Search Text in Images

What Is It?

Search text in images refers to the ability of the Mac note taking app to search the text contained within an image that’s stored as a note. To perform this function the app must be able to scan images stored in its note repository for text.

Mac Notes Apps with This Feature

What Else Should I Know?

How does this work? Note taking apps accomplish this feat by performing optical character recognition (OCR) on the image, which is the process of scanning an image for recognizable characters. The image typically consists of a scan of a paper document, like a receipt. Good OCR systems can recognize not only printed words, but also handwritten text.