Pleco 2.2 for iPhone and iPad Finally Launches

Pleco for iPhone and iPad has finally been approved in the iTunes store. The new 2.2 version brings OCR to the app allowing you to capture a word via the camera and have it scanned and converted in to English. The meaning of each character loads up as it is recognised.

Added an amazing new “live” Optical Character Recognizer (OCR) system as a paid add-on; using this, you can point your device’s camera at a word to instantly look up its meaning (no need to take a photo and wait for a result). This is currently only supported on devices with autofocus cameras (i.e., the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4). To try a free demo version of OCR, open Pleco, tap on the menu button at the bottom right corner of the screen, tap “Add-ons,” tap on “Optical Character Recognizer” and tap on the button to download and run the demo.

The new 2.2 app actually launched last week, but due to a few bugs a new version was quickly rushed out and is now available for download.

Available from iTunes.

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