A Taste of what’s new in KNFBReader 2.0

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In this podcast, David Woodbridge demonstrates two new features introduced in version 2.0 of KNFBReader.

The KNFBReader iOS app converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button on the iPhone. Picture accuracy is facilitated by a Field of View Report, Automatic Page Detection, and Tilt Control.

David demonstrates how KNFBReader is now optimized to work with document stands. When used with one of these, the app will automatically detect when you turn the page of a book in the stand or insert a different sheet.

The second new feature demonstrated by David is the option to have all scanned documents automatically saved to Dropbox. You can also restore files from Dropbox at any time.

David mentions in this podcast that version 2.0 introduces a ‘Try Before You Buy’ option, which has been much requested since KNFBReader first launched with its US$100 price. However, the developers have subsequently announced that due to unforeseen problems this is not in fact available in this release, and that it will now be rolled out in version 2.1.

Other changes in version 2.0 include:

  • Field of view report improved
  • Limit recognition and speech languages in the settings screen
  • VoiceOver improvements
  • General improvements

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