ABBYY TextGrabber easily and quickly digitizes fragments of printed text, reads QR codes and turns the recognized result into actions: call, write, translate into 100+ languages online and into 10 languages offline, 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.

***** 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” -
• Real-Time Translation directly on the camera screen without taking photos into 100+ languages online (full-text translation) and 10 languages offline (word-by-word translation).
• 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.
• Siri shortcuts. To recognize last photo with Siri create Siri Shortcut in iPhone settings.
• 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
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Premium Account auto-renewable subscription allows to use all functions of this app. Subscription length periods: 1 month and 1 year. The subscription is automatically renewed at the end of the period unless you choose to cancel the subscription at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. You can manage your subscription and switch off the auto-renewal by accessing your Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription to that publication.
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What’s New

Version 6.12.2

We have changed the app icon to celebrate the 10 years anniversary of our apps!
TextGrabber, FineScanner, and Business Card Reader are now indispensable digitizing assets for over 10 million people across the globe. Join our celebration and stay tuned! More cool features are coming soon!
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Editors' Notes

Capturing printed words and magically morphing them into easy-to-edit digital text is TextGrabber’s bread and butter. But we love it nearly as much for the sci-fi cool factor of being able to instantly translate Italian restaurant menus, French fashion magazines, and Japanese graphic novels into our native language.

Kustanpeti ,

So far useless for me

Megnyitottam az első 3 szöveges képet a telefonomról. Teljesen tisztán és jól kivehető szövegek. Az elsőnél hiányzik pár szó a fordításban. Így teljesen értelmetlen. A másik kettőt pedig botrányosan fordítja. Egyelőre csak az ötlet miatt adok kettőt. Így használhatatlan.

I imported 3 pics from my phone. Totally clear texts. At the first one is missing one word. So it's totally meaningless. And the translation by the other two is terrible.
2 stars only for the idea. So it's useless for me so far.

Update : still terrible translation
1 star and delete.

Developer Response ,

Dear User! Thank you for taking time to share your experience. Your feedback is very important for us as we are constantly working toward improving the product and doing things better. Thank you for being with us! Kindest regards, ABBYY Mobile team

Apple-Zed ,

Egyre sokoldalúbb / More and more versatile

(english see below)
Tökéletesen szkennel színes vagy inverz hátérről is, gyengébb fényben is.
Az angol és német nyelvfelismerése kifogástalan. A magyar nagyon sokat javult. Legfeljebb 1-2 ékezethiba van - hosszabb szövegben is, illetve az i-í-t-l szokott még bizonytalan lenni.
A legújabb valós idejű olvasás nagyon hasznos, ha pl. külföldön valami feliratot kell gyorsan megérteni. (Bár én a fordítóért nem fizettem külön, azt nem használom.)
FEJLESZTŐK!! Jó lenne, ha a kézzel írt nyomtatott betűket és számokat is felismerné.

Perfectly scan from colored or inversed backgrounds, also at weak lighting.
The English and German language recognition is impeccable. The Hungarian greatly improved. Up 1-2 long letters error - in longer text, too, or rather the i-í-t-l was used to be even more uncertain.
The latest real-time reading is very useful if, for example, you should quickly understand something in foreign language. (Although I did not pay for the translator separately, I will not use it.)
DEVELOPERS!! It would be good if it could recognize the handwritten block letters and numbers.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you a lot for this wonderful review! We will consider your notes in further developement. Regards, ABBYY Mobile team.

Editors' Notes

Capturing printed words and magically morphing them into easy-to-edit digital text is TextGrabber’s bread and butter. But we love it nearly as much for the sci-fi cool factor of being able to instantly translate Italian restaurant menus, French fashion magazines, and Japanese graphic novels into our native language.


ABBYY USA Software House Inc
133.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017, ABBYY Production LLC.
In-App Purchases
  1. Full-text translator 1 490 Ft
  2. Scan and Translate Monthly 699 Ft
  3. Scan and Translate 699 Ft


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