Updates | Android

Version 3.1.8

March 20, 2023

  • Fix for crash happening in document reader for some users
  • Fix for crash happening PDF scan for some users
  • Updated translations

Version 3.1.7

February 23, 2023

  • Greatly improved Object Detection with new objects like doors and windows.
  • Introducing all new Document Scan Guidance. We have made this feature from ground up to be more accurate, faster and easier to use. It will now give better directions to help you scan documents with much more ease.
  • Fixed user reported issue where talkback keeps going to the next page in document reader when it reaches the end of current page

Version 3.1.6

December 23, 2022

  • Crash fixes for Year In Review screen


Version 3.1.5

December 12, 2022

  • Implemented the year in Review
  • Crash fixes from 3.1.4

Version 3.1.4

November 23, 2022

  • Fixed crash issue for Glasses Bluetooth connectivity
  • Updates Glasses pairing permission setup to support Android 12 and up

Version 3.1.3

November 21, 2022

Fixes a bug that was causing unforseen crash

Version 3.1.2

November 18, 2022

  • Improved Accuracy. We have made several improvements in order to increase the accuracy of reading images and PDF
  • Internal code cleanup
  • Updated sounds
  • Fix page turning sound not playing
  • Fix crash issue with Object detection for some users
  • Glasses Device info can now be copied with a single click
  • Fix crash issues

Version 3.1.1

October 25, 2022

  • Fix crash issue on Email login
  • Fix other miscellaneous crash fixes
  • Fix issue missing heading in documents exported Envision Glasses to the app
  • Hebrew is now available in Instant Text

Version 3.1.0

September 22, 2022

  • On popular demand, we are Introducing a new feature which allows the Envision App to now open Password protected PDF's
  • Envision can now also export documents in PDF format
  • We have re-introduced Instant Text feature for Russian and Arabic language.
  • Various crash fixes
  • Much faster and accurate PDF export

Version 3.0.2

September 3, 2022

  • Fix crash issue on app launch for some users
  • Updated translations
  • Improved page change performance in document reader

Version 3.0.0

July 18, 2022

Envision 3.0 is out and if you update to this version you’ll be able to use Envision entirely free of cost. We’d like to thank all our subscribers over the years for their support of the app.
Some major changes with this update:

  • We’ve improved the speed of Scan Text greatly with this version. It’s still incredibly accurate with reading text.
  • We’ve also improved offline instant text with this update. Now it can read text in any orientation (even if the image is upside down).

Version 2.9.9

July 11, 2022

  • Bug Fixes and General Improvements

Version 1.9.2

June 16, 2022

  • Completely redesigned document reader UI for better navigation and fixes many usage issues
  • Added ‘Last read position’ feature. Opening the same document again will now automatically take you to the page you last read.
  • Fix issue where phone was heating for few users
  • New Translations: Albanian, Croatian, Indonesian
  • You can now request to get your account deleted from Envision
  • Added Bluetooth enabled check before connecting to Envision Glasses
  • Bug and stability fixes

Version 1.9.1

May 16, 2022

  • Introducing ‘Layout Detection’. This feature will now detect headings and columns when doing document scan or reading PDF’s. Please test this feature and share your feedback with us.
  • TTS now announces if a text is a heading similar to Talkback
  • Fixed Object detection not working
  • Fix miscellaneous crash issues
  • Updates translations

Version 1.9.0

May 13, 2022

  • Introducing ‘Layout Detection’. This feature will now detect headings and columns when doing document scan or reading PDF’s. Please test this feature and share your feedback with us.
  • TTS now announces if a text is a heading similar to Talkback
  • Fixed Object detection not working
  • Fix miscellaneous crash issues
  • Updates translations

Version 1.8.24

May 4, 2022

  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Version 1.8.23

April 28, 2022

  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Version 1.8.22

April 15, 2022

  • Fix app crashing for users at launch

Version 1.8.21

April 7, 2022

  • General bug fixes and improvements

Version 1.8.20

February 15, 2022

Introducing our all new and improved Offline Instant Text!

  • It is now more accurate than before.
  • It is capable of reading text upside down or sideways.
  • We added support for more languages to be read offline such as: Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, Marathi, Nepali and Sanskrit.
  • You now also have the possibility to select a preferred language. This is located above the Instant Text button.
  • Improved TTS output for Instant Text with Language Detection turned ‘On’
  • Fixed crash issue

Version 1.8.19

January 24, 2022

  • Updated talk back description of buttons
  • Updated translations
  • Added a fix for the Document reader font size issue happening for many users. Requesting users to please share the feedback if the issue is resolved
  • Few minor crash issue fixes

Version 1.8.18

December 20, 2021

  • Improved Offline Instant Text with support for more Latin script languages
  • With this version we are trying to address the phone heating issue and excessive battery drain issue. This is still experimental and we request our beta testers to share their feedback with us if they find difference in the heating problem.

Version 1.8.17

December 17, 2021

  • Fix app hang issue in Account Detail screen
  • Crash fix for some users on app launch
  • Fix issue in call request screen
  • With this version we are trying to address the phone heating issue and excessive battery drain issue. This is still experimental and we request our beta testers to share their feedback with us if they find difference in the heating problem.

Version 1.8.16

December 2, 2021

  • Urgent crash fix happening at app launch
  • Fix for Italian translations
  • Crash fixes in subscription purchase flow

Version 1.8.15

December 1, 2021

  • Fix for Italian translations
  • Crash fixes in subscription purchase flow

Version 1.8.14

November 25, 2021

  • General fixes and improvements

Version 1.8.13

November 9, 2021

  • Document reader will now stop scanning the document again and resetting the current page when minimising the app
  • Updated strings and added Lithuanian translations
  • Fix push notification redirection from Envision Glasses
  • Fix crash issues in Find objects
  • Fixed UX issues in teach faces screen and the switch camera button

Version 1.8.12

October 28, 2021

  • Fixed Auto TTS not visible for Android 11+ devices
  • Introducing the new re-designed Text tab. This change will help users access all the features faster
  • Envision Library is now available right from the main Text Tab
  • Document Scan now has a new UI making it easy to switch between scanning single page and multiple pages. You can now access document settings from this screen.
  • This update does not remove any existing features
  • Flash is now available on all screens using the camera

Version 1.8.11

October 27, 2021

  • Introducing the new re-designed Text tab. This change will help users access all the features faster
  • Envision Library is now available right from the main Text Tab
  • Document Scan now has a new UI making it easy to switch between scanning single page and multiple pages. You can now access document settings right from this screen.
  • This update does not remove any of the existing features
  • Flash is now available on all screens using the camera feature
  • Fix various crash issues

Version 1.8.10

October 12, 2021

  • Fix crash issues in showing notification
  • Fix crash issues when starting find objects feature

Version 1.8.8

October 2, 2021

  • Updated translations
  • Stability Fixes and improvements

Version 1.8.7

September 15, 2021

Introducing 'Favorites' for the Envision Glasses! You can now edit 'Favorites' on the Glasses tab in the Envision app. As always you will find overall improvements and localisation updates in this version.

Version 1.8.5

August 20, 2021

  • Fix issue where users were getting the incorrect error message for ‘Error Restoring Purchase’
  • Updated translations

Version 1.8.4

August 11, 2021

  • Updated translations
  • Fix issues for some users in purchasing subscriptions

Version 1.8.3

July 28, 2021

  • Some stability fixes
  • Updated translations

Version 1.8.2

July 22, 2021

  • Some critical stability fixes
  • Fix crash issue when turning on torch for some users
  • Updated translations
  • Fix crash for some users on importing image

Version 1.8.0

June 29, 2021

  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Fixed issue with unable to open pdf with long names
  • Introducing Scan & Find feature for Android. You can now look for objects and people using the Envision App.
  • Find People: This feature will help look for faces of people around you. And if a persons face is saved in the app via Teach Envision, it will speak out the name of the person.
  • Find Object: This feature will allow you to look for specific objects around you that you can choose from a list.
  • Teach Faces is now moved to Scan & Find Tab

Version 1.7.14

June 22, 2021

  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Fixed issue with unable to open pdf with long names

Version 1.7.13

June 14, 2021

  • General bug Fixes and improvements

Version 1.7.12

May 21, 2021

  • General bug fixes and improvements

Version 1.7.11

May 18, 2021

  • Images now shared with Envision or imported from the Envision Library now opens the document reader with the description about the image as well as the text inside the Image
  • Now if app is not able to upload an image due to poor network, we will inform the user about it with an option to retry the request
  • App now translated in Bengali and Danish
  • Save to .txt now asks the user for location to save the file

Version 1.7.10

April 30, 2021

  • Feature tabs have now been moves to the bottom of the screen to make it easier to access them on larger phones
  • Fixed back button behavior. Now after images or documents shared with the app, pressing the back button will immediately close the app and you will be taken back to the app from where the share was started
  • Fixed the issue where users had to press back button multiple times to close the app
  • Added Giorgian, Malyalam, Norwegian & Sinhala translations to the app

Version 1.7.9

April 28, 2021

  • Feature tabs have now been moves to the bottom of the screen to make it easier to access them on larger phones
  • Fixed back button behavior. Now after images or documents shared with the app, pressing the back button will immediately close the app and you will be taken back to the app from where the share was started
  • Fixed the issue where users had to press back button multiple times to close the app
  • Added Giorgian, Malyalam, Norwegian & Sinhala translations to the app

Version 1.7.8

April 17, 2021

  • Additional Fixes
  • Updated network settings in an attempt to fix "Error Uploading Image" error
  • Removed barcode result when button is turned off
  • Added 'What's new in Glasses' in Glasses Tab
  • Fix issue of multi page scan count starting from 1 instead of 0
  • Fix processing sound not being played when scanning images
  • Updated translations
  • Fixed text missing in the confirmation dialog when removing an Ally

Version 1.7.7

April 15, 2021

  • Updated network settings in an attempt to fix "Error Uploading Image" error.
  • Removed barcode result when button is turned off.
  • Added 'What's new in Glasses' in Glasses tab.
  • Fixed issue of multi-page scan count starting from 1 instead of 0.
  • Fixed processing sound not being played when scanning images.
  • Updated translations.
  • Fixed text missing in the confirmation dialog when removing an Ally.

Version 1.7.6

March 26, 2021

  • Fixed app crashes for low memory devices
  • Added help button to help re-pair glasses with the app
  • Improved UI of the bluetooth settings screen for glasses users
  • Fixed UX issues in the "glasses paired" success screen
  • Fixed various copy issues in the glasses tab
  • Fixed app getting stuck issue when connecting glasses to other bluetooth devices
  • Improved UX of the connection status on Main Glasses tab screen

Version 1.7.5

March 15, 2021

  • Stopped setting TTS speech rate for users who haven't changed the value
  • Various copy fixes in glasses tab
  • Updated translations
  • Fixed UX issues related to loading and error dialog in glasses tab
  • Fixed crash issue on the bluetooth screen when fetching device list
  • Fixed some issues at the bluetooth level to improve the overall reliability of the glasses communication
  • Improved stability of Glasses Pairing flow
  • Fix back button not working in Glasses Tab

Version 1.7.4

February 21, 2021

Added a new settings page for the Document reader settings. You can now:

  • Turn on/off Automatic Language Detection
  • Turn on/off Automatic Column Detection
  • Change the size of the text in the OCR result screen
  • Turn on/off Auto-Play
  • Change TTS Engines
  • Increase or Decrease the TTS speaking rate

Also includes various crash fixes specially for users with system language in Arabic and multi-page scanning.

Version 1.7.3

February 2, 2021

  • Fix issue with adding and removing allies
  • Fix issue in reading some ePUB files
  • Added more help links in Glasses pairing flow
  • Alert users if Bluetooth is off during Glasses pairing
  • Users can now open images directly in Envision
  • Added help links for users facing billing verification issue
  • Fix issue where document reader font is too small for some users
  • Fix UX issues around Barcode scan buttons

Version 1.7.2

January 27, 2021

  • Bug fixes and improvements.


Version 1.7.1

January 19, 2021

  • With this version we have added a new and improved document edge detector which will now guide you in which direction to move the phone to capture the complete document. Also, fixed issue with TTS not stopping in pressing back button

Version 1.7.0

January 15, 2021

  • In this update we have re-implemented the camera in Envision which now works faster, specially on low end phones
  • With this version 'Auto Play' feature now works for talkback users for all TTS engines
  • Fixed issue with play button stopping for few users
  • Updated Chinese & Ukrainian Translations
  • Fixed crashes for some users when returning to app from background

Envision App | Android

What's New?

Version 1.7.3

Date: February 2, 2021

This version has some bug fixer, overall improvements and updated translations.

Version 1.7.1

Date: January 19, 2021

New improved edge detector which will guide you in which direction to move the phone to capture the complete document.

Version 1.7.0

Date: January 15, 2021

Added the possibility to automatically play a document with 'Auto-play'

Version 1.6.3

Date: November 30, 2020

Translate: with Envision you can translate documents you scan or import into the app! Envision will automatically detect the language of the page and translate these documents entirely offline in over 50 languages.

Winter Sale: The Envision Winter Sale is here. Get 35% off on the Annual subscription of Envision throughout December 2020!

Version 1.6.2

Date: November 11, 2020

This update brings a whole new column detection feature to the Envision app. You can now read columned text, such as the ones found in textbooks and magazines, with ease. In our tests so far, it outperforms all other text recognition apps when it comes to column detection. Full disclosure: it does struggle with some newspapers which either have tightly packed columns or unusual fonts. In most neatly designed documents, it should work smoothly.Pick up something around you and give it a try!

Updated on November 9, 2020