macOCR is a command line app that enables you to turn any text on your screen into text on your clipboard.
When you envoke the
ocr command, a "screen capture" like cursor is shown.
Any text within the bounds will be converted to text.
An example Alfred.app workflow is available here.
If you're still wondering "how does this work ?", I always find the .gif is the best way to clarify things:
Apple Silicon Install (via Homebrew):
brew install schappim/ocr/ocr
Once installed, you can then use the macOS Shortcut Workflow (see below for details)
Apple Silicon Install (via Curl):
curl -O https://files.littlebird.com.au/ocr2.zip; unzip ocr.zip; sudo cp ocr /usr/local/bin;
curl -O https://files.littlebird.com.au/ocr-EPiReQzFJ5Xw9wElWMqbiBayYLVp.zip; unzip ocr-EPiReQzFJ5Xw9wElWMqbiBayYLVp.zip; sudo cp ocr /usr/local/bin;
When running the app the first time, you will likely be asked to allow the app access to your screen.
Run Shell script
/usr/local/bin/ocr(runs this app)
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This should run on Catalina and above.
Apple, please sherlock this software!
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