Text Fairy (OCR)

Text Fairy (OCR)


Convert your phone into a mobile text scanner

What the Text Fairy can do

• perform OCR (optical character recognition)
• Edit extracted text
• copy extracted text into the clipboard for use in other apps
• convert the scanned page into PDF
• recognizes printed text from more than 50 languages

Please have in mind that

• you need to make sharp images with good lightning for best results

Required Permissions

'Network Communication'
Full network access

⁃ to download data files for additional languages

'Storage'
Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

⁃ to save scanned documents
⁃ to save config data for the OCR engine

Footnote

The Text Fairy is still in development.
Feature suggestions or bug reports are greatly appreciated!
Source code can be found here:
https://github.com/renard314/textfairy

Key words

ocr, pdf, scanner, scan, text, recognition

Recent changes:
• Improved stability
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About Text Fairy (OCR)
Convert your phone into a mobile text scanner

What the Text Fairy can do

• perform OCR (optical character recognition)
• Edit extracted text
• copy extracted text into the clipboard for use in other apps
• convert the scanned page into PDF
• recognizes printed text from more than 50 languages

Please have in mind that

• you need to make sharp images with good lightning for best results

Required Permissions

'Network Communication'
Full network access

⁃ to download data files for additional languages

'Storage'
Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

⁃ to save scanned documents
⁃ to save config data for the OCR engine

Footnote

The Text Fairy is still in development.
Feature suggestions or bug reports are greatly appreciated!
Source code can be found here:
https://github.com/renard314/textfairy

Key words

ocr, pdf, scanner, scan, text, recognition

Recent changes:
• Improved stability

User reviews of Text Fairy (OCR)
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jan 25, 2015
So far, it appears to work as described. I'll update my review after more usage.
A Google User
Jan 23, 2015
WOW THANK YOU!! Works excellent. It saved me several hours from retyping several pages. Thank you soo much!! Tips for better outcome: Once you take the picture, make sure you rotate the text up side up. I had to do this manually on every try because when I would take the picture it would always take it as landscape instead of portrait. I would not use flash on this. Reduce picture quality on your camera to 8 megapixels. Reduce hand trembling as much as possible. This app works excellent when you follow these steps. GALAXS5
A Google User
Jan 21, 2015
Awesome!! Extremely impressed! Works great, and you can even have the picture's text read to you!
A Google User
Jan 21, 2015
Doesn't work
A Google User
Jan 20, 2015
This app is great, saved me a lot of time doing presentations👍👍. Picture has to be taken without light reflection, best on plain paper with a minimum background. Thank you