You need to get the text out of an image or from anywhere on your screen? With picatext this is as easy as selecting a file or a screen area. So now you can get the text you need in almost no time. No need to tediously typewrite everything again.

picatext is OCR made simple. We included just the functionality you need. Nothing that might distract you. That helps focusing on the important things and saves you a lot of time.

These are the awesome features of picatext:
- get text from images
- extract text from your screen
- supports the recognition of over 40 languages
- start screen selection by shortcut
- text gets copied to clipboard automatically
- set the font of the output text

For better results take a look at the tips & tricks on

These are the supported languages:
- Arabic
- Bulgarian
- Catalan
- Cherokee
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
- Czech
- Danish
- Danish (Fraktur)
- Dutch
- English
- Finnish
- French
- German
- German (Fraktur)
- Greek
- Hebrew
- Hindi
- Hungarian
- Indonesian
- Italian
- Japanese
- Korean
- Latvian
- Lithuanian
- Norwegian
- Polish
- Portuguese
- Romanian
- Russian
- Serbian (Latin)
- Slovakian
- Slovenian
- Spanish
- Swedish
- Swedish (Fraktur)
- Tagalog
- Thai
- Turkish
- Ukrainian
- Vietnamese

What's New

Version 2.0.1

-bug fixing

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Does a fantatic job!


I was a bit concerned over this product based upon the large number of reviewers rating it 1 or 2 stars… but I tried it anyway. And I’m glad I did! This product “may” have had issues in its earlier versions, but I’ve been using it for the past hour with only a few minor instances where it didn’t interpret the characters correctly. This may be linked to a specific font face that it has more difficulty with then others. At any rate, they were quick and easy fixes (after I copied the text into my word processor, spell check did most of the work… so it only took a few seconds) I rated it 4 stars simply because it wasn’t absolutely perfect. And I would definitely recommend it.

Can finally select text that isn’t “selectable”!


I was just reading a review on the App Store that referenced three other similar apps to the one I was reading about. I wanted to select and copy the names of the other three so I could quickly paste to search for them. No can do with the text on the App Store. So I invoked Picatext, “showed” it my screen, selected the area around the text I wanted to copy, and Voila!. Picatext immediately offered it up in selectable format, saving me the multiple steps and time it takes to open a little note app just to type in a few words so that I could remember them and do a copy&paste in a search bar. Works great!!

You Don’t Know You Need This, But You Do

Chowhoundus Selloutus

It’s kind of hard to understand what this is until you use it. It’s unique, and solves a problem none of us ever expected to have solved. We all just accept that certain text in certain situations can’t be copied to clipboard (this very review, for example!). No more!

Again, you didn’t know you needed this. But once you have it, life is better. It’s an absolute delight.

And it works really well, too!


softwareinmotion GmbH
211 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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