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TextGrabber Offline Scan & Translate Photo to Text

TextGrabber Offline Scan & Translate Photo to Text

ABBYY Mobile

Capture and digitize any text! Turn data into action and translate on-the-go.

3.9 Ratings 12K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads

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  • img Community
    If, like a lot of people, you are hiking on The Great Wall of China and you have come from another country, having an app that will let you understand signs is a must. Whether you are on the first food of the great wall or you're 5 miles on the way, this app is greatly helpful.
    img by Steve
    9 months ago
  • Sep 21, 2018

    By Hrach
    It is a good app, in general. It is ok, since it does it's job, but if you want more than three stars make it a really free app. I mean the ads are ok and aren't many. I suggest increasing the ads, in order to make it free and the premium should be with no-ads, please improve this in order to make it better than other apps for translations, thank you
  • Great Text Recognition app Oct 7, 2019

    By cb4ujudge
    If you want a great application to capture text, whether it’s from a book, a document, or an article in a magazine, etc. this is the go-to app I would recommend. It’s not perfect - some text is incorrectly recognized, however, that is usually the fault of the lighting of the document being scanned. If you evenly light the image that you’re scanning before doing a scan you’ll have great results, although a couple of words may be incorrectly recognized. Minor effort is required to edit them before saving the documents or emailing them. My only gripe is that when combining multiple scanned pages, they are combined in a non-intuitive order. It would be nice if you could somehow number each page that was scanned in the order that you want them combined. Maybe this could be fixed in a future release!
  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Philip Behrens
    Fantastic OCR! Sadly, it won't appear in Android's "Share with" dialog, which really hinders workflow. Please add! CLARIFICATION: Thanks for the reply, but I was referring to TextGrabber not appearing in the Android "Share with" dialog, which you'd need to be able to open an image or screenshot in TextGrabber directly from within Gallery, Google Photos or so. Currently, you have to make the screenshot, then open TextGrabber, then reopen the image from there. This could be simplified. Thanks!
  • Finally Oct 8, 2018

    By @srdvx
    So many scanner apps promise test digitalization or OCR, yet when it comes to it, a simple extracting of a telephone number from the bank transaction (charge description) becomes more work and steps than one would care to perform or remember. This app takes care of that and even remembers the results, without the need to bother with saving files. Ability to specify this app as a target for sharing in the helper menu is a key feature, not to minimize how well the app is made to handle all various OCR situations and text translation to/from 100 languages, even language detection, which is major, when you really need it, like to translate a message in a global chat. Best app.
  • Jun 23, 2019

    By Michael A.
    You guys are my heroes. You make all other developers of OCR tech look silly with their internet connection prerequisite. Not to say that there isn't room for improvement. But just for being an efficient offline OCR app, you blow everyone else out of the water.
  • New suggestion in review Jan 19, 2018

    By capedape
    Please think about adding ability to replace replace/all in text that has been captured. Or a list of word/sentences to never render into ocr’d text. I’d pay for this as an in app purchase! 1: please add more flexibility. Like ios share sheet extension access to send to textgrabber. Ability to take screenshot in iOS 11 and immediately send to textgrabber by clicking on the screenshot thumbnail. Ability to edit straight in textgrabber from where a photo is full screen opened from camera roll eg three little dots within circle ... 2: The latest ipads and phones are quite powerful. Looking forward to the app, hopefully this one, that let’s me upload a OCR pdf and automatically snapshot all the pages into editable text. That will be the holy grail and I’d surely pay for the update or in app purchase.
  • So far so good Dec 16, 2019

    By MhoneyJ
    I’m testing the app and it’s pretty accurate for recognizing English, which I really need it at this moment. However, there are a few things that doesn’t accurately. First, the app couldn’t recognize the words lie on the distortion of the photo during the photo taking process. Second, online translation into Vietnamse which has 20% vocabulary that could not be translated, and the translation is pretty wild (not smooth translation). Please take a look into those points. But in general, I am much appreciated how it works right now.
  • May 3, 2020

    By susu333
    This works great 👍. Just take a screenshot, then crop the text or code etc using the app. Hit the check mark and then press and hold on it and select copy the text. Then paste it wherever you need or Share it. Fantastic and good job...
  • Sep 25, 2018

    By mr. green
    So far no problem in using this app. It is great to copy text from image. Hope another update will add on some some features like copying text from on screen without to screenshot first.
  • Sep 21, 2018

    By Hrach
    It is a good app, in general. It is ok, since it does it's job, but if you want more than three stars make it a really free app. I mean the ads are ok and aren't many. I suggest increasing the ads, in order to make it free and the premium should be with no-ads, please improve this in order to make it better than other apps for translations, thank you
  • Great Text Recognition app Oct 7, 2019

    By cb4ujudge
    If you want a great application to capture text, whether it’s from a book, a document, or an article in a magazine, etc. this is the go-to app I would recommend. It’s not perfect - some text is incorrectly recognized, however, that is usually the fault of the lighting of the document being scanned. If you evenly light the image that you’re scanning before doing a scan you’ll have great results, although a couple of words may be incorrectly recognized. Minor effort is required to edit them before saving the documents or emailing them. My only gripe is that when combining multiple scanned pages, they are combined in a non-intuitive order. It would be nice if you could somehow number each page that was scanned in the order that you want them combined. Maybe this could be fixed in a future release!
  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Philip Behrens
    Fantastic OCR! Sadly, it won't appear in Android's "Share with" dialog, which really hinders workflow. Please add! CLARIFICATION: Thanks for the reply, but I was referring to TextGrabber not appearing in the Android "Share with" dialog, which you'd need to be able to open an image or screenshot in TextGrabber directly from within Gallery, Google Photos or so. Currently, you have to make the screenshot, then open TextGrabber, then reopen the image from there. This could be simplified. Thanks!
  • Finally Oct 8, 2018

    By @srdvx
    So many scanner apps promise test digitalization or OCR, yet when it comes to it, a simple extracting of a telephone number from the bank transaction (charge description) becomes more work and steps than one would care to perform or remember. This app takes care of that and even remembers the results, without the need to bother with saving files. Ability to specify this app as a target for sharing in the helper menu is a key feature, not to minimize how well the app is made to handle all various OCR situations and text translation to/from 100 languages, even language detection, which is major, when you really need it, like to translate a message in a global chat. Best app.
  • Jun 23, 2019

    By Michael A.
    You guys are my heroes. You make all other developers of OCR tech look silly with their internet connection prerequisite. Not to say that there isn't room for improvement. But just for being an efficient offline OCR app, you blow everyone else out of the water.
  • New suggestion in review Jan 19, 2018

    By capedape
    Please think about adding ability to replace replace/all in text that has been captured. Or a list of word/sentences to never render into ocr’d text. I’d pay for this as an in app purchase! 1: please add more flexibility. Like ios share sheet extension access to send to textgrabber. Ability to take screenshot in iOS 11 and immediately send to textgrabber by clicking on the screenshot thumbnail. Ability to edit straight in textgrabber from where a photo is full screen opened from camera roll eg three little dots within circle ... 2: The latest ipads and phones are quite powerful. Looking forward to the app, hopefully this one, that let’s me upload a OCR pdf and automatically snapshot all the pages into editable text. That will be the holy grail and I’d surely pay for the update or in app purchase.
  • So far so good Dec 16, 2019

    By MhoneyJ
    I’m testing the app and it’s pretty accurate for recognizing English, which I really need it at this moment. However, there are a few things that doesn’t accurately. First, the app couldn’t recognize the words lie on the distortion of the photo during the photo taking process. Second, online translation into Vietnamse which has 20% vocabulary that could not be translated, and the translation is pretty wild (not smooth translation). Please take a look into those points. But in general, I am much appreciated how it works right now.
  • May 3, 2020

    By susu333
    This works great 👍. Just take a screenshot, then crop the text or code etc using the app. Hit the check mark and then press and hold on it and select copy the text. Then paste it wherever you need or Share it. Fantastic and good job...
  • Sep 25, 2018

    By mr. green
    So far no problem in using this app. It is great to copy text from image. Hope another update will add on some some features like copying text from on screen without to screenshot first.
  • Works very well! Sep 28, 2019

    By BestAppsUser
    I’ve used this app for a long while and I’ve been quiet about it, because it WORKS! Even when I give it a grainy pic. Recently took the iOS13 upgrade and was kindly asked to rate it. Sorry for waiting so long but rest assured I have recommended the app to many of my colleagues and friends over the years, primarily in the technical field. Hopefully they will add to the accolades and review it ALLSTARS as well. Keep up the good works. Btw: When a file export or save fails in other apps. I say “screw it” I got TextGrabber and they get the NOStars.
  • May 16, 2019

    By Ant Last
    Works well but subscroption is a con and overpriced compared to what was previously offered. I own this (paid) on IOS and its been great with a one time payment giving me years of translation/ocr. Installed on my work Android and found they moved to a subscription and crippled the demo badly and added in ads making the demo more of a monetised proof of concept. I noticed it also doesnt work well on this phone (Galaxy S series). Bring back the one-time purchase.
  • Needs work and improvements Jan 19, 2018

    By Sam Winston Hawk
    Such high ratings for an app that constantly either not doing what it’s suppose to. OCR feature need work more text recognition...I could really do without all those symbol @&$”#%*€£¥> when it’s done scanning. It is annoying, very annoying. The paid finish product is very disappointing. Also, I’d like the developer to include Lao and Thai language in the translation feature. If I had known that Thai and Lao language translation was not included, I would not had bought it because it’s practically useless to me. How do I request for a refund in that regard? Edit: I just check again, there is no Thai or Lao language option for the translation feature? If there is it certainly isn’t on mine. How do I get it?
  • Dec 14, 2018

    By Karel Tau
    Only 3 trial translations-not enough to compare with others fairly. MONTHLY subscription. Received translations were only so-so. Not the best UI workflow. Quite bad actually when compared to others.
  • Dec 31, 2019

    By Armand X. Goldman
    Junk skip it You have only couple tries to get it to work. Then it wants full purchase price for an app you haven't been able to get working. If you really need it buy it use it get refund.
  • Nov 13, 2019

    By Steven Roberts
    So far every attempt to get text from a picture it comes out in garbled computer language. It cannot capture text. Even regular form words in standard font get garbled, unusual spaces added and misspellings get transcribed.
  • Mar 14, 2020

    By M T
    The text recognition is a joke. Software I used 10 years ago did the job. This app doesnt even recognize perfectly visible and undistorted text in simple fonts.
  • Dec 18, 2020

    By digital world supporter
    Not works offline, not perfect text extraction in the english
  • Nov 29, 2020

    By Ruchith Sandeepa
    I think you should put the languages that can be translated by this app in the decription here. I downloaded this for translating a content printed in sinhala, only to find you do not support sinhala to english translation 😪
  • img Community
    If, like a lot of people, you are hiking on The Great Wall of China and you have come from another country, having an app that will let you understand signs is a must. Whether you are on the first food of the great wall or you're 5 miles on the way, this app is greatly helpful.
    img by Steve
    9 months ago

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  • Great Text Recognition app Oct 7, 2019

    By cb4ujudge
    If you want a great application to capture text, whether it’s from a book, a document, or an article in a magazine, etc. this is the go-to app I would recommend. It’s not perfect - some text is incorrectly recognized, however, that is usually the fault of the lighting of the document being scanned. If you evenly light the image that you’re scanning before doing a scan you’ll have great results, although a couple of words may be incorrectly recognized. Minor effort is required to edit them before saving the documents or emailing them. My only gripe is that when combining multiple scanned pages, they are combined in a non-intuitive order. It would be nice if you could somehow number each page that was scanned in the order that you want them combined. Maybe this could be fixed in a future release!
  • Finally Oct 8, 2018

    By @srdvx
    So many scanner apps promise test digitalization or OCR, yet when it comes to it, a simple extracting of a telephone number from the bank transaction (charge description) becomes more work and steps than one would care to perform or remember. This app takes care of that and even remembers the results, without the need to bother with saving files. Ability to specify this app as a target for sharing in the helper menu is a key feature, not to minimize how well the app is made to handle all various OCR situations and text translation to/from 100 languages, even language detection, which is major, when you really need it, like to translate a message in a global chat. Best app.
  • Jun 23, 2019

    By Michael A.
    You guys are my heroes. You make all other developers of OCR tech look silly with their internet connection prerequisite. Not to say that there isn't room for improvement. But just for being an efficient offline OCR app, you blow everyone else out of the water.
  • So far so good Dec 16, 2019

    By MhoneyJ
    I’m testing the app and it’s pretty accurate for recognizing English, which I really need it at this moment. However, there are a few things that doesn’t accurately. First, the app couldn’t recognize the words lie on the distortion of the photo during the photo taking process. Second, online translation into Vietnamse which has 20% vocabulary that could not be translated, and the translation is pretty wild (not smooth translation). Please take a look into those points. But in general, I am much appreciated how it works right now.
  • May 3, 2020

    By susu333
    This works great 👍. Just take a screenshot, then crop the text or code etc using the app. Hit the check mark and then press and hold on it and select copy the text. Then paste it wherever you need or Share it. Fantastic and good job...
  • Sep 25, 2018

    By mr. green
    So far no problem in using this app. It is great to copy text from image. Hope another update will add on some some features like copying text from on screen without to screenshot first.
  • Works very well! Sep 28, 2019

    By BestAppsUser
    I’ve used this app for a long while and I’ve been quiet about it, because it WORKS! Even when I give it a grainy pic. Recently took the iOS13 upgrade and was kindly asked to rate it. Sorry for waiting so long but rest assured I have recommended the app to many of my colleagues and friends over the years, primarily in the technical field. Hopefully they will add to the accolades and review it ALLSTARS as well. Keep up the good works. Btw: When a file export or save fails in other apps. I say “screw it” I got TextGrabber and they get the NOStars.
  • I LOVE THIS APP!!! Oct 5, 2017

    By leee123lgee
    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!!
  • Have only used for taking print from books Jan 27, 2020

    By An iTouch4 user
    I need it to take notes from books, not translate, and it works very well for that. Don't try to do the whole page at once... thirds or half work best. It's fast, requires a few corrections, but I'm studying so am willing to re-read and correct. Very satisfied. Months later: Now it's been "improved" and nothing works! Absolutely frustrating!
  • Pretty accurate! Sep 12, 2017

    By jsl2749
    I am quite pleased with this and it's nice if you want to look up a question on a worksheet for help but don't want to type it out yourself. The reading of the words is actually pretty accurate (as long as you hold the camera straight). It used to be more sensitive, but they have updated the app to be more precise and effective. Great app and completely worth downloading. This is a must-have.
  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Philip Behrens
    Fantastic OCR! Sadly, it won't appear in Android's "Share with" dialog, which really hinders workflow. Please add! CLARIFICATION: Thanks for the reply, but I was referring to TextGrabber not appearing in the Android "Share with" dialog, which you'd need to be able to open an image or screenshot in TextGrabber directly from within Gallery, Google Photos or so. Currently, you have to make the screenshot, then open TextGrabber, then reopen the image from there. This could be simplified. Thanks!
  • New suggestion in review Jan 19, 2018

    By capedape
    Please think about adding ability to replace replace/all in text that has been captured. Or a list of word/sentences to never render into ocr’d text. I’d pay for this as an in app purchase! 1: please add more flexibility. Like ios share sheet extension access to send to textgrabber. Ability to take screenshot in iOS 11 and immediately send to textgrabber by clicking on the screenshot thumbnail. Ability to edit straight in textgrabber from where a photo is full screen opened from camera roll eg three little dots within circle ... 2: The latest ipads and phones are quite powerful. Looking forward to the app, hopefully this one, that let’s me upload a OCR pdf and automatically snapshot all the pages into editable text. That will be the holy grail and I’d surely pay for the update or in app purchase.
  • Aug 24, 2019

    By ABDULLOKH MUKHAMMADJONOB
    Just awesome!Easy user interface, fast recognition, fully functioning offline mode. The reason why I'm not giving 5 stars is that the app recognizer doesn't support Arabic and uzbek (krill) characters.Can you add them in the next version?
  • Great Tool Nov 4, 2017

    By Statsoul
    I have been in Germany for the last few years. This application has been extremely useful. I have been able to translate everything written communication I get in German into English. The application is not perfect but it does the trick. I can read menu's, adds, shopping information, food labels and many other things on the spot. There is still room for improvement but I better deal with the 10% opportunity than with 100% ignorance. Bottom line, it is a great application worth having.
  • Great + one suggestion Aug 20, 2018

    By D_or 2000
    Very handy. Text recognition is good/excellent My suggestion: It doesn't correct parallax of a scanned page. If you take the picture of a book there will be a distortion due to the page curve. It seems this causes issues with the OCR. Since we know that a lign should be straight, the software should be able to correct the parallax and correct distortion at the beginning and end of the lines. This, I assume, would improve the OCR of the scanned page. Anyway, great app
  • Very bad usability Oct 7, 2018

    By Anomalogue
    The OCR technology is good. But software is more than technology, snd this is where this software falls short. It is difficult to get it to work. For instance, how do you export a whole scan to evernote? Who even knows? It exports a random excerpt? And why is translation always offered as the most prominent next step? And once you figure out how it is supposed to work they change it around so you have to relearn it. ABBYY desperately needs design help.
  • Lower-case L and fractions Mar 29, 2018

    By Eddie#9#9
    This app works pretty well. However while using it to OCR recipes, I found a couple of things it does stumble on. First, it often converts lower-case L to a forward slash “/“. Second, fractions consisting of two numbers separated by a slash, e.g. “1/4”, are often converted to garbage. This problem is worse when reading a stylized fraction where the first number sits above the second number - that is, the 2 numbers do not share a baseline.
  • Extremely helpful Nov 13, 2017

    By CeltieLG
    One of my favorite apps I recommend to others. Especially helpful for research or capturing interesting info when you run into it (like at a museum or household tips). Lost a star only because it too often puts in strange intęrnætîönål letters that should be filtered out when the majority of text is obviously English. I dislike correcting those; takes too much time. Just needs some logarithm tweaking. 👍
  • Amazing Oct 30, 2017

    By Kevinpleong
    Text grabber is an amazing app because I am able to use it whenever and I can convert the photos that I took and extract the text from the photo. I have been looking for an app like this for a long time and finally found it. I will say if I want to look through my files and convert them sometimes it won’t let me go to the page to convert them.
  • Sep 21, 2018

    By Hrach
    It is a good app, in general. It is ok, since it does it's job, but if you want more than three stars make it a really free app. I mean the ads are ok and aren't many. I suggest increasing the ads, in order to make it free and the premium should be with no-ads, please improve this in order to make it better than other apps for translations, thank you
  • Jul 22, 2019

    By Udayvir Singh
    Looking Good but my purpose was not solve. Actually I was looking for Hindi text OCR but unfortunately it is not available in this above. If it is available I am ready to get paid version also. but for now I am uninstalling..SORRY Developers..!!!
  • May 24, 2019

    By Angeline Thomson
    Liked your app, it helps when needed. But just because I subscribe for 2 months, you guys cant automatically deduct money from my account and keep renewing the subscription when i dont need your app. You guys to to ask before you take people's money away. Uninstalling your app now.
  • May 16, 2019

    By Ant Last
    Works well but subscroption is a con and overpriced compared to what was previously offered. I own this (paid) on IOS and its been great with a one time payment giving me years of translation/ocr. Installed on my work Android and found they moved to a subscription and crippled the demo badly and added in ads making the demo more of a monetised proof of concept. I noticed it also doesnt work well on this phone (Galaxy S series). Bring back the one-time purchase.
  • Needs work and improvements Jan 19, 2018

    By Sam Winston Hawk
    Such high ratings for an app that constantly either not doing what it’s suppose to. OCR feature need work more text recognition...I could really do without all those symbol @&$”#%*€£¥> when it’s done scanning. It is annoying, very annoying. The paid finish product is very disappointing. Also, I’d like the developer to include Lao and Thai language in the translation feature. If I had known that Thai and Lao language translation was not included, I would not had bought it because it’s practically useless to me. How do I request for a refund in that regard? Edit: I just check again, there is no Thai or Lao language option for the translation feature? If there is it certainly isn’t on mine. How do I get it?
  • Dec 14, 2018

    By Karel Tau
    Only 3 trial translations-not enough to compare with others fairly. MONTHLY subscription. Received translations were only so-so. Not the best UI workflow. Quite bad actually when compared to others.
  • Nov 13, 2019

    By Steven Roberts
    So far every attempt to get text from a picture it comes out in garbled computer language. It cannot capture text. Even regular form words in standard font get garbled, unusual spaces added and misspellings get transcribed.
  • Dec 31, 2019

    By Armand X. Goldman
    Junk skip it You have only couple tries to get it to work. Then it wants full purchase price for an app you haven't been able to get working. If you really need it buy it use it get refund.
  • Mar 14, 2020

    By M T
    The text recognition is a joke. Software I used 10 years ago did the job. This app doesnt even recognize perfectly visible and undistorted text in simple fonts.
  • Dec 18, 2020

    By digital world supporter
    Not works offline, not perfect text extraction in the english
  • Nov 29, 2020

    By Ruchith Sandeepa
    I think you should put the languages that can be translated by this app in the decription here. I downloaded this for translating a content printed in sinhala, only to find you do not support sinhala to english translation 😪

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TextGrabber Offline Scan & Translate Photo to Text

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