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    GetWindowText Alternatives

    GetWindowText is described as 'lets you grab text from static system messages via drag-and-drop. The program lets you work with most windows containing text including Edit, Static, Groupbox - Controls, etc'. There are more than 10 alternatives to GetWindowText for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Google Lens, which is free. Other great apps like GetWindowText are ABBYY Screenshot Reader (Paid), Crow Translate (Free, Open Source), Capture2text (Free, Open Source) and TextSniper (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 5, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    GetWindowText lets you grab text from static system messages via drag-and-drop. The program lets you work with most windows...
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    1. With Google Lens you can get information about items around you, like landmarks, posters, or barcodes, using your phone's camera.
    2. Screenshot Reader is a smart OCR-screenshot application for capturing text and images from any area on your PC screen and extracting text from them or just saving as an image. Prize: 9.99 USD.


    3. Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator programmed in C++ / Qt that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing translate API.
    4. Capture2Text enables users to quickly OCR a portion of the screen using a keyboard shortcut.
    5. TextSniper is a super useful app to quickly capture unselectable text. Use it to capture and recognize text from presentations, trainings, screencasts,images, pictures, webpages, video tutorials, photos, PDFs etc. Literally from anywhere on your mac's screen.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Have you ever wanted to copy some text from a dialog box which doesn’t provide such functionality?
    6. OCR powered screen-capture tool to capture information instead of images.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      You can use Easy Screen OCR to capture a snapshot and start OCR process. this program will detect the text from the image and start OCR process immediately. You can extract the text to copy and paste in seconds.
    7. WindowTextExtractor allows you to get a text from any window of an operating system including microsoft office programs, console windows and etc. It can recover password stored behind asterisks (*****) from most of the windows apps.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Universal Copy is the fastest way to copy text on Android, even from the apps that won’t let you or inside images.
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