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Our History

TopSoft is a Software Development Company with an office in the USA and from 2004 to 2014 in Ukraine. We began development of camera-based OCR technology in 1998. At that time, our primary business was to provide software development services to European consumer electronics companies. When not employed on particular projects, TopSoft's engineers worked on an internal project called "TopOCR". This was one of the first OCR applications that supported digital cameras. It was released in 2005 as a shareware application and has been downloaded over a millions times!

TopOCR (1998 - 2022)

TopOCR combines sophisticated real-time image processing with the latest version of Tesseract OCR combined with an easy to use Image Editor and Word Processor/Spell Checker with an optional easy to use Accessible OCR User Interface. It also has an easy to use single-click Real-Time Document Camera Image Preview and Capture Dialog that makes real-time document positioning a snap!

Nemonika Mobile Browser with Speech Recognition and Synthesis (2007 - 2009)

The Nemonika Web Browser was an HTML 4.0/Javascript/CSS compliant Mobile Web Browser for the Windows Mobile 6.0 Platform. Nemonika included a sophisticated Voice Recognition and Navigation system powered by an optimized version of the PocketSphinx voice recognition engine. Audio input and output was through a high quality bluetooth headset. This project was intended to run on a single core 600 MHZ ARM CPU Samsung smartphone. Unfortunately, the project was discontinued when Microsoft stopped development of Windows Mobile 6.0.

The Nemonika Browser also included a built-in file browser/viewer with image auto-rotation, super-fast DCT jpg scaling and OCR with Text To Speech output.

Snap Reader OCR (2012 - 2016)

Snap Reader is a Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Accessible OCR application. It is meant to run on a low cost Windows Tablet PC with a built-in 5.0 MP rear-facing webcam. SnapReader uses the tablet's internal gyros for 2D optical image stabilization to produce exceptionally sharp images even from a handheld tablet. Average reading time on a low-end Tablet for a 5.0 MP image is about 5.0 seconds.

Toucan Microbrowser (2021 - 2022)

The Toucan Microbrowser is an ultra fast, light-weight web browser designed specifically for use with Project Gutenberg, which offers over 67,000 free online eBooks. It provides a simple tablet friendly user interface focused on users who want to read ebooks directly from Project Gutenberg's website.