moderated Re: orc apps


Richard Turner
 

Yes, right now, Voice Dream Scanner is the best iPhone scanning app in my opinion.

 

But, with the Jaws Convenient OCR, You do have to keep launching the scan to add pages, unless your flatbed scanner has an automatic document feeder.

I do not have the Pearl camera, it may be able to do more than one page without having to launch the scan each time with insert+space, o, then a, then alt+q or tab to acquire and hit spacebar.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: orc apps

 

On the IPhone I use Voice Dream Scanner, it is excellent. If you have a scanner you can use JAWS OCR, also I believe that NVDA also has

this feature. Many scanners come with a OCR program included with the scanner.----- Original Message -----

From: Chris Hill

Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:17 PM

Subject: Re: orc apps

 

The trouble is that the rear camera on a phone is like five times better than most laptop cameras.

 

I still use K1000 for anything I really want scanned well, my iPhone with various apps works fine to find a bar code, see who the envelope is from, identify a color or whatever.

 

CH

 

On 3/17/2021 20:57, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

I use seeing AI to sort mail and packages, and to read labels that don't have a barcode.

Those could be brought to a laptop camera easy enough.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:46 PM

Subject: Re: orc apps

 

It really seems more of a mobile device solution to me, I guess on a Windows PC you could use a barcode reader, an external scanner for OCR and some sort of camera for things like currency etc., but I honestly don't think I would ever want to use it, I don't think, for example, I'd like to drag my laptop around if I wanted to use the Light Detector channel and I'd much rather hold my iPhone up to a document I want to use the short text channel on than to try and hold the document up to some camera.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: orc apps

 

Seeing AI is not on Android because Microsoft has chosen not to make it for Android.

I am not sure why they have not made it for Windows.  That would be a good question for seeingai@...

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ibrahim Abubakar
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: orc apps

 

I wonder why app like seeing AI is not available on android. And I think is not available on windows too.

 

On Tue, 16 Mar 2021, 23:46 Dan Longmore, <danlongmore44@...> wrote:

Yes, available through Microsoft store.  Simple installation and uses Microsoft voices.

The other mobile apps you mention are good especially Seeing AI.

 

Dan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: orc apps

 

I didn't know that there was KNFB for windows.

I'd pay 10 for it, but not a hundred, as was mentioned, when there are good IOS apps.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:21 PM

Subject: Re: orc apps

 

K-NFB Reader for Windows is reliable.  While not as flexible in terms of different ways to scan I find the K-NFB reader very good and a lot more updated than OpenBook.

Openbook has not been updated in years and I suspect that Freedom will abandon the product as JAWS and other apps, Seeing AI, continue to do well with scanning and OCR.

 

Dan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 3:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: orc apps

 

Other than openbook nine,  what are some ways to scan print documents and read them?

 

I do have a pearl scanner.

 

I have windows 10 and jaws 2019.

 

Justin

 

 

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