Most Complete Notetaking App Can Now Grab Text from Images Taken with iPad Camera

BURLINGTON, Mass., - November 20, 2012 - Nuance Communications, Inc. today launched version 2.0 of its PaperPort Notes app for the Apple iPad, introducing the ability to capture text from an image taken with the iPad's built-in camera and instantly transform the words into accurate and editable notes. With a simple tap of a finger, it is easy to grab text from a picture or image of a sign, PowerPoint presentation, business card, receipt, or a handout.

As the only app that combines voice, text and image recognition, PaperPort Notes 2.0 is the most complete and advanced digital notetaking app on the market. Earlier this year, PaperPort Notes incorporated Nuance's Dragon Dictation technology to become the first iPad app to allow users to create notes simply by speaking.

Nuance PaperPort Notes is currently available as a free download in the Apple App Store at

"Nuance is changing how people get work done by allowing them to capture and manage information in the most efficient way possible - anywhere, anytime," said Michael Rich, senior vice president and general manager of the Nuance Document Imaging Division. "With PaperPort Notes, iPad users never need to miss another detail because it is too difficult or time consuming to grab the information, greatly enhancing their note-taking experience."

PaperPort Notes can create handwritten, typed and dictated notes, making it a favorite notetaking app of professional, academic and home users. The app supports accessing and saving documents from popular cloud services including PaperPort Anywhere, Box, Google Docs and DropBox. Users can annotate and highlight documents, and combine pages of documents from the cloud and the web.

PaperPort Notes is one of the most popular personal productivity apps on iTunes. Key features of PaperPort Notes include:

  • Capture content using the built-in camera on the Apple iPad 2 or 3
  • Quickly create typed, handwritten, dictated notes or photo-captured notes
  • Annotate and highlight documents and notes, and add sticky notes
  • Add page-specific audio within notes
  • Combine documents or specific pages from documents stored in cloud-based document sharing services such as PaperPort Anywhere, Box, Google Docs, Box, DropBox and Evernote
  • Capture and save content from the Web
  • Reorganize, delete and copy pages, and add/edit bookmarks
  • Search and navigate quickly through notes
  • Share documents and notes as industry-standard PDF using email, as well as cloud-based document sharing services
About Nuance Communications, Inc

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. For more information, please visit

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