Capture printed text faster and easier than ever before with this pen-sized scanner. Then, easily edit the text in any computer program.
Scanmarker & Scanmarker Air is the quickest way to create summaries and take notes.
Choose wired Scanmarker or wireless Scanmarker Air in the menu above.
Helps you memorize all the important parts in your books
Listen to your computer as it reads out the words you scan
Retypes text 30 times faster than manually
Scanmarker translates between 40 different languages as you scan
Scanmarker and Scanmarker Air is an easy-to-use, pen-shaped scanner. It lets you scan any printed text and it will appear automatically in any app on your computer. It eliminates the need to retype text from printed documents so you can focus on getting your job done.
Simple to use
Scanmarker really works like magic. Use it like a simple highlighter. Just run it over the lines of the article or book you're reading and the text will transfer directly to your PC. Its ultra-portable design makes it easy to carry anywhere.
Scanmarker lets you collect key sentences instead of highlighting them. This lets you create a summary of important notes quickly so you can do more in less time. It can do what your smartphone can't. Scanmarker does all the heavy lifting for you.
No buttons, gears, moving parts or rollers to fumble with and no recalibrations required every time the room's light level changes. Scanmarker is designed for maximum efficiency with zero problems.
Perfect for special applications
Scanmarker reads text out loud to help improve reading comprehension for anyone. Also, it's an excellent tool for students with dyslexia or other learning disabilities: Stay engaged while you read without breaking concentration. Scanmarker will do all the typing as you take notes.
What you see is what you get
Similar products block your view of the text while you are scanning. Scanmarker's transparent tip lets you to see what you are scanning.
Plus, its patented technology is both accurate and fast. It can recognize up to 3000 characters per minute. That's about 8" (20 cm) of text each second.
Works with your computer
You can install the Scanmaker software from the disk that comes with the package, or by downloading it here. Register using the product key code found on the disk packet and you're all set. Connect Scanmarker to a USB port on your computer using the included cable. Connect Scanmarker Air by following the instructions on the Google Play app or Appstore app. After finishing a quick training session in the Practice Screen, continue scanning to any application you like.
Just like a highlighter
Durable but lightweight, the device features a special ergonomic design that allows usage at any angle, just like a regular highlighter. Being ultra-portable, you can carry it with you anywhere. It's perfect for work or study.
How the scanner works
The magic that drives Scanmarker is its patented image processing technology. Unlike other scanners, Scanmarker doesn't use costly, complicated mechanical components such as gears. It scans and captures printed text as a raw image, then renders it into a high quality image, then processes it with optical character recognition (OCR) software. Just scan any text and it will be transfered directly to any program on your computer, ready to be edited. This all happens in a split-second.
When you scan a piece of text, Scanmarker captures it into raw image. The scan is often wavy, thinned or widened due to fluctuations in scanning speed as your hand moves the scanner. All this is instantly corrected by Scanmarker. Here is how:
1) Scanmarker starts out with a basic image, like this:
2) Patented algorithms run on your computer or phone app, straightening the image, as shown here:
3) Finally, the optical character recognition (OCR) algorithm processes this image and sends it to your computer or phone as text which can be edited in any program that accepts typed input. The scanner performs the whole process in a split second. So, the text appears almost instantly on your smartphone or computer screen. Scanmarker is about 30 times faster than typing the text in yourself.
Scanmarker scans, recognizes, and inputs text instantly.
• Recognition Speed: 3000 characters per minute
• Optical Resolution: 350 DPI
• Sensor: Linear CMOS 128 pixels
• Scanning Rate: Up to 8 inches (20 cm, full page width of text) per second
• Character Size: 6 to 24 points
• Scanned width: 0.4" (1 cm)
• Weight: 60 grams
• Dimensions: 1.4" x 5.5" x 1.0" (3.5cm x 14cm x 2.5cm)
• Warranty: One Year
* Scanmarker: USB to Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.8 or higher
* Scanmarker Air: Bluetooth 4.0 to Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.8, iOS 7, Android 4.3 or higher
* Linux is not supported
Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ")
What is the difference between Scanmarker and Scanmarker Air?
Scanmarker is powered by and transfers data to your computer via the attached USB cable and connector.
Scanmarker Air is powered by an internal, rechargable battery. It transfers your scans to your computer via Bluetooth or the provided USB cable.
How does the language translation feature work?
As you slide the pen over the page text, your work processor will automatically display the translation. It's amazing.
Which languages can Scanmarker understand?
Scanmarker currently supports 40 languages, listed as follows in alphabetical order: English, Austrian, Bulgarian, Chinese (simple), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, Spanish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, vertical Japanese, Korean, Kazakh, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Moldovan, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brasil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss German, Turkish, Ukranian, Welsh, Yiddish, Zulu.
Which languages are NOT supported as of 2017?
Arabic, Farsi, Filipino, Georgian, Hindi, Somali, and Thai are not supported as of now, but are in development. Contact us using the button above and we'll notify you when your needed language support is introduced.
What makes Scanmarker different from competitors?
♥ Costs significantly less than competing products, thanks to the patented technology we use.
♥ More user-friendly:
* It has no buttons to mess with in order to scan.
* You don't have to hold it at a specific angle while scanning.
* The Scanmarker's transparent tip allows you to see the text when scanning. This allows you to read along while you scan.
♥ Scanmarker has no moving parts, making it more durable and less prone to failure.
♥ Because it has no wheels, buttons or gears, it's simpler to use. You won't need to fumble for any buttons.
♥ Never needs calibration.
How to I start using my Scanmaker?
It's really super simple. After installation, just plug the device in, open your word processing program and start scanning text just as you will with a highlighter. All the text you scan will automatically appear on your screen.
Does the text-to-voice function work with any language?
Text-to-voice works with the language supported by your computer's operating system. Also, you can purchase more languages in different voices from websites like www.cepstral.com. Scanmarker will use a voice once it is installed and set as the default.
I'm left-handed. Will Scanmarker work while I scan left-handed?
Scanmarker supports both right-handed and left-handed users by a simple change in its settings. The initial setup process will ask you if you will use the scanner with your left or right hand. You can change this setting later on by going to the "Personalize" function in the "Advanced Settings" section.
How can you afford to offer Scanmarker in such low price compared to competing products?
The patented technology behind Scanmaker replaces costly hardware solutions with software algorithms. This means big savings on production costs. This advantage makes Scanmarker the most accurate and fastest scan-to-text tool available at its price. Scanmarker is the only one on the market with exclusive rights to the patent of this technology.
What size fonts will Scanmarker recognize?
Scanmarker accurately scans text sizes from 6 to 24 point.
Does Scanmarker understand handwriting and mathematical formulas?
Yes, but it won't be able to recognize symbols as editable text on your computer. Instead, symbols will be saved as images. You can then use these images in your documents. This applies to mathematical formulas, handwriting, and any other characters and symbols. You can enable this feature in the "Image Collector" function on the software. Alternatively, you can scan in "Image" mode directly into a word processor like Microsoft Word. However, regular numbers are processed just like text.
Does Scanmarker understand barcodes?
Yes, both Scanmarker and Scanmarker Air can read CMC7 & BVR barcodes.
Can Scanmarker read text from a computer LCD screen, tablet such as iPad, or smartphone such as iPhone?
Scanmarker can read text only from Kindle and other eBook readers, as of March, 2017. It cannot read from computer or smartphone screens.
How do I register my Scanmarker?
A software disk will be included with your Scanmarker. Your registration code will be printed on the envelope. You should use this code whether you plan to download the software from the internet, or install straight from the disk. You can register your Scanmarker on up to six computers.
How long is the USB cord that comes with Scanmarker and Scanmarker Air?
1.5 meters (5 feet)
Does the Scanmarker or Scanmarker Air need batteries to run?
The Scanmarker gets power from the USB cable connected to your computer.
The Scanmarker Air is powered by a 200mAh battery. This will last for approximately 5 hours of continuous scanning. And if the scanner is in idle mode, then it will last for much longer. Also, the scanner can also be used while charging via the USB cable.
Does the Scanmarker work with a Mac?
Yes, it is 100% compatible with Apple iOS.
Can I connect Scanmarker to my smartphone?
Yes! Just download the app from Google Play or the Apple Appstore.
What if my Scanmarker stops working or doesn't work out of the box?
Scanmarker's customer support desk is available 24/7. If your problem persists, they will replace your scanner according to the warranty.
Where can I download the software?
You can download it here.