Norfello Inc. has announced that its DocScanner app is now available as a desktop program downloadable from Apple’s fledging Mac App Store. Priced at just 99 cents on the iOS “wing” of the venue, DocScanner Mac is 14 times more expensive to own and use on Mac OS X.
DocScanner Mac, a Macintosh version of the popular DocScanner iPhone scanning app, is “now available on Apple’s new Mac App Store that opened for business on January 6, 2011,” Norfello said in a report that just hit the wires.
outlines that its DocScanner iPhone app is a popular scanning solution with hundreds of thousands of users.
The app basically turns any iPhone into an OCR scanner, allowing users to take an image from a paper document using the phone’s camera and have it automatically transformed into a clear PDF document that looks like it has been scanned with a flatbed scanner, Norfello claims.
“The new DocScanner Mac is a Mac OS X version of the iPhone app,” Norfello explains.
“It brings the same functionality to Mac OS X and it now works with any digital camera,” which should justify the $14.99 price tag.
The developer notes that porting the iOS app to Mac OS X allows DocScanner to take advantage of the OpenGL 3D accelerated graphics and fast processors found on Apple’s desktop computers.
“The results are much faster image processing and OCR extraction,” the company claims.
“We are trying to remove all the remaining barriers of going 100% paperless by working constantly to improve productivity and quality of DocScanner,” said Tuomas Rasila, founder of Norfello Inc.
“I’m excited to learn how people will gain personal productivity by using this app. We are already working with a new version that will bring a GTD style inbox and automatic page curvature correction that is needed to digitize books,” said Rasila.
Download DocScanner for iOS ($0.99)
Download DocScanner for Mac ($14.99)