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Capture and Convert Text Seamlessly with Helperbird's OCR Tool

Capture and convert printed or handwritten text into editable, searchable text with Helperbird's OCR Tool. Take your productivity to the next level by easily extracting information from documents, images, or even screenshots. Compatible with multiple devices and platforms.


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 feature in Helperbird can be used to:

  • Convert scanned documents or images into editable text.
  • Digitize books, newspapers, magazines, and other printed materials.
  • Automate the process of digitizing and indexing text in images and PDFs.
  • Extract information from images, videos and PDFs for research, archiving or indexing purposes.
  • Improve accessibility to text in images and PDFs.
  • Read out loud text in images and PDFs.

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 40.00$ per year with Helperbird Pro.

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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
Charlie Nishelle Calkins
Helperbird Pro user