Have a printed article or piece of information in front of you and want more information about relevant topics in the article? Now you can use an application called AlchemySnap to take a picture of a printed article using your phone and their server processes this information, displaying the most important search terms for you to drill down information from Google Search, Wikipedia and more.
It’s really better seen than explained:
It doesn’t stop with printed text on paper – snap a picture of your computer screen and you can get the same results. I’m not sure how useful/practical this is in every day life but I think if used, refined and applied to other settings the underlying technology could be of great value.
The application is undeniably “neat”, but what does everyone think in terms of real life use? Is this something you would use? Can you think of ways to extend the application’s concept to other situations?