ABBYY Releases BookScanner for iOS – A New Smart Scanner for Books

By on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:33 am

Milpitas, California – ABBYY, an international provider of document capture and language related technologies and solutions, today is proud to announce the release of BookScanner Pro 1.0, a new powerful mobile scanner created specifically for scanning books with superior quality and accuracy. BookScanner Pro is based on ABBYY’s proprietary BookScan technology, the result of over 2 years of intensive R&D. BookScanner automatically recognizes book pages, splits a shot of facing pages into 2 separate images, each containing a single page, corrects curved lines, optical distortions, and lighting defects.

The main goal of BookScanner is to make scanning books and documents completely intuitive and effortless, replacing a desktop scanner. All user has to do is hold their smartphone over an open book, BookScanner does the rest. Captured pages can be saved in JPEG, PDF, or sent for recognition. ABBYY’s internationally appraised optical character recognition technology (OCR) digitizes printed text with unprecedented accuracy in 193 languages (including Latin, Cyrillic and CJK alphabets) preserving the original formatting such as lists, tables and headers. The available formats for a recognized document are PDF, DOCX, TXT, EPUB or FB2 – 12 most popular output formats in total. This means that BookScanner gives users a chance to create their own ebooks with editable and searchable capabilities, save and share them.

The result can be saved in the built in storage with tags and search capabilities, a cloud storage of choice (iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Yandex.Disk, Evernote and more), transferred to a Mac or PC with iTunes sharing and sent via email or iMessage. Users can add passwords to their PDF files, use image filters, enable the best-shot mode and find scans straight from the home screen using Spotlight search.

“We are committed to creating and improving technologies that action information when and where our users need it the most. We are especially excited to help schools and universities, students and teachers, to make educational process easier and more effective. That is the idea behind our new app BookScanner,” concludes Artem Kumpel, ABBYY’s Vice President and Head of Mobile.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 61.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ABBYY BookScanner Pro 1.0 is $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. For more information, please contact Catherine Matantseva.

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ABBYY is a leading global provider of document recognition, content capture and language-based technologies and solutions that help people and businesses to action information. The company sets the standard in content capture and innovative language-based technologies that integrate across the information lifecycle. ABBYY solutions are relied on to facilitate communication, optimize business processes, mitigate risk, accelerate decision making and drive revenue. ABBYY technologies are used and licensed by some of the largest international enterprises and government organizations, as well as SMBs and individuals. The company maintains offices in Australia, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the UAE, the UK, Ukraine, and the United States. ABBYY and the ABBYY Logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.