Text Detective

Find and read text with your mobile phone

Text Detective can detect text and read it aloud--whether it's a nearby sign, a handout, or a document.

Here's what users say about the app:

“It truly is an app among apps. Nothing I've ever used for iOS comes close.” - Andre

“Love it! Love it! Love it. I especially like the way it just keeps scanning until it finds text." - Mark

"I have had success with the app identifying labels at work. Thank you very much!" -Paul

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Get it on iTunes or Google Play!

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The Blindsight Team

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