Textify made #1 PRODUCT OF THE DAY on Product Hunt! Super accurate OCR.
Text recognition (OCR) with professional quality finally made easy, super efficient, and confidential (no server, your data stays on your device).
Textify analyzes images (or existing PDFs), recognizes text, and creates PDF files with the text integrated such that the files are searchable. Or you can simply export to a .txt file. Very useful and powerful.
• Select any images or PDF as input. Or scan with your iPhone/iPad and have the scan automatically imported into Textify.
• Recognize text in many languages. Super accurate.
• Output as .PDF (searchable) or .TXT
• The created PDF has the text integrated and can thus be searched, copy/pasted,...
• Select OCR zones for columns recognition
• Edit results before exporting to adapt as desired
• Choose the output file quality, apply filters on the image
• Instant output file size preview
• Works offline, no server, 100% on device
Your privacy matters! No server, no internet connection is required. Your data is safe.
I hope you enjoy the app.
Hello, big release, the v3 is there with a lot of new features. You can now edit the OCR results before exporting them. You can also import directly a picture or document scanned from your iPhone/iPad's camera into Textify. The OCR zones functionality has been improved, and the OCR process has been improved as well (with a focus on images with transparent background). The Copy/Paste & Drag+Drop support has been improved, you can even Drag+Drop specific pages of a PDF from the Preview app. Images & PDF files can now be imported into Textify using the 'Open with' functionality of the Finder. ... and there is many more improvements under the hood! The OCR results are stunning, I can't wait for you to try this new release.
Ratings and Reviews
Works well for scanned images like patents
I use this for making document images searchable and it works well for this. It appears to do an optical character recognition on the image and then embed that text beneath the scanned document so that you can still recognize the text and formatting of the original document and also select and search the text in the document. However, you cannot easily convert the resulting PDF to a an equivalently formatted Word document (at least I could not). The app generates a watermarked PDF file for free. If you want the watermark removed you have to pay a fee. For most or all of my work, the watermark does not bother me.
Pro version: works better with large PDF than free version. . . .
But. On my M1 MacBook Air - 8GB/256GB - when running the free version on a 44MB PDF, poor memory management slowed it to a crawl, even after force quitting other apps. Upgraded to Pro version, restarted the operation, and it completed in a few minutes. Recognition usably good on a scanned document, but less than 100%, which is the state of OCR art. My use is on the extreme side, as I often convert books to PDFs. I have no reservations about using Textify on most PDFs.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thank you for the review! The new version (2.3) addresses this issue. Everything should work smoother now 🥳. With no loss in OCR quality 👌🏻. Thanks again, Jonathan
I used the free version on a script that was formatted in columns. The 'OCR zones' feature is a nice addition. However, it is tedious to have to select the columns on individual pages. It would be nice to define the zones once for the entire document - something to consider for a paid version.
Also, I tried several documents. Some work great, while others have issues with the text, such as only converting what it automatically highlights or randomly leaving out letters from words. Not sure why these happen - maybe the fonts are too small or complex. Not a huge deal, since a processor can spot these errors to be corrected.
Developer Response ,
UPDATE May 24th: Hi, Textify v3 now allows defining OCR zones for complex layouts (like columns). Please note that you can define zones differently for each page of the PDF. Could you contact me from within the app (Preferences) so I can full understand your needs? In the meantime, would you consider updating your rating, as this one is a huge punishment for me? Thank you
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- 3.4 MB
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
English, French, German
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Lifetime licence $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.