You need to get the text out of an image or from anywhere on your screen? With picatext this is as easy as selecting a file or a screen area. So now you can get the text you need in almost no time. No need to tediously typewrite everything again.
picatext is OCR made simple. We included just the functionality you need. Nothing that might distract you. That helps focusing on the important things and saves you a lot of time.
These are the awesome features of picatext:
- get text from images
- extract text from your screen
- supports the recognition of over 40 languages
- start screen selection by shortcut
- text gets copied to clipboard automatically
- set the font of the output text
For better results take a look at the tips & tricks on www.picatext.com
These are the supported languages:
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
- Danish (Fraktur)
- German (Fraktur)
- Serbian (Latin)
- Swedish (Fraktur)
Ratings and Reviews
Does a fantatic job!
I was a bit concerned over this product based upon the large number of reviewers rating it 1 or 2 stars… but I tried it anyway. And I’m glad I did! This product “may” have had issues in its earlier versions, but I’ve been using it for the past hour with only a few minor instances where it didn’t interpret the characters correctly. This may be linked to a specific font face that it has more difficulty with then others. At any rate, they were quick and easy fixes (after I copied the text into my word processor, spell check did most of the work… so it only took a few seconds) I rated it 4 stars simply because it wasn’t absolutely perfect. And I would definitely recommend it.
Great way to capture text while screensharing!
Here at work we are frequently sharing screens over one of many clients (Slack, Zoom, Skype, whatever), and inevitably someone will bring up a website and start going through the contents. Before Picatext, I'd have to stop them, request that they copy the URL into the chat, then hope that they get back into the "flow" of things. Now, I capture that URL in the browser and copy it into the chat for everyone else with a quick and easy shortcut.
All this, and I'm not tied to a monthly subscription for what should be just a tool in my toolbelt (I'll subscribe to apps that I work in 8 hours a day, but one I need once or twice a week, for 10 seconds at a time?) Well worth the money up front.
Works great on Mojave, and doesn't interfere with any preset shortcuts (I assigned it to shift-command-0 so if Apple uses 6-9 I still won't have to change my muscle memory). Haven't seen any glitches in the recognized text so far!
Good performance so far, menu bar functionality would be useful
I just bought this app to grab the text from a couple of images; nothing complicated or particularly challenging but I didn’t have a convenient way to do such things. Initial results are very good, but I think the app would be more useful if it could reside in the menu bar so that I could activate it as needed.
Thanks to the developer for creating a useful and well-executed app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.