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Some FAQs About Snapverter

Please find below some common queries about Snapverter. 

  • What is Snapverter?

Snapverter is an add-on for Read&Write for Google that can OCR text from worksheets, handouts, book pages, photocopies, and other paper based materials from your classroom. It can also recognize and convert text from inaccessible PDF files and images.

  • How do I access Snapverter?

You can access by going to This will bring users to their Snapverter dashboard and will ask them to allow permissions. Once the permissions are allowed, a Snapverter folder will be created in your Google Drive with four sub-folders titled Drop here to convert, In progress, Failed, and Finished. 

  • How does it work?

Once the Snapverter folders are created, you can move inaccessible files into the "Drop here to convert" folder and the files will automatically move to the "In progress" folder and end up in the "Finished" or "Failed" folders. 

If the file ends up in the "Finished" folder then that means it successfully converter the file into an accessible PDF! If the file ended up in the failed folder,  you can go to the Snapverter dashboard,, to see why.

Once converted, you can share the file with students and they can open it directly in Google Drive using Read&Write for Google. Inaccessible PDFs and Images will open as PDF files while Daisy files will open in EPUB format.

  • What types of files can Snapverter convert?

Snapverter will recognize the following formats for conversion: PDF (Text inaccessible Scans), GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF. For Daisy to EPUB conversions, it will only accept ZIP files.

  • Are there file size limits for files being converted?

Yes, the file size limit is currently 20MB.

  • Any special instructions for using Snapverter with Daisy files from Bookshare?

To convert Bookshare files, simply drop the entire zipped folder into the “drop files here to convert” folder. Users should not unzip the folder and add individual files.

  • How much does Snapverter cost?

Snapverter is currently only available for purchase to domain and group purchasers of Read&Write for Google. If you have or will be purchasing a domain or group license of Read&Write for Google, please contact our Sales team for more information.

  • Is it a one time fee or subscription?

Snapverter is a subscription based service.

  • Is there a free trial for Snapverter?

There is a “freemium” version that anyone can download that allows 10 free scans. After that, one free scan per week is allowed.

  • What happens after a domain purchases Snapverter?

The contact will receive an introduction email thanking them for their purchase and provide links to the deployment and user guide.

  • Can Read&Write for Google single customers buy Snapverter?

No, Snapverter is not available for Read&Write for Google single users.

  • Do I have to have Read&Write for Google in order to try Snapverter?

No, you can install Snapverter trial even if you don’t have Read&Write for Google. However, you cannot purchase Snapverter without Read&Write for Google.

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