Claro ScanPen OCR Reader

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About this app

Need to listen to printed text spoken aloud - at school, in a test or exam, at work or at home? Use Claro ScanPen to photo your printed text document, letter, test paper - then select the text with your finger or (stylus), and hear it spoken straight back to you. Instantly! No internet connection required.

Claro ScanPen advances read aloud support. It gives access to printed text materials, exam papers and documents for all, in a wide range of languages. Using your Android Phone, or Tablet, simply:

• Highlight with your finger or stylus which section of text you want to hear spoken to you.
• Listen as Claro ScanPen instantly reads the text back to you using a human quality voice in a language of your choice.

With your finger (or stylus) you can highlight all of the text, word by word or line by line. Tap anywhere to stop the speech.

Claro ScanPen app has no access to the internet or any reference material like dictionary or thesaurus, so is perfect to use as a read aloud tool under exam and test conditions, helping students who cannot read text very well (e.g. students with dyslexia) to listen to the exam test paper questions and information. It can also be used for quickly converting class handout materials, printed presentations, instructions, books - in fact anything containing printed texts. Great for independent access and learning.

Claro ScanPen uses the latest Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to convert your picture into text and uses Android system voices to read the text back to you. The OCR in Claro ScanPen fully supports the recognition of text in the following languages:

• English
• Danish
• Dutch
• French
• German
• Italian
• Norwegian
• Portuguese
• Spanish
• Swedish

Simply select the voice that matches the language of your text to hear it read back correctly.

***Minimum camera spec: 2MP***

If you require any product support please email us at

Currently not wokring on some devices, this is a Google issue and they are working on it as fast as possible, if you are having trouble though please contact us using the above email.
Updated on
Sep 8, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

108 reviews
Dawn Smith
April 23, 2022
The app is awesome! It helps me hopes me overcome my disability when reading hard-copy documents, instructions, magazines, and more. The only drawback to the app is that it does not read handwriting.
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A Google user
November 24, 2019
It's was fine at first but know there's been so many problems, it freezes, the app keeps closing and know it won't even read. I actually had to uninstall and install it but know it won't work at all. So I wouldn't recommend this app.
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Meduna Family Farms
March 31, 2022
Really like this app! works great! Have trouble reading due to dyslexia helps out a lot.
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