You can now access the higher quality iOS system voices, including male and female variants and the Siri voices, all for free.
A new range of Acapela kids voices are also available for purchase.
New font and colour options now accessible from the keyboard font button
This allows for quicker changing of these settings and allows you to see the changes in real time.
Drag and drop
You can now drag text and images to move them to a new location, or to another app.
Inserted images can now be resized. Tap and hold an image and you’ll get the options to make them smaller or larger.
Read webpages (Plus only)
You can now read webpages in Safari and other browsers, using the “Read with ClaroSpeak” extension from the Share menu. This lets you open a webpage and have the text read back with highlighting.
Auto document detection (Plus only)
Auto document detection has been added to the camera scree. This feature uses smart technology to detect document shapes in your camera and will automatically crop and deskew your photos to give you the best possible image to OCR.
New image filters (Plus only)
Image filters have been added to the image preview screen that can be used to configure your image to get the best possible OCR results.
Now supports Claro login (Free only)
Better integration with the iOS Files app
ClaroSpeak is now fully integrated with the Files app and you can access all of your ClaroSpeak files from the app. Accessing the Files browser from within ClaroSpeak has also been streamlined.
ClaroRead for Mac has the same core features as ClaroRead for Windows – speech, scanning/OCR, spellcheck, screen tinting, word prediction – but a slightly smaller feature set. These are generally less-used features, for the obvious reason that if they were popular we would have built them into ClaroRead for Mac already! Read more for a comprehensive list of features. (Read more…)
PDF is a surprisingly complicated format: a PDF file can contain almost anything. Some PDFs work well with assistive technology like ClaroRead, some don’t: how can you be sure you have made or been given a PDF that will read properly? Will an exam paper in PDF format work in your exam? (Read more…)
In the 2.0.31 update of our ClaroPDF apps, we upgraded the OCR engine we use on our servers, so that when you use the Convert to Text PDF feature, your returned PDFs will be quicker to download and view as well as being faster when being annotated. This should make the whole conversion process a lot smoother.
ClaroRead and ScreenRuler are supported by Claro Software Ltd on the following editions of Windows 10 – Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education, and Windows 10 Enterprise. ClaroRead and ScreenRuler are supported on the in-market supported servicing branches of Windows 10 including – Current Branch, Current Branch for Business and the following Long-Term Servicing branch – Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB.
Windows 10 Browser Support Statement
ClaroRead and ScreenRuler are supported by Claro Software Ltd on the following editions of Internet Explorer – Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge and is supported on all currently supported servicing branches of Windows 10.
Customers can expect to work with our excellent team of Support Engineers who will ensure that ClaroRead and ScreenRuler are installed and packaged to suit the needs of your business. Customers can find out more information about our technical support services by going to https://www.clarosoftware.com/help.
If you’re a system administrator (or partner) you might find yourself needing to install multiple MSI files onto a target computer. There are several technical ways to do this, but for simplicity here are some super-simple batch files that will install all of the MSI files in the folder where they find themselves. (Read more…)
Lightning Express was a screen magnifier supplied by Claro Software and Sensory Software. It is no longer available from us but we do receive enquiries about it.
To help anyone who wants screen magnification, here is a link to our prototype Lightning 3, developed in 2017. We have not released this officially so use at your own risk, but do let us know how you get on. You may also find this guide to using your computer with some sight useful.
Lightning 3 Installer MSI file. For Windows 7 and later.