Another Captcha-Solving Alternative

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A few months ago, I posted a blog entry about solving captchas.  I sited a service that works through FireFox called Webvism, which made captcha solving a breeze.  The only catch for me was that I am a comfortable Internet Explorer user and had to have both that browser as well as FireFox loaded onto my machine.  In my experience since then, the only time I use FireFox is when I’m signing up for something and need a captcha solved.

While Webvism is a very viable and relatively easy solution, I found another service that you may be interested in.  It is called Solona and is a project dedicated to the solving of captchas.  This will work on any web browser, but the process is very different from Webvism.  With Solona, there are actual live operators standing by to solve your captchas for you.  Once you have discovered a site where a solved captcha is needed, you find the image and print it to a file.  There are detailed instructions as to how you can do this with both Windows and Apple.  After you have saved your image file, you send it to Solona and wait for the operator to solve your captcha and return the results to you.  It seems a lot more complicated, but a good solution if you simply cannot use FireFox and Webvism.


1 thought on “Another Captcha-Solving Alternative”

  1. First off: Hello, and thank you for taking time to write an article about Solona.

    As you pointed out, it is a universal Captcha Solution Service and is not dependent on any OS or browser.

    In an effort to maintain that independence, the native OS tools and capabilities must be called upon to generate the Captcha image. Hence, the extra steps.

    Having said that, I think I would stop short of saying that it “seems a lot more complicated”. In fact, once a user tries Solona once or twice, it’s very easy. The key strokes are all built into the OS, so there isn’t much to learn. I would be interested to hear your comment once these points are considered. Many users express how easy it is to subit the Captcha image.

    One other point that I would like to add is that Solona is truly an advocate and information source for Anti Spam accessibility. I contribute articles about specific sites and how Captchas may or may not be used. In one recent article, the site owners responded and fixed their broken audio alternative within three days. That was a great achievement.

    There are some interesting new features coming soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for new articles.

    Thanks again,
    Bernard Maldonado

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