Rob’s OCR

Conduct OCR on any photo or file


This Shortcut uses optical character recognition to recognize text from the camera, a photo, iCloud or Dropbox. The results are displayed on your screen, copied to your clipboard, and optionally, saved to a file.

Rob’s OCR requires a free personal api key from Space.OCR. The api key will be saved in a small file in your iCloud.

You will be prompted to enter your api key the first time the Shortcut runs. If you do not have one, the Shortcut will guide you through the process to get the api key.

Latest Release Notes

1.01 - Dec. 6, 2018, 2:23 p.m.

What's New in Version 1.0
- Adapted for integration in other Shortcuts.
- If fed an image from another Shortcut, Rob's OCR will now use the image as the OCR source.
- Changes to backend to enable dynamic source options.
- Fixed to enable installation of Updatekit updates even if it is not installed upon initial installation.

What’s New in Version 1.01
- Corrected typo in import question (thanks u/dmetzcher)

All release notes