Do you have the Google Lens app installed on your smartphone? It is part of Google Assistant by default. So if you use the voice assistant, you don’t have to install GLens as a standalone application. Instead, simply say, “Okay, Google”, tap the GLens icon in the lower right corner of the screen, and then scan the desired object. Some smartphones, like the Google Pixel, already have “Lens” built into the camera app, so it’s even easier for their owners.
If you have, you really have a magic wand in your pocket, but you probably didn’t know about it until now. Usually, many people have no idea what Google Lens is capable of, so they don’t use it 100%. To help you unlock its full potential, we’ve prepared some tips and tricks.
What is this app?
In case this is the first time you’ve heard of such a magical app, no worries, we will tell you all about it now. The GLens has been one of the Google company’s free services since June 2018. The application is based on image recognition technology (using a smartphone camera). The software comes in handy in many situations, from saving contact information taken from a business card to identifying the breed of a dog you meet on the street. Are you interested? Just let us tell you about it in a few minutes.
Google updated its Lens app in the summer of 2020, adding some exciting features. Among the innovations: converting scanned texts into an electronic format for viewing on a computer or laptop in the Chrome browser, finding wording for complex terms automatically, and even scanning texts to listen to them without retyping or copying them into separate apps. Google Lens has also learned to detect objects and find them online, as well as to “recognize” food in a restaurant from a menu photo, giving you complete information about ingredients and more.
And now, when you’re sure you want this app on your smartphone, let’s move on to the promised tips.
Scanning objects with Google Lens
How to use the feature on Android
Google Lens software is quite easy to use. Let’s look at how to work with the service on Android devices:
- Open the Google Photos app on your smartphone.
- Select a photo and click the GLens icon.
- Depending on what we need to do, choose an action.
To search for information about your surroundings, do the following:
- Open GLens on your Android device.
- If using the Assistant, you can say “Okay, Google” or press the button on the home screen. At the bottom right, tap the GLens icon.
- For some devices that support the feature, just open the regular Camera app, then tap the three-dot “More” button and select Google Lens.
If there is no service icon, it means that the application failed to find the relevant information about the surrounding objects.
- Point the camera at the object of interest and click on it on the smartphone display. To select the text, you need to tap on the word, then tap again and drag the blue dots.
- Tap the microphone icon and ask a question (e.g., “what is it?”) or a command (“Add to Google Keep”).
If you want more information about the photo:
- Go to images.googe.com.
- Click on the picture you found, then click on the GLens icon.
To get more information, follow these steps:
- Recognized Images. Press the white dot or scroll down the page, and click on the found picture.
- Other Images. With your finger or stylus, circle the part of the picture about which you want to find out information, and click on the found picture.
- To close the app and return to the search, click the corresponding cross icon.
You can view the history of the performed manipulations as well as clear it in the “My actions” section. If you do not want to save the history in the application, you can disable this option.
How to use Google Lens on your iPhone or iPad
You can use GLens in the Google Photos app; the service is not available in Assistant or Camera. After you have downloaded the latest version of the software on your iOS device, you need to log in to your Google account (create one beforehand if you do not have one). You can search for information about objects as follows:
- Open Google Photos on your iOS device.
- Tap the GLens icon in the search bar.
- If you haven’t used the feature yet, you’ll need to tap the “Enable Camera” button.
- Point the camera at the object of interest and tap the circle when it appears on the screen of the device.
- To use the service in the case of ready-made pictures, click on the icon with the camera at the top right and click “Ok” to grant access, and then you can select the desired photo.
The principle of working with the application on the iPhone or iPad is the same as in the case of Android devices. Similarly, you can perform actions to obtain additional information about the object. If you need to disable the app, you can do this in the settings of the device:
- Go to Settings.
- Select Google and use the switch next to the item “Camera” to deactivate the option.
- Press “Photos” and select “Never”.
Use Google Lens in your browser
To enable this service in Chrome, go to the experiment menu at chrome://flags.
Search for the image search option in the context menu:
- Enable GLens fullscreen search features
- Enable GLens features in Chrome.
Select Enabled in the drop-down menu below it and reload the browser by clicking Relaunch to make the changes take effect.
You can open a photo with text, and then Google Photos recognizes the words and offers a “Copy text from image” button. Users who have already managed to try the innovation report that the function works almost flawlessly.
As you can see, there is nothing complicated in working with the application, and even an inexperienced user can cope with the task.
The amazing possibilities that the use of a Google lens opens up to the user
1. Text Scanning
The simplest feature of Google Lens, but some users don’t even know about it. The app “extracts” texts from any physical object. Whether it’s a book, a printed document, notes on the blackboard in class made by the teacher, and more, the text caught in the camera lens can be selected and copied and then pasted into an email, a text document, a note, or sent as a message via any messenger.
To copy the text you’ve seen somewhere, just launch the app, click on the document icon, and point the camera at the desired object. Almost instantly, the program will do the job. You can also tap on any area of the image, highlighting an individual part. You only need to save the text with the “Copy” button at the bottom of the screen to put it on the clipboard.
2. Transfer text from the real world to your desktop
Let’s face it: Most of the time, we work from more than just phones. If you need to send text from the real world to your computer, GLens can handle that as well.
Once you’ve scanned the text, find the “Copy to computer” option in the corresponding panel at the bottom of the screen. If you’re actively logging into Chrome with the same Google account on your computer – any computer, be it Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chrome OS – this option should appear. When you open it, a list of all available destinations will appear.
Just select the desired system, and, like magic, the text from the physical document will end up on that computer’s clipboard – ready and waiting to be pasted anywhere. Press Ctrl-V (or Cmd-V, on a Mac), and yay! It will be pasted into any text box in any application or process where the paste feature is provided.
3. Saving handwritten notes
With one of the latest updates, Google has added handwriting recognition. For example, if you write notes on pieces of paper or in a notebook, you can quickly transfer them to an electronic format.
The main thing is to write everything clearly and legibly because artificial intelligence is not perfect, and it does not recognize messy scribbles or does so with errors. It is enough to try this function several times to understand how it works and how well your handwriting is understood.
4. Listening to text
Quite interesting, but not much in demand. Google Lens is able to play the entire recognized text. It is enough to point the camera at it, select the desired fragment, and the “Listen” option. In this way, you can listen, for example, to a chapter from your favorite book, an article from the newspaper, or instructions from any label.
And what is interesting, the text is not played by a terrible machine voice, which you could hear from some automatic “talker” (about ten years ago such programs were quite popular). Thanks to artificial intelligence technology, this app reads the highlighted text in a pleasant and calm enough voice, even with certain intonations. Although, the result is still far from a bedtime story that your favorite grandmother might have read to you.
5. Creating events in the calendar
Google Calendar users will appreciate this interesting feature. The app is able to recognize event information on billboards, flyers, flyers, or invitations to different events. For example, if you bought movie tickets and want to schedule a visit to the theater in your calendar, you no longer have to manually enter the information.
Simply launch the app, point your camera at the ticket, and click on the date indicated in the text. The app will prompt you to create an event on your calendar. When you press the corresponding button, everything will happen automatically. If necessary, you will be able to add additional settings to the event and save it.
6. Plant and animal identification
A very interesting feature that should surprise you. Imagine that you meet a dog you really like in the street, but you are shy to approach the owner to find out the breed. Quickly turn on the GLens, point the camera at the dog, and press the recognition button.
The app recognizes your dog’s breed in a matter of moments, and you can get all the information you need. It works the same way with other animals: cats, fish, parrots, and so on.
7. Saving contacts
Google Lens saves new contacts in your phonebook simply by scanning them with your smartphone camera. For example, if you’re holding someone’s business card and you want to record the phone number on it, use the GLens. Point your camera at the number so the app recognizes it and prompts you to create a new contact.
8. Translating the text from any physical medium
This feature comes in handy in a variety of circumstances. And if you travel a lot and don’t know foreign languages, Google Lens is a must-have. Scan any signs, inscriptions, or announcements, click the round button with the letter A in the lower left corner and use the built-in translator.
Right on the screen, the app will replace foreign words with English words (or any other words, depending on your choice). Try this feature at least once, and you’ll use it all the time: it’s really convenient.
You can also select the “Listen” option. The app will pronounce the word with a voice. This is useful if you are learning a new language.
9. Object recognition
The possibilities of identifying objects in the application are very versatile. As it was told at the beginning of the article, you can try to recognize food in cafes and restaurants, but not only. Similarly, the GLens “recognizes” other objects: household appliances and electronics, various accessories, cars, and so on.
For example, if you scan an item you like, the app will automatically Google it and find online stores where you can buy this product. Unfortunately, at the moment, not all objects are processed, but only the most recognizable ones. But even now, this feature looks impressive.
10. Scanning QR- and barcodes
Previously, you had to use separate Android apps that could only read barcodes and QR codes. Now, this feature is built into Google Lens, and you don’t need to install anything extra.
Just open the app and point your smartphone camera at the desired code to see all the encrypted data on the screen. This can be the company’s contacts, a link to the official website, and so on. You can copy the displayed information right away.
11. Search terms
A rarely used but useful feature in certain circumstances. Suppose you are reading a complicated book or technical documentation and come across an unfamiliar term. Before, you had to manually type it into the search bar of your browser, and it wasn’t always possible to memorize a new, complicated word correctly the first time.
Now it’s enough to launch Google Lens, point the camera at the text, and highlight the unfamiliar term. Afterward, swipe up to see the result of an automatic search in Google for this word.
12. Read a summary of the book’s contents by scanning its title
Sometimes you can find books in the store that are wrapped in clingfilm. So you can’t open them. Then you can scan the title of the book and look online for reviews and illustrations by other users.
This function is also convenient if you, for example, have seen an interesting book from a friend. By scanning the title, you will be able to find this book in the internet store and buy it.
13. Identify a landmark and view historical facts
It’s not uncommon to come across interesting houses or monuments while walking around an unfamiliar neighborhood or city. Just googling every time is inconvenient and not always possible. Google Lens can help you recognize a landmark and read interesting facts about it.
You can also find out the opening hours of a museum and other useful information about places that are new to you.
14. Identify a painting in a museum and learn about the artist
And once you find yourself in an art gallery or museum, you don’t have to read the fine text underneath the paintings and sculptures. Just put the GLens on an object of art, and you will learn many exciting things. Sometimes, even more than the caption in the museum itself will tell you.
15. Connect to a Wi-Fi network
Automatically connect to the network when you point your smartphone’s camera at the sticker on the router with the network name and the default password.
16. Get information down to the geographical coordinates
Google Lens visual search application finds information on the query by taking into account the user’s location, which increases the accuracy of the result and allows to specify information down to the geographical coordinates.
For example, if you take a picture of a store sign (or just point your camera at it, because Google has now added the function to the search application), the app will tell in detail about its direction of activity, working hours, location and other details, as well as share the feedback of visitors about this place. The artificial intelligence system is improving, and the more users take pictures of objects (including the same ones), the better the quality of the output results becomes.
17. Read bank card number
It’s terribly frustrating when you want to transfer money to someone and ask for his card number, but the person sends just a picture of the card. Writing down a bunch of numbers is a real pleasure. So once again, this app comes to our rescue. We can scan, highlight the number, and copy it as text.
The same can be done with a phone number that is printed or even handwritten on a piece of paper.
18. Choosing what to eat in a restaurant
If you scan the menu, Google Lens will not only identify the establishment where you are but also highlight with asterisks those items on the menu that are in particular demand here.
19. Let Google Lens do your homework
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Having trouble solving a math problem? Don’t worry, GLens has got your back.
- Launch the GLens app.
- Tap “Search with Camera.”
- Swipe to the right to select the “Homework” tab.
- Use the camera to point the camera at the homework you want to solve and click the capture button.
- Swipe the slider up in the search results to get the answer.
20. Use the GLens as a calculator
The next time you have a numerical problem in front of you, let your brain rest and let GLens solve it for you.
To do this, simply open the GLens and point your phone at the equation-whether it’s on a whiteboard, a piece of paper, or even the screen in front of you. Scroll down the bar at the bottom of the GLens viewfinder screen until you see the word “Homework” (don’t worry: despite what this label implies, you don’t have to be a high school or college student to use this feature).
From basic equations to complex algebra, chemistry, physics, and biology problems, GLens will readily do the calculations for you and give you the answer in no time.
21. Send an email, make a call, send a text message, or go to a website
A business card, a letter, or even the door of a random business has an address or number written on it that you need to put into your phone to take a specific action. Open the app, point your phone at the text or numbers and tap the text. (Alternatively, take a picture of the information in question and then find it in Google Lens.)
When you highlight a particular text in the GLens app, you’ll see that the app prompts you to do what works best for that type of information. So you can find an address on google maps with one tap or write a draft email. Call or text a number. Or go to a website in your browser – you don’t have to waste time typing.
22. Work with GLens from Image Search, Photos, and your phone camera
All of the techniques we just talked about can work not only in the GLens app itself but also in several other potentially useful places on your phone:
- Google Image Search: Search for something on Google, select the “Images” section, and open any of them. You will find a Lens icon in the upper right corner of the image. When you click on it, it will search GLens instead of your normal Google image search. However, many features, such as shopping, text, etc., do not yet work on the desktop computer.
- Google Photos: When you open an image in Photos, do you see a third icon at the bottom? That’s GLens! When you click on it, GLens will open, and you can copy text, open links, and get more information about anything GLens can recognize.
- Your Camera: On many android phones, you can find the Lens right in the regular camera app.
- Google Assistant (a large number of devices on Android 6.0 and above).
Get into GLens without touching your phone. If you need to open the Lens app in a hurry, skip the standard swiping and tapping steps and just say, “Hey, Google: Open Google Lens” instead. Once you have the Lens app installed, your friendly neighborhood assistant will be pleased to help you.
At the I/O 2021 conference, Google said it was using a new technology called the Multitask Unified Model to improve the capabilities of its search engine. And in September of that year, the company demonstrated how MUM would allow simultaneous image and text search in GLens. In doing so, the company promised that multi-search would be launched “in the coming months.” So far, the company isn’t using MUM to improve search, but it has begun beta testing of multi-search.
Users living in the U.S. can use the feature in the Google app on Android and iOS. To do so, select the “Lens” icon and swipe up after taking a new photo or importing existing images from the camera roll. After that, tap the “Add to search” icon.
You can use this field to ask questions about the image in front of you and to search more precisely. For example, you might take a picture of a rear derailleur (the part that takes the chain from one gear to another) and then search for how to fix or adjust it yourself. By combining text and pictures, you will make it easier for yourself in cases where searching with just words alone can be difficult. After all, even the most casual cyclists don’t always know what a derailleur is and what it’s for.
Also, as mentioned, you can use this feature to refine your search. For example, you see a dress with a pattern you like but want to find out if there is the same pattern on skirts and other items of clothing. In that case, you can type “long skirt with ornament” into Google, but again, it depends directly on how much fashion terminology you know to understand what you want from Google, and even if you describe exactly what you see, the search engine is unlikely to produce useful results. At the moment, Google believes that this feature is most effective for shopping-related searches.
This is all made possible by the latest advances in artificial intelligence, which helps us understand the world around us in a more natural and intuitive way. “We’re also exploring ways to extend this feature with MUM – our latest artificial intelligence model in Search – to improve results on everything you can imagine,” Google states.
24. Find a look you like
See an outfit you like? Or a great rug for your living room interior? Get inspiration from similar clothing, furniture, and home decor without having to type the look you’re looking for.
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25. Ctrl+F world around you
Google says the feature will begin rolling out in English in late 2022.
“Scene research” in GLens will provide your phone with the ability to identify multiple products or objects around you by simply moving the camera over objects to gather information. GLens will automatically identify multiple objects and offer insights.
Google details an example for users: buying a particular bar of chocolate in a store. There could be dozens of choices in the store, which GLens will recognize and filter out. As you can see in the demonstration, the “scene study” will recognize each individual chocolate bar and show its rating by its online review rating. Google Lens can then help you filter options based on the highest ratings or type of chocolate bar and even look for a “no nuts” option.
At the I/O presentation, a Google spokesperson called the tool “Ctrl + F” for reality and cited the example of trying to store wine from a dark-skinned winery or the example of a social worker who sorts through donations with greater ease.
Such a futuristic ability would be handy for local shopping trips, but it’s not yet available. Google says that “scene exploration” in GLens will appear “in the future.” However, there is no exact timeline as to when this will happen.
Google Lens currently serves English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Polish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
What should you do if Google Lens doesn’t work?
Check your Internet connection. The app requires an active Internet connection to translate text from photos in your gallery or photos you take. Without the Internet, you will see an error message “no connection” displayed when you open the translation section of the app. Make sure that your cell phone or Wi-Fi data is transferred correctly. You should also check that you can use the Internet with other apps. You can close the GLens app, turn Airplane mode on and off again, and check to see if the app is now connected.
Also, if you have enabled any form of data sharing, you should disable it; Saving Android data affects the Lens broadcast function.
You should also give the GLens unlimited Internet access/data usage on your device. Here’s how to do it.
- Playlist Settings on your phone and select “Apps & Notifications”.
- Next, select App Info.
- Locate GLens From the Apps list.
- Tap on “Mobile Data and Wi-Fi” on the App Info page.
- Go to the “Unlimited data usage” option.
This will give the GLens app unlimited access to your device’s cellular data or Wi-Fi, even if traffic savings is enabled. This should allow GLens Translate to work without network-related disruptions.
If this doesn’t work, try:
- Restart the Google app.
- Restart your device.
- Update the Google application.
- Clear the Google app cache.
Google Lens Translate may stop working if the accumulated application cache data is corrupted. There is no way to tell if this is the reason why the translation feature in the app doesn’t work or not, but you can try clearing the lens cache data and see if that solves the problem. Here’s how to do it.
- Tap and hold the GLens app icon on your phone’s home screen or app bar and tap the info icon.
This will redirect you to the app information page.
- After that, tap Storage and Cache.
- Finally, tap the Clean Cache icon.
Launch Google Lens and check if the translation service in the app is working.
- Delete the Google app data.
Clearing app data can also help update the app and get its translation service working again.
Note. Deleting Google Lens data simultaneously deletes the application settings, accounts, translation language settings, etc. The application will have to be configured from scratch.
- Go to the Google Lens app info page and select “Storage and cache”.
- Click on Clear Storage and select OK. in the confirmation message.
Is it really necessary to download Google Lens?
This is a very curious application, but it takes some getting used to. Many people don’t use it, preferring to search for information the old-fashioned way by hand. In the U.S., however, Google Lens is incredibly popular, and the application’s usage scenarios are gradually expanding.
Is it worth downloading this service? The choice depends on your needs, but we advise you to at least try it. Then you can decide for yourself if it is so necessary or if you can do without it.
Algorithmic solutions Google Lens is equipped with
Google Lens was launched by Google a couple of years ago to kick-start the “AI first” product movement. Now, with the development of machine learning techniques, especially in image processing and NLP, Google Lens has risen to new heights. Below we take a look at a few of the algorithmic solutions Google Lens is equipped with:
GLens applies computer vision, machine learning, and the Google Knowledge Graph to help people turn objects they see in the real world into a visual search window and identify objects such as plants and animals or to copy and paste text from reality into their phone.
Region Proposal Network
When GLens captures an image, it needs to understand shapes and letters. This is necessary for text recognition tasks. Optical Character Recognition (OCR), therefore, uses the Region Proposal Network (RPN) to detect boundary regions at the character level, which can be combined into strings for subsequent text recognition.
RPN is a complete convolutional network that predicts object boundaries and objectness scores at each position simultaneously. RPN is trained to create high-quality region sentences, which are then used by Fast R-CNN for recognition. In short, this component tells the converged network where to look.
The image to the left shows text with a bounding box around it. The raw optical character recognition (OCR) in this image reads, “Ci6e is beauti640. By using Knowledge Graph in addition to the context from adjacent words, Lens in Google recognizes the words “life is beautiful,” as seen in the image to the right.
When using Lens in Google, images, captions, handwritten text, or documents can be sourced, which causes many additional problems. In this case, the text may be obscured, stylized or blurred, which can lead to misunderstandings of the words. To improve word recognition accuracy, the Lens uses the Knowledge Graph to provide contextual cues, such as the possibility that a word is likely a singular noun and should not be spell-corrected and other such details.
Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)
With the advent of large data sets and computing resources, convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have become the basis for many computer vision applications. The field of deep learning, in turn, has largely shifted toward the development of CNN architectures to improve image recognition performance.
GLens applies CNN to identify coherent text blocks, such as columns or text in a single stylistic or color scheme. Then, within each block, it uses cues such as text layout, language, and the geometric relationship of paragraphs to reveal their final reading order.
All of the above steps, from script detection and direction finding to text recognition, are performed by separable convolutional neural networks (CNNs) with additional quantized long-term memory (LSTM). Models are trained on data from sources ranging from ReCaptcha to scanned images from Google Books.
Bridging the image capture lag
The image capture process on entry-level devices such as Android Go devices is quite complex because it has to work on a wide variety of devices, many of which are more resource-demanding than flagship phones.
To create a versatile tool that reliably captures high-quality images with minimal latency, they introduced CameraX, which is a new Android support library. Available in Jetpack, a set of libraries, tools, and guides for Android developers, CameraX is an abstraction environment over the Android Camera2 API that solves device compatibility issues.
CameraX is used to implement two capture strategies to balance capture latency and the degree of performance impact.
Neuro machine translation algorithms
The translation must be accurate and contextual in order to provide users with the most useful information, Lens applies Google Translate’s Neural Machine Translation (NMT) algorithms to simultaneously translate entire sentences, rather than word for word, to maintain proper grammar and diction.
To make the translation as useful as possible, it should be placed in the context of the original text.
For example, German sentences tend to be longer than English sentences. To ensure this seamless overlap, the Lens divides the translation into lines of equal length and assigns the appropriate font size. It also matches the color of the translation and its background to the original text using a heuristic that assumes that the background and text are different in lightness and that the background will take up most of the space.
Wavenet by DeepMind
WaveNet creates a direct model of the original audio waveform, one sample at a time. It is a fully convolutional neural network in which the convolutional layers have a varied expansion factor, allowing its sensing field to grow exponentially with depth and span thousands of time intervals.
The most useful way to use Lens in Google Go can be found by reading text aloud. For highly accurate audio, Google uses machine learning to recognize and detect items such as dates, phone numbers, and addresses, and with that, generates realistic speech based on WaveNet from DeepMind.
The World Through the Looking Glass
As a tool powered by a smartphone camera, Google Lens has a great chance of helping people who have trouble reading and other language problems.
In remote areas of countries like India, Google Lens can be very useful. For example, the ATM interface can be difficult for people without formal education. Since Google has developed its service for inexpensive smartphones as well, a person can simply hold the phone up to the ATM screen, and it will read the text aloud on display. This service can be extended to reading books or ponies.
In remote areas of countries such as India, Google Lens can be very useful. For example, the ATM interface can be difficult for people without formal education. Since Google has developed its service for inexpensive smartphones as well, a person can simply hold the phone up to the ATM screen, and it will read the text aloud on display. This service can be extended to reading books or understanding the terms of a contract.
For the estimated 800 million people in the world who have difficulty reading, the ability to convert text to speech in Google Lens could be a lifesaver. With this feature, anyone can point their phone at a text and hear that text spoken aloud. This new feature, and its availability through Google Go, is just one way to help more people understand the world around them.
Google Lens analogs
Microsoft Lens – PDF Scanner
Microsoft Lens processes enhance and make board documents and pictures readable.
You can use Microsoft Lens to convert images into PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files and digitize printed and handwritten text for later saving to OneNote, OneDrive, or your local device. You can also import images saved on your device using a Gallery.
The perfect app for scanning documents. Great for identifying sheet boundaries, knows how to form a multi-page pdf at once.
Microsoft Lens allows you to adjust captured images before they are saved so that they look exactly the way you want. You have the option of changing the boundaries of an image after you capture it, or you can capture multiple images one at a time and edit them later. To start editing or adjusting the captured image, click on any of the icons that appear in the bottom area.
Photo Search – Search Lens
This is a smart image search app, so you just need to upload a picture from your phone’s gallery or a picture taken with your camera. Once you’ve uploaded a picture, the photo search app will start and then search through the picture. The Picture Finder app will find related images on the Internet. You can find pictures or images of different sizes, matching images, or similar colors thanks to the smart image search!
For 3 days, you can try all the features of the app for free. After 3 days, an annual subscription will be activated.
With a Lens, you can download and access study materials on your Android smartphone or tablet. Study materials online or offline and take notes and emphases to help you study.
Discover Lens features:
- Download materials to your device for easy online or offline reading.
- Easy to navigate and easy to read.
- Search your textbook for a specific term or phrase.
- Choose text to create notes or highlights from your mobile device.
- Browse flashcards to answer questions about key concepts.
- Customize the font, font size, and background color to make reading easier.
- Listen to books and learn on the go with read-aloud technology.
- Sync your bookmarks, current reading location, and all your notes and highlights between your Android device, desktop computer, and the Lens online app.
PictureThis Plant Identifier
Recognize plants instantly. Fast, accurate, and informative! In addition to plant descriptions and care tips, enjoy beautiful plant photos from around the world.
PictureThis helps over 70 million users identify, explore, and enjoy all kinds of plants: flowers, trees, succulents, cacti, and more!
Have you ever noticed a beautiful flower on your walk that you’d like to learn more about? There are times when you can’t do without plant care tips. Just take a photo of the plant, and PictureThis will answer all your questions.
PictureThis is able to recognize more than 17,000 plant species with 98% accuracy. Thanks to a revolutionary artificial intelligence mechanism, the app constantly learns from the experts, recognizing more and better with each new day. And it’s all at your fingertips! Take a picture of a plant and enjoy!
- Instantly recognize thousands of plants, flowers, and trees with advanced artificial intelligence.
- Learn about plants and discover beautiful photos taken by users from around the world.
- Get suggestions and tips from our experts.
- Plant care tips and watering reminders to help grow even more beautiful plants.
- An easy-to-use interface with a simple guide to help you take better photos.
- Quickly and easily share your photos with a growing community of plant lovers.
- Keep track of all the plants, trees, and flowers you identify in your personal collection.
The PictureThis team strives to build an active community of plant lovers and help even more people learn about plants.
Picture Insect: Bug Identifier
Have you seen an unfamiliar insect? Just point your phone camera at it, and the Picture Insect app will provide all the answers.
Explore the wonderful world of insects. Whenever you want to know what kind of insect is in front of you, learn spider taxonomy, or read more about butterflies, Picture Insect will be the guide to the insect planet you need on your phone.
It is a versatile recognizer of spiders, butterflies, and other insects. Thanks to the user-friendly interface, all you need to do is take a photo of the insect you want to recognize, and the app will provide all the information about that insect.
Picture Insect is a window into the wonderful world of insects. The app will automatically identify over 4000 species of insects. Our team has developed the most accurate and convenient image recognition tool and has already provided services to over 30,000,000,000 users worldwide.
- Instant recognition of over 4,000 species of insects
- 95% recognition accuracy
- Rich source of insect knowledge
- Intuitive interface with handy hints
- Create a collection of your favorite insects.
Why choose this app:
- Accurate and fast insect identification results
We recognize instantly with 95% accuracy.
- Over 4000 species in our database
If you need to identify an ant, butterfly, beetle, moth, bee, or any other insect you find in and around your home, Picture Insect will be an indispensable assistant.
- Insect Taxonomy
Picture Insect presents detailed information about insects. Learn about the structure, appearance, evolution of insects, species that can be confused, and more.
- Answers to your questions
The Picture Insect Bug Identifier app works with experts to answer frequently asked questions. What does the blue morpho butterfly eat? How long does the insect live? What are the spider’s enemies? Is this insect harmful to humans? Just ask – the experts are ready to give answers.
- Personal collection
All records of recognized insects are stored in your personal collection. Access insects at any time and share with other nature lovers who may be interested in the app.
Next time you go out in nature and see a beautiful butterfly you want to know about, take a picture and let us do all the work: we’ll provide accurate results and prepare answers to your questions.
Picture Mushroom – Mushroom ID
Identify mushrooms instantly!
Just take a picture or upload a photo of a mushroom, and in just a few seconds, Picture Mushroom will tell you what kind of mushroom it is.
- Fast and accurate recognition of numerous mushroom species
- Extensive database with lots of information about all types of mushrooms
- Colorful and user-friendly interface
Happy Lens is an application for automatic object recognition and translation. Translate text in photos, and send them to pdf. Identify plants and animals by taking their photos. Discover the world around you in a new way.
Happy Lens recognizes and translates everything!
Find what you see!
– Identify plants and animals.
– Object recognition.
– Scan and translate documents into the language you want.
– Recognize the faces of famous people.
– Export to TXT.
– Machine language detection, you don’t need to know the source language.
– Supports 110+ languages.
– Photos: Create or import photos for a more accurate translation.
– Text dubbing: Translated text will be dubbed with EZ Lens.
– Import images from google photos or the apple photos app.
The free version may be limited. With a subscription, you will receive:
– Text translation service.
– Recognition of an unlimited number of objects.
– No ads.
– Unlimited export.
There are 3 subscription packages: weekly, monthly and annual.
As you can see, there is no complete analog to the Google Lens at the moment. Incredibly nice and surprising is the fact that Google provides its service for free. So enjoy it.