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Does C-Pen work with MAC OSX Big Sur?

Short answer: YES, just follow normal instructions.

If there are notifications about malicious software or unidentified developer (because not being distributed via AppStore) go to System Preferences\Security and Privacy.

  1. TS1 (G2): use C-PEN Core software for MAC OSX and follow normal instructions.
  2. Connect: use Connect Desktop (MAC) and follow normal instructions.
  3. ReaderPenReaderPen Secure and LingoPen: no software required. Connect via USB and select Keyboard or U-disk on device screen. Check THIS video.
ReaderPen Secure quick start guide (multilingual)

ReaderPen Secure firmware upgrade

No upgrades currently available!

Register your ReaderPen Secure to be notified when upgrades are released.

 

 


App can’t be opened because Apple can’t check it for malicious software

Does MAC OSX refuse installation?

You get error message “[App] cannot be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software. This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information” or a reference to “unidentified developer“.

Normally this is caused by Privacy & Security settings of your system. To get past it, follow information in THIS article

 

OSX Security and Privacy

Connect Desktop (Windows)

             

 

Connect Desktop app

Aside from C-Pen Keyboard functionality, the Connect Desktop app features Text Reader and Scan to File functions. Text can be set to be read out automatically or only when prompted to. It is possible to listen to full/multiple sentences and paragraphs or a single word. One time or repeatedly, as required. Scanned text can also be saved to text files and retrieved at a later point in time and re-listened to. A nice feature to support learning.

Download Connect Desktop app, then run/open/execute the downloaded .exe file to install Connect Desktop app.

For a brief introduction, please check this video.

 

 

 

 

For more information about C-PEN Connect, check the Product page or our Knowledgebase.  


 

Connect Chrome extension

Connect Chrome extension is OS independent and runs on Chrome web browser.

Connect Chrome extension is installed from Chrome Web Store. Once installed it opens as a (left side) panel in the open tab and uses Chrome’s built-in Bluetooth services to connect to the C-Pen Connect.

The extension is OS independent and nothing is required to be installed locally on the computer.

Connect Chrome extension can be used for multiple purposes; assistive reading, productivity and collaboration.

It can be set up to read scanned text out aloud, either automatically or when prompted. It is easy to use side by side with online collaboration services like e.g. Google Doc, MS Word online, OneNote and Evernote and is a perfect tool to boost productivity.

This is how it works…

Connect Desktop (MAC)

 

 

Connect Desktop app

Aside from C-Pen Keyboard functionality (scan text to cursor position), the Connect Desktop app also features Text Reader and Scan to File functions. Text can be set to be read out automatically or only when prompted to. It is possible to listen to full/multiple sentences and paragraphs or a single word. One time or repeatedly, as required. Scanned text can also be saved to text files and retrieved at a later point in time and re-listened to. A nice feature to support learning.

 

 

Download Connect Desktop app 

After download, open the .dmg file. To install, drag the Connect Desktop icon onto the Application folder icon.

 

 

 

Check the video for a brief introduction to Connect Desktop app.  

 

 

 

For more information about C-PEN Connect, check the Product page or our Knowledgebase.  


 

C-PEN Connect app(s)

For C-PEN Connect apps details and downloads – go to Get started page.

For compatibility and information – check Apps and integrations page.

For C-Pen Connect technical details – check Connect product page.

Languages (LingoPen)

LingoPen supports OCR (scanning) and dictionaries in the following languages¹

For more details check product pages.

¹) subject to firmware version.

 


First use (LingoPen)

LingoPen and DictionaryPen areself-contained products that work both stand-alone and connected to a computer.

They can be used to scan and store text, look up words definition in dictionaries, listen to word pronunciations (DictionaryPen) or full text (LingoPen), and record voice memos.

Additionally, it can double as USB disk and keyboard.

But before getting started, read and watch below.

 

Power on

Make sure the product is charged. Press the On/Off button for three seconds to power on ReaderPen (boot sequence takes about 10 seconds).

Left/Right Hand

Select whether to use the product with left or right hand. Enter SettingsLeft/Right-Handed to select. Press OK to confirm and then Back to get back to Main menu.

To continue, check How to scan, and Scan to File, Dictionary, and Recorder.