Import information about Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Find scanned documents
  • Copy text without retyping
  • Available now for $29
Drop an image

VelOCRaptor reads the text

Save as PDF, or copy the text

Spotlight can find the file for you

Preview now has the image and the text

so you can use it in your own documents

Now your Mac can read

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) converts printed type into text. Until now OCR programs have been too expensive and too complicated for occasional use. VelOCRaptor makes OCR available to all Mac users - offering drag-and-drop simplicity at an introductory price of just $29.


  • Reads image files and writes PDF's with text and image
  • No-Click OCR (TM;-) to read and write with no user interaction
  • Use with Mac OS Image Capture application
  • Easy integration with most scanner software
  • Automator action for use in your own workflows
  • Designed for Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard


VelOCRaptor uses the Google-sponsored OCRopus OCR engine. On good quality documents its accuracy rivals the best in the business. It is work in progress though - we know that with poor quality scans and odd fonts it can still struggle.

We're so excited by its potential, and so unimpressed by the price and usability of other Mac OCR programs, that we've decided to make VelOCRaptor available now. For many uses, in particular locating scanned documents and copying small amounts of text, the accuracy is good enough. For verbatim transcriptions of complicated documents, we may not do so well yet. This will improve as the OCRopus engine improves, and we are committed to releasing updated versions of VelOCRaptor as the accuracy gets better. In the meantime, you can try before you buy, so what have you to loose? If VelOCRaptor doesn't suit, try our competitors.

What Next?

You could watch the screencast to see if you think that VelOCRaptor might be useful, then download it and try it out on your own documents. If its useful to you please buy a licence for $29, or leave feedback so that we know what we should be doing better.