TextSniper - OCR, Copy & Paste 4+

PDF, Screen & Image to text

Valerijs Boguckis

    • 4.7 • 205 Ratings
    • $11.99



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 are required, and it 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 have used a built-in Mac screen capture application before, 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 can paste it into your favourite 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 in 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 Ventura: All the above languages plus Ukrainian, Korean, Japanese and Russian.
• Running macOS Sonoma: All the above languages plus Thai and Vietnamese.
• Running macOS Catalina: English language only supported.
• Use your iPad or iPhone camera to capture text from a photo or scanned document quickly.
• Fully compatible with macOS Sonoma and optimised for Apple's M1-M2 chips.

What’s New

Version 1.10.1

• Added support for vertical text recognition in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean languages on macOS Sonoma. Make sure to set the primary text recognition language to one of these languages in TextSniper settings to recognize vertical text.
• Other minor fixes and performance improvements.

If you enjoy using TextSniper, please consider writing a review and sharing your experience. Follow us @TextSniperApp on X or contact us at support@textsniper.app if you have any questions, feedback or ideas.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

We’ve all come across text we wanted to copy but couldn’t—in a photo, screenshot, PDF, video, online presentation, or app. With TextSniper, if you can see text on the screen, you can copy it to the Clipboard using a simple screenshot-style tool.

Oluchukwu Oluoha ,

Amazing customer support!

I ran into some issues with the app due to my curiousty in trying incompatible macOS developer beta. I was impressed with the customer support: the app developer was very responsive and was able to help with the app working again.

In terms of the app, it is an invaluable tool that can save you a lot of time if you copy texts from pictures/scanned documents. I echo the same sentiment with the other reviewers who stated that it is an app 'you never realize you needed'. I'm in healthcare and have to copy text from scanned medical records. This app helps me to do that and literally saves me hours.

Music is religion ,

Incredible App & Support!

I had purchased this app from the App store a while back after reading about it, it was an Editors Choice App and one I was interested in at the time for work, on my Mac. I had never used or needed the app until recently; had a tough time figuring out how to get it to start/work. I submitted a inquiry for support and the Dev, (himself), replied promptly and educated me for which I am very grateful and appreciative! Especially on the quick reply, which then I was able to use the App as needed and it was super easy, fast and exactly what it says it does! Sincerely great and easy to use App! Thank you Valerijs!

App Privacy

The developer, Valerijs Boguckis, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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