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Description

All processing is done on the Mac itself and your image/PDF data never leaves your Mac. 100% private.
Very simple OCR app. Drag any image/PDF with text into the menu bar icon and it will use optical character recognition and open the text contained in the image/PDF in a text editor. App auto-detects phone numbers, emails, websites and addresses and attached it to the text file. The app also shows the EXIF data of the image.

- App auto-detects phone numbers, emails, websites and addresses and attached it to the text file.
- Accurate mode is on by default which recognizes custom fonts and poor lighting.
- App supports PDF OCR too! Drag and drop a PDF or use the keyboard shortcuts to use a PDF in clipboard! (Please note that since pages are processed one by one, the time it takes to process is proportional to the number of pages)

- App parses tabular data efficiently. The "Separator settings for tabular data" can be used to specify the separators which are used for table rows, columns and close by data. To avoid text with unnecessary new line characters, then please modify the "Separator To Use For Close By New Line" and "Separator To Use For Table Row" Separator settings to a space " " instead of the default "\n"

- Perform OCR on an image/PDF directly from clipboard. Right click on any image/PDF in finder, browser or preview and "Copy image". Then click the menu icon and it will give a new option to perform OCR on that image. You can also switch on the keyboard shortcut to make it easier
- Setting to choose the folder the text file is exported to instead of temporary folder..
- Setting to specify the file extension of the resultant text file. This can be changed to make the file open in a different app.
- Setting to enable keyboard shortcut to auto process image from clipboard. When this setting is on, you can simply copy any image/PDF (from Preview / Browser etc) then use the shortcut: Command + Option + o
- Setting to auto copy the OCR text to clipboard. An additional setting to not open the result in text file when copying to clipboard
- App auto detects the following data: phone numbers, emails, addresses and websites and adds it to the resulting text file
- iOS Version of the app with Shortcuts support available too:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/image-text-ocr-photo-scanner/id1499292605


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Btw, if you aren't aware of MacOS shortcuts for screenshots, there are multiple ways to take them depending upon your workflow:
- To take a screenshot of the full screen, press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 3.
- To take a screenshot of a portion by selecting the area, press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 4.
- How to capture a window or menu, open the window or menu that you want to capture. Press and hold these keys together: Shift, Command, 4, and Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera icon.
- In any of the above methods, instead of saving the screenshot, if you want to copy the screenshot directly to the Clipboard, press and hold the Control key while you take the screenshot with the above steps.

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iOS Version of the app with Shortcuts support available too:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/image-text-ocr-photo-scanner/id1499292605

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I offer an ad and analytics free and simple app for the absolute best experience for my users. If you are finding my app useful, please leave me a positive rating on the app store as that helps get the word out to others!
I improve my apps based on user feedback. If you have any feedback or feature requests, please email Pran at:
pran@pranapps.com

What’s New

Version 14.0

Hope everyone is safe and healthy!
- Fixed a bug where if "Open text file after copy to clipboard" is unchecked, it would open an empty text file
- I am temporarily removed the "Auto launch after login" setting as it wasn't working correctly and I am trying to dig further. Sorry about that. Have spent a lot of time trying to fix it but am stuck.

- iOS Version of the app with Shortcuts support available too:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/image-text-ocr-photo-scanner/id1499292605

I offer an ad and analytics free and simple app for the absolute best experience for my users. If you are finding my app useful, please leave me a positive rating on the app store as that helps get the word out to others!
I improve my apps based on user feedback. If you have any feedback or feature requests, please email Pran at:
pran@pranapps.com

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Previous:

- App now supports PDF OCR too! Drag and drop a PDF or use the keyboard shortcuts to use a PDF in clipboard! (Please note that since pages are processed one by one, the time it takes to process is proportional to the number of pages)
- App now parses tabular data efficiently. The new "Separator settings for tabular data" has been added which can be used to specify the separators which are used for table rows, columns and close by data. "Group close by text" is on by default and this replaced the old "intelligent line mode" setting. Also note that the old "text without new line characters" has been deprecated. If you used that, then please modify the "Separator To Use For Close By New Line" and "Separator To Use For Table Row" Separator settings to a space " " instead of the default "\n"
- Added a warning at top of the text file when the temporary folder is used.
- App now notifies you when text has been copied to your clipboard.

Ratings and Reviews

purplElephant ,

Bravo! Finally and OCR that works locally!

First, the accuracy of this app is great. I tossed a ficture with all kinds of different fonts and text and it was able to pick them all up flawlessly. I also love this app respects your privacy by not using the cloud to process the image into text. Goes beyound my expectations in that is append the EXIF information so there is no doubt where the OCR text came from. This will be a permanet tool added to my collection.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the kind words! I really appreciate it! Yes, privacy has a top priority for all my apps and that's why I don't use ads or third party analytics on my iOS apps either. That's also why I built this OCR tool!

NODA5 ,

Very well made!

This app is so cool! Its very well made, very accurate, and has a unique purpose. One addition which im not sure is possible is to be able to change the app (pages, word, ect.) it opens the text in.

Developer Response ,

EDIT: The app now includes a setting to change the file extension of the resulting text file.

Thank you for the kind feedback! The app which the text is opened in depends upon the default app set to handle the file extension. Currently, it uses the ".txt" extension. You can change MacOS defaults for handling .txt extension using steps here:

https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/how-to-manage-file-associations-in-macos/

I might include a setting to change the default file extension for the text file.

moshedan ,

Amazing app

Works flawlessy! Since i have downloaded there has been 4 or 5 updates to add new features and accomodate requests. apps works great with issues or hiccups. Big fan!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind feedback! I appreciate it! :)

Information

Seller
Pranoy Chowdhury
Size
363.2 KB
Category
Utilities
Compatibility

macOS 10.15 or later, 64-bit processor

Languages

English

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
$2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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