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Review of Pleco app: Read Chinese text immediately!

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Uploaded on Jan 30, 2012

http://fi3m.com/pleco
Sorry the video is so long. The coolest part showing the OCR starts at 05:29

More details about the app (updated info on pricing etc.) at http://www.pleco.com - I'm not affiliated with Pleco in any way, but I think it's a cool app if you are learning Chinese, and especially if you are living in a Chinese speaking country.

Since I'm learning Mandarin and need some help with reading the characters, I've been testing out this really cool app called "Pleco", to help me to read Chinese well enough to be able to interact with locals, even in restaurants with no translated menus, and doing so entirely in Mandarin.
I explain the features of this app in this video. The demonstration is on my Samsung Galaxy S II, but all features are also included in the iPhone version.

By the way, one strategy I'm implementing this week is to force myself to speak quicker and not think so much about saying things fully correctly, so I'm well aware that my tones are quite off in many of the brief segments of Chinese I spoke. Please save all thoughts on my current level for when I upload a video entirely in Mandarin again next week!! ;)

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