Lookout - Assisted vision

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About this app

Lookout uses computer vision and generative AI to assist people with low vision or blindness get things done faster and more easily. Using your phone's camera, Lookout makes it easier to get more information about the world around you and do daily tasks more efficiently like reading text & documents, sorting mail, putting away groceries, and more.
Built in collaboration with the blind and low-vision community, Lookout supports Google's mission to make the world's information universally accessible to everyone.
Lookout offers seven modes:
Text: Scan text and hear it read aloud while doing things like sorting mail and reading signs, using Text mode.
Documents: Capture a whole page of text or handwriting using Documents mode. Available in over 30 languages.
Explore: Identify objects, people, and text in surroundings using Explore mode.
Currency: Identify banknotes quickly and reliably using Currency mode, with support for US Dollars, Euros, and Indian Rupees.
Food labels: Identify packaged foods by their label or barcodes using Food labels mode. Available in over 20 countries.
Find: Scan surroundings to find objects like doors, bathrooms, cups, vehicles, and more using Find mode. Find mode can also tell you the direction and distance to the object, depending on device capabilities.
Images: Capture, describe, and ask questions about an image using Images mode. Image descriptions in English only. Image Question & Answer in US, UK, and Canada only.
Lookout is available in more than 30 languages, and runs on devices with Android 6 and above. Devices with 2GB or more RAM are recommended.
Learn more about Lookout in the Help Center:
Updated on
May 15, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Messages and 7 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.68K reviews
Chris Jain
September 5, 2023
Recent update is HORRIBLE. The old version was really helpful with some fixable flaws. The new version is HORRIBLE and a huge downgrade. No consideration has been provided in making it easy for blind person to navigate the app. The old version had an easy to use and intuitive (and a "talking") interface. This has all been thrown away. What a disappointment! (Note to designers: Blindfold yourself and try to use the app. If this isn't easy to do-then you have failed!) Any way to rollback?
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Google LLC
September 14, 2023
Hello and thank you for the feedback. It would be helpful to know more about your experience, for example, if you use the TalkBack screenreader. Would you consider adding further detail, or contacting us at https://g.co/disabilitysupport, so that we can look into this further?
Rodney Mumford
July 1, 2020
I have been using this app for a while now, and I love what It does. Reading denominations on money is great. Reading the tiny print they use in product manuals (pamphlets) is impossible these days, so I usually take a picture and then blow it up so I can read it. This app has put an end to that. I are hold it up for a second, and it starts reading. You don't even have to keep it on the page once it starts reading My problem, the explore mode won't shut up. I can't find the setting for slow
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September 6, 2021
I am not visually impaired but am having a lot of fun playing around with this app seeing what it says when it sees different objects. Some issues: sometimes the camera freezes and if you turn off camera view and turn it back on it resumes, other times if you delete the history of items scanned it resumes and sometimes none of that works and I have to close the app and start it again. I know it's in beta. Any idea when the next update will be?
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What's new

• Capture photos in Images mode for AI-powered descriptions, available globally in English. Try Image Question & Answer, available in US, UK & Canada.
• Find nearby objects like doors, bathrooms, and cups using Find mode.
• Get improved text accuracy in Text, Documents, and Images mode.