Over is activated.
  • Improved OCR document layout determination (text blocks).

Prizmo Go 2.0.2 - March 26th 2018

  • Fixed a display issue in the In-app purchase view.

Prizmo Go 2.0.1 - February 27th 2018

  • Fixed a bug that could reset user changes in the recognized text.
  • Improved localization for a number of languages.

Prizmo Go 2.0 - February 22nd 2018

  • Prizmo Go 2.0 brings handwriting recognition (English only), translation to 59 languages, and a new, more powerful, built-in neural network-based OCR in more languages.

Prizmo Go 1.2 - November 3rd 2017

  • Updated to support iPhone X.

Prizmo Go 1.1.1 - October 2nd 2017

  • iOS 11-related bug fixes.

Prizmo Go 1.1 - September 19th 2017

NEW FEATURES
  • Optimized for iOS 11.
  • Added support for iOS 11 Drag and Drop on iPad:
    • Importing / processing a picture: Drop a picture into Prizmo Go to recognize the text in it.
    • Exporting text: recognized text can be exported to another app by dragging highlighted text directly from the picture or alternatively by dragging from the "Copy" button in the toolbar.
ENHANCEMENTS
  • Added Greek localization.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the spoken word highlighting to be incorrectly displayed when reading the text aloud.

Prizmo Go 1.0.3 - July 13th 2017

  • Fixed issues when editing recognized text for an upcoming version of iOS.

Prizmo Go 1.0.2 - May 29th 2017

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when entering application settings.

Prizmo Go 1.0.1 - May 11th 2017

  • New features and improvements:
    • Added support for base64 image data input when using x-callback-url.
    • The scene description button (when VoiceOver is ON, in camera screen) now has a short label for easier discovery.
    • For VoiceOver users, the volume down (physical) button now triggers scene description while volume up button triggers shooting.
    • Added support for VoiceOver two-finger scrub gesture (Z shaped gesture) to go back to the camera screen.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed a bug that could prevent the app from using system language as default OCR language and that would use English instead.
    • Fixed a bug that could decrease the OCR accuracy when the camera stabilization was on.
    • Addressed an issue that could cause x-callback-url to fail, including clipboard input.

Prizmo Go 1.0 for iOS - April 27th 2017

  • Initial release.