Word Lens

[App] Word Lens

Word LensWord Lens : See the world in your language!

Instantly translate printed words from one language to another with your built-in video camera, in real time!

(Language packs can be purchased from within the app.)

LIKE IT? Buy language pairs using in-app purchase. INTRODUCTORY PRICE! USD $4.99 per language!
English ⇆ Spanish
English ⇆ French
English ⇆ Italian

Try out the included modes first so you can see the technology in action. These built-in examples recognize words in English, Spanish, French and Italian.
Reverse Words (spell all words backwards)
Erase Words (digital white-out)

Word Lens gives you translation on the go:
NO NETWORK required – results appear immediately on your video screen when you need it, anywhere in the world.
Easy to use, like the regular camera
Look up translations by typing them in, or clicking on a word.

Notes for getting the best quality out of your translations:
Best used on clearly printed text (e.g. signs, menus)
DOES NOT recognize handwriting or stylized fonts
It’s not perfect, but you can get the general meaning!
Keep text in focus by holding it at least one hand-length away and tap-to-focus if autofocus is struggling.
Turn on the flashlight (if available on your device)
Zoom in (if available on your device)

Some features are device dependent. Not all device cameras can zoom, nor do all devices have a flashlight.

Having trouble? We want to hear from you! Email us at:

Word Lens Permissions Usage:
Hardware Controls: Take Pictures and Videos: Used to access the camera so we can translate what it sees.
Network Communication: Market Billing Service: Used to purchase language packs.
Network Communication: Full Internet Access: OPT-IN ONLY: Used only if you opt-in to submit errors and anonymous usage statistics to Quest Visual to help improve the product.
Network Communication: View Network State: OPT-IN ONLY: Used only if you opt-in to submit errors. Data is only reported if you opt-in and you are online and you are not roaming.

Word Lens user reviews:

It needs to allow some wiggle in the focus; as it is now it restarts the translation repeatedly for small text — it’s only good for large print. None of the three available languages is useful to me. I need things like Norwegian, Czech and Dutch. Japanese and Chinese would be good too. But it’s a very good base to start from. I’ll be back and it’s more well-developed.

No trouble installing, demo program works great. Installed the English/French pack and it works exactly as advertised. Everyone is amazed. As for the reviewers that say the words flicker too much, they probably didn’t read the instructions. Once you have the text in focus as you want, you hit the “pause” button to hold the image still. (Though I concede it is hard to hold the phone still enough on small print text to get all the words.) Overall, an incredibly amazing app, nearly indistinguishable from “magic”!


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App has been integrated into google translate

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