Updates | iOS

Version 3.3.1

February 23, 2024

  • Improvements for the Document Reader, Ask Envision Voice mode. Fix for asking questions based on your device language.
  • You can always select documents from other apps using the ‘Envision It’.
  • Faster app launch.

Version 3.3.0

February 1, 2024

We’re thrilled to introduce an exciting new feature to the Envision App – “Ask Envision about Text.”

This innovative feature allows you to seamlessly engage with your scanned documents and library content by simply asking questions to the assistant. Whether you need summaries, translations, or insights into specific details, “Ask Envision about Text” has you covered and can be accessed from the Reader.

To enhance the accessibility and convenience of this feature, we’re also introducing a new “Voice Mode.” With Voice Mode, you can interact with the AI by simply using your voice, eliminating the need for typing. Speak your questions to the app, and it will provide you with the information you seek.

Version 3.2.7

December 23, 2023

  • Document Reader will automatically try to check the language of the document and read it in the best possible way, by disabling the “Auto Language Detection” the app will only read in your selected preferred language.
  • Describe scene feature update with additional descriptions of the captured image.

Version 3.2.6

November 17, 2023

  • Instant text feature and Language detection setting is set to on, will automatically try to check the language of the document and read it in the best possible way.
  • Lock screen widgets, Siri shortcuts and 3D shortcuts update for iOS 17+.

Version 3.2.5

October 30, 2023

  • Introducing ‘Explore’: Navigate the world independently

We’re thrilled to announce a transformative new feature in the Envision App – ‘Explore’. Dive right into the app’s feature list to find it!
With ‘Explore’, your device’s camera becomes an intuitive guide. Think of it as an evolution of our ‘Find Object’ feature. While ‘Find Object’ zeroes in on a specific item, ‘Explore’ introduces you to every recognizable object in its view.
Discover your surroundings, embrace newfound independence, and confidently journey through the world.
Upgrade your Envision App now and embark on this exciting exploration!

Version 3.2.4

September 29, 2023

  • Instant text, reading all text and starts scanning again after reading the first batch of texts.
  • Overall app stability and crash fixes.

Version 3.2.3

September 14, 2023

  • Layout Parser, switch back to the old URLs for production and beta.
  • Accessibility QR parsing for view product information

Version 3.2.2

September 13, 2023

  • Envision Document Reader now automatically tries to check the document’s language and read it in the best possible way.
  • Document Reader now also gives the option to rescan a page in case they are unhappy with the results.
  • Overall app performance, crash fixes, and localization updates.

Version 3.2.0

July 19, 2023

  • Introducing the Redesigned Envision App! Revamped with a focus on features. Easily switch between your favorite features, and personalize the menu to your liking. Make the Envision App truly yours!

To dive deeper into these exciting changes, we encourage you to check out the video tutorial below.

Version 3.1.7

April 13, 2023

  • Overall app performance crash fixes, stability, and localization update.

Version 3.1.6

February 24, 2023

  • Improved object detection with newly added objects to the list.

Version 3.1.5

December 28, 2022

  • Configure your Envision Glasses menu structure with the app.
  • Read a document, play or pause the reading using the default media player.

Version 3.1.4

December 20, 2022

  • Fix for pairing your Envision Glasses with the app.


Version 3.1.3

December 13, 2022

  • Take a look at how you’ve spent your year with us. Go to your settings and check your Year in Review video that will give you your personalized journey with Envision.
  • Envision Glasses retrieving networks and connecting to a network improvement.

Version 3.1.2

November 21, 2022

Hello!

We hope you're all doing well and staying healthy. With this update we have the following changes:

• Instant text accuracy with Language Detection.

• Internal code clean up.

• Overall app performance crash fixes, stability, and localization update.

Your feedback helps us improve, please keep us posted about your thoughts about the app. Also, it would be really helpful if you could leave a review of the Envision app if you had a positive experience. It really helps!

Cheers,

Team Envision

Version 3.1.1

October 26, 2022

Hi.

We hope you're all doing well and staying healthy. With this update we have the following changes:

• Online instant text for Hebrew.

• Access features from the lock screen widgets.

• Overall app performance, stability, and localization update.

Your feedback helps us improve, please keep us posted about your thoughts about the app. Also, it would be really helpful if you could leave a review of the Envision app if you had a positive experience. It really helps!

Cheers,

Team Envision

Version 3.1.0

September 21, 2022

Hello there!

We hope you're all doing well and staying healthy. With this update we have the following changes:

• Online instant text for Arabic, Russian and Persian.

• More document reader improvements. You can now save your imported document to a .pdf file.

• App allows you to read and access password-protected pdf.

• Overall app performance, stability, and localization update.

Your feedback helps us improve, please keep us posted about your thoughts about the app. Also, it would be really helpful if you could leave a review of the Envision app if you had a positive experience. It really helps!

Cheers,

Team Envision

Version 3.0.2

September 7, 2022

  • Overall improvements.
  • Localization updates.

Version 3.0.1

July 29, 2022

  • We had an issue with the Reading Language screen where Hebrew speakers couldn’t find it in the list of supported reading languages. We’ve fixed it and apologise profusely for the confusion. Hebrew speakers should now be able to select Hebrew from the list of reading languages and use it to read PDFs, documents, etc. just like before. Just click on the Reading Language button on the Text Tab.
  • Overall app performance, stability, and localization update.

Version 3.0.0

July 21, 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. It’s with your help that we’re now able to offer the app to the everyone in the blind and visually impaired community across the world!
We also have 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 but now it’s a lot more accurate as well.
  • 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 12, 2022

  • Document Reader Improvements.
  • Overall Bug fixes.
  • Overall app performance, stability, and localization update.

Version 2.4.4

June 17, 2022

  • Document Reader: new UI for better navigation.
  • Document Reader: loads the last page you’ve read.
  • Overall VoiceOver and localization improvements.

Version 2.4.3

May 14, 2022

  • Introducing 'Layout Detection'. This feature will now detect headings and columns when doing document scans or reading PDFs.
  • VoiceOver and Accessibility overall improvements

Version 2.4.2

May 1, 2022

  • Instant text and Scan text general improvements.
  • Localization update.
  • VoiceOver and Accessibility update.

Version 2.4.1

April 9, 2022

  • Overall general improvements.
  • Localization update.
  • VoiceOver and Accessibility update.

Version 2.4.0

February 17, 2022

  • New and Improve Instant Text. It is now more accurate than before.
  • 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’

More Improvements:

  • Envision Library Update.
  • Overall app performance, accessibility, stability, and localization update.

Version 2.3.28

January 23, 2022

  • Overall stability and improvements.
  • Accessibility labels and hints.

Version 2.3.27

December 16, 2021

  • Overall stability and improvements.
  • Accessibility labels.

Version 2.3.26

December 10, 2021

  • Overall stability and improvements.
  • Accessibility labels.


Version 2.3.25

December 1, 2021

  • Overall stability and improvements.

Version 2.3.24

November 25, 2021

  • Overall stability and improvements

Version 2.3.23

November 7, 2021

  • New Scan Text. Better accessibility. Wider camera view.
  • Instant Text and Detect Colors would use the language of your iPhone.
  • Envision Library, saving and renaming a document name.
  • Save with description, save image’s description in the add a caption portion of the image.

Version 2.3.22

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 2.3.20

August 16, 2021

  • Right subscriptions data.
  • Overall crash fix update.

Version 2.3.18

July 26, 2021

Good Day!


We hope you're all doing well and staying healthy. With this update we have the following changes:


• Restoring your subscription in the Help Tab, Check Subscriptions, restore.


• Envision It now opens the app’s Document Reader. Lets you do more than just read text. There is translate, Auto Play reads text once loaded and you can save your processed image with description in the export (bottom navigation), save the image with description.


• Overall Document Reader processing and stability. Making sure to load all the pages of your document. Apply your settings for Automatic Column Detection. (Help tab setting or Reader Settings)


• Overall app performance, stability, and localization update.


• Overall language update.


Your feedback helps us improve, please keep us posted about your thoughts about the app. Also, it would be really helpful if you could leave a review of the Envision app if you had a positive experience. It really helps!


Cheers,

Team Envision

Version 2.3.17

June 9, 2021

  • Describe Scene caption accuracy. Results should be given reducing the "Unable to generate captions" response.
  • Document Scan cropping accuracy. Even with other text in frame scanning, a document should only display that text within that document.
  • Color Detection picking of color from frame accuracy. Should pick color in the center of the crosshair.
  • Redeeming your subscriptions via code.

Version 2.3.16

June 2, 2021

  • Envision It now has the document reader options. (eg. Auto Play, Translate, and Save to Envision Library). Also works with other applications
  • Checking for Wifi Connection and informs the user. It will disable a few features: Scan barcode, Describe Scene, Online Text Recognition (Only use offline, disable help tab setting), Document Text, Scan multiple pages, Teach Envision, and Envision Library import
  • Document Reader stability. Failed pages will be able to re-send pages once the user is back online. Caching saving and updating them in the process
  • Caching happens when you've selected a file and have gone back from the document reader. We store this when you re-select that same file it will load the pages from the previous processing and continue processing the rest of the pages

Version 2.3.15

April 30, 2021

  • Document Reader stability should finish all pages and display text of that document
  • Camera stability, starting when switching tabs
  • General Information Alerts for Offline Instant Text stating that it may not work well with scanned text that is non-Latin. Automatic Column Detection stating it might not work well for languages read from top to bottom. These alerts all in the Help tab, settings, and Document Reader, settings

Version 2.3.14

April 11, 2021

  • New Analytics to track app's performance
  • Document reader, reading languages such as Thai. The app can now properly read the texts without extra spaces
  • Teach Envision New UI. You can now view your library with the option to save a new face
  • Envision It - Text selection, so you are able to select and copy texts
  • Glasses tab Network Settings, showing currently saved networks under "My Connections" when they are discoverable
  • Updated localization for all languages
  • Overall accessibility improvements
  • Overall app stability improved

Version 2.3.13

March 22, 2021

  • Able to recognize foreign numbers (eg. Arabic)
  • Added multiple pages count, page numbers in the document reader, "jump to a page" in the document reader and number of photos needed in Teach Envision number of photos needed
  • Glasses pairing / re-pairing with your Envision Glasses stability
  • Connect to a Wifi with the app via a Push notification from your Envision Glasses
  • Overall app performance improved

Version 2.3.12

March 14, 2021

  • Offline Instant text: reads texts instantly (doesn't work with non-latin languages).
  • Barcode Detection: detects and beeps more precisely when a barcode is present in the camera view
  • Overall improvements in searching and pairing for you Envision Glasses with the application
  • Glasses buttons and all important areas are accessible and labelled properly for VoiceOver
  • Glasses manage current Wifi connections settings stability
  • All languages update.

Version 2.3.11

February 21, 2021

Document Reader Settings

  • Added settings button.

Bugs fixed

The following crashes were fixed:

  • Document Reader — Next and Previous button
  • Right-To-Left languages page numbers not showing
  • Import files not sending an API request
  • Siri Shortcut "read a document" crash
  • "Envision it" text result translation

Localization Language Update

  • All updated from phrase

Version 2.3.8

January 18, 2021

  • You can now continue reading a document while you're outside of the app with 'Background play'. Besides that we've updated the localised strings for Turkish and Italian.

Version 2.3.7

December 22, 2020

  • Language updates to Ukranian and Chinese.

Version 2.3.5

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 2.3.3

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

Version 2.3.2

November 2, 2020

  • With this update we have some minor bug fixes for the Text Tab


Version 2.3.1

October 1, 2020

  • Updated UI layout for the Document Reader


Envision App | iOS

What's New?

Version 2.3.8

Date: January 18, 2020

You can now continue reading a document while you're outside of the app with 'Background play'. Besides that we've updated the localised strings for Turkish and Italian.

Version 2.3.7

Date: December 22, 2020

Language updates to Ukranian and Chinese.

Version 2.3.5

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 2.3.3

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!

Version 2.3.2

Date: November 2, 2020

With this update we have some minor bug fixes for the Text Tab.

Version 2.3.1

Date: October 1, 2020

Updated UI layout for the Document Reader.

Updated on November 9, 2020