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Microsoft Lens Alternatives for Mac

Microsoft Lens is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Snagit. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Easy Screen OCR or NormCap. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Lens and eight of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Microsoft Lens are TextSniper, SikuliX, UPDF and OrganizerMax.

Microsoft Lens alternatives are mainly Document Scanners but may also be Screenshot Capture Tools or Translators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Lens.
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  1. Snagit icon

    Snagit

    • Mac
    • Windows
    188 alternatives to Snagit 

    The ultimate screen capture tool. With Snagit’s capture, edit, organize and share technology… it’s easy to create engaging visuals that grab attention and keep it. Let images do the talking for you.

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    1.  Full-page ScreenshotSnagit can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    2.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    3.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    4.  Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
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    TextSniper

    • Mac
    36 alternatives to TextSniper 

    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.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Easy Screen OCR

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    99 alternatives to Easy Screen OCR 

    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.

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    NormCap

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    39 alternatives to NormCap 

    OCR powered screen-capture tool to capture information instead of images.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    2.  Support for Multiple MonitorsNormCap supports the use of multiple displays.
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    SikuliX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    55 alternatives to SikuliX 

    SikuliX automates anything you see on the screen of your desktop computer running Windows, Mac or some Linux/Unix. It uses image recognition powered by OpenCV to identify GUI components. This is handy in cases when there is no easy access to a GUI's internals or the source...

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    • UPDF icon

      UPDF

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      94 alternatives to UPDF 

      UPDF is an all-in-one PDF editor that allows you to edit, annotate, convert, protect, OCR, split, crop, and organize PDF pages effortlessly. It's available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

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      1.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
      2.  Sign PDF filesUPDF support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
      3.  PDF encryptionUPDF can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
      4.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
      5.  Mobile ScannerUPDF can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
      6.  Works OfflineUPDF can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      7.  Handwritten NotesUPDF supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
      8.  PDF annotationUPDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
      9.  Split PDF filesUPDF can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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      OrganizerMax

      42 alternatives to OrganizerMax 

      OrganizermaX is an innovative all-new file management app for Mac OS. The App comes with an inbuilt File Organizer, Mail Attachment Downloader, Scanning tool for macOS, a complete overhaul of copy-paste functionality for Mac.

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      Personalised File Management dashboard
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      Vizion

      • Mac
      35 alternatives to Vizion 

      Never get annoyed by unselectable text on websites, PDFs, images or system user interfaces again. Just select the region of your screen in the same manner as you would take a screenshot and find all recognized text in your clipboard ready to get pasted anywhere.

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      1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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