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Screen OCR Alternatives for Mac

Screen OCR is not available for Mac but there are plenty of 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 25 alternatives to Screen OCR and 14 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Screen OCR are Adobe Acrobat DC, ABBYY FineReader PDF, Snagit and TextSniper.

Screen OCR alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but may also be Document Scanners or PDF Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Screen OCR.
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  • Windows

Screen OCR is a screen capture and character recognition tool. You can use Screen OCR in any way you are most comfortable...

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  1. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGreenshot consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGreenshot is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableGreenshot can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
    ⚫︎ Full-page ScreenshotGreenshot can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
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    image editor (no stamp with greenshot)
  2. Make your job easier with Adobe Acrobat DC, the trusted PDF creator. Use Acrobat to convert, edit, and sign PDF files at your desk or on the go.

    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat DC supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat DC support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesAdobe Acrobat DC can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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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.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationABBYY FineReader PDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ LightweightABBYY FineReader PDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesABBYY FineReader PDF support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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  4. 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.

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

    TextSniper

    • Mac

    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.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  6. CopyFish icon

    CopyFish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Copy, paste and translate text from any image, video or PDF.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Copy text from images, PDF and Youtube videos
  7. Easy Screen OCR icon

    Easy Screen OCR

    • 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.

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  8. Textify - Image to Text PDF icon

    Textify - Image to Text PDF

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  9. OCR powered screen-capture tool to capture information instead of images.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  10. SikuliX icon

    SikuliX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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