TextSniper is a super useful app to quickly capture any text. Use it to grab and recognize text from presentations, trainings, screencasts, images, pictures, web pages, video tutorials, photos, e-books, PDFs etc. Literally from anywhere on your mac's screen. TextSniper makes it super easy with a single keyboard shortcut convert text from screenshot into editable text. Incredibly fast and useful app.

Currently, TextSniper fully supports the English language. Other Latin alphabet languages could have issues with accented character recognition.

• Grab only what you need. No need to process the whole document when you need just few lines of text.
• Captures text as a paragraph or with the line breaks.
• Instantly recognized text get copied to clipboard.
• You can have TextSniper speak the recognized text whenever you need it.
• Lives in menu bar and is accessible with customizable shortcut.
• No internet connection required.
• Privacy first. No collecting or sharing any user data.

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

• Fixed bug when in switched off "Keep Line Breaks" mode every new line from the second one had an extra indentation. Now the text is copied properly.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

cali.joe ,

Pays for itself in terms of time saved

if you've ever felt the pain of having to transcribe text from a .pdf that wasn't created in text format, then this app is for you. just buy it, you will not regret it (even though the price seems a little high imo). In the few weeks I've had the app, the developer added the ability to have the text paste without paragrapgh breaks. That feature alone makes this app superior to other non-Acrobat alternatives out there.

Just wish they would add an ability to tweak the shape of the screen snip before it copies the text. p.s. you are welcome for the idea Valerijis! ;)

TheNewDiplomatist ,

Excellent for university online

Many ebooks that are provided via services like vitalsource, Blackboard, and MBS direct, etc. do not allow you to copy and paste from the text online. With this tool, I will save time writing valuable using direct quotes with copy feature rather than retyping large passages of text by hand. Thanks for the great app!

ZDMaestro ,

Only one regret...

My only regret is that I didn't buy this app sooner. It is simple and incredibly useful. I've already saved a tremendous amount of time and energy in just a few days of using this. ^-^


Valerijs Boguckis
2.7 MB

macOS 10.15 or later, 64-bit processor



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  • Family Sharing

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