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Apps and integrations

Below applies to current products and applications. For discontinued products, check our Knowledgebase.

For product details, check out the Product page.

 

Windows

macOS

Linux

Android

iOS

iPADOS

Chrome browser

Chromebook

Stand-alone

ExamReader

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

ReaderPen

YES
(no app required)

YES
(no app required)

YES
(no app required)

Some devices
(no app but requires USB OTG)

NO

NO

Subject to desktop system
(refer to windows/macOS/Linux)

YES
(no app required)

YES

DictionaryPen

YES
(no app required)

YES
(no app required)

YES
(no app required)

Some devices
(no app but requires USB OTG)

NO

NO

Subject to desktop system
(refer to windows/macOS/Linux)

YES
(no app required)

YES

TS1 (G2)

YES
(C-Pen Core)

YES
(C-Pen Core)

NO

NO

NO

NO

Subject to desktop system
(refer to windows/macOS/Linux)

NO

NO

Connect

YES
(Connect Desktop, Chrome browser extension)

YES
(C-Pen Core, Connect Desktop or Chrome browser extension)

Yes, using Chrome browser extension

YES
(Google Play app required)

YES
(App Store app required)

YES
(App Store app required)

Yes, using Chrome browser extension (Win, MAC, Linux)

Not yet...

NO


NO – means *no*. The pen scanner will not connect and/or does not support scanning to the host.

YES – means that the pen scanner referred to supports capture and transfer text to the host. Exactly what functions that are supported are subject to which app the host uses.

No app – some pens are capable of scanning text to the host without installing any app. In these cases the pen equals a keyboard. Whatever is typed/scanned shows up at text cursor location, whether that is in a web browser (e.g. Google Doc) or a local app like Word or Excel.

Desktop app – as opposed to web apps, desktop apps are software that are installed and run locally on your computer. In our case this means to C-Pen Core, which is the software that allows the C-Pen device to connect to the computer. For more information read below.

Google Play – obviously refers to Google’s service for hosting apps for Android. See below for more information about our Android compliant apps.

App store – is Apple’s equivalent to Googe Play and hosts apps for e.g. iPhone and iPad. See below for more information about our iOS/iPADOS compliant apps.

Stand-alone – means that the specific C-Pen model works by itself (power, content, user interface, etc are embedded) and does not need to be connected to any host.

USB OTG – enables the “HOST” to act as both USB Host and USB slave. Read HERE for more information.

Apps

C-Pen Core


C-Pen Core is our C-Pen Keyboard desktop solution.

C-Pen Core includes device driver and supports scanning text into any app on the computer, including online apps like Office 365 online, Google Doc, Evernote, OneNote, etc. C-Pen Core also integrates with the operating system’s TTS and thus support the scanned text to be read out aloud.

Supported operating systems: Windows x64 (Intel and AMD CPU), macOS (Intel CPU)

Supported C-Pen models: TS1 G2, TS1 (discontinued)

Download: C-Pen Core for Windows/MAC OSX

Connect Mobile

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C-Pen Connect app is the mobile companion app to C-Pen Connect scanning pen/digital highlighter. It enables the pen to connect and scan text and numbers to your phone/tablet. Both Android and iOS version supports capture notes and quotes, text reading and text translation. Sharing your notes for collaboration purposes, or with other apps (e.g. Evernote, OneNote, etc.) is also supported.

C-Pen Connect app also includes our Keyboard function allowing Connect pen scanner to seamlessly integrate with any 3rd party note taking/word processing app like e.g. Word, Google Docs, Evernote, OneNote, etc.

Supported devices: Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPAD

Supported C-Pen models: Connect

Download: Connect app for Android/iOS

 


Connect Desktop

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The Connect Desktop app is the companion app for C-Pen Connect scanning pen. It enables the C-Pen to connect and scan text and numbers to your computer and supports (assistive) Text Reader and Scan to File as well as scanning text to 3rd party applications like Microsoft Word, Googel Docs, Evernote, etc.

Supported devices: Windows and MAC OSX computers

Supported C-Pen models: Connect

Download: Connect Desktop for WindowsC-Pen Connect & MAC

 

C-Pen Chrome extension

C-Pen Chrome extension makes it possible to use C-Pen Connect to scan text into an open tab in Chrome browser, independent of whether the Chrome browser runs on a Windows, MAC or Linux computer.

To get tarted, power on the C-Pen Connect, and click to scan for it and pair.

Now, i) open a tab in the browser, ii) go to e.g. Google Docs, OneNote, Evernote or similar note/text web app, iii) click the extension logo to activate the extension in that tab, and iv) scan some text.

Use buttons and settings to have text read out loud or to copy the text into the open tab/web app.

Scan any text into the open tab. Copy to web app – or use the pen as an assistive reader and listen to text being read out loud.

Download: Connect Chrome extension


Use cases

Assistive reader and literacy

Our C-Pen text reader function is designed to support independent reading, and the reading pens provide access to printed text anywhere and anytime.

ExamReader

ReaderPen

DictionaryPen

Connect

TS1 (G2)

Supports reading text out aloud.

Supports reading text out aloud.

Contains (bi-lingual) embedded electronic dictionaries for word translation and better understanding in language learning.

Requires companion app.

Requires companion app.

Fully embedded device and works stand-alone.

Fully embedded device and works stand-alone.

Fully embedded device and works stand-alone.

Companion app supports to have scanned text read out aloud (requires TTS preinstalled on companion device).

Companion app supports to have scanned text read out aloud (requires TTS preinstalled on companion device).

Approved for use in exams (subject to local regulations - check with your school)

Contains (mono-lingual) embedded electronic dictionaries for word definition and better understanding.

Extremely handy and mobile.

Works with Android, iOS and iPADOS devices.

Works with Windows and macOS.

Extremely handy and mobile.

Extremely handy and mobile.

Handy and mobile.

For desktop use.

Scan and save

To scan and save text is useful whether you are doing research or studying for your history test. Capture notes and quotes from papers or books then save it or share it. Or reduce the text you need to read through by scanning the important paragraphs and omit redundant text.

ExamReader

ReaderPen

DictionaryPen

Connect

TS1 (G2)

Not supported

Capture and store text files on device.

Capture and store text files on device.

Requires C-PEN Connect companion app.

Requires companion app.

Connects to host as USB drive - copy text files to computer.

Connects to host as USB drive - copy text files to computer.

Scans text to companion app, saves text files locally.

Emulates keyboards and scans text into any other app (e.g. Word, Google Doc, etc.)

Works with any USB Host enabled device (all computers, some handhelds).

Works with any USB Host enabled device (all computers, some handhelds).

Works with Android, iOS and iPADOS devices.

Supports 180+ languages.

Extremely handy and mobile.

Extremely handy and mobile.

Share/upload text files to note applications and cloud drives with a few clicks.

Works with Windows and macOS.

Handy and mobile.

For desktop use.

Direct input/Keyboard emulation

Perfect for productivity. If you are working in finance or admin, these scanning pens are perfect options to replace manual keyboard by semi-automated digitization of printed text and numbers.

ExamReader

ReaderPen

DictionaryPen

Connect

TS1 (G2)

Not supported

Connects directly to computer as USB keyboard.

Connects directly to computer as USB keyboard.

Requires C-PEN Connect app and C-PEN Keyboard enabled and activated (Android only)

Requires companion app.

Scan text into any desktop or web-app.

Scan text into any desktop or web-app.

Scan seamlessly into any 3rd party app (Android only)

Emulates a keyboard and scans text into any other app (incl. business and admin systems)

Works with any USB Host enabled device (all computers, some handhelds).

Works with any USB Host enabled device (all computers, some handhelds).

Handy and mobile

Supports different scan modes (text and numbers, numbers only, etc.).

For desktop use.

For desktop use.

Includes “text rules” to allow e.g. removal of spaces or replacing commas with period marks if scanning numbers/amounts.

Use Function button to insert TABs and line feeds.

Works with Windows and macOS.