Aristocrat 4+

Josh Parnham

    • 3.7 • 9 Ratings
    • Free



Aristocrat is simple utility that allows you to decode barcodes on your screen and read the text in images and scanned PDFs.

After choosing "Capture Screen..." in the Aristocrat menu bar, select an area of your screen (which can be done through a system-wide hotkey) and Aristocrat works its magic.

It then either performs Optical Character Recognition on any selected text or decodes any of the following barcode types:

- EAN-8 and EAN-13
- Code 39
- Code 93
- Code 128
- Codabar
- RSS-14
- QR Code
- Data Matrix
- Aztec
- PDF 417

The results can then easily be copied to your pasteboard or shared from the Aristocrat menu.

What’s New

Version 1.1

- Support for macOS Sierra
- Enhanced OCR recognition

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Periwinkle-2 ,

Very useful, but the OCR needs work

This applicaton has helped a lot with recreating packaging text that has been outlined. It has some trouble with accents (understandable), but the main problem I have seen is that is very often will interpret a lowercase L as an uppercase i. This seems to happen most often with French text, with words like le, la, les. But it also did it in the middle of words.
One more thing - it very often interpreted a hyphen as an M-Dash.
Still worth having — it has saved me a lot of re-typing.

MacGizmo ,

It works… but not well at all

The entire point of this app is to capture text accurately and allow you to paste it somewhere so as to avoid re-typing it. The app captures the text flawlessly, the problem is that it doesn’t translate it to editable text accurately. Not even close. Every single thing I captured with the app required more “fixing” than it was worth. The longer the text, the more fixing it requires. I’m a fast typist, so I really could have typed 3 paragraphs of text faster than I can edit all the errors Aristocrat made in the OCR process.

I give it one start because it launches and captures text, and one star because the dev is trying to provide a solution to a very real problem. Unfortunately it falls flat on its face.


cant handle large QR codes

seems to handle bar codes and small QR codes, but doesnt really even come close with a large QR code containing, say, a publis PGP key.

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