• Text capture overlay
  • Text recognition level
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Custom keybinds and preferences
  • Apple Vision
  • Built natively using Swift and Objective C
  • MacOS 11.3.1+ support

Getting Started

  1. Download the latest version of SwiftReader immediately via Releases

    Alternatively, SwiftReader can also be built from Source.

  2. Run SwiftReader and accept the Screen Recording permission. This must be enabled to capture and read text.

  3. VoilĂ ! SwiftReader should be successfully installed and ready for use.

Building from source

  1. Download Xcode 12.5.1+ from the Appstore or Apple’s Website.

  2. Clone and extract the latest Release of the source code.

  3. Open the Xcode project and select [Product -> Archive].

    After the app is done archiving, select [Distribute App] and codesign as either Developer ID or Development.

Road map

  • Reduce animation preferences
  • Visualize copied text
  • Copied text formatting (eg. code snippets)
  • Handwritten text recognition
  • Backwards compatibility

Submit a feature request

If you would like to see a feature implemented, please Submit a Feature Request. Ideas are warmly welcome and may recieve future implementation.

Create a bug report

If you have an issue or recieve an error, please Create a Bug Report. This will help further SwiftReader development and is greatly appreciated.


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