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TextGrabber – Real-Time Capture and QR Code Reader


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ABBYY TextGrabber easily and quickly digitizes fragments of printed text, reads QR codes and turnes the recognized result into actions: call, write, translate into 100+ languages, search in the Internet or on maps, create events on the calendar, edit, voice and share in any convenient way.
When you point a camera at printed text, TextGrabber instantly captures information and recognizes it without connecting to the Internet. A unique real-time recognition mode extracts information in 60+ languages not only from documents, but from any surfaces.
Translation is available as a separate in-app purchase.

***** Winner of SUPERSTAR Award in the "Mobile Productivity App", "Mobile Image Capture App" and “Text Input” categories in Mobile Star Awards
“TextGrabber is probably the best app which adds another function to your iPhone: a scanner”- The Irish Times
“The results get delivered relatively fast, which is great. A must have for students” -
“The Best Image-to-Text App for iPhone” -
• Innovative Real-Time Recognition mode based on ABBYY RTR SDK technology will digitize printed text directly on the camera screen without taking photographs.
• Text recognition in 60+ languages, including Russian, English, German, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Chinese and Korean, without an Internet connection.
• All links, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, postal addresses and dates after digitization become clickable: you can click on the link, phone, write email, find the address on the maps or add an event to the calendar.
• Full-text translation into 100+ languages (Internet connection is required, separate in-app purchase).
• QR code reader.
• Powerful text-to-speech capability with the VoiceOver system feature.
• Adjustable font sizes and audio prompts to assist visually impaired people: you can increase the font size and use sound prompts to interface elements.
• Share the results to any app installed on the device via the system menu.
• All extracted text is automatically backed up and can be easily found in the “History” folder
With ABBYY TextGrabber you can save and translate any printed text you need with a tap of your screen:
• Texts from TV screen or smartphone
• Receipts
• Labels and counters
• Travel documents
• Magazine articles and book fragments
• Manuals and instructions
• Recipe ingredients, etc.
OCR HINT: Please select the appropriate language (up to three at a time) before recognition
Twitter: @ABBYY_Mobile

Please leave a review if you like ABBYY TextGrabber . Thank you!

What's New in Version 6.1.5

In this release, we have improved the recognition of line and paragraph breaks as well as hyphenation of words, which helps preserve the original layout and makes the text much easier to read and translate.

Major since the previous release:
• With our innovative real-time OCR technology, you can capture text directly from your camera screen, without the need to take a photo or crop it. The digitized text instantly becomes actionable: links, phone numbers, email addresses, street addresses and dates become clickable to easily perform the corresponding task.
• The UI has not been neglected either. TextGrabber has been redesigned in crisp green and white.

Please leave a review if you like ABBYY TextGrabber 6. Thank you!


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Customer Reviews

Grabbed the text, "flew off" with it & back in seconds

iPhone 6s+. I've tested several scanners & OCR recognition Apps & this is by far the best. I take a lot of notes & often on blogs, etc., when I can't do "copy & paste", I just take a screen shot, but that isn't an efficient & effective method of note taking. TextGrabber grabs the texts off the screenshots like NO other App.

The conversion of 1 screenshot of about 24 lines (with 2 different fonts & every other one in bold) took "no time" & required only a few edits of spacing. I tested translation (free for 1 day) from English to German. It "flew to Germany" in seconds. Names of Authors &/or Titles of books could be on the same line. Only 1 English name, Brown' got translated to German as "braune".

So, I tested a screenshot of a paragraph of about 65 words which was converted in "a second" with 0 errors! Much better than most other similar Apps. I then translated it into German which took "about a second", with minimal editing (less than expected). I then took the unedited German text & translated it back into English, and it appeared that only about 10% of the text needed editing (I didn't do an accurate analysis, but it was better than what I had expected).

Expensive? No!!!! And,....

The ONLY app whose in app purchases value exceed their price and you'll never ever know !!!! But, read what your actually missing because in very small ways other apps translate but here my confidence is high it is strictly m2m and anonymous... the rest I would have to say is that you pay nothing for you pay in real terms with loss of privacy even when taken anonymously and then used as anonymity drilled down on by statistical analysis -- they should already be creating quality and delivering it with lower pricing -- this actually is.


I cannot get over how amazing this is. I had no idea this exists and very easy to use too. Who ever developed this, you have no idea how you made my life so much easier. Thank you.

I am an Operating room nurse and doctors have preference cards. Sometimes they just come to me with an old print of their list or someone's list and I always wished I have a way to easily transfer them and edit them from my phone. This is a dream come true. THANK YOU!!

TextGrabber – Real-Time Capture and QR Code Reader
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.1.5
  • Size: 92.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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