Condense 1.6 – Your easy to use optical character recognition (OCR) application.


Typing out has come to an end. Say ‚Hello‘ to Condense. Your easy to use optical character recognition (OCR) application.

Imagine one of the following scenarios:

You’re writing an essay for University and you’ve to quote from a PDF, an EBook or one of your professor’s presentations? That’s a huge amount of text to extract… Loading whole PDFs into your OCR software and cutting out the parts you want is oftentimes more time lost than won.

You are watching a tutorial video on the web which contains several lines of programming code. You can’t find a link to the given example anywhere. What do you do? Retype all those lines?

Now you can do better:

Condense is featuring:

A 3-Step Workflow:
1. Press shortcut
2. Drag area around your text
3. Paste text

• Beautiful Custom UserInterface
• ~35 supported language settings
• almost invisible MenuBar Mode
• Archive containing the last batch of 5 scans which enables you to scan multiple quotes at the same time
• QuickFix technology to fix mistakes fast and efficient
• Preview Window
• Text to Speech
• Fast rescan with improved contrast
• Remove linebreaks automatically

What’s New

Version 1.6:
(Do not update if you're still on OS X 10.8 - A bug will prevent you from starting)
New Features:

  • Preview Window has "Text To Speech" button
  • Preview Window can now slide through the last rescans
  • Cancel selection with ESC key
  • QuickFix Button will only show up, if any corrections were found
  • 10.8 Compatibility (Sorry for removing it last version)
  • Crosshair will be shown immediately, no need to move the mouse
  • MenuBar Icon does now work properly (Hello DarkMode)
  • Removed Typos from UI


OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor


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