Text Fairy (OCR Text Scanner) APK

Version 3.1.3 - com.renard.ocr
Last updated: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:56:10 UTC

Convert your phone into a mobile text scanner.

APP Information

Download Version 3.1.3 (674)
Apk Size30.71 MB
App Developerscanthing
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packagecom.renard.ocr.apk
Website https://github.com/renard314/textfairy

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Text Fairy (OCR Text Scanner) is renard,productivity,text,fairy, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.79 by 14 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit scanthing website who developed it. com.renard.ocr.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.1.3 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 18560+ times on store. You can also download com.renard.ocr APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

	•	Converts an image to text.

	•	Correct the viewpoint of an image.

	•	Edit extracted text.  

	•	Copy extracted text into the clipboard for use in other apps.

	•	Convert the scanned page into PDF.

	•	Recognises printed text from more than 50 languages.

	•	Free and no ads.

	•	You need to take sharp images with good lightning for best results.

	•	The text fairy cannot read handwriting.

The Text Fairy is still in development. 

Feature suggestions or bug reports are greatly appreciated!

Source code can be found here: 


App ChangeLog

  • • Added support for Lao, Khmer and Burmese languages.
  • • Scan the text from a PDF file. (Only the first page for now)
  • • Bug fixes.

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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to the SD card.
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view network connections
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full network access
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prevent phone from sleeping
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modify or delete the contents of your SD card
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receive data from Internet
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Certificate Issuer:C:DE, L:Berlin, CN:Renard Wellnitz
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  1. Kawaii Devil Chuu-avatar

    Kawaii Devil Chuu


    I've been trying to find a good app like this! This app scans the text so precisely and accurately, it helps for reading books with no audiobook since it's hard for me to focus on words when I read I sometimes get off track. Being read to keeps me on track and helps me paint a better mental image of what I'm reading. All other apps I tried did not scan accurately and had a lot of mistakes. This one is awesome, no subscription services, and doesn't ask for payment! If it did though, I would!

  2. Rachel-avatar



    I've downloaded probably about 7 different OCR apps and in comparing them all I felt textfairy was best, most accurate in translation, has the best crop tool(most will only let you crop in a box but TF allows for angles which are very important when cropping from large textbooks as the binding rarely allows for a fully opened flat page causing angles), and not buried under ads. The *only* thing I would change is I wish it had a TTS feature as well that could read/narrate what was translated

  3. Diane S-avatar

    Diane S


    Doesn't work. Despite picking English, it gives an error and tells me to look at tips to correct (there aren't any) and scans just random letters and symbols. It didn't get even 1 letter right on the page. Uninstalling.

  4. Leesa Sage-avatar

    Leesa Sage


    I uninstalled this for some reason so I can't give it five stars yet I I don't want to negatively impact a company either. I simply rate uninstalled apps I can't recall why a 4. Since have uninstalled something then there is a reason for it but if I don't remember it then I will be completely fair and even kind with a 4. Ratings matter, so does not keeping it. It obviously is not five stars or I would still have it on my phone. I think too many people rate things in haste I try not to do that.

  5. HsAB-avatar



    Great fully!... 😘 Don't know how to describe my experience. This app only one of the world it's very easy to use and large of text converter. THANKS FOR MR. DEVLOPER🐥

  6. K Bensusan-avatar

    K Bensusan


    Easy to use, works every time, and has saved me hours of squinting at my phone, painstakingly typing something out on a tiny keyboard.

  7. Nasrullah Nawab-avatar

    Nasrullah Nawab


    I'm amazed by its capablity to scan & extract text from imge or from screenshots with 100% accuracy. Previously I used many such apps but non worked so well than this one. I used the same screenshot on other apps, but the result was not satisfactory, they worked upto 80 to 90 percent only but Text Fairy blown them away.

  8. Michael Plymale-avatar

    Michael Plymale


    I love this app for what it is, I can not read do to a severe case of dyslexia, a learning disability and other apps that do the same thing are monthly subscription only or PC base, so I'm indebted to to your company for work providing this service for free. Thank you all so very much, I lOVE IT.

  9. Vitope Achumi-avatar

    Vitope Achumi


    Lol, It does work, but I won't recommend it. It doesn't provide spaces between words after scanning. Such a fuss!

  10. Aniruddha Arondekar-avatar

    Aniruddha Arondekar


    Perfect App.. Accurate and Ad Free.. It doesn't need internet connection nor it forces you to sign up or use proprietary cloud service like Adobe Scan and Microsoft Office Lens Do.. I wish I could pay to the app developer directly..

  11. Elijah Etroo-avatar

    Elijah Etroo


    Best OCR app. I've tried several of such app to help convert my scanned or image documents to text but to no avail until I finally got this app. Now I don't spend much time on typing all documents. I only use Text Fairy to scan and the rest is magical. You got to use this app, it's the best for converting scan files to text or editable documents.

  12. Justine Santos-avatar

    Justine Santos


    I recommend this to everyone because you can pick languages so it the text spelling will be fine, and its so cool. I love this keep it up.

  13. YourMummyMother-avatar



    This App is better than Text Scanner (OCR). 1. Text Fairy copies text in perfect colums while Scanner may give a column to a single word (tested with same picture). 2. Text Fairy actually has an editable bracket like Adobe Scanner if you only want a particular text scanned on the picture, Scanner scans the whole picture. 3. This App is FREE, Scanner has xTRIES before they ask you to PAY. Completely ignore the other comment left here saying Scanner is better, because I totally smell BS from it.

  14. Peter Bernard-avatar

    Peter Bernard


    This app is the bomb. You can adjust for camera angle and format of content quite easily and intuitively

  15. kmbox 2020-avatar

    kmbox 2020


    Fast accurate and easy to use. Would be nice if you could do multiple pages into one document

  16. KunalBeast#1 TechGeek-avatar

    KunalBeast#1 TechGeek


    Because of bug i can't download other languages ( i am using Android 4.4.2 powered old mobile ) in brief i start downloading and it doesn't finish

  17. N Mac-avatar

    N Mac


    Sometimes amazing in results it gives, even from handwritten notes. Doesn't always get it all correct, but still better than expected when reading scrawl. I only have to do a little tidying up, which is better than typing it all out.




    The best app. You could say it the king or the boss of text scanner and pdf maker. We should give it 50 stars. Thanks to the developer for making the jenuine and useful app. I am giving it extra ************************

  19. Teleporting Kitten-avatar

    Teleporting Kitten


    It used to work on sm-T350 with android 5.0.1 or android 5.0.2 but now it wont work after I installed android 7.1.1 on the same samsung Tab A sm-t350. After I tap start text reading, it sits at 0% and than crashes

  20. Siblings Kids Kitchen-avatar

    Siblings Kids Kitchen


    Good app but needs improvement because it takes a lot of time in scanning a big document.

  21. Peter-avatar



    This app is truly useful! While the text recognition isn't always perfect, it is far superior to any other OCR scanner I have used. I completely recommend this app to anyone who needs to quickly process text from a document!

  22. katuri saigowda-avatar

    katuri saigowda


    When I'm trying to do copy any text, it was not copying properly. And getting error too.

  23. Mudit Khandelwal-avatar

    Mudit Khandelwal


    There is some difficulty in some img to text conversion but otherwise it is pretty awsome. Hope this problem would also be eradicated asap

  24. Dev Bhuyan-avatar

    Dev Bhuyan


    Very useful for text recognition, has all required functions, recognizes text with almost no errors

  25. Monay Legazpi-avatar

    Monay Legazpi


    Best OCR app ever. Superrrrrrrr handy. Will definitely recommend to friends and coworkers. Keep it up!!

  26. Jaime Calvo-avatar

    Jaime Calvo


    Really nice to be able to digitalise texts. And it works really well

  27. Santhosh T Varghese-avatar

    Santhosh T Varghese


    Excellent for OCR Recognition. The best one which works offline also. Great work and congratulations

  28. Chong Luo-avatar

    Chong Luo


    Extremely slow. Takes minutes to scan a page.

  29. Emmanuel Nwajiobi-avatar

    Emmanuel Nwajiobi


    This is a wonderful and excellent app. Converts texts captured with a camera into editable text in MS Word. The user interface is not difficult to understand and use. Thumbs up to the developer

  30. Daphanal Soh-avatar

    Daphanal Soh


    This app is incredible, saved my life when I couldn't upload my work and had to one way or another transfer my word document to my phone and upload it from there. Saved me the trouble from having to retype everything when i can't use a usb cable to transfer the doc, and just copy and paste with a picture. Awesome. So accurate too. I barely needed to edit anything. Compared to the other apps with everything all over the place, this is the best. So cool that it worked on a digital screen.

  31. Linsey Yanke-avatar

    Linsey Yanke


    I really love the app and what it can do. It helps me get all my reading done for school when i have better things to do! (Not what it's meant for, but it works really well). Although, I wish I could change the pitch of the readers voice. The woman type voice hurts my ears due to it being to high. I wish I could chose a man's voice instead

  32. Wyko-avatar



    Need to know how to position the alignment to get accurate translation. Good job for the effort

  33. Christopher Carlton-avatar

    Christopher Carlton


    I have tried over a dozen of the highest rated OCR apps available. Text Fairy is nearly perfect and it's got to be at least twice as fast as all the others, the workflow is simple and obvious. Please fix the crop to 'snap' to perfect vertical sides. not so easy to fix it once it's uneven. I only care because it affects my results.

  34. Shahid Latif-avatar

    Shahid Latif


    It was wonderfully accurate in recognition of English text, but failed miserably when tried on Urdu Nastsleeq font. This is the font most used in books, newspapers and magazines.

  35. Kevin Light-avatar

    Kevin Light


    Easy to use. Tells you when OCR is not going to be accurate if your picture is blurry so you can take another one, which is great! If you take a good photo the conversation to text is 100% accurate. The fact that it straightens the words if one is photographing a page from a novel or bound textbook where the text curves in by the gutter of the book is very good, and very clever as one can create a pdf with straightend lines. All in all an excellent app anyone should have as one of your must haves on phone and tablet. Highly recommended

  36. Glend Caceres-avatar

    Glend Caceres


    Exactly what I needed! No more typing, just copy from the book to a document.

  37. Mukisa K Paticks-avatar

    Mukisa K Paticks


    Very overwhelmed The only problem is I can't select many photos at the same time which becomes inconvenient sometimes. But besides that this is the best OCR App i have used in yours

  38. Paul F-avatar

    Paul F


    a few mistakes here and there. I'm using it to convert an entire textbook so I can make it an audiobook. best app ever, so easy. I would love to contribute $5 for this. I just wanted to add, other apps seem to do better in getting the correct text but this one has the best options to select what text you want on a page and to retain the formatting. It's kind of a trade-off.

  39. Hasib Rahman-avatar

    Hasib Rahman


    At first take my hearty love to all the people who have made this app. This is a nice app. I am satisfied with it but want some more. 1) this app does not take any symbol or shape even lines. I want to scan the shapes in order to get the png files (not needed to get text in this mood). Please add this feature. 2) I use Bengali language but it takes a long time to convert. Moreover the maximum converted texts got broken/mistakes. Please fix this. Thanks again.

  40. Jacob Michard-avatar

    Jacob Michard


    This app is pretty good, but I would like for it to have two different types of crop features. The only option is kind of flimsy, which sometimes comes in handy. sometimes I'm not able to get the perfect rectangle/ square shape of a page. So it would be nice if their was current cropping meathod and the normal square/rectangle shape cropping meathod. If you accomplish this, thanks

  41. Gerrard Goss-avatar

    Gerrard Goss


    Limited functionality. The app expects you to mark the recognition area manually on every page. There is no option for automatic selection of the whole page (on all pages in batch processing).

  42. limegardens1-avatar



    I needd to capture text and copy it into notes. This app is very user friendly (I tried another app first and couldn't figure it out) and it did exactly what I needed it to do. It could not read italicized words within normal text and had some difficulty with text marked by hand (it tries to read stars, for instance, as part of the text ) but overall it is a huge time saver and very easy/quick to use.

  43. Rankka Apina-avatar

    Rankka Apina


    I've tried a few of these apps and I use these for language learning. I found this to have the best accuracy and love that it marks parts it thinks might be incorrect. Also, easy editability of the text in the app is a huge plus. The only minus for me is that at this point it doesn't recognize Persian (arabic) fonts, which is one of my languages. So for that I still have to rely on an app I don't like as much. But for the functionality and ease of use this still get 5 stars!

  44. Michael Bergman-avatar

    Michael Bergman


    Great/accurate scanning and brilliantly add on features like transition

  45. Andreas Gros-avatar

    Andreas Gros


    Wonderful app for OCR tasks. I've tried many, but this is by far the best app to digitalize text. Nice work!

  46. Adrian Castravete-avatar

    Adrian Castravete


    Superb application. This should give an example to how a scanning application should be. Adobe could take a leaf out of your book. I totally recommend it. It also has read out loud functionality while connected to the internet, but the main functionality can work offline.

  47. Der Ludditus-avatar

    Der Ludditus


    Fabulously accurate, probably because it uses tesseract-ocr (with language dictionaries). Beats ABBY's Text Grabber hands down! Don't look elsewhere—most other OCR apps are pure garbage.

  48. Joyce Carey-avatar

    Joyce Carey


    Great Really love this software. Easy to use. Saves so much time!

  49. Alan Antony-avatar

    Alan Antony


    Very bad it is not clear a single word is not clear very bad app i recommend to not download and waste Your time i am uninstalling this because of this reasons anyway if you needed you can download but better not to download

  50. Stephen Tucker-avatar

    Stephen Tucker


    Very easy and effective. Need to correct 5 to 10 words per page. When using 10 point font. Errors stand out so it is not hard to address them. Use natural lighting, flashes and placing document directly under a lay can increase the number of errors. Can capture screen by taking a picture of the screen but less effective than capturing a paper document.

  51. Teodora Alexandra Filip-avatar

    Teodora Alexandra Filip


    I think this app is absolutely great, works amazing, although if there are texts on more columns, things can get a little bit messed up. Some of the letters 'i' are mistaken for 'u' in some cases, but other than that, it is like nothing I have seen before. Thank you so much for this, well done and keep up the good work!

  52. Vikram Singh-avatar

    Vikram Singh


    it is very good. However it make image fade which is acceptable.

  53. Tanya Jackson-avatar

    Tanya Jackson


    It's got a silly name but apart from that it's excellent. I have tried - and uninstalled - quite a few of these apps. This is the one I kept. The algorithm is very good and can get most clearly photographed text. It has a one or two column function which is very useful. They ought to change its name though. "The One That Works" would suit it best.

  54. Michelle Semmens-avatar

    Michelle Semmens


    Recognises the majority of words and an ideal tool if you haven't got time to type out text. Can share converted text in different formats.

  55. Frank Brown-avatar

    Frank Brown


    Good Morning. As a pastor I find myself always needing to take a picture of an documents. But there are times when I need to edit an documents, on the fly. This app is great. So far so good. I have not had the chance to put through any real world challenges. But I will. I will keep you guys updated. Take care.

  56. Nelson McPal-avatar

    Nelson McPal


    Can't believe this is free! Was willing to buy an OCR convertor but this was the best choice

  57. Mark N. Taylor-avatar

    Mark N. Taylor


    I have tried quite a few OCR apps but this is the only one that I have found that does exactly what I want it to do. Firstly, it works offline; secondly, after photographing the text, I can crop to just the text that I want it to read; thirdly, it is fairly accurate, even with poor quality text. What more can you ask for!

  58. A. Karley-avatar

    A. Karley


    Using so I can trash paper copies of technical articles. Output is generally good. OCR is a bit ropey, which is normal for OCR, but is certainly good enough to "gloss" the text. If I need to quote text, I need to manually edit, but it's still a good start. Worst aspect is that photographed image is not used as backdrop (frontdrop?) to PDFs. Saving PDF to memory card is clunky.

  59. Amit Verma-avatar

    Amit Verma


    I liked the app very much thank you for devlopers but the only thing i facee as a problem is it takes a lot of light and steadyness to copy text perfectly But still i liked it very much

  60. Wajiha Batool-avatar

    Wajiha Batool


    This app is just so much fun but don't recognize Urdu language although there is an option but is join all the text. That is why three stars

  61. Martin Auer-avatar

    Martin Auer


    This app COULD be very useful, e.g. when you're working in a library or while travelling. The text recognition is fine. But how do I transfer the PDFs to the PC? I have to click "PDF" on every single document I scanned, open it with Dropbox pdf viewer, and save it to Dropbox. BUT the filename is NOT the name I assigned to the scanned document. Why? This is so confusing!. And then, the transferred PDFs do NOT contain the corrections I made to them. So to be able to cite correctly I must search the TXT files which also are not recognizable by the names I assigned to the scanned documents. And another thing I noticed just now: When you have a multi page document, the TXT file that is created together with the PDF contains ONLY THE LAST PAGE! All this renders the app practically useless for serious work. It would have been better to snap photos from the pages and later run them through Acrobat. Which is a pity really, because the core of the app is good. But without a good user interface the best core functions are worthless. Sorry.

  62. Uzibah-avatar



    I love this app! This is my go to app for grabbing text for editating reasons. I love its simplicity and the options it offers me once I have the text. It can open or save with many different outings and apps. A great free app I would happily pay for but I appreciate that I don't have to. Sometimes you get what you DON'T pay for! 😉👍

  63. D Chandula-avatar

    D Chandula


    I think the other users' reviews are sarcastic. This is the worst OCR app ever. When I scanned "manage-bd" You gave me "itéh313mfiEEE-Edé elaik “3:." -Far£enismunt >&3 332-56§ -1a£k -Far£euismnunt" 😂go to h!

  64. John Lewis-avatar

    John Lewis


    Just about the best app I have ever used to copy text and store it in my computer. Easy to use, and easy to read. A very useful tool.

  65. Ahmed Amal-avatar

    Ahmed Amal


    Very Useful, well organized ...I could have rated it 6/5 if it is available .. In my opinion ,it is by far the best app for ocr .. I have tried several apps before (they were full of ads and one of the apps had an option of 'premium ocr' that gives the same quality of Text Fairy app 'free ocr' :) .Indeed, this ocr app is the best (no ads ) + (Instant and accurate ocr .. only depends on the quality of the image scanned ) .. All Thanks goes to the developer

  66. Robert Smalley-avatar

    Robert Smalley


    A Godsend for bad spellers, typist, and with dyslexic tendencies like me, Part part of its likability is its ability to work with select text app - Selection Screenshot & Crop by Petrolhead Mobile , to share the selected text for input. If these two apps were combined into one that would be even better.

  67. Senthooran Ma-avatar

    Senthooran Ma


    Text is not perfect for Tamil language. It extracts 'மா' as மஈ, 'னை' as 'னன', கே as 'டூக'. and so on.

  68. Manoj Mehra-avatar

    Manoj Mehra


    This app is accurate for English text, but it is highly inaccurate for Hindi text. Fix it.

  69. Mercy Diludam-avatar

    Mercy Diludam


    great app. Install this guys very helpful.you can extract words from pictures.thank you developer.

  70. Naomi Boydston-avatar

    Naomi Boydston


    This is exactly what I needed! Thank you and it works so well on printed text, the interface is easy to use and simple. Of course, it can't do hand writing, but it never pretended it could. Perfect for getting my great grandfathers writing onto the computer!

  71. Ju Bi-avatar

    Ju Bi


    Seems very good so far. Two screenshots converted to pdf. Super fast and user friendly. Press either one button or another depending on file and voila done in seconds

  72. Bob J-avatar

    Bob J


    Even at a slight angle it still did a 99% accurate scan. Only 2 scans in, but this exactly what I needed.

  73. Saman Ovais-avatar

    Saman Ovais


    Just did the first scan and it is a five star for now, hopefully it stays a five star app. Thank you 💜

  74. John Ball-avatar

    John Ball


    OCR is shockingly bad, even from a really clear photo of printed text.

  75. Ahmad Al-Halholi-avatar

    Ahmad Al-Halholi


    I like the idea of cropping , tried first image with horrible results while it's only numbers in a standard font , also there's no Arabic language ..

  76. Robin Westerman-avatar

    Robin Westerman


    I tried several scan+ocr apps, all of which failed, having avoided the majority with terrible reviews. This works well for Spanish to English: prop the book upright, scan+OCR the Spanish, copy & paste into e.g. Keep Notes, correct - not much needed, copy & paste edited Spanish into Google Translate, copy & paste English into e.g. Keep Notes, modify the English as necessary. Happy...

  77. 1011X-avatar



    Wonderfully useful! Despite being a free app without ads, it's much better than all the other ones I could find. Wish I'd found this one sooner. My only suggestion to the developer would be to add a search function to search all the text that's been scanned so it's easier to find.

  78. Novame-avatar



    Very Convenient! Saved me a lot of time since I didn't end up typing. Great app :D Would definately recommend!

  79. Jeff Dreyfous-avatar

    Jeff Dreyfous


    This little app simply does what it says it does. You move the box borders around the text to read and convert, and viola it's ready to copy and paste from the clip board or turn into a pdf file, share etc. and it's free, how can you beat that!

  80. varinder singh-avatar

    varinder singh


    I love this app! This is my go to app for grabbing text for editating reasons. I love its simplicity and the options it offers me once I have the text. It can open or save with many different outings and apps. A great free app I would happily pay for but I appreciate that I don't have to. Sometimes you get what you DON'T pay for! 😉👍

  81. J P-avatar

    J P


    Simple, fast, and accurate. For the person who wanted to capture multiple pages and then process them: photograph them with your camera app, then go thru them in your gallery app & share with Text Fairy. Can do the same with screen caps where you can't copy the text (e.g. imagf PDFs).

  82. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Amazingly good. It can be surprisingly difficult to photograph a page without casting a shadow on it. This app accepts the poor image, cleans it up, then turns it into text. The small number of errors any OCR program makes (eg not distinguishing between 50 and SO) are easily edited from within the app.

  83. Natosha Benning-avatar

    Natosha Benning


    Did a poor job of actually converting the text from a clear photograph. Tried twice to make the conversion happen and each time, it turned American English into gobbly gook with words run together and letters misconverted. The type was a pretty standard serif, so I don't know what it's issue was, but I don't recommend this app for scanning serif fonts. I do like that it gives you the option of reading columns and that's why I gave it two stars. Other apps don't do that.

  84. jaike sakariya-avatar

    jaike sakariya


    It scans the document perfectly and the results are amazing

  85. Sean Flanagan-avatar

    Sean Flanagan


    Although difficult to move crop corners on a 6" phone (old, clumsy fingers?) it does a great job of gathering text from images. Sometimes artifacts in the image cause errors, yet cleaning up is far easier than trying to type all the text. Wonderful app!

  86. Shagufta Bano-avatar

    Shagufta Bano


    Scanning images of English text is done by left to right it shows the best results..... But when I'm scanning the other languages like Urdu it doesn't change their scanning method from right to left that because the results of this worse and loss of a lots of my time.... Please do something for that issue Mohtaram. Thank you Your trifling user.

  87. William Whelan-avatar

    William Whelan


    Brilliant, works exactly as advertised. Great and very fast for quickly ocr'ing pages of books.

  88. Radek Kuszyk-avatar

    Radek Kuszyk


    So far so good. The best "decrypting" algorithm and many languages to be downloaded - 5 pages A4 of quite complex text was decrypted just with a few "mistakes" to see corrected. Intuituve and useful interface. On my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 works seamlessly. Congrats to developers :-).

  89. Prince Pratap Singh-avatar

    Prince Pratap Singh


    The only Image to text App that's free and still very efficient in its work

  90. Himani Jethwani-avatar

    Himani Jethwani


    Best app ever for extracting the text it is really very quick and it also extracts the perfect info 😎😎

  91. yong valentine-avatar

    yong valentine


    Very good app. Just that it doesn't scan diagrams and mathematical equations

  92. Coldpuck Paws-avatar

    Coldpuck Paws


    Second best free ocr on playstore! :) (#1 is 'ocr') very accurate as it gets. Critic notes: Annoying (&glitchy) crop EVerytime. It seems the image adjust (that i cannot turn off) makes the text hard to read (like, everytime) and i think its letting down the ocr potential. rarely epic fail at scan like wft. Ps. Could you please make so app doesnt brightblast the screen while adj image and scan? Thx.

  93. vic hernandez-avatar

    vic hernandez


    i have rated this app 5star before but i think i have to downgrade it. This is the reason why: before,,, i can use my phone camera to take a picture directly to this app and it would recognize the text directly. ..now...it wont...a message would pop out saying my camera and gallery had suddenly malfunctioned so i have to take a picture on another app and share it to text fairy to OCR the text.Why?

  94. J.P Chaturvedi-avatar

    J.P Chaturvedi


    It's a great app. Really helpful. But it would be better if we can manage the speed of reading text.

  95. Sushila Bangar-avatar

    Sushila Bangar


    Text fairy is just best ! I was searching for app like this i got wps office but it was not for free . thanks text fairy




    The app does its job beautifully, it saves a lot of time. But needs some fixes, still good job

  97. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    From what I have tried, this is one of the best OCR apps in this store, it isn't flawless at text grabbing though, but if it thinks that there will be an issue it will tell you as much, which is great.

  98. yatish singh-avatar

    yatish singh


    This is the best free application for converting text from text books into an editable form. I copy text after clicking image from this application and then paste it in my Google doc directly. Now I cannot imagine my teaching without this application. It will be great if it starts understanding mathematical sign and symbols also.

  99. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Probably the best mobil OCR app i have ever used. It would be good to be able to edit the TOC for me to write what really is on each page or chapter. Other than that i recomend this app 100% . I love it!

  100. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    This is excellent application. but I had faced 2 problems, 1. 1 is printed in the place of "i". 2. How to decrease the "speaking Speed".? 3. how to record the audio. please give me the reply please............

  101. Sonia Bacon-avatar

    Sonia Bacon


    This app is photographing my magazine index and converting the contents into a text file which I can edit with extra notes from the articles. All the text files then get copied into a main document so I can find any article I need instantly. Love it.

  102. Devil's Advocate-avatar

    Devil's Advocate


    The Best OCR Text Scanner in the Play Store. Here's why: 1) Completely Free With No Hidden BS 2) Completely Ad Free 3) No "Premium" Membership BS 4) No Hidden Background Processes Overall this is a great app, in general to have. VERY useful.

  103. Tamás ASICU-avatar

    Tamás ASICU


    Cannot add new languages! I have downloaded the app, deleted the unwanted languages (German and Russian) and wanted to download new languages (Hungarian, French, Hebrew, Math, Latin)... A coloured line starts running, however, the language is not available. How may I use further languages? I sent email to the developer, it returned : "The email account that you tried to reach is over quota." Thanks

  104. Isa Eyyubov-avatar

    Isa Eyyubov


    I recognized English and Russian texts and it did a good job. Just use flash and words must be perpendicular to image left and right edges. Also keep your hand steady. It is interesting that such a good app is free of charge.

  105. Anthony Lavoipierre-avatar

    Anthony Lavoipierre


    Text Fairy's OCR function is accurate and friendly to use. When one does something silly (like scanning a page sideways) it will tell you that there is something wrong with the scan. I have tried quite a few OCR scan apps. This is the best I have used.

  106. Jian Hui-avatar

    Jian Hui


    Does not work very well on Chinese characters

  107. Paul Yost-avatar

    Paul Yost


    I love Text Fairy! It recognizes almost anything I throw at it, including Ancient (Koine) Greek. You can download a large variety of languages and it will scan and recognize quickly. You can then save it as an editable PDF file.

  108. Ley Monade-avatar

    Ley Monade


    Please fix the numbering for sentences. Most of the time it does not include the number before the sentence, and if it does, it's either misplaced or grouped together at a single line.

  109. Zahari Majid-avatar

    Zahari Majid


    Simple & Easy! It does work as said.👍🏼 The BEST so far that I've used...

  110. John Price-avatar

    John Price


    Fast, easy to use, and very impressive results. Thanks!

  111. Jeremy Fronda-avatar

    Jeremy Fronda


    It helped me a lot. Hoping that it can read complex math equations also.

  112. mega Zwatcher-avatar

    mega Zwatcher


    terrible app, in side by side comparison with Text Scanner [OCR] this app FAILED every test and takes up 5 times as much space in memory. scanned 1 embossed word Text Scanner [OCR] got it in seconds text fairy took 4-5 steps and after over a minute didn't figure out (Vick's) next a walmart recroipt, again text fairy wasted time and returned gibberish while Text Scanner [OCR] one click and done in 4 seconds. you have so far to go text fairy crew, back to the drawing board

  113. Santosh Sharma-avatar

    Santosh Sharma


    Very slow work and handwritten not recognized previous app it can work perfectly

  114. Stephen Perry-avatar

    Stephen Perry


    Thanks for this great app! Quick and easy to use. No more photos of skewed pages. Copy and paste processed text with minimum need for editing. Am always recommending it to my friends.

  115. Rubeena Khan-avatar

    Rubeena Khan


    what I need that's I have... thanks a lot :) for this Absolutely No cost solution sometime this app making mistake for reading Numbers. it recognized them mixed flavor. one suggestion : could it have some memories with pattern like Short Term recognition and suggest Thanks again

  116. Oswald Snigglesworth-avatar

    Oswald Snigglesworth


    I am a not an intuitive cook. I prefer choosing my meals out of cookbooks. This app has made it easy to quickly whip together my weekly shopping lists - just take a photo of the ingredient lists, convert to text, compile, and print!

  117. LMI-avatar



    Works great. This was the second app I tried and I was sceptical since the other app did a terrible job. This one did exactly what I needed. It even warns you if the photo might be too blurry, but it still managed.

  118. Richard Zealley-avatar

    Richard Zealley


    Looking for something to capture text from screenshots and this works like a charm.

  119. Marcus Wolven-avatar

    Marcus Wolven


    Very easy and simple to use works super efficiently Love it for what it's meant to do it does it well

  120. Alien Spacehead-avatar

    Alien Spacehead


    Extracts text very well & has an easy to use intuitive interface.

  121. David Cullum-avatar

    David Cullum


    Used this many times over the past few years. It is easy to use, very accurate with the English text, and a valuable time saver. Would definitely recommend it if you have text you want to pull from a page, image, etc.

  122. James Ray-avatar

    James Ray


    This does the job very well with minimal editing needed. Very impressive!

  123. Sara-Jane Keßler-avatar

    Sara-Jane Keßler


    It is accurate for the most part, depending on if you take a good picture or not. Helps me a lot while studying and it definitely saved me a couple hours as well. Great App!

  124. Rick Flabbergaster-avatar

    Rick Flabbergaster


    Best OCR ever. Really, I'm French, and most OCR crop the text or right nonsense. This one gets the job done, sometimes there are small typos, but its easily repairable. I swear, this is the best free OCR you can get.

  125. John Hathaway-avatar

    John Hathaway


    It is very good reading English texts and images. Unfortunately I have been unable to download the polish language which I need for my studies. So I will be looking for another OCR app.

  126. Manfred Gorre-avatar

    Manfred Gorre


    Works really well, and is very well behaved. And seems to be coded with elegance. And is free, so I thank the Author for it. With gratitude and admiration.

  127. Debzo Debo-avatar

    Debzo Debo


    Extraordinarily good. Are you looking for the best app to scan hardcopy materials into soft copy ? Look no further, just download this text fairy. I sound like an advertiser right ?? Am just so excited about the app. Thanks to the developers.

  128. David Leake-avatar

    David Leake


    I have searched far and wide for an app to do what this app does. I constantly try and take pictures of certain parts of books that I am reading so I can take notes and this makes it so much easier to record the thought and even output to other programs where I can highlight and annotate.

  129. Steven Weseman-avatar

    Steven Weseman


    This app is absolutely brilliant. It had been so helpful. There is room for improvement I am sure but it handles a collage of extremely difficult task well. It deseves recognition via an award. People will pay for it if needed.

  130. Sachin Chaurasia-avatar

    Sachin Chaurasia


    Fake app.....not translate properly...i am try to translate English to Hindi but it translate English to .... funny language........ ......west of time....,

  131. Satwinder Singh-avatar

    Satwinder Singh


    i am a teacher and i used this app for setting of questions from book, i just OCR the text, it is quite useful and concrete app. approx 99% accurate and it also shows the errors with red color that is very useful

  132. Ruler World-avatar

    Ruler World


    it works very well, never had a problem except when it comes to other languages and emojis, itll get a five stars one it can at least recognize emojis. other than that brilliant app, use it all the time

  133. Okunade Ademola-avatar

    Okunade Ademola


    Wow! Life is sweet with good apps. This is one of the best, industrous and economical app. God bless the brain behind this. It is really useful to me as a minister of the gospel.

  134. Bu Gad-avatar

    Bu Gad


    I'm disappointed. At first I thought it's a great app, but app's algorithm works incorrectly. I tried to scan clear English text, it turned some images to symbols. After I tried to scan Russian and German, the same result. Something is wrong with the app :(

  135. sergei shulepov-avatar

    sergei shulepov


    Very good... One small remark: because application does not support handwriting OCR, it will be nice to choose at start whether OCR will be done, or scan only is performed. Otherwise it takes really long for scan to complete.

  136. SaiF-avatar



    This is a better app ever I used. I am satisfied with this app but one thing is really annoying to me as "Bengali" language is not downloading. Please make sure that the Bengali language can be downloaded & effectively worked. Thanks for the team!

  137. Aman Kumar Saksena-avatar

    Aman Kumar Saksena


    Very bad app cant read from the printed text and shows error everytime.

  138. Shubham Jain-avatar

    Shubham Jain


    True to it's name. Finally got something what I wanted and for free. Absolutely worth downloading the app. Converts an image to text in blink of an eye to exact and accurate paragraphs and spaces with no spelling mistakes. Loved it.

  139. Marilena Marino-avatar

    Marilena Marino


    SO good! Fast, accurate, intuitive, smart UI, no messing about! Plus it's free and entirely ad-free! This app puts its competitors to shame!

  140. Sebastian Winkler-avatar

    Sebastian Winkler


    Due to the function's enormous flexibility, cropping the captured image can be somewhat fiddly. All in all, the app works like a charm.

  141. Craig Wilkinson-avatar

    Craig Wilkinson


    Having difficulty with OCR. over 30 errors in one page. Here is a sample of their how to tips to improve text recognition. "How ta impiwve text necegnitian. s/ \/ \/ Good Eightning is most meontant. Use the Rashtbght Lg possibte."

  142. Chafia 0708-avatar

    Chafia 0708


    well as long as the picture looks sharp.. it gets the job done very very well.. and even the words that aren't scanned well.. you can easily find them because they write them in red. Great app

  143. Marion-avatar



    Very useful indeed. Thank you for saving me hours of re-typing.

  144. EoflaOE ViceCity-avatar

    EoflaOE ViceCity


    This app has problems with scanning the console texts on a computer that was taken around 7 months ago. It recognizes the clearly readable texts as gibberish. Only Smart Lens can read this type of text apart from myriads of OCR apps. Don't waste your time with this app.

  145. Timothy Geitz-avatar

    Timothy Geitz


    I've never found a perfect ocr software. This one so far is pretty good. A minor complaint is that it often can't distinguish between a comma and a period. Keep up the good work!

  146. Nigon Kouk-avatar

    Nigon Kouk


    Other than google plays downloading slower than a landline internet connection because they have failed to update their servers here in the last 20 years', this app is a Godsend, perfectly beautiful.

  147. Amin Nordin-avatar

    Amin Nordin


    One of the best tool to copy text straight from image and the most interesting thing is this app also have many language... VERY RECOMMENDED👍👍

  148. Smruti Ranjan Pati-avatar

    Smruti Ranjan Pati


    Best OCR scanner ever I found in Play store... It's accuracy rate is almost greater than 90% from a book....I love it

  149. Korutz-avatar



    works well but there is one irritating thing: if you take more than one picture it always shows the text from first picture, so I have to restart the app every time when I need to use it again

  150. Homero Riva Palacio-avatar

    Homero Riva Palacio


    So far, it serves it's purpose. At times there's misreads, things of the sort, but easy and minimal edits that one can swiftly do. Thank you , great app!!