Screen OCR Alternatives for Mac

    Screen OCR is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Greenshot, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Screen OCR and ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Screen OCR are Adobe Acrobat DC (Paid), ABBYY FineReader PDF (Paid), TextSniper (Paid) and CopyFish (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

    1. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.
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    2. Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).
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    3. ABBYY FineReader PDF is an OCR software that provides unmatched text recognition accuracy and conversion capabilities, virtually eliminating retyping and reformatting of documents. Up to 190 languages are supported for text recognition.
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    4. 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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    5. Extract & translate text from images/videos/PDF on any website. Common reasons to extract text from images are if you want to google the text, store it, email it or translate it. Until now, our only option was to retype the text. Copyfish is sooooo much faster.
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    6. Text recognition finally made easy, super efficient and confidential (no server, your data stays on your device). Textify analyzes images, recognizes text, and creates PDF files with the text integrated such that the files are searchable. Or you can simply export to a .txt file.
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      • 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. No More Retyping
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    7. This text to speech application is useful for your computer to read pdfs, scanned images or even kindle books. It extracts the text from any image visible on your screen by taking a screenshot and allows your computer to speak the text that has been extracted.
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    8. OCR powered screen-capture tool to capture information instead of images.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      OwlOCR offers simple optical character recognition of text in PDF files, images or on-screen and converts that to plain text. All conversion is done securely on-device - none of your images or files are sent to third-party services in the cloud as most applications do.
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