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Prizmo Go - Instant Text Capture

By Ashley Kemper, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Free text-recognition tool captures and reads print aloud.

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For a free tool that translates an image into text, it's incredible: It does one job, and it does it well. There are no extra, built-in features in Prizmo Go - Instant Text Capture (defining words, annotating text, etc.) beyond reading text aloud. The voice, though computerized, does well with phrasing and following punctuation guides within text. Additionally, it highlights text word-by-word as it reads, reinforcing fluency skills.

Kids should use a close-up version of text when possible, as some of the lines aren't recognizable as text with a wider view. This tool might be difficult for younger users who are still learning to read or who struggle with auditory processing, as some of the words can get mixed up in translating from an image to text. Overall, however, it's an accessible app that can help kids who struggle with printed material.

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