MagniLink ChromeViewer

MagniLink ChromeViewer

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MagniLink ChromeViewer TM  is designed for Chromebooks and is easily downloaded from Chrome Web Store.

Link to Chrome Web Store where you can search for the extension MagniLink ChromeViewer TM 

Link directly to the extension MagniLink ChromeViewer 4.0 in Chrome Web Store.

MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 4.0


New features in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 4.0:

  • Updated Graphical User Interface with a new, modern design.

  •  All camera features controllable from the computer keyboard and from software menus. This solves the issue with certain camera controls not beeing available from the computer keyboard/software in MagniLink ChromeViewer version 3.0.

  •  Notepad   
    -    Draw and write notes.     
    -    Save as image or pdf.     
    -    Save in the application or export to the hard disk or cloud. 

  • Optional, new improved OCR/TTS function (please note that there is no free of charge OCR / TTS in MagniLink ChromeViewer 4.0)
    -    Play/pause.   
    -    Letter by letter, word by word or sentence navigation.    
    -    Several different picture view modes such as image, image and word, image and line, word, line, text.       
    -    Save in the application or export to the hard disk or cloud. 


Product compatibility for MagniLink ChromeViewer version 4.0

  • MagniLink S units manufactured from November 1st 2021.
  • MagniLink Pro units manufactured from November 1st 2021.
  • MagniLink Vision Premium units manufactured from January 1st 2022
  • MagniLink Zip units manufactured from January 1st 2022
    - Please note that your MagniLink Zip also needs to be equipped with the connection board to be compatible with computer connection

Units manufactured prior to the above dates can be used with version 4.0 after purchasing an upgrade (factory firmware upgrade of the hardware)



MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0


2021-12-06 Please note that in verson 3.0 certain camera functions are not controllable from the computer keyboard/software (when running Chrome OS version 85 and later)

New features in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0:

  • OCR is now possible.
    - Link your Google Drive account to be able to perform OCR inside ChromeViewer.
    - Select an area directly on the video feed to perform OCR or drag-and-drop images directly into ChromeViewer.
    - Use together with ChromeVox for text-to-speech capabilities.
    - Store sessions for later use.

Bug fixes in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0:

  • The color of the scroll bar has been adjusted slightly for increased visibility.
  • Fixed minor localization bugs.
  • Improved support for touchscreens.

Known issus in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0:

  • Using space bar to tick split view modes in application settings will also scroll down if possible.
  • Toggling Always on Top (Ctrl + A) will also in some cases set the window size & location to its previous state.
  • It is possible to make the reference line to move forever by releasing Ctrl before the arrow keys, this also applies to focus distance.
  • Longer video recordings crashes ChromeViewer. This has been reported to Google.
  • Recovering from sleep mode requires the camera to be re-enumerated by pressing 0.

See video about the OCR/TTS in version 3.0 of MagniLink ChromeViewer

Link directly to the MagniLink ChromeViewer 3.0 app in Chrome Web Store.


MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 2.0


New features in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 2.0:

  • New and customizable graphical user interface which allows you to:
    - resize and customize the menu where you can choose which 
      features you want to show.
    - control camera zoom, focus, contrast and lamp brightness levels.
    - set the reference line, rotation, freeze, mirror or always-on-top
    - save snapshots or record videos.
  • Rotation and mirroring are now reflected on snapshots.
  • It is now possible to snapshot a frozen video feed.

Bug fixes in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 2.0:

  • Recording videos now also records audio if a microphone is available.
  • Recorded videos (.webm) are now searchable.
  • Fixed a bug which would sometimes incorrectly update the video resolution.
  • Fixed minor localization bugs.