Envision is the fastest, most reliable and award-winning OCR app that speaks out the visual world, helping blind and visually impaired users to lead more independent lives.
Envision is developed for and together with the visually impaired community. The app is simple, gets things done and brings the best assistive experience to blind and low vision users.
Simply use your phone camera to scan any piece of text, your surroundings, objects, people or products and everything will be read out to you thanks to Envision’s smart artificial intelligence (AI) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
What Envision users say about the app:
“Easy going text recognition. Text recognition is outstanding. Good for independence. Ease of use is immaculate” - Noahis from Australia
“Amazing. I love it. I'm blind and I love how easy it is to use. Amazing job!!!!” - Matt from Canada
With full talkback support, Envision enables you to:
Read all kinds of text:
• Instantly read any piece of text in over 60 different languages.
• Easily scan your paper documents (single or multiple pages) with the help of audio-guided edge detection. All content is spoken back to you and is ready for export and edit.
• Import PDFs and images to get a description of the image and recognition of all the text within it.
• Quickly read handwritten postcards, letters, lists and other paperwork.
Know what's around you:
• Effortlessly describe visual scenes around you.
• Detect colour on your clothes, walls, books, you name it.
• Swiftly scan barcodes to get extensive information about the products.
Find what you're looking for:
• Find people around you; the names of your family and friends are spoken out whenever they are in the frame.
• Find objects around you; selecting common objects from the in-app list to find them.
• Share images or documents from your phone or other apps like Twitter or WhatsApp by selecting Envision from the share sheet. Envision can then read and describe those images for you.
Feedback, questions or feature requests?
We welcome everyone to provide their feedback about the Envision app, as we’re constantly improving.
Please email us at support@LetsEnvision.com.
Envision is free to install and comes with a 14-day free trial, allowing you to experience all the features of the app. During the free trial, we want you to find out what the app can do for you!
At the end of the free trial, you can decide which subscription suits you best. Envision’s subscriptions allow us to continually invest the much needed time and energy to maintain and improve the app, fix any pesky issues, keep the lights on in the office and keep the wolves from the door!
We'll keep you up to date and informed of all that we're doing.
Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Note: All Subscription plans automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renew may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. The account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
If you're still reading all the way down here, we'd like to thank you for your diligence, attention to detail and general commitment to finishing something that you started. Just like all the team working at Envision!
Hope you're all staying well and safe. With this update we have the following additions and improvements:
- You can now continue reading the output of scanned text even when the app is in the background. This works on all kinds of scanned and imported text into images.
- We've also updated Italian and Turkish translations within the app. Thanks to our Ambassadors Elena and Salih for the help!
We've also made some more minor changes under the hood for better performance. As always, please let us know any feedback you might have about the app to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us from within the app itself.
Until next time!
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Barcode scanner not working in latest version
And the latest version of this app each time I scan a barcode no matter what it is it will tell me that the barcode is not recognized. I even tried to reinstall the app. The latest version is also very sluggish with voiceover. This needs to be fixed or I would like my money back.
Developer Response ,
Sorry for the inconvenience. We'd love to know about the problem deeper so we can help fix this issue. Can you drop in a quick email to us at email@example.com. We'll take a look at the issue and get back to you.
Was Great Now Useless
I purchased this app a few months back after trying it for a month and really liked it. However, Within the past month, the changes made have made the app useless. It no longer says what edges aren't visible so that I can move it in the correct direction to get the full image. Secondly, the text is now not viewable by flicking through the screen. You have to wait for it to read it, so getting instructions off a box for cooking is tedious. I didn't checkto see if it would read word by word, but who wants to do that when trying to Prepare something?Thirdly, when I went to stop my auto payment, the options of subscriptions are not read. I had to click on one of the unread items and then since I happened to click on the one I already subscribed too, it mentioned this fact and other info. I was then able to click the manage button and successfully unsubscribe. Until this app improves, I will not reccommend it to anyone. I was using IOS 12 last month and IOS 13 in the past few days, IOS isn't the issue. I'm using an iphone 8 and have been for the past couple years. I hope you improve this app back to one that is as good or even better than the one I used when purchasing the subscription.
Developer Response ,
Hi, we are sorry for the inconvenience you faced because of the changes made. A lot of them had to do with iOS 13 which introduced several complications. However, we have now fixed all of the issues you have mentioned. Kindly update your app to the latest version and let us know what you think. You can also reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org should you face any issues going forward.
Best OCR engine available even beat Orcam! When will we see a glasses version?
I use this app every single day. Are used to use Seeing AI or a lot of other different apps and other devices like Orcam and E Sight. But I have found is this app actually takes the place of almost all of them! I am waiting for these guys to find a pair of smart glasses that will support their app on them! When are you guys going to put your app on a pair of smart glasses? I know you looked into views explains? Have you looked into the X2 by Third Eye Generation? I think you guys would partner quite nicely and they are quite inexpensive and allow for many different apps to go onto their App Store. I think I can’t wait for the partnership or at least with some other type of glasses because I am tired of hanging my phone from my neck to use your app all the time the facial recognition really doesn’t work well that way and I think you guys would be amazing in a pair of glasses and tent to some developer out there!!!
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for such a positive feedback. We are working on glasses and shortly have something interesting to share about it as well. Please follow us on Facebook & Twitter for all app related updates.
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Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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- Monthly Subscription $1.99
- Monthly Subscription $1.99
- Lifetime Subscription $89.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.