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Text Fairy

An OCR App
Note: newer versions of this app are not distributed
under a FOSS license and not available on F-Droid.

An android OCR app that allows to manage your documents,
extract text from images and photos and much more.

List of features:
* Extract text from images
* Edit, share, or export as PDF
* Works offline to protect your privacy
* Reads text out loud. (Text-to-speech, TTS)
* Recognizes printed text from more than 110 languages
* Scan documents with text in multiple languages
* Manage your scanned files (edit, join, delete)
* Automatically cleans up the image, corrects the viewpoint and straightens text lines
* Automatically detects text columns in complex documents

Please bear in mind that Text Fairy cannot read handwriting.

* Tracking - app has usage data reporting turned on by default. It can be disabled in About->Privacy Policy.
* NonFreeNet - additional language packs are hosted on github and a youtube embed in help section that plays automatically.


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 4.1.0 (82) suggested Added on 2021-03-19

    arm64-v8a armeabi armeabi-v7a mips x86 x86_64

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

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