The app TextGrabber + Translator is proclaimed by Apple to the latest free App of the Week. The app allows you to scan printed text, digitize and translate.
With TextGrabber + Translator you printed texts such as books, magazines, newspapers or loose paper ‘grab’ through the camera of your iPhone or iPad. The text can then easily digitize into more than sixty languages. After taking a picture, you can indicate what part of the picture have the app to work. So, you can for example digitized a single article from a newspaper page. The text is then directly translated into more than ninety different languages. For digitizing a text does not require internet connection, but for translating a text though.
The seized text you can not only back read, but also listen back. The text is also to edit and then copy and paste elsewhere. Text can share directly to Twitter, Facebook, Evernote or just via email and SMS. All texts that you have been digitized are stored in a history folder, so that they can be retrieved again. To create a picture you first just select the language of the text. Dutch is well recognized as translated by the app.
The app is not universally appreciated in the App Store. With an average rating of 3.5 stars, the app not particularly high in the rankings. Also, there is grumbling in the reviews that the app is not very good at translating, even though this is an important feature.