TextSniper is an easy-to-use desktop Mac OCR app that can extract and recognize any non-searchable and non-editable text on your Mac's screen. As an extra feature, it can turn OCR text into speech. It is a super convenient alternative to complicated optical character recognition tools.

The tool is intuitive to use and makes extracting text from your images, scanned paper documents, PDFs, or even videos easy. No training or special skills required, fits perfectly home and business mac users. Easily accessible from the menu bar whenever you need it and has a simple user interface.

If you ever have used a built-in mac's screen capture application before, then it wouldn't be any trouble to work with TextSniper too. Select with a mouse any part of an image, photo, PDF document, or anything on your screen, and the app will process and recognize any text within this selection. The text output will be saved into a clipboard, so you could paste it into your favorite macOS text editing or note-taking software.

Finally, the app's optical character recognition engine doesn't need an internet connection to process documents. Great OCR solution for those who are concerned about privacy. The application does not collect any users' data.

Use Cases:
• Convert different image formats to text (JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, etc...).
• Pull text from a non-searchable PDF file without a need to process the whole document.
• Read text from images, PDF documents, photos, Zoom meetings, or any other sources.
• Copy text even when it is uncopiable like in ebooks or web articles.
• Quickly extract emails, links, phone numbers, etc.
• Grab text or turn it into speech in video games.
• Read QR or barcodes.
• Quickly generate alt text from the screenshot for tweets.

• On-device OCR technology. No internet connection is needed.
• Instant text recognition. No need to upload files into the application. OCR document or file on the fly.
• High accuracy and performance processing any documents.
• Recognizes even tiny text on images with low quality or dense background.
• Customizable. Custom keyboard shortcuts to extract text with various options.
• You can have TextSniper speak the recognized text whenever you need it.
• Supports optical character recognition in multiple languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Traditional and Simplified Chinese.
• Running macOS Catalina: English language only supported.
• Use your iPad or iPhone device camera to quickly capture text from a photo or scanned document.
• Fully compatible with macOS Big Sur and optimised for Apple's M1 chips.


Version 1.7.0

• Added option to clear Additive Clipboard Automatically on ⌘V presses. Proceed to Preferences > General to enable this option.
• Added global shortcut to toggle Additive Clipboard on and off. Proceed to Preferences > Shortcuts to set this shortcut.
• Added global shortcut to clear Additive Clipboard. Proceed to Preferences > Shortcuts to set this shortcut.
• Improved paragraph detection.
• Improved accessibility with VoiceOver.
• Other minor improvements.

TextSniper is now better than it was. Love TextSniper? Rate us! Your feedback is music to our ears, and it helps us make the app even better. Got a question? Write to

Bewertungen und Rezensionen

4,8 von 5
17 Bewertungen

17 Bewertungen

Niklas434 ,

Nützliches Tool

Ich nutze es, um in Onlinevorlesungen mir die Texte aus den Präsentationen direkt für meine Notizen in Joplin zu ziehen.

Se77b ,

Super wertvolles Werkzeug

Mit Textsniper bin ich mega zufrieden. Egal welcher Text, wo er auch immer steht (solange es auf dem Bildschrim ist ;-) - er wird erkannt. Ich habe nur sehr wenige Fehltritte und wenn man doch ein Buchstabe falsch sein sollte, passe ich es fix an. Danke für dieses großartige Werkzeug! ,

Please suport umlaut characters in german

Perfect application 🔥 and works smoothly without any problems, but there is a small problem for German language which is that it does not support “the umlaut characters and ß” such as (ä, ö, ü, ß) as mentioned in the description box of app, I hope that these characters will be supported in the nearest update. Thank you in advance for fully supporting the German language.

Entwickler-Antwort ,

Thank you for the kind feedback. As we mention in the description and screenshots TextSniper requires a macOS Big Sur to get full support for the German language. If you are using macOS Catalina, only the English language is supported. Other Latin alphabet languages could have issues with accented character recognition. We encourage you to upgrade to Big Sur to get the best experience. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at We're happy to help.


Der Entwickler, Valerijs Boguckis, hat darauf hingewiesen, dass die Datenschutzrichtlinien der App den unten stehenden Umgang mit Daten einschließen können. Weitere Informationen findest du in den Datenschutzrichtlinien des Entwicklers.

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