This is about the coolest app of the week I have seen. Although it feels a bit pricy at $9.99, I can only imagine that students every where could benefit from Prismo iTunes link . Prismo gives you the ability to snap an image of a book, whiteboard, notes, and more and then it will OCR the text and copy it to an email or the clipart to be entered into any app. For an additional $2.99 you can even have Prismo read the text back to you in one of ten ten languages.
Read more about Prismo here.
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