Text Fairy (OCR Text Scanner)

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163K reviews
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About this app

• Free
• Extract text from images.
• Edit, share, or export as PDF
• Works offline to protect your privacy.
• Reads text out loud. (Text-to-speech, TTS)
• Recognizes printed text from more than 110 languages.
• Scan documents with text in multiple languages.
• Manage your scanned files (edit, join, delete)
• Automatically cleans up the image, corrects the viewpoint and straightens text lines
• Automatically detects text columns in complex documents.

Please bear in mind that Text Fairy cannot read handwriting.

We’d love to hear your feedback: textfairymail@gmail.com

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Updated on
May 12, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Financial info
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

158K reviews
Harvard Cornell
June 2, 2024
● Generally quite good. However, for Text Capture, some words, icons, symbols , imojis, etc appear as text misspellings. Text capture engine needs improvement to 98% or more accuracy. ● For Samsung Galaxy A54, the "copy text option" fails to recognize copied text (=> "No Text Detected"). ● The ability to rearrange the order of opening screen options would be a great improvement ● as would a floating screen shortcut on the main screen. Ultimately, it's free, reliable, user-friendly & has no ads!
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Alix -
April 9, 2024
While I really appreciate the more modern clean interface compared to other apps like this, it unforunately doesn't seem very good at what it does. Maybe it is for simple straight forward images but I had a lot of bullet points in my pdf file (both with check boxes and numbers and letters) and it strangely didn't know what to do with it and would put things out of order.
6 people found this review helpful
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Faraday Sage (Faraday)
March 16, 2024
previous review in 2018 had an error. just tried the most recent version today and used it on a string of binary. I had a problem until I enlarged the binary as much as I could and filled my phone screen with it, this is how I have to do this lol. 1 mm more made all the difference. I can manually select the text from the app and copy it but the app doesn't recognize the numbers after it converts them, it says there's no text (because it's just numbers?). thank you sir, five stars from one!
5 people found this review helpful