Topscan ScanMarker Review: A Pen Scanner
digital pen scanners they are compact scanning devices that allow you to quickly scan a document for download. Portable pen scanners can easily be used to capture text that the person wants to keep for later use.
Anyone who has ever used a highlighter already knows the most basic use of ScanMarker which is to extract information from a text or publication. Students, researchers, lawyers, and many more have been using this feature for decades. But with ScanMarker, the process takes on a whole new life, as you can instantly transfer your scanned material to the Windows application of your choice and eliminate the tedious step of recopying information by hand.
You can collect your highlighted reading material in a place that makes intuitive sense: your PC or PDA. ScanMarker puts an end to lost or illegible notes and damaged pages and articles. Valuable information is archived and stored on your PC ready to be retrieved, searched, copied, pasted, edited, printed, or sent via email or SMS.
Foreign language translation:
ScanMarker translates the scanned words into many different languages. English to Spanish, French to German, even non-Latin characters like Hebrew to English.
Thesaurus and dictionary:
Included with ScanMarker is a thesaurus that instantly suggests possible synonyms for a scanned word, leaving you with one less book to carry. It also includes a dictionary that works in the same way as the thesaurus.
With the Text-To-Speech (TTS) feature included with ScanMarker, you can scan a word or sentence and your PC will instantly speak it in a real, human-like voice, a feature that is extremely useful for those learning English or any other language. It is also especially valuable for children learning to read and pronounce words, as well as people with vision problems, learning disabilities, and dyslexics. Text-to-speech quality can also be upgraded with an optional software download coming soon.
Business card reader:
No more keeping stacks of business cards and manually entering information into your contact management software. With ScanMarker you can scan your business card information and it will be automatically transferred to Windows applications like Outlook, Outlook Express, ACT!, Goldmine, etc. ScanMarker also recognizes URLs and email addresses and will open your web browser or email application when scanned.
Numerical and inventory data entry:
You can eliminate current inventory control, billing data entry and numeric scanning hassles with very high precision OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tailored for numeric data recognition.
While pen scanners of this type were once very expensive, ScanMarker is very affordable and any college student can afford to buy it and will benefit greatly from it.