How TextSniper Speeds up my Design Workflow

As a designer, I’m always on the lookout for tools that can streamline my workflow and make my life easier. TextSniper is one of those amazing apps on the Mac that has made all the difference in my day-to-day work. It’s like having a secret weapon that can grab any text I see on screen with incredible accuracy. Let me tell you more about this game-changing tool and how it can benefit you.

TextSniper: A Designer’s Best Friend

TextSniper works by sitting in your menu bar and can be activated either by the menu bar menu or a keyboard shortcut. I have it mapped to Command+Shift+9 to take advantage of the muscle memory that already exists for the built-in screenshot functions on MacOS.

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Accuracy: No More Guesswork

When I first bought TextSniper, one of my major concerns was its accuracy. Would the tool be good enough to pick up text from slightly low-resolution images and unselectable text? The answer was a resounding “yes!”

Functionality: Say Goodbye to Manual Typing

I’ve found times when I’m doing client work, where the visual appearance of the text is perfect, but it’s split up in layers or unable in some way. This also often happens when I’m watching a YouTube video, and there’s text in there that needs to be copied.

Textsniper in action

That’s where TextSniper comes in and proves to be extremely handy, saving me from those moments where the only remedy would have been typing out the full text. There are multiple settings within the super minimal interface, and especially the keyboard shortcuts can be customized to your liking. For example, I once ripped a whole ebook using the Capture Last selection function. You can even select text on screen to be read aloud using text to speech. How cool is that?

The Textsniper website

Alternatives to TextSniper: The KM way

If you’re more of a Keyboard Maestro kind of person, I just saw a new extensive macro to do sort of the same thing was uploaded to the Keyboard Maestro forums here: . But honestly, the TextSniper functionality is so stable and dependable, plus the accuracy is close to 100%. So I’ve come to rely on this little handy app on a daily basis.

Get Your Hands on TextSniper

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TextSniper can be found at, and as of this writing, a license is $7.99. It’s also available on Setapp, the $9.99 a month app subscription that includes many of my favorite apps. There’s a free trial for a week, or you get a 7-day money-back guarantee if you decide to buy it directly.

I urge you to check out TextSniper and see how it can revolutionize your design workflow. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. And if you have any questions or concerns about the tool, just drop me a line – I’m always happy to help fellow creative entrepreneurs.