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About this app

Envision is the fastest, most reliable and award-winning free OCR app that speaks out the visual world, helping people who are blind or have low vision to lead more independent lives.
Envision is developed for and together with our community. The app is simple, gets things done and brings the best assistive experience to blind and low vision users.
Simply use your phone camera to scan any piece of text, your surroundings, objects, people or products and everything will be read out to you thanks to Envision’s smart artificial intelligence (AI) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
What Envision users say about the app:
“Incredibly easy to turn any kind of text into speech. It has improved my independence a lot. - Kimberly from USA. Easy going text recognition. Text recognition is outstanding. Good for independence. Ease of use is immaculate” - Noahis from Australia
“Amazing. I love it. I'm blind and I love how easy it is to use. Amazing job!!!!” - Matt from Canada
With full talkback support, Envision enables you to:
Read all kinds of text:
• Instantly read any piece of text in over 60 different languages.
• Easily scan your paper documents (single or multiple pages) with the help of audio-guided edge detection. All content is spoken back to you and is ready for export and edit.
• Import PDFs and images to get a description of the image and recognition of all the text within it.
• Quickly read handwritten postcards, letters, lists and other paperwork.
Know what's around you:
• Effortlessly describe visual scenes around you.
• Detect colour on your clothes, walls, books, you name it.
• Swiftly scan barcodes to get extensive information about the products.
Find what you're looking for:
• Find people around you; the names of your family and friends are spoken out whenever they are in the frame.
• Find objects around you; selecting common objects from the in-app list to find them.
• Share images or documents from your phone or other apps like Twitter or WhatsApp by selecting ‘Envision It’ from the share sheet. Envision can then read and describe those images for you.
Feedback, questions or feature requests?
We welcome everyone to provide their feedback about the Envision app, as we’re constantly improving.
Please email us at support@LetsEnvision.com.
Please read our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy: https://www.LetsEnvision.com/terms
If you're still reading all the way down here, we'd like to thank you for your diligence, attention to detail and general commitment to finishing something that you started. Just like all the team working at Envision!
Updated on
Feb 19, 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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This app may collect these data types
Personal info and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

6.35K reviews
A Google user
February 16, 2019
This app is so awesome! As someone who is completely blind this is such an easy app to use. Works very fast, pretty accurate and offers a variety of tasks for the blind / vision impaired. I'm still learning the ropes but so far very useful. One suggestion would be to add currency ID to let you know its denomination and orientation of the bill (facing up / down back / front of bill)
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Envision Technologies BV
February 18, 2019
Hi Emery, Thank you so much for your encouraging words! We're working on adding more features each week, so stay tuned for those updates! We're working on a currency recogniser too and we'll look to add it to a later update! Feel free to reach out to us at support@letsenvision.com incase of any questions or concerns!
Wayne Williams
August 31, 2021
The app is okay however if you ever try to cancel the service you may have issues. I keep being charged for both a yearly and monthly subscription in spite of canceling them both and requesting a phone call where I explained the issue and was told that I would be refunded and no further charges would be attempted. Another charge was attempted so I'm attempting to reach back out to get this resolved.
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Envision Technologies BV
June 13, 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. Our Customer Success Team will contact you immediately to find a resolution to your problem.
March 6, 2021
The color detection is completely inaccurate, the scene detection could scare someone with often saying that there is a person/child there when there isn't, only the text recognition might be helpful for a visually impaired person. Another over priced technology for visually impaired people that claims a lot, but doesn't have much functionality. There are other Free apos that do these things better.They also have a pair of glasses that cost over 2k more than the tech they run off of.
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Envision Technologies BV
July 14, 2021
Thanks for your feedback. We frequently make updates to the app which you can find here https://www.letsenvision.com/updates/android Hopefully our upcoming updates can be more to your liking. Don't hesitate to contact us in case of further questions, you can reach us at support@letsenvision.com - Natalia

What's new

- Experimental change for increasing OCR accuracy for Indian languages
- You will now see a new "Ask Envision" option while sharing documents and images. This will allow you to scan and start asking questions in a single click.
- Fix misc crash issues
- Fix Envision Glasses pass key value issue
- Ask Envision chat screen updates:
- We now announce new messages when Talkback is on
- Dedicated send button for easier usage with braille keyboards