Easily extract text from images and other digital documents in seconds!

TextSniper for Mac

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TextSniper for Mac

  -  2 MB  -  Paid
TextSniper for Mac is a simple and easy to use text recognition (OCR) app that helps instantly extract text from images, PDFs, slides, Zoom meetings, or even YouTube videos. Just hit CMD+SHIFT+2, select the screen area and the text will be recognized and copied to the clipboard. You can have TextSniper even speak the recognized text whenever you need it.
  • The app is extremely fast and does not require an internet connection
  • No collecting or sharing any user data
  • Recognize English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese languages
  • Big Sur Ready! Supports Apple newest M1 Mac's
See TextSniper in Action



Working With TextSniper is Simple

1. Start
Press CMD+Shift+2 to start or select Capture Text from the menu bar.

2. Select screen area
The text inside the selection will be quickly recognized and copied to the clipboard.

3. Paste
Press CMD+V to paste a text to the notes, editor, messenger, or any other software.

Features and Highlights

Unnoticed - until you need it
The app is always at hand with customizable shortcut. The app does not clutter macOS dock and is easily accessible in the menu bar.

Lightning fast
TextSniper instantly recognizes text within the selection area using advanced OCR technology.

Text to Speech
You can have TextSniper for macOS speak the recognized text whenever you need it. A worthy addition for foreign language learners or people who have trouble reading text on their screen. The text to speech feature is also a powerful assistive technology for those with dyslexia.

QR code and barcode reader
Capture, extract, and convert to text any QR code or barcode in a snap.

You can try TextSniper and 200+ additional apps like CleanMyMac, Ulysses, Bartender, free for a week. Purchasing directly from the website, you will have a 7-day money-back guarantee. So feel free to give the app a try!

  • TextSniper 1.7.0 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

TextSniper 1.7.0
- Added option to clear Additive Clipboard Automatically on ⌘V presses. Proceed to Preferences > General to enable this option.
- Added global shortcut to toggle Additive Clipboard on and off. Proceed to Preferences > Shortcuts to set this shortcut.
- Added global shortcut to clear Additive Clipboard. Proceed to Preferences > Shortcuts to set this shortcut.
- Improved paragraph detection.
- Improved accessibility with VoiceOver.
- Other minor improvements.


TextSniper 1.6.0
- Added “Import from iPad or iPhone” option. Use your mobile device camera to quickly capture text from a photo or scanned document.
- Added “Capture Previous Selection” option. If you need to repeatedly capture text from the same screen area, like from YouTube video, now you can use a predefined keyboard shortcut to extract text from the same screen area previously used by the “Capture Text” operation. Proceed to Preferences > Shortcuts to set a global shortcut.
- Added two dedicated shortcuts to Capture Text with or without line breaks. Proceed to Preferences > Shortcuts to set those shortcuts.
- Added the ability to increase/decrease the rate of the Text to Speech speed.
- Other minor improvements.


TextSniper 1.5.0
- Added QR code and barcode recognition. Proceed to Preferences > Shortcuts to set global shortcut.
- Added ability to disable Success Notification popup. Proceed to Preferences > General to toggle this option.
- Other minor fixes and performance improvements.


TextSniper 1.4.0
- New Custom Words list.

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