TextSniper is a new Mac app that I wish I had been in years ago. It takes the text in a graphical or non-selectable File, and uses Optical Character Recognition ( OCR) to convert it into real text. It is as simple to use as taking a screengrab and then pasting it together.
One of the most irritating aspects of my job is when I need to quote any text in graphic form that is presented. Business posts on Twitter are a typical example of sharing an image of the message, where they get around the character limit.
I’ve been reading it aloud now, using Siri dictation to automatically type the file, but it’s a clunky repair.
What TextSniper does is allow you to pick any words that are visible on your computer, no matter what the format, and you can paste them into any document.
Install and run the Program. A small menu bar icon is the only noticeable sign that you get, but you now have a new screengrab option: Shift-CMD-2. Take this mix, pick the screen area you want to read and … that’s it. It takes seconds to put it literally.
TextSniper shows a quick thumbs-up icon and the words “Copied to clipboard.” In the normal way, click in your document and CMD-V and the OCR’d text will be pasted.
I’m blown away by how good it is regarding the results.
For instance, when Apple announced it would terminate the developer account of Epic Games, Mark Gurman tweeted an Apple comment. That statement came in a graphic form.
Textsniper lifetime deal – $7.99