Cash Reader: bill identifier instantly recognizes currency and speaks the denomination, enabling people experiencing visual impairments or blindness to quickly and easily identify and count bills. Point the camera of your iOS or Android device at a bill and the application will speak or vibrate the denomination in real-time. Over 100 currencies are supported including: the US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Bahraini Dinar, Brazilian Real, Belarusian Ruble, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Euro, Hungarian Forint, Israeli Shekel, Indian Rupee, Japanese Yen, Kuwaiti Dinar, Mexican Peso, New Zealand Dollar, Polish Zloty, Russian Ruble, Saudi Arabian Riyal, Singapore Dollar,, United Arab Emirates Dirham and more. In this article, I’ll review Cash Reader and show you how to use the app to identify currency.
Featuring the latest object recognition technology, Cash Reader makes it as easy to recognize bills as possible. There’s no need to hold the smartphone still or capture a photo and wait for a result. Recognition happens instantly–in real-time. The app does not require an internet connection, which means it will read money at any location, and at anytime.
Cash Reader is a helpful mobile assistant that’s simple and easy to use. While shopping, use the application to verify money while checking out or to ensure you are getting the right amount of change back. It can be used to quickly and easily sort money with independence and confidence. The denomination is also displayed on the smartphone in high contrast large numerals, for those having sufficient vision to make use of the display.
Cash Reader provides support for several languages including English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Korean, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Greek, Hungarian,, Mandarin and more.
How to use Cash Reader:
The app is straightforward and it offers one unique feature. It is the ability to provide different vibration patterns to quickly and discretely identify different denominations.
Upon first launch, you are greeted with a tutorial that briefly describes how to use the app and requests camera access. Here you can select which currency you would like to identify. The data is downloaded, and afterwards you can use Cash Reader without an internet connection. You can also set up shortcuts right in the Getting Started Section, or later in Settings, so you can tell “Hey Siri, identify the American Dollar”.
The app is incredibly easy to use. Hold a bill under the camera, and you will hear its value. Depending on the setting, the app will also vibrate to tell you what the banknote is. The vibration pattern works like this. For $1, it vibrates once, $2, twice, $5, three times, $10, four times, etc. The vibrations can either be set to always or only when the device is in silent mode. You will not hear speech in silent mode. This is a really handy feature to get the information you need without announcing to the world what you have in your wallet.
The settings screen allows you to tweak certain aspects. You can select which types of currency you would like to identify, manage vibration settings, change colors, choose which camera to use, use the flash to identify currency in the dark or specify whether the app should periodically beep to let you know it is actively scanning. More features worth exploring are there for you.
Powered by the above mentioned features, Cash Reader provides consistent results, even in total darkness. Moreover, the unique vibration feedback is incredibly useful, created especially for someone who may be deaf and blind.
How to install Cash Reader:
The app is free to download, however, the free version only allows you to identify the two lowest denominations of each currency. If you want to be able to identify all denominations, you need to upgrade to the full version – access to the full version with a yearly subscription costs just 9.99$. For iOS, family sharing is possible.Cash Reader continues to receive updates, reassuring that newly released banknotes are always integrated. Since Cash Reader supports the identification of nearly 100 currencies, these updates are vital. You can find a complete list of the supported currencies [in the app.