Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Undiscovered App #67: Text Extractor Pro

Text Extractor Pro
If you use your iPhone much, you'll probably find that from time to time, there's a bit of text that you'd like to copy, but since it's imprinted on an image, you can't do it since all you can highlight is the image. I hate it when that happens.

That's where today's Undiscovered App, called Text Extractor Pro, comes in handy. It lets you take an image or PDF file and extract the text from it, and then send it out via text or email so you can store it somewhere more useful. 

I gave it a try and took a picture with my iPhone, then I launched the program and highlighted the area on the photo where the text was, and it came out pretty accurately. It seems to have some trouble if the text is close to any graphics, and other reviews were pretty negative on it since it didn't work very well with other foreign languages. If you're primarily an English reader, then this might work out for you.

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This is one of the more unconventional names we've written about, since this has an average review of only 2 stars from 46 ratings. Look through the reviews and see if this is a worthwhile app for you. Text Extractor Pro is currently available to download for $0.99. You might get lucky and catch it on a free update one of these days.

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