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yellow8

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I just released Textify 1.2:
  • Fixes the filter quality issues on imported PDFs (no issue with images)
  • Adds keyboard shortcuts for the different actions available :D
It has already been accepted by Apple review team, thus it should be available to you very soon.
Textify on the Mac App Store
 
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MacBH928

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hmmm...interesting. I thought OCR is an extremely advanced technology, can't be free. Are you using a 3rd party solution like Google or something?

Love your enthusiasm though, I wish I had it.
 
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yellow8

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It is actually a mix between a framework and a homemade implementation. No 3rd party involved, no server, the app works 100% offline, on device.
I'm not a big fan (and that's a gentle word) of data collection, so I see no reason to do that within my own apps.
 
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yellow8

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I just released Textify 1.4

It fixes a bug where pages could be out of order with multi-pages TXT export. I don't know how I could let this one slip into my apps... :eek:

Here is the link to the store: Textify on the Mac App Store
It's still free for TXT export.
There is still a 70% discount for the PRO version for PDF export with text integrated without watermark.

PS: _mj, still trying to beat Acrobat for file size, on-going work ;)
 
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yellow8

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It is not tesseract. I'm using something else, customized by myself.
 
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yellow8

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Hum, when I posted my previous message, I thought the release of macOS Big Sur was imminent. :rolleyes:
Anyway, Textify v2 is ready and waiting for this new macOS version :p.
 
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yellow8

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That's it, finally! With the new macOS Release Candidate, Apple lets us submit apps compatible with macOS Big Sur.

Textify v2 is now available on the Mac App Store:
  • OCR (text recognition) support for 8 languages (+7)
  • OCR quality has been improved: try it, results are awesome!
  • New "copy text" button to quickly have the recognized text at disposal
  • Compatible with macOS Big Sur
  • New App Icon following macOS Big Sur new interface guidelines (see below)
  • The app has been translated into French & German
➡️ Textify on the Mac App Store

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Hope you like it!
Oh, and I already have ideas to make it even better! :).
 
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Sounds great. I’m still using 10.14. I will upgrade to Big Sur when it comes out. My scanned text has lots of math equations. Any idea how this will be handled? Things like integral signs, subscripts, superscripts, Greek characters, summation signs, etc.
 
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yellow8

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This should work (considering they are not handwritten), but you might end up with some mistakes making the equations incorrect.
 
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yellow8

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Quick status update: I just released a quick fix for Textify. It fixes a rare bug causing the PDF export to hang.
That rare bug is now history :).

Oh, and don't forget: I love your feedback, it gives me ideas and motivation for improving the app! Thanks guys!
 
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mj_

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@yellow8, are you at any point in the (distant) future planning to incorporate a scanning feature into textify? Maybe even as a paid upgrade/feature?

Ideally, I would be looking into something that allows for fake duplex scanning (aka scan front sides first, then scan reverse sides, then reorganize automatically from 1-2-3-4 to 1-3-2-4). PDFScanner Pro offers that feature but its OCR capabilties are abysmal (and that is quite frankly an understatement). Your OCR is in turn fantastic but using your software is quite arduous to be honest since I first have to launch Preview (or some other application such as PDFScanner Pro) to scan the documents in question and save them on my desktop, and then have to load them into Textify manually in order to perform OCR.
 
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yellow8

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Hi @mj_, the answer to your question is quite complex.
Basically, the answer would be yes, I would love to!
The question is: when? I don't know, my planning is very busy for December, so I suppose it means you will not see this feature during the next month.
 
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