Envision App is now Free
(1 August 2022 12:00 am)
The Envision app has been available for many years but at a cost after an initial 14 day trial. This has now changed with Envision version 3. The app is now available free of charge on Android and Apple IOS devices.
This app uses OCR (optical character recognition) to convert text to speech so that you can read text on food packaging, posters, books, letters and magazines. This can be done in a live mode, ie any text in front of the camera will be read out loud. In scan mode a photo is taken of the page, once all the edges are visible, and then the document is converted to speech and read to you. Other modes include finding specific object, describing scenes, colour detection and bar code reading.
Existing users should update their app from their app store and you should be able to use the app without any limitations. Envision will cancel subscriptions but to be safe users with an active subscription should cancel them on the App Store or Play Store.