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Snap a photo with iPhone camera and OpticText instantly recognize the text from the picture and translate it, works offline right on your iPhone.

OpticText is the most innovative text recognition scanner that allows you to crop or skew the picture, or touch to highlight the area you want to extract the text.

It work completely offline even for the translation. All you need to do is download your desired language translators to your iPhone, then you can perform translation without internet connection.


▶ Why OpticText?

◉ Multiple methods for scanning text: 1. By touch - Touch to highlight the scan area you want to extract the text. 2. By crop - Crop the picture that you want to scan. 3. By skew - Correct the image perspective by skewing picture.

◉ Multi language translator packs that translates completely offline available for download.

◉ All processing happens on your iPhone. No internet required, completely works offline. Your data confidentiality is guaranteed.

◉ Features 18 language recognition, 35 online language translation and 16 offline language packs available for download. The language libraries are constantly updated and added.

◉ Post your recognized text anywhere to the internet. You can share via email or SMS or post to your Evernote, Dropbox or Facebook.

◉ Intelligent image processing: Auto text orientation, auto image adjustment to enhance scan quality.

◉ Fast and accurate text recognition quality.

◉ Simple and intuitive user interface.


The recognition languages including English, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and is expanding.

The translation languages including Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

The offline language packs including:

• Chinese(Simplified)
• Dutch
• French
• German
• Hebrew
• Indonesian
• Italian
• Japanese
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Romanian
• Russian
• Spanish
• Turkish
• Ukrainian
• Vietnamese


We'd love to hear your feedback, email us at support@tapclay.com to ask any question or get help from our team.

What's New

Version 1.6.1

- Changes to the online translation application programming interface

- Improved stability

Ratings and Reviews

Waste of money


Using this app for Japanese Translation.
Can't even recognize a simple kanji, couldnt even translate a simple sentence. When on offline, it can't translate the whole sentence or phrase. You will have a hard time touching on each word to get the meaning, but still it can't detect a whole word for translation. ITS REALLY A WASTE OF MONEY. Make sure that your app can really translate offline if it really can. You still need to be online to use translation. LIARS!!!! I WONDER WHY APPLE ALLOW BUSINESS MODEL LIARS!!!!

not accurate but has some use at $2.


For a research project the app couldn't deal with Rashi script; and its handling of Hebrew text is iffy. It does a mediocre job recognizing/transliterating Hebrew and makes no effort to translate (I have to cut and paste the transliterated text into other translation apps).
But for $2. it has some usefulness. Anxious to try it on other languages.

Switched to Pixter


I tried this for a little while but got inaccurate results every time, sometimes no results, and OCR took a very long time. I was thinking that it would be faster for me to just transcribe the text. I then bought Pixter and the results were night and day, with Pixter being both much faster and accurate.


Tapclay Mobile LLP
66.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Tapclay Mobile


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