Prizmo is an OCR application for Mac OS X and iOS. The app describes itself as “OCR for everyone”. OCR is short for optical character recognition. An algorithm that extracts characters from an image back to regular text. This way you can use handwriting or photos taken with your camera and use the information anywhere else.
I’ve been using Prizmo for a couple months now and it’s been residing in my Applications folder ever since. I’m using my iPhone camera to take pictures of books that I need to read for my master thesis. Then when I’m back home. All I have to do is transfer the pictures to my Mac, fire up Prizmo and I have text that I can use as references in my writing. Such a useful program!