WRD Cam­era is a simple yet power­ful text re­cog­ni­tion tool that uses state-of-the-art ma­chine learn­ing to scan, high­light, and copy words from phys­ic­al prin­ted texts such as books. Just point your cam­era at prin­ted text and enter the keywords or phrase that you'd like to find into the app search bar—those words will quickly become high­lighted on your device screen in real time with great pre­ci­sion.

All the text in an im­age can be ex­trac­ted with just the tap of a but­ton, and you can even se­lect in­di­vidu­al words and sen­tences to copy. For ex­ample, say you're at a cafe and the WiFi pass­word is prin­ted on a menu amongst oth­er text—simply take a snap­shot of the menu and draw a box on-screen around the pass­word to quickly and con­veni­ently copy it onto your iPhone or iPad.

WRD Cam­era can per­form real-time QR code scans too, and is avail­able for both iPhone and iPad. No account or sign-up is re­quired, and there are no subscriptions or in-app purchases.

Key features:

• Hold your device cam­era over the text that you'd like to scan and type the words that you'd like to find into the app search bar—the words will be high­lighted on the device screen when they're found in the prin­ted text
• Real-time con­tinu­ous scan­ning and snap­shot modes avail­able
• Copy whole pas­sages of text with just the tap of a but­ton
• Copy in­di­vidu­al words and sen­tences by draw­ing a box around them on-screen
• Scan QR codes—the app will scan for codes by de­fault when the search bar is empty
• Eas­ily share the extracted text to oth­er apps that are in­stalled on your device
• Sup­port for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, in­clud­ing nat­ive dark mode appearance
• No subscriptions or in-app purchases
• No ac­count or sign-up ne­ces­sary

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What’s New

Version 1.6

We hope you enjoy the new version and please don't forget to give us some valuable feedback on the App Store! Thanks.

• Improvements to the core search functionality—searches are now diacritic insensitive and will outline words that contain the search term in addition to highlighting exact matches
• Sharing text extracted from images is now faster—simply tap the “Copied To Clipboard“ confirmation after it appears on the screen
• Improvements to UI, including a new design for selecting highlight colors and use of system symbols in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13
• General bug fixes and improvements
• Updated third-party frameworks

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings


David Steppenbeck
43.5 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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