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Prizmo

Version 4.3.1

Scan and OCR documents with your digital camera or scanner.

Prizmo overview

Prizmo 3 is a scanning application with optical character recognition (OCR) in over 40 languages with powerful editing capability, text-to-speech, and iCloud support.

No matter what capture device is at hand, Prizmo is the key for scanning and performing OCR. It works with pictures taken with your iPhone, iPad, or digital camera; with documents coming from connected or Wi-Fi scanners; even with screenshots! It will help you easily scan any documents (invoices, receipts, boards, giant advertisements...) of any sizes (US Letter, US Legal, A4, and custom)...

Features:
  • Specific processing for business cards, multipage texts and images
  • Input file formats: regular photo files including JPEG, RAW, TIFF, as well as PDF files (even multipage)
  • Input options: digital cameras (iPhone, iPad, DSLRs...), camera tethering, connected and Wi-fi scanners, screenshots, snap any text from your screen
  • State-of-the-art OCR technology in 40 Languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
  • Detection of 3 types of regions: texts, images and numbers
  • OCR editing and correction: add, delete, merge and reorder regions on the one hand, edit text for correcting mistakes on the other hand
  • Automatic frame detection: lay the page, snap it, and let Prizmo handle the cropping
  • Automatic text orientation detection
  • Perspective correction to compensate camera point-of-view
  • Non-linear lens distortion correction
  • Page curvature correction for books and magazines
  • Real-time OCR results: moving/resizing region frames immediately updates text results
  • Resolution increase: image enhancement allows OCR results where OCR is generally not even thinkable
  • Output formats: image files (JPEG, PNG, TIFF), and text files (PDF with Spotlight-searchable text, RTF, TXT) - even multipage!
  • Export to the Evernote, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and WebDAV online services
  • Online translation into 23 languages
  • Accessibility feedback for the OCR processing (blank, blurry image, etc.)
  • Text-to-Speech for reading scanned texts: over 70 high-quality voices in 26 languages with navigation settings and interactive reading progress display (available for free in OS X Preferences)
  • Enhanced for the Retina display.

What’s new in version 4.3.1

Updated on Nov 18 2021

Version 4.3.1:
  • Fixed a crash that happened when editing documents on macOS 10.13 and macOS 10.14.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

41.9 MB

Downloads

91028

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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chrisjimmy196
chrisjimmy196
May 12 2021
4.1
5.0
May 12 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1
I really like it. It was hard to find something to detect of 3 types of regions: texts, images and also numbers. But I've found. Thank you)
Miminana
Miminana
Aug 7 2018
3.5.3
0.0
Aug 7 2018
0.0
Version: 3.5.3
Works well in a number of different and flexible ways and I am impressed with its ability to make sense of dodgy scans. I would recommend this to anyone!
selizabethwebb
selizabethwebb
Apr 26 2018
3.5
4.0
Apr 26 2018
4.0
Version: 3.5
Good app, convenient and easy to use.
Marko85
Marko85
Apr 26 2018
3.5
5.0
Apr 26 2018
5.0
Version: 3.5
Prizmo 3.5 seems to have greatly improved OCR accuracy when you don't have high-quality scanned material in very high DPI to work with (if you don't have like 300 DPI or 600 DPI images, like what someone would want to use for OCR usually)... for example, I opened a picture of a newspaper in the Preview.app and that image had only about 150 DPI... individual lowercase letters on that image were about 5px wide (I zoomed in first to count the pixels, then pressed CMD+0 to zoom out)... and I first tried it with the Menu Bar tool, to just select that part of the screen where that image was and get text copied to the clipboard... and the recognized text was mostly accurate (there were some small errors in some places, but only a minimal amount of manual corrections was needed... and I'm very satisfied with how accurate it was considering that letters on that image were pixelated and I understand that it can be very difficult for an OCR app to distinguish between some characters if letters on some image are only about 5 px wide... and as I mentioned, that was just a quick OCR with that Menu Bar tool). So for that I would give it 5 stars... But I was kind of disappointed that they removed some languages... I'm especially disappointed that OCR for Hebrew is missing because that's not the same like if one of the languages that uses Latin or Cyrillic script was removed, since if two languages use almost the same alphabet (or exactly the same in some cases), then OCR for one mostly works for another language which uses that alphabet (and maybe it would only need some corrections here and there or something like that)... but Hebrew has it's own alphabet, so if Hebrew isn't supported in some version of the app, you can't do OCR for it at all with that version of the app. But at least the previous version still works... so I'm not going to reduce the amount of stars for this rating, since I hope that they will bring back Hebrew and make OCR for it more accurate.
OhEssex
OhEssex
Apr 23 2018
3.5
0.0
Apr 23 2018
0.0
Version: 3.5
I use this program and I do like it - but, seriously, their marketing guy has to go. All this complete drivel about neural network enhancements within their software is just making my stomach turn...
Meitnik
Meitnik
Oct 14 2017
3.1.18
4.0
Oct 14 2017
4.0
Version: 3.1.18
App has matured into a great tool for me. Btw, its vastly better than ReadIris 16! Abbyy is second best but many flawed features; not feature parity with the windows version. However, Creeed is deeply dependent on Google's OCR tech; not a good situation. So I don't see Prizmo eating Omnipage anytime soon. After 25 yrs, no one is willing to make a really powerful OCR tool for the Mac.
Marko85
Marko85
Apr 30 2017
3.1.17
5.0
Apr 30 2017
5.0
Version: 3.1.17
I tried the demo version and I especially liked that Menu Bar tool to get the text from screenshots, so I wouldn't have to retype them if I have to get some text from a screenshot. Although OCR software can sometimes make a mistake if the letters on some picture aren't very clear and the demo version additionally replaces random words with characters like this "••••••••", it's still easier to make corrections here and there and to retype some words than to retype everything manually if the scanned image has more than a few words. I think it's one of the best OCR apps for Mac, but it's kind of expensive for me, since I don't need to use OCR software a lot... and usually I only need it for getting text from screenshots... so I mostly just used that Menu Bar tool that Prizmo has... but if they have some sale or a discount, I would definitely consider getting it. BTW... I wish there was an option to just always have that Menu Bar tool in the Menu Bar, without having to open the app to use it.
PsiFi
PsiFi
Dec 7 2016
3.1.16
0.0
Dec 7 2016
0.0
Version: 3.1.16
The developer has confirmed that this app is compatible with Sierra.
Meitnik
Meitnik
Mar 28 2016
3.1.9
4.0
Mar 28 2016
4.0
Version: 3.1.9
3.19 is very, very slow on a 4k imac with 10.11.3....I need 3.18 please. I am a registered user. Can anyone help me. please. Simple things take forever now. Sorry I updated the app.
bobembry
bobembry
Jan 12 2016
3.1.6
5.0
Jan 12 2016
5.0
Version: 3.1.6
Very handy for taking notes from Kindle using the screen grab feature. Imagine combining this with a clipboard manager—Copy'em Paste. Also useful for extracting text from email images
GRMartin
GRMartin
Apr 22 2015
3.1.1
4.0
Apr 22 2015
4.0
Version: 3.1.1
For a lot of users Prizmo can see like a real niche tool, however i have found it useful in some of the most bizarre aways in my regular workflow. When i look to buy any software--like any other tool--i look at the perceived ROI. I have to admit that Prizmo didn't seem like it had much at first. However i had first gotten a copy as part of some other flash-sale like deal in the past, and started using it for 1 feature alone and have found it useful in a handful of small, strange ways since. My first real use for this too was as a fast way to unskew whiteboard pictures--i am a mobile application developer, and since cellular cameras have gotten so good, we rarely copy them down in notes anymore--I had an iPhone App for this, many actually, but found them to be reasonably rough to use on such a small screen. Now i just send them to myself as i take them, use Prizmo to straiten up on my Mac and save them to Evernote. The completely unexpected use i found was the handiness of having a live on-screen OCR tool. What i mean by that is Prizmo can sit in your menu bar--not a new feature so many apps do it, i now have too to simply manage that--however, one thing i do find really cool is you can tell it to OCR the screen, it will give you a cross hair cursor and you can lasso a portion of your screen, it will then OCR that section and copy it to your clipboard for further processing. I use this to copy content from things like the Mac AppStore, UI elements that I'm putting in documentation and would like the exact text too, extracting text out of protected PDFs for simple things such as extracting times and costs rather than retyping it all--did this for my mortgage, put it through Soulver and saved me and full of pricing questions--its an incredible feature, and since i use many Virtual Machines for my job (Linux, Windows) and Simulators and Emulators for devices (Android and iOS) this feature transitions really well to any of those programs to simply grab the text on the screen. Anyway i know some of these are narrow uses, but i felt the need to simply point them out as for me it is an oddly unique part of my personal workflow.
SMS1
SMS1
Nov 15 2014
2.1.3
1.0
Nov 15 2014
1.0
Version: 2.1.3
Well - lots of disappointments in version 3! On 14 November 2014 I was promised a 20% discount on the app store. Purchased and got charged full price! Sheesh! Don’t count on this app to save PDFs with both the image and the text layer — the text layer isn’t subsequently searchable in Adobe Acrobat! On the upside -— the OCR is better than Adobe Acrobat XI on the Mac and it is MUCH easier to edit the resulting text than in Acrobat. But if the app can’t produce a standard PDF isn’t pretty much niche stuff. Lots of work to do guys. Can I get my money back?
Meitnik
Meitnik
Nov 14 2014
2.1.3
4.0
Nov 14 2014
4.0
Version: 2.1.3
I am disappointed. I am not interested in upgrading to 10.10 just to use ver 3.0. Shame you have chosen to abandoned 2.x users who still need important improvements and are using 10.7 still. You are as greedy and controlling as Apple.
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Jul 10 2014
2.1.3
2.0
Jul 10 2014
2.0
Version: 2.1.3
Constantly crashing after a scan as Prizmo tries to perform OCR. And there’s no way to tell the app that I don’t need OCR in the first place.
Appledogx
Appledogx
Mar 20 2014
2.1.3
3.0
Mar 20 2014
3.0
Version: 2.1.3
Tried this application in demo mode. Very nice UI and it's very logical and easy to understand. Would be better if it would OCR in multiple languages at once instead of selecting one at a time since some documents have mixed languages. Accuracy was not very good at all either with black on white background or colored text on picture background. To be fair, it was better with black on white, but even then, not terribly accurate, at least not enough to be able to consider it for purchase. Then there is the issue of crashing. After trying to close my first test, I got an infinite beach ball and had to force quit. Subsequently, it took several tries to close the document without the app hanging. I tried a second test and the app hung again and I had to force quit twice, so it was not stable at all for me on Mavericks. I wish they could improve stability, add multiple language recognition at the same time and greatly improve accuracy (which is what OCR is all about) as they do have a very nice GUI which is superior to most other, even more expensive OCR apps.
Terry-Scoble
Terry-Scoble
Mar 14 2014
2.1.3
0.5
Mar 14 2014
0.5
Version: 2.1.3
I'm rating this app low because so far it has not worked! It won't open a PDF, a jpg or anything I've tried. It has unexpectedly quit twice, so to this point I'm at a loss as to what is going on with this app, but if it don't work I want a refund!
Ocsurfreport
Ocsurfreport
Mar 12 2014
2.1.2
5.0
Mar 12 2014
5.0
Version: 2.1.2
I was very critical to this program due to so many crap Applications we have been bombarded with lately in Mac. Was especially peeved at the price for a pro version. I ended up getting Prizmo anyway as part of a MacUpdate Bundle and thought i'd give it a try. I am here to report to anyone considering this program that it is Amazing, it truly is a gem buried under heaps of Mac app garbage and it is worth every penny. Saved me tons of work on one project alone! The ease of use and great user interface is fantastic. So I want to give credit where credit is due, especially since I slammed it on a previous sale on price, without even trying it first. It is definitely a must have!
Reegor
Reegor
Mar 6 2014
2.1.2
0.0
Mar 6 2014
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
I cannot persuade the demo to open a PDF file. Acrobat, Preview, and PDFpen will open it, and 2 out of the 3 will OCR it. Is the demo crippled, so that it won't open PDF files? Drag/drop do not work. Nor does opening from the menus - pdf files are grayed out. The web site claims this software will process PDF files.
Ah1
Ah1
Jan 22 2014
2.1.1
0.0
Jan 22 2014
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
I can't get any output from the TEXT setting (I'm talking about the scanner kind options Text/BW/Colour, not the Prizmo option) I've tried with both Text and Image options in Prizmo. The scanner operates , but there is no output the Prizmo document. Scanning my document in B&W works fine.
LeonardCurtis2647
LeonardCurtis2647
Sep 27 2013
2.0.8
1.0
Sep 27 2013
1.0
Version: 2.0.8
Today I tried to open Prizmo and I got a message which said Prizmo is corrupted move to trash now, which I did.
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