POWER TOYS UPDATE ADDS OCR AND TWO MORE TOOLS

POWER TOYS UPDATE ADDS OCR AND TWO MORE TOOLS

POWER TOYS UPDATE ADDS OCR AND TWO MORE TOOLS – A pixel screen ruler and an easy tool for adding accents are also included in our favourite Microsoft freebie.

You want PowerToys if you use Windows. This collection of open-source goodies, guided and published by Microsoft, is one of the best free software packages available, and we highly recommend it. That is even more true today, as the company releases an updated version that includes three brand new tools: the previously-seen Text Extrator (an Optical Character Recognition tool), a ruler for measuring pixels on your screen, and a tool for quickly inserting infrequently used accents into text.

Text Extractor is most likely the most widely applicable addition here. It’s an open-source fork of Joseph Finney’s paid Text Grab app, which is now integrated into PowerToys and available for free to Windows users. The tool essentially functions as a screen capture snatcher, enabling visitors to illustrate an area of an illustration and naturally grab any text inside of it, which you can then paste into the sector of your choice. Text Extractor, like Google’s Lens on smartphones, will require fairly clear pictures in order to, um, extract text. However, it is undeniably useful in those very specific situations.

POWER TOYS UPDATE ADDS OCR AND TWO MORE TOOLS

Quick Accent from developer Damien Leroy is another existing project that has been dropped into PowerToys, this time PowerAccent. To use it, hold down the appropriate alphabet key and then tap the space bar or the left arrow. If you need to quickly write about a spicy pepper but your keyboard isn’t set up for Spanish characters, simply hold down the n key and tap space to enter a for jalepeo. The arrow keys can be used to select characters with multiple accent options.

Screen Ruler does exactly what it says: it measures the area in pixels between two points on your screen. For instance, by simply pressing the activation shortcut Win+Shift+M,I can tell you that the width of my Website writing screen is exactly 1836 x 1392 pixels, which I previously had to figure out in Photoshop. Neat!

CONCULUSION :

PowerToys is a free download from its GitHub page, and it is available in standard and ARM flavours for Windows 10 and 11. (note that you need a 64-bit machine to run it).

You Might Also Like

Leave a Reply