Capture and Convert Text Seamlessly with Helperbird's OCR Tool

Capture, read, and save text from images or screenshots effortlessly with Helperbird's OCR/Screenshot Reader. This versatile tool offers text-to-speech, saving to keyboard, and note-taking functionalities.

OCR / Screenshot Reader features

Helperbird's Extract text feature (OCR) is a tool that allows users to easily digitize text from images, videos and PDFs.

With this feature, users can convert scanned documents or images into editable text, and easily extract information from images, videos and PDFs for research or archiving purposes.

It eliminates the need to manually type out text from images and PDFs, making the process of digitizing documents faster and more efficient.

Additionally, this feature facilitates text search, editing, and storage in a computer, improving accessibility to text in images and PDFs, and enhancing productivity.


The OCR/Screenshot Reader offers a plethora of benefits, such as:

  • Simplifying the process of text extraction from images or screenshots.
  • Reading extracted text aloud for auditory learners or those with reading difficulties.
  • Offering a quick and efficient way to save important text to your keyboard or as a note.
  • Enhancing productivity by allowing for quick reference and retrieval of saved text.


  • Capture text from various image formats, including screenshots and PDFs.
  • Utilize the text-to-speech function to have the captured text read aloud.
  • Save the captured text to your keyboard for easy input in other applications.
  • Option to save the captured text to a note for future reference or sharing.

What is OCR?

OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition.

It's a technology that uses software to recognize and convert text that appears in images or scanned documents into machine-readable text.

Essentially, OCR is used to digitize written or typed text into a format that can be edited, searched and stored on a computer.

It reads the text from an image or a pdf document and converts it into editable text so that it can be edited, searched, indexed, and stored in a database.

This technology is widely used to automate the process of digitizing books, newspapers, magazines, and other printed materials, making them accessible in digital format.

Is this a Free Helperbird feature?

This feature is not free. You can get it for 6.99$ per month or 60.00$ per year with Helperbird Pro.

Screenshot of a Google Docs document titled 'Untitled document'. Within the document, there's partial text stating 'Hello everyone my nam'. Beneath the incomplete sentence, there's a word prediction tool suggesting completions like 'name', 'names', 'named', etc. On the right side, the Helperbird extension is active, displaying several features. There's a bright pink 'Helperbird note' that quotes Chef Gusteau from Ratatouille, saying, 'Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true—anyone can cook ... but only the fearless can be great.' Other visible Helperbird tools include 'Voice typing', 'Sticky note', 'Word Prediction', and 'Highlighter'.

Annotations & Sticky Notes

Transform your research and workflow with Helperbird's Annotations & Sticky Notes feature. Effortlessly highlight, annotate, and leave comments on any website or PDF. Choose from a variety of colors and sizes, and organize your notes seamlessly. Save to the cloud and export in multiple formats, all while using our robust search functionality.

Line, Letter, and Word Spacing

Effortlessly fine-tune the spacing of lines, letters, and words on any website or PDF. Enhance readability and tailor your online reading experience with Helperbird.

Show Alt & Image Descriptions

Streamline your web browsing by showing image and link descriptions on mouse over with Helperbird on any website or PDF. Gain quick insights into content by hovering over images and links.

5 out of 5 stars

“After using Helperbird I can't say enough positive things about it. This extension has truly transformed my online reading experience. Whether it's adjusting font sizes, reducing eye strain with the gray filter, or using the dyslexia-friendly fonts, Helperbird offers a range of features that cater to individual preferences and needs. The customizable color options and text alignment have also been incredibly helpful for personalizing my browsing. And the speed reading feature? It's a game-changer! Overall, Helperbird is a versatile, user-friendly tool that enhances accessibility and makes online reading a breeze. Highly recommended!”

Charlie Nishelle Calkins, recognized for her contributions to Helperbird
Charlie Nishelle Calkins
Helperbird Pro user