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Make PDF. Powerful editing/OCR

Creaceed SRL

    • 4.5 • 147 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Prizmo is the most capable scanner app for iPhone & iPad to create stunning scans of documents or process business cards from photos. Prizmo offers an efficient capture workflow, powerful editing capabilities, a choice of highly accurate OCRs, text-to-speech & accessibility features, searchable PDF & DOCX exports, and comprehensive automation, all packaged in an elegant & intuitive user interface.

Prizmo will be your trusted mobile scanner, always at hand.

*** Featured in an Apple Keynote presentation ***

“Prizmo is a remarkably deep app that includes a myriad of other features.“ — MacStories

“When it comes to mobile scanner apps, Prizmo 5 is unmatched for its fast, streamlined workflow and high-quality scans.” — MacWorld

• New capture workflow tailored for speed: in just 3 taps, have your document scanned, cleaned up, cropped, and text-recognized to a multi-page PDF right into your cloud
• Highest quality scans: up to 300+ DPI
• State-of-the-art page detection
• Autoshoot
• Quality review: keep or reshoot
• Innovative stabilization
• Multi-page support

• Reliable & accurate on-device OCR with machine learning in 28 languages(*)
• High-performance Cloud OCR in 26 languages(*) + handwriting recognition (English only)
• Fine-grained OCR editing: text & regions, binarization, text polarity
• Structural analysis with CoreML
• Background processing

• Adjust rotation, perspective crop, cleanup mode (black/white, color, gray), brightness & contrast, edge repair
• Flattening of curved contents (books & magazines)
• Powerful non-destructive editing: original photo can always be reprocessed from scratch without reshooting
• Export formats: searchable PDF, Microsoft Word DOCX with original layout, TXT, PNG, JPEG
• Advanced PDF options: password protected PDF, efficient compression formats
(customizable JPEG quality, CCITT G4, JBIG2) to generate small files
• Auto Upload: PDFs are automatically sent to your cloud (iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, WebDAV)
• Export business cards to Contacts or as vCard
• Smart actions: interact with detected phone numbers, dates, locations, email addresses, URLs

• Powerful annotation engine that works with Apple Pencil, capacitive pencils or finger
• Annotate papers, fill out forms, or sign documents
• Markup is stored in editable form (can be updated or even removed at any time)

• Comfortable multi-page reading experience
• Customizable margins, line spacing, text size & fonts
• Read text aloud using iOS voices
• Adjustable speech rate & playback controls
• Word highlighting during playback

• Optimized for VoiceOver
• Spoken guidance prior to shooting
• Spoken description
• Dynamic Type
• OpenDyslexic reading font

• Batch editing: replicate settings across pages
• Automation (x-callback-url): use Shortcuts app to automate document processing
• Keyboard shortcuts

• Siri Shortcuts
• Messages extension: scan & send a document without leaving the conversation
• Open In & Photos extensions (process & cleanup)
• iPad multitasking and drag & drop
• iCloud & Continuity across iPhone, iPad & Mac
• Background audio player

• Prizmo is available as a free download to try out its core features
• Premium Pack is a one-time purchase to unlock all limitations: unlimited on-device OCR, full access to text & text-to-speech, smart actions, watermark removal
• Cloud Plan subscription (optional) provides the Cloud OCR feature. Plans are detailed in the app
• Volume purchase (VPP): see Prizmo (Volume Ed.)

Prizmo is "privacy first". Personal data is yours, we don’t access it, we don’t read it, we don’t host it on our servers.

Privacy Policy:
Terms of Use:

(*) full list of OCR languages available on
Cloud OCR requires an Internet connection.

What’s New

Version 5.5.1

(5.5.1 Update: Fixed a bug where the mirrored screen using AirPlay was freezed)

Prizmo 5.5 is an important update that brings document annotation with pencil or finger, dithering processing for black and white images, compatibility with iOS 15 & important bug fixes.

• Powerful annotation engine that works with Apple Pencil, capacitive pencils or finger.
• Annotate papers, fill out forms, or sign documents.
• Markup is stored in editable form (can be updated or even removed at any time).
• Markup is compatible with iOS and iPadOS. It requires iOS 14 or later.

Prizmo now makes use of dithering (image regions) when exporting to black & white PDF, such that the density of black dots in the new image approximates the average gray-level in the original picture. This improves the overall quality of exported PDF, while preserving a small file size (ideal for archiving).

• Full compatibility and enhancements with iOS 15 including transparent navigation bars and inset grouped table views.
• More compact page navigation buttons / information.

• Fixed an OCR bug that could misplace words and/or create overlapping text regions on iOS 15.
• Fixed artefacts that could appear on page borders after cropping a page that uses color cleanup.
• Fixed errouneous page overlay in the camera view that could be misaligned on some iPad devices.
• Fixed animation glitches when rotating pages.

Prizmo now requires iOS 13 or later.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

OnTheEast ,

Most capable scanner IPadOS. Vast improvement over v 4.

Remarkable app. Many, many features. As advertised, really simple if you want it to be, but also really capable. Huge improvement over previous version and well worth the tiny price. OCR works like a pro scanner, finding logical chunks of text and images; you can ignore or reorder them if you want. Exports to many apps. Plus works well with iPad share sheet. Autoscans multipage documents.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for the kind words! Appreciated.

JuanKindaGuy ,

Constantly clips/mangles the edges of scans

I am disappointed that it appears a recent update has mangled the scanning feature. It constantly clips/mangles the edges of scans now. Letters disappear at the edges of the image. It is clear the algorithm used to clean up the images is messing up.

Update: Developer’s response helped fix the problem. Not bitter, but the edge correction shouldn’t be on by default, I think it is a bit like the straightening of text, it should be an on/off button control. That said, thank you to the developer for responding quickly and identifying the problem and providing the fix!

Developer Response ,

Hello. You could try deactivating the "Edge Repair" feature. While in Image mode, tap on "Adjust" then deactivate "Edge Repair". If you still encounter issues, you can always send us the image where you notice this problem so that we can test it here. Just send it to /TC

Davythefatboy ,

Really good so far

I’ve been using another scanner app happily fo years, but it keeps getting more complicated and finally pushed me away. This app does what you need quickly and very well. So far the image clean up and OCR have been excellent. I’m using the option to save to Dropbox and it works well.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind words! They're really appreciated. /TC

In-App Purchases

Premium Pack (non-recurring)
Unlimited on-device processing & exports

App Privacy

The developer, Creaceed SRL, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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