Extract non-selectable text from images, videos, or PDFs with TextSniper

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Instagram and Twitter introduced character limits for posts to prevent people from posting novels on their feeds. But people found a workaround — posting images with text. Now we need a workaround to copy that text if we want to save some Insta wisdom. 

Copy text from images 

TextSniper is a marvelous tool for copying the uncopyable. 

Press Shift + Command + 2 and grab any area on the screen that has text — for example, text from a Twitter image. TextSniper will notify you that it has copied the text instantly. 

Paste text from images 

Command + V to paste the text you’ve just grabbed to your notes app or text editor. Nothing new, just the usual pasting shortcut. That’s it! 

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