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    Best TextSniper Alternatives

    TextSniper is described as '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' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to TextSniper for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is GImageReader, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TextSniper are Google Lens, OpenScan, Microsoft Lens and ABBYY Screenshot Reader.

    TextSniper is mainly a Screenshot Capture Tool but alternatives to it may also be Document Scanners or Translators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TextSniper.
    This page was last updated Apr 5, 2022
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    TextSniper is a super useful app to quickly capture unselectable text. Use it to capture and recognize text from...
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      gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.
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      With Google Lens you can get information about items around you, like landmarks, posters, or barcodes, using your phone's camera.

    1. OpenScan is an open source app that enables users to scan hardcopies of documents or notes and convert it to PDF or JPEG files. Its motto is "No ads. No data collection. We respect your privacy.".
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    2. Microsoft Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.
    3. 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.

    4. 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.
    5. Capture2Text enables users to quickly OCR a portion of the screen using a keyboard shortcut.
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      Available for windows free of cost and very quick, effective and very less resource consuming...
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    6. Pocket Scanner Ultimate is the stand-alone version of Kdan’s Pocket Scanner series. Search “Pocket Scanner Cloud” in the App Store and try out the app & cloud services for free!
    7. Adobe Scan turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR).
    8. CamScanner turns your phone into a portable scanner. Archive all your paper documents, receipts, notes, whiteboard discussions anywhere and anytime.


      As reported by several news articles, old Android versions of Camscanner were infected by malware and removed by the Google Play Store. Android Police verified that versions released between June and July 2019 included that malware, newer versions are safe: Anyway uninstalling the app and looking for an alternative is suggested

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