For all the times we’ve been wishing there was a way to make text magically jump from a book onto our screens, ScanMarker finally has the solution we’ve been waiting for.
ScanMarker is a small device that looks and is held like a pen. When you move it across any printed text, it will instantly scan it and automatically transfer it onto a screen for you, ready for you to do exactly what you need.
Basically, ScanMarker is the digital highlighter that types for you.
Yes, you did read that right.
Although it looks and feels like magic, it’s not witchcraft that makes the words appear from thin air. So how does it work?
What is a Scanmarker?
Running the Scanmarker over text will cause it to capture the text as a raw image. This is then processed into a high-quality image – which OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software will then read and translate into text and characters.
Once translated, the text is transferred into whatever application you’re using. The whole process takes seconds – so you’ll see the text appear onscreen in no time at all.
As a massive time saver, ScanMarker works with a range of programs, including Word or Excel documents, email, or Facebook. Whatever application you can think of, ScanMarker works with it. It’s also compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems and can even be used on iOS and Android.
Wherever you want that text to be, ScanMarker will put it there.
With the text appearing instantly on your screen, ScanMarker is 30 times faster than typing on a keyboard. Or maybe even 60 times faster for those that take a little bit longer to type something out.
Scanning straight from the text, it also cuts out any typos or pesky spelling mistakes, making this an absolute lifesaver for some of us that seem to have made best friends with spellcheck over there.
Right now, we’re pretty sure your brain is going crazy with all the different texts you can scan and how this is going to save you so much time at work. We definitely were.
Hard to believe, but this is so much more than a scanner. To help you really get the most from it, here are five unexpected ways that you can use the ScanMarker that you might not know about…
1. Unlock your own personal reader.
ScanMarker won’t just write your text, it’ll also read it for you.
With an integrated text-to-speech function, you can simply plug in headphones to listen to the text as you scan it.
With this functionality, ScanMarker can also become your next proof-reader (because mistakes are always easier to spot out loud) or even your teacher, giving you a better way to understand and absorb the information.
Stuck in a really long document and you just can’t stop reading the same sentence over and over again? Not anymore.
Save yourself hours of time and understand everything the first time around by having the text read out to you. Missed a bit? That’s fine – just go back and scan that part again. No more having to rewind audio files and getting completely lost where you are.
If you’re also looking for a way to unwind after a busy day at the office, why not also get it to read that book you’ve been meaning to read for the past couple of months?
2. Help with learning difficulties
The text-to-speech functionality of ScanMarker also makes it the perfect companion for those with dyslexia or other learning disabilities.
Listening to text solves a lot of problems with print, giving everyone a fairer chance to achieve their best. Simply put on headphones to concentrate and understand the text, without distractions or extra time spent reprinting materials in an easier to read format.
3. Instantly translate languages
This miracle device not only scans, it also translates into over 40 different languages. Select the language you want to translate to, then scan as normal. The translation will magically appear onscreen.
It’s completely instantaneous. No more not quite right translations or waiting for it to go through a middle-man. It’s there, already done for you.
If you also did want to take it to sneakily translate a menu while on a business trip, we’re not going to judge.
4. Scan a barcode (Yes, really)
ScanMarker can also scan barcodes, giving you quick access to the data – and a handy way to quickly check and keep track of any items in your business.
5. Work on the go.
In today’s busy world, we need solutions that are flexible and can go wherever we are.
The ScanMarker is incredibly lightweight (weighing a grand total of 60 grams) and can easily fit inside any pocket, making it the perfect gadget you need to make work on the go a breeze.
Because the Air model is compatible with mobile devices, it’ll also let you leave that computer behind or any bulky laptops at home. It works over Bluetooth, meaning that you don’t even need a WIFI connection or signal.
Work wherever, and whenever it suits you.
ScanMarker is truly revolutionary. Saving countless hours, this device is what you need to free up wasted time and focus on the things that really matter.
It can also read equations and sheet music. It’s crazy to think of all the time we would have saved if this had existed years ago. Can you imagine a world where we didn’t have to spend hours scanning or typing things by hand? The future is here, and we’re so excited for it.