Roadmap

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What we are planning to build in the coming months. For what we have actually built, see Releases. If we don’t end up shipping something, you might find it at Claro Software Labs. If you have something you think we should do, why not tell us? Lots of opinions, really into new software? Join the Claro Software Insider Program!

Long-term Roadmap

Alasdair King Alasdair, Managing Director, April 2020

We see hinged devices (laptops and desktops) as where people write and work, and flat devices (tablets, phones) for consumption and editing. That’s not to say one is “better” or “more valuable”, especially for our users: being able to sit in a comfy sofa and go through your revision notes on your iPad is a super-great use of time! But when you come to write your essay you are probably going to go sit at a Windows, Mac or Chromebook.

It follows that ClaroRead for Windows, Mac and Chromebook need all the reading, writing and study features, and our Apps – mainly ClaroPDF, ClaroSpeak and Claro ScanPen – are for out-and-about, for reading, and for annotation (your revision notes and your reading list).

The plan for 2020 (as of January) is:

  • New features for ClaroRead Windows, especially spellcheck (for writing) and study skills, because that’s where most students and workers find themselves working.
  • Continue to build up ClaroRead Chromebook to be a “first class citizen” with the much more mature ClaroRead Windows and Mac.
  • Focus on integrating with platform identity on Apple iOS and macOS and iPadOS – we know Apple users value seamless operation with native apps and processes, and it is very much its own ecosystem. The new Claro Keyboard is particularly interesting since it allows our technology to help in any App in iOS/iPadOS, much more like ClaroRead for Mac.
  • Build out our successful iOS Apps onto Android. We don’t think there is much actual business on Android, but that’s where our users are, so we have a duty to support them.
  • Roll out seamless SSO and support for new ways of provisioning software. This is particularly vital for the move to Cloud we’re seeing across the industry.
  • Cool new projects, like Website Reader and ePub Reader, to explore the market and see what takes off. Got any suggestions? Contact me!

Soon (released in the next few weeks)

ClaroSpeak Web 16
Now you can spellcheck your documents with Claro’s powerful online spellchecking.

More about ClaroSpeak Web 2
ClaroRead 9
ClaroRead 9 features a whole new spelling, grammar and homophone check system that catches more errors and makes better suggestions.

More about ClaroRead 9
ClaroView 3
The new True Black feature keeps black black and works more like a plastic screen overlay.

More about ClaroView
ClaroPDF Windows 2
Support for PDF forms, highlighting and note annotations. Integration with ClaroCapture make this a much more powerful self-voicing PDF reader.

More about ClaroPDF Windows
ClaroSpeak iOS 5
New and improved prediction features.

More about ClaroSpeak iOS
ClaroPDF iOS 4
ClaroPDF 4 brings some new tools to aid user work flow such as an option to display larger annotation toolbar icons and improvements to the Photo to PDF feature.

More about ClaroPDF iOS
Claro ePub Reader
A super-simple way to read e-books in the ePub format with text-to-speech so you can listen to it being read aloud.

More about Claro ePub Reader
ClaroCapture Mac 2
Bringing some ClaroCapture Windows features to Mac.

More about ClaroCapture Mac 2
ClaroRead Chrome 22
Improved prediction, including next-word prediction.

More about ClaroRead Chrome 22

In Development (three to six months)

ClaroSpeak Android 1
Our popular ClaroSpeak App is now available for Android devices.

  More about ClaroSpeak Android
ClaroRead Word 2
Adds Claro’s powerful word prediction and dyslexia-friendly spellcheck to ClaroRead for Word’s text-to-speech.

More about ClaroRead Word
Claro Writing Helper
Claro Writing Helper helps you organise your essays. It will guide you through a linear, structured approach starting with an essay question and a deadline, and ending with your essay in Word format!

More about Claro Writing Helper
Claro Keyboard iOS 2
Version 2 greatly improves the word prediction feature in Claro Keyboard, adding subject specific dictionaries, homophones, and partial phonetic predictions to the possible prediction word suggestions.

More about Claro Keyboard iOS
ClaroCapture Windows 5
A new easy-to-use interface and better control over sources.This is some text text text text text!

More about ClaroCapture Windows 5
ClaroRead Mac 8
Bringing some more ClaroRead Windows features to Mac.

More about ClaroRead Mac 8
ClaroCom iOS 2
Version 2 modernises ClaroCom by adding lots of new voice options, an updated UI and an automatic phrase and category sync option.

More about ClaroCom iOS 2
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