Lookout - Assisted vision

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About this app

Lookout uses computer vision 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 sorting mail, putting away groceries, and more.
Built with guidance from the blind and low-vision community, Lookout supports Google’s mission to make the world’s information universally accessible to everyone.
Lookout has six modes for a variety of activities:
• NEW: Use Images mode to describe the contents of an image. The new Image Q&A feature offers AI-powered descriptions of images (available in English only) plus the ability to ask questions via voice and text (available in US, UK and Canada only).
• Use Text mode to quickly skim text and hear it read aloud — for doing things like sorting mail and reading signs.
• Use Food labels mode to quickly identify packaged foods by their label, in addition to scanning barcodes. Available in more than 20 countries.
• Capture a whole page of text or handwriting with Documents mode.
• Use Currency mode to identify banknotes quickly and reliably, with support for US Dollars, Euros, and Indian Rupees.
• Explore mode (beta) offers information about your surroundings by identifying objects and people and reading signs.
Lookout is available in more than 20 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
Feb 20, 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
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App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

3.31K reviews
Zoe Taylor
February 13, 2024
I was pretty bummed to discover Lens had been changed to remove the OCR text to speech feature, but after some searching around, I learned that Lookout existed, and it's so much better than Lens ever was. As a legally blind (to near totally blind) Android user who was seriously considering switching to an iPhone for their accessibility, I'm so happy I found this, and can keep my favorite phone!
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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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What's new

• Get detailed image descriptions using the new AI-powered caption feature in Images mode, available in English only. Try out the Image Question & Answer feature available in the US, UK and Canada only.
• Personalize Lookout’s audio and visual reading tools to work best for you.
• Text mode is faster, more reliable, with improved reading order.
• 11 more languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Ukrainian.