LensOCR allows you to grab any non-searchable and non-editable text on your Mac's screen. The text is instantaneously recognised and will be saved to the clipboard, so you can paste it wherever you want. It uses advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology to extract the text from an image. The application is intuitive and allows you to scan text such as phone numbers, long serial numbers, names, email addresses, etc. from Zoom meetings, PDFs, Youtube, video tutorials, or anything on your Mac’s screen.

Additionally, we offer you incredible background removal where you can cut out only the part of an image you want to have. We use state of the art vision AI to recognise and extract objects, people, artwork and anything else from an image. This is a perfect tool if you have, for example, a website and need a picture of a new product. You have only to take the picture of the object on any background, and cut out the object - you will immediately have a professional visual without needing a photo studio!

You can as well scan and extract text from QR Codes and Barcodes. It is a great tool to be used for business mac users or for students, as it does not require any special skills.

Your privacy is guaranteed as everything is processed locally on your Mac – LensOCR does not collect any user’s data.


- Extract any non-searchable and non-editable text from meetings, PDF documents, photos, and many more.
- Multiple languages can be selected, useful for text with mixed languages.
- High quality text recognition.
- High accuracy and processing performance.
- Customisable keyboard shortcuts to extract text with various options even when the application is in the background.
- Language support running macOS Big Sur: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese.
- Language support running macOS Catalina: limited to English only.
- Customise words for industry-specific jargon.
- Automatic start on macOS launch (optional).
- No data is collected or sent to third-party services in the cloud.
- Fully compatible with macOS Big Sur and optimised for Apple's M1 chips.
- Extractions of objects, people, artwork and anything else from an image. *Exclusively for MacOS Big Sur.
- Multiple languages can be selected, useful for text with mixed languages.
- QR code reader.
- Barcode reader.
- Scan from device (iPhone and iPad).
- Save as many captions as you want in the History menu.

7-day free trial* automatically starting upon installation (no-sign-up required). After trial expiration, LensOCR PRO can be purchased as a lifetime license.

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Built Exclusively for Mac.
Designed exclusively for macOS, LensOCR integrates seamlessly with macOS Big Sur.

What’s New

Version 2.3.0

Performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
473 Ratings

473 Ratings

Drew's View ,

Works surprisingly well

Found this from tikok, didn't cost me anything, its my new favorite tool. I dont even need the pro version to use it and it hasnt dont anything damaging to my computer yet. Even can copy text from an image so citing text from a book is infinatly easier, highly recommend.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! We are really happy that you like the app.

SquidFeet83 ,

Have used it quite a few times now.

I have used it quite a number of times now to get text from images, and so far it has a 100% accuaracy rate. Great tool.

bruhnooo123 ,


i always have annoying notes on zoom that i don't feel like typing and with lens ocr i don't have to and the best thing is it never drains my battery

App Privacy

The developer, Jonathan Benavides Vallejo, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.