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Free iPhone App: Image to Text

"Image to Text" is a free iPhone app that allows users to extract editable ASCII text from captured document images taken with an iPhone. It was released by Ricoh Innovations, Ricoh's R&D subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California in April 2011.

"Image to Text" is very easy to use, requiring only two steps. 1) Take a picture of document written in English(*) with your iPhone, 2) e-mail the captured image to yourself or whomever you want to share it with. The e-mail addressee receives OCR results (extracted editable ASCII text) along with the image itself. Moreover you can send the image directly to Evernote for efficient searchable document management.
*NOTE: Currently "Image to Text" supports only English language.

Within two months of its release, "Image to Text" gained more than 60,000 users with very positive comments from English speaking countries like UK and USA.

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  • * iPhone is a trademark of the Apple Inc.
  • * iTunes Store, App Store, and iPod touch are the trademarks or registered trademarks of the Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.
  • * Evernote is a registered trademark of U.S. Evernote Corporation.

July 13, 2011

Ricoh Company, Ltd.