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WhoDo iPad Generates New Contacts 

Swamp Dog, LLC introduces WhoDo iPad 1.0, their new app for Apple’s iPad. WhoDo iPad automatically creates new contract records directly from raw text. There are no forms to fill out or text fields to map, users can generate the source text by entering it from the iPad keyboard, clipboard, or the device’s microphone.

 

 

WhoDo iPad combines the power of data detectors, linguistic taggers, speech recognition, and several specialized databases to extract the personal data from raw text and convert it to a contract record directly on the iPad. Users can simply select text in any other app on the iPad and then click the iOS “Share” button, then use provided iOS action extension to create a contact directly inside the “Share” UI.

 

“In the past, importing contact information into the iPad’s Contacts app was tedious, requiring extensive mapping of text fields to properly import the data,” says Swamp Dog Managing Member Steve Cronin. “But WhoDo iPad imports the correct information directly from the device’s keyboard, clipboard, or microphone.”

 

Users can customize WhoDo iPad:

  • Using either Home or Work for labelling data
  • Assigning custom text to the contact Note field
  • Recording the date & time of creation in the Note field
  • Including the source text in the contact Note field
  • Capitalizing Names, Job Titles, and Address components
  • Assigning a name prefix (Ms or Ms – it uses an onboard Name database)
  • Assigning a nickname (equal to first name)
  • Assigning a default area code if one is missing from a phone number (US only)
  • Optionally removing a user assignable country code from a phone number

 

WhoDo iPad 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utility category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to enable licenses for each repository or all repositories, either as a one time purchase, or as a 3-month subscription, as described above.

 

Nisus Software Updates Nisus Writer Express 4

Nisus Software, Inc. announces the upgrade of Nisus Writer Express 4, its flexible, affordable writing app for the Mac. The features include a significantly updated full screen view, focus mode for the active line and paragraph, typewriter scrolling, a redesigned UI and palette system, cloud sync for almost all settings, icons updated for Retina displays, and hundreds of features, fixes, and enhancements.

 

“Nisus Writer Express represents the best of Nisus Software in a small, affordable package” said Nisus Software CEO Jerzy Lewak. “The new features will help enable our users’ creativity in new and inspired ways. Even more features are available for those who need them, in our professional version, Nisus Writer Pro.”

 

Additional features add to an already rich feature set that includes an intuitive interface, multilingual text support, powerful find and replace, live word count, easy to use style system, numerous file formats (PDF, Word formats .doc and .docx), and a native file format (RTF) that almost any word processor can read.

 

Nisus Writer Express 4 requires macOS 10.11 and is Catalina compatible and is $26.00 on the Nisus App Store.

 

 

 

Prizmo Go 3 Update Includes Curved Text Recognition and iOS 13 Dark Mode

Creaceed released Prizmo Go 3.0, their photo-based text grabbing app for iOS. Prizmo Go 3.0 introduces a unique curved text recognition technique as well as a number of iOS 13 features such as Dark Mode, Apple OCR, Shortcuts Action, and Voice Control.

 

Prizmo Go allows the user to take a picture of printed or handwritten text and then recognizes it using optical character recognition (OCR) technology. The text can then be selected directly from the photo by swiping through it. Users can then interact with it or just copy and paste it to other apps or to the Mac.

 

Text can be edited within the application, or read aloud with built-in speech synthesis. Information detected in the text such as website URLs, phone numbers, email addresses, QR codes, or physical addresses can be specifically activated. Text translation into 59 languages is also available.

 

Version 3 upgrade brings specific handling of curved text. The curvature often degrades the accuracy of text recognition, and sentence or word order is typically lost in the resulting text. Prizmo Go 3 introduces a unique technique for specific processing of curved text that handle these issues, improving both text recognition accuracy and text layout interpretation.

 

New features:

  •  Curved text recognition
  • Apple OCR (English, iOS 13 required)
  • Dark Mode & user interface update (SF Symbols)
  • Shortcuts action for automation
  • Orientation detection with machine learning / Core ML (Latin alphabet languages)
  • New languages with on-device OCR: Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese
  • Voice Control accessibility feature to allow hands-free interaction

 

Prizmo Go 3.0 is free on the App Store, and is localized in 17 languages. Text recognition can be tried out, but access to result is limited. Text access can be unlocked by purchasing the Export Pack for $7.99.

Glyphin Unveils New Visual Text Recognition Software for Mobile

Glyphin SPRL has launched Text Sniper, a new iPhone application that aims to provide the quickest and easiest way from printed text to digital text. Unlike most document scanning and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) apps, Text Sniper starts recognizing text immediately when the app is opened, and displays results in real-time.

 

Glyphin Unveils New Visual Text Recognition Software for Mobile

 

This mode of operation, similar to how barcode scanners function, allows very short interactions. The user can easily adjust their aim, the scanning distance, or the camera focus when necessary, and leave the app as soon as the text they need has been digitized. Digitizing an email address, a long number or a complicated code only takes a few seconds, from app launch to app exit.

 

Text Sniper consists of a single screen. All the interface elements are readily available: the live camera feed, the real-time recognition results, and the clipboard with the snippets that the user has selected.

 

The text recognition technology behind Text Sniper is the result of several years of research and development by Glyphin. The user experience and the machine learning algorithms have jointly been optimized for smartphones. While the user experience stresses speed and flexibility, the algorithms minimize memory usage and leverage the full power of the GPU.

 

Another feature that sets Glyphin’s software apart is that all the image processing occurs locally on the device itself, with several benefits. First, Text Sniper does not require nor uses the Internet connection. Second, the user’s privacy is guaranteed because the images and the text never leave their phone. Third, there are no recurring charges for cloud-based text recognition. Finally, on-board processing is the key ingredient that makes the “live” scanning mode so responsive. In addition to text printed on paper or on screen, Text Sniper also recognizes a wide variety of barcode formats.

 

“I wanted to build the Shazam of text recognition”, explains Benoit Maison, Glyphin’s founder. “For me the ideal is: one tap and you are all set. That’s what this first release is aiming at. I don’t believe many people need to scan entire documents with their phones, flatbed scanner style. Instead I am betting that short bits of text are much more useful.”

 

Pricing and Availability:
Text Sniper is available now as a free download, with a one-time in-app purchase of $1.99 (USD) to unlock the copy-to-clipboard feature. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. [GET IT HERE]

Improved Quick Search and 30+ Further Enhancements Added to Typinator 7.4 Update

Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 7.4, an improved version of their highly acclaimed text expander for macOS. Typinator’s primary use case is to type an abbreviation and get the expansion inserted into your document. But finding good, short, and still unique abbreviations can be a challenge, in particular when you have hundreds of similar items.

 

Improved Quick Search and 30+ Further Enhancements Added to Typinator 7.4 Update

 

Instead of inventing and remembering hundreds of abbreviations, Typinator’s Quick Search feature helps to find all items that match certain keywords or phrases. But until now, the list of matching items was limited to the height of the screen and therefore contained only the most relevant items. Typinator 7.4 removes this limitation and displays all matches in a scrollable list.

 

The new version now also works with text entered via Keyboard Viewer. With a long list of more than 30 further usability and compatibility improvements, version 7.4 is a must-have upgrade for every Typinator user. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.

 

Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple solution that boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Across all applications, it detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.

 

Typinator 7.4 can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 7.4 is free for Typinator 7 license owners and for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 in or after January 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site.

 

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PicSay 5.5: Fantastic New Typography Tools for iOS

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but that may not be enough to tell the whole story or express the motion behind a photograph. That’s why the mobile generation is flocking to PicSay (the former name Text on Pictures), the free mobile app for iOS devices that enhances photos with creative filters, fonts, stickers and other special effects.

 

Created by G-Power, the developer of popular photo enhancement tools like Piczoo and Mixoo, PicSay puts high-powered graphic effects as close as an iPhone or iPad screen and as easy to use as a simple finger swipe. Users can add personal quotes and photo captions, create posters advertising graphics, produce posts for their favorite social media platform and turn their best work into iPhone wallpaper.

 

PicSay comes with an extensive library of more than 100 fonts and text art and a toolbox that lets users adjust sizes, colors, positioning and alignment. A set of basic filters will adjust lighting, textures and add effects such as blurring. Photos can also be decorated with stickers to celebrate a birthday or other event.

 

An extensive update to PicSay was launched this week at the iTunes App Store. The update includes support for advanced editing techniques, such as warped text and 3D plus more new emoji and filter effects. Users can adjust the position, spacing, color and alignment of fonts and text art to create a perfect design. In addition, users can now use an eyedropper tool to create a custom color for text or stickers. And the app contains a collection of typographic designs that makes it extremely easy to create eye-catching pictures and posters.

 

PicSay 5.5 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. In addition to the library of fonts, stickers and filters that come with the app, users can purchase packs of high-end effects such as neon stickers and punk-themed filters.

Typinator 7.1 – Offers Powerful Input Forms

Ergonis Software today announced Typinator 7.1, the first refinement of their recently released highly acclaimed text expander Typinator 7. Besides many other great new features, Typinator 7.0 introduced powerful interactive forms with multi-line text fields, alternatives (shown as pop-up menus or combo boxes), and options (shown as checkboxes, which can be used to select one of two given text fragments).

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In Typinator 7.1, these input forms have become even more convenient since they are no longer modal. While an input form is open, it is now possible to temporarily switch to other windows, for example to copy/paste text into form fields. Read more about the power of Typinator input forms on our tips page “The Power of Typinator Forms.”

 

The new version also improves the new subscription feature by automatically detecting and cleaning up duplicates of subscriptions and offers better handling of conflicts between sets shared via Dropbox.

 

Typinator 7.1 furthermore improves compatibility with macOS Sierra and third-party applications like Tex-Edit Plus, MailMate, and LibreOffice. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.

 

Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple solution that boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Across all applications, it detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.

 

Typinator can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 7.1 is free for Typinator 7 license owners and for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 on or after January 1st 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site.

Unmarked Software Announces TextSoap 8.3 Update

Unmarked Software has released TextSoap(R) 8.3, an update to its award-winning text processing and editing utility for macOS. TextSoap 8.3 improves handling of international text, as well as addressing a number of issues reported by customers.

 

TextSoap 8.3 improves support for international text handling. TextSoap has been capable for years of working with Unicode text, particularly when using regular expressions. However, the app did not always take into account the localized information for non-English languages, particularly with case conversion. This latest update helps addresses those limitations.

 

Key issues addressed in this release include:
* Improved support for international text handling for case conversion, including cleaners and actions related to Uppercase, Lowercase, Capitalized Words, and Title Case
* A rewrite of Title Case cleaner (and action) to handle all currently documented edge cases for title casing and better handling of user lists
* Allows setting the clipboard workspace from a clipboard brown to a more standard gray color
* Several additional internal changes to improve stability

 

The TextSoap 8.3 update is free of charge to all TextSoap 8 customers. Customers who purchased directly may download the update immediately from the Unmarked Software web site or using the check for updates option within the app.

 

TextSoap 8.3 has a suggested retail price of $45 (USD). Through Dec 31, 2016, TextSoap is available for $29.24 (USD), a 35% discount. TextSoap 8.3 may be purchased directly from Unmarked Software. Discounted upgrades for existing customers are also available and may be purchased directly from Unmarked Software. Prices for upgrades start at $23 (USD).