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: Images mode (beta) describes the contents of an image, offering both a summary and detail.

• Use Text mode to quickly skim text and hear it read aloud — for doing things like sorting mail.

• 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 objects in your surroundings.

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
May 31, 2022

Data safety

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1.72K reviews
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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Meisam Amini
October 6, 2020
I usually find these kind of apps not very practical. But Google Lookout is really something else. I especially love how it guides you to take an image of a document. Doesn't matter how good of an OCR an app is, if a blind person isn't able to take a good image of the text, the app is useless. But Google Lookout has solved this problem beautifully. I hope you'll add more languages to the app and provide the feature to share the image we take in the Read Document section with other apps. Thank you very much for all your efforts.
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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

• Images mode (beta) can summarize and offer detail about still images.
• In Text and Documents mode, improved reading order for menus, receipts, and other formatted text.
• In Explore mode, Lookout detects objects more accurately.
• In Food Labels mode, Lookout recognizes many more food products in Brazil and India.
• New sound design in Documents mode.