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KNFB Reader V2.9.1

Last updated on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 11:57 by AbdullahZubair
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Take a pic, the app reads the print. Supported by Google. The app helps you get a good photo! Hear it aloud, or read in Braille. KNFB Reader is the winner of the 2016 AFB Access Award. High quality text to speech; OCR. Reads multiple pages. Viewfinder assist, tilt assist, and automatic text detection. Copy it. Send it. Reads image-based PDF and JPEG files. Exports HTML and TXT files. Navigates by line, sentence, word, or character. Synchronized text highlighting. Multiple language support.

KNFB Reader is supported by Google in an effort to provide tools to increase independence. KNFB Reader is YOUR app. It was designed with you in mind. It will make the print yours. It’s easy to use. Take a photo, the app reads the text in clear synthetic speech or with a connected Braille display. It’s as simple as that. The app has also has synchronized text highlighting which reads along with the displayed text, a benefit for people with dyslexia and other reading disabilities.

Download of KNFB Reader:

The initial download of KNFB Reader is free but limited.

  • Trial version allows processing of twenty-five documents with all features of the paid version of the app enabled.
  • Full version unlocked with an in-app purchase.

KNFB Reader is fully accessible using Google TalkBack. And if you’re worried about getting the right photo, the app will help you. It has text detection so you know you have the printed side of the page. It also has tilt assist and viewfinder assist – the app helps you get the whole page photographed. Just a tap of the finger and the print is yours.

What can this app do?

It can read receipts. Never worry about being overcharged again. You will know what has been put on your card at restaurants, stores, or in taxis.

  • KNFB reader can read package labels. Wonder who sent you that package? Want to know what came in the mail? Can’t remember when you bought that lunchmeat in the fridge? Need nutritional information from your breakfast cereal?
  • KNFB Reader captures it all. Out shopping and need a price?
  • KNFB Reader can read price tags, clothing labels, and tags on shelves.
  • KNFB Reader can capture print from your computer or tablet screen. Screen reader not cooperating? Getting nothing aloud? Photograph the screen and know exactly what those error messages say. What about user manuals? So many items come with manuals, installation instructions or troubleshooting guides.
  • KNFB Reader can read those too. It can scan multiple pages at a time in the batch mode. Just turn the pages as you shoot the photos. Your new appliance or Bluetooth earpiece is no longer a mystery. Can’t find a book through an accessible book service? Set your KNFB Reader to batch mode and scan the pages, save them for later and read them at your leisure.
  • KNFB Reader has various options to adapt the font type, size and color, background color and the use of double highlighting. Visually impaired people or those with other print disabilities (such as dyslexia) can easily follow what is being read aloud on the screen by watching the cursor move across the document. Make the print yours.


KNFB Reader will read it all. Fully localized version (user interface, recognition and speech) available for following languages.

  1. English,
  2. Norwegian (Bokmål),
  3. Dutch,
  4. French,
  5. German,
  6. Italian,
  7. Portuguese,
  8. Spanish,
  9. Swedish,
  10. Danish,
  11. Turkish,
  12. Russian
  13. Polish.

Other languages available for only speech and recognition:

  1. Finnish,
  2. Czech,
  3. Bulgarian,
  4. Ukrainian,
  5. Estonian
  6. Greek


  • Optimal experience: Android device with a hexa or octa core CPU, an eight megapixel camera, and Android 5 or 6.
  • Less optimal (KNFB Reader will run, but you will notice reduced speed): An Android device with a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, a 5 megapixel camera, and Android version 4.3.