Free OCR App for MAC to Select Text, Decode QR Codes from PDF

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Aristocrat is a free OCR app for MAC to select text and decode QR Codes from PDF and Images. Here this is a simple app that you can use to extract and copy text from scanned PDFs and images. You can use this app to decode QR codes from different documents and images as well. This app runs in background and you can always call it from the menu bar whenever you want. Just draw a rectangle by drag and drop to select text or QR code and see the output. Not only that, after it extracts text, you can copy that to clipboard or send it to notebook, Facebook, email, etc., directly.

It’s hard to get text and QR codes out from scanned PDF files using conventional PDF readers. But with the accurate OCR tools that it possible. And one such tool for MAC users is Aristocrat. With this handy MAC app, you can easily copy any piece of text from a PDF file and decode QR and barcodes. You just have to install it and run it once. After that, you can easily use it anytime when you want. Just select text from an online PDF or from one opened in your PDF viewer and let it do its magic. It will give you the text in editable form and you can use that to do anything you like.

Aristocrat interface

How to Select Text, Decode QR Codes from PDF with this Free OCR App for MAC?

The first step to use this app is to install it from the Apple app store. After that, just run it once and its icon will appear in the menu bar. Click on that icon to activate the text selector. Or, you can use the keyboard shortcut to do the same. So, activate the OCR tool and select some text from the currently opened PDF. or image. Next, go back to menubar and see the extracted text there to copy it to clipboard.

Aristocrat text selection

Just like you select text, you can select a QR code and let it decode it. Whatever is encoded on that QR code will appear there. This tool can easily decode hidden text or URLs in the QR code pretty easily.

Aristocrat qr code decode

After extracts the text or decodes QR code, you can share the output as well. You can directly send the decoded message in your notebook, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. You can easily do this from the menu bar interface of Aristocrat.

Aristocrat share text

This way, you can use this powerful MAC OCR app to copy selected text and decode QR codes from scanned documents. And not just PDFs but it works on almost on other files like images, protected web pages, etc.

Final thoughts

Aristocrat is a very simple and powerful OCR app for MAC users. You can easily extract text from non editable documents pretty easily. If you need simple OCR tool for MAC that can decode QR codes as well then you can give it a try. This is an open source MAC app as well and you can check out its GitHub page as well.

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