A quick app to grab any on screen text using the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) built into Windows 10. Text Grab does not need to run in the background and does not require the internet to work. This app was built to be quick and get out of the way, making you more productive on Windows. By using the built-in notifications, minimal clicks, and quick startup; Text Grab can easily be used hundreds of times a day! Text Grab uses your Windows installed language to recognize text, so it is available in many different languages.
Where Text Grab is useful
- Application text
Any mixture of the above
Text Grab has three different modes.
Mode 1: Fullscreen capture
This works by simply selecting a rectangular region, or just clicking a word, and Text Grab attempts to copy any text within the region to the Windows Clipboard.
Mode 2: Grab Frame
This is a floating window which can be placed over any window. This window will attempt to capture any text within the bounds of the Window.
Mode 3: Edit Text Window
In this mode Text Grab is like a super charged Notepad. With a plain text area, you can capture, collect, and manipulate the text.
To view the history of what Text Grab has copied open the Windows Clipboard History with Windows key + V
Text Grab is open source on GitHub:
Feel free to open issues, fork the repo, or open a pull request.