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Year Founded in 2015

Discover OneStep Reader, the swift and precise text-to-speech app that effortlessly transforms printed text into speech or Braille.

OneStep Reader effortlessly convert printed text into speech or Braille quickly and accurately with OneStep Reader. The latest version, Version 3 for iOS, is especially beneficial for individuals with reading difficulties and those learning new languages. Obtain an individual license for your smartphone or tablet from the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft, or opt for an Enterprise license from the webshop for multiple device installations. Developed in collaboration with the NFB (National Federation of the Blind, USA), the brand Sensotec now continues the legacy of KNFB Reader under the new name, OneStep Reader.

Transition and Technology Once known as KNFB Reader, the newly branded OneStep Reader employs optical character recognition (OCR) technology, a result of early 2000s innovations by the National Federation of the Blind and Raymond Kurzweil. After extensive collaboration, Sensotec took over the development in 2022, continuing to enhance its capabilities.

App Highlights Renowned for its combination of digital photography and advanced hardware, this acclaimed app has been aiding thousands since 2014, earning the AppleVis Golden Apple Award for three years in a row. With the 2018 update (version 3 for iOS), it’s now more user-friendly for a broader audience, including second language learners and professionals.

Android and iOS Features Both platforms boast leading OCR technology for rapid text conversion, customizable user settings, and multi-language support. iOS users enjoy additional benefits like improved layout, ePub and PDF document access, enhanced saving and sharing options, and direct app links for phone numbers and emails.

About the App Quick, Accurate, and Efficient Read any printed text swiftly and precisely with advanced features ensuring accurate capture and clear vocalization using top-notch TTS technology.

Specifications Choose from various reading modes, navigate text per line, sentence, or word, and enjoy automatic text detection for effortless operation. The app supports multi-page documents, synchronized text highlighting, and offers an image finder for optimal camera positioning. Moreover, it supports PDF or JPG import, OCR scanning, and reading, with export options to HTML and TXT for cloud storage.

In-app purchases $99.99 per item

  • Reads image-based PDF and JPEG files, and now tagged PDF and ePub files too!
  • Exports OneStep reader files as HTML or TXT files.
  • Navigates by line, sentence, word, or character.
  • Crop, rotate and edit the pictures you take before performing text recognition.
  • View documents in PDF presentation mode with double highlighting while reading.
  • View reading order and language-tagged PDF documents.
  • Add and remove bookmarks in PDF documents.
  • Switch between PDF view and reflowable text view.
  • Read documents in the increasingly popular ePub format.

Quick, accurate, and efficient!

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