Intelligent text extraction with Quixy Toolbox
Quixy Editorial Team
August 10, 2023
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where the PDF file online does not allow text to be copied? Or, have you come across content online so inspiring that you wanted to copy it, but the content is on either an image or video? So, what choice do you have other than typing the text out in an editor? We are sure you have been in such a situation more than once.

An unimaginable amount of data is available in digital formats such as images, videos, and PDFs from which you cannot copy the desired text. The right question is how to extract this seemingly useful data from these files. Quixy Toolbox is here to take away that pain.

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Introducing Quixy Toolbox

In a nutshell, Quixy Toolbox is an extension on the Chrome web store capable of intelligently extracting text from images, videos, and web pages right on the browser while browsing. Toolbox employs Optical character recognition (widely known as OCR) technology to identify the text, recognize and then extract it. And the great part is, it is free for everyone to use. You do not have to be a Quixy user to use our Quixy Toolbox.

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Toolbox is capable of recognizing and extracting 75+ languages beyond English. Toolbox has you covered in Japanese, traditional Chinese, French, or Hindi.

How to use Quixy Toolbox on your Chrome browser

  1. Search for Quixy or Quixy Toolbox on the Chrome web store
  2. View the description and add the Extension to Chrome
  3. Access Quixy Toolbox from the Extensions menu
  4. Choose the language of the text you wish to extract
  5. Hold down your left mouse button or trackpad to draw a box around the text you want to extract
  6. The processing commences. It takes 2-3 seconds to extract the text
  7. Once the processing is done, the extracted text is available for you to review and copy


What is OCR (Optical Character Recognition)?

Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, uses technology that recognizes text within a digital document. Very commonly known as a picture-to-text or image-to-text converter, OCR allows you to extract text from images and scanned documents.

For example, when you scan a paper document, the resulting file is an image in most cases. When this image or file is provided as input to the OCR-enabled tool, the tool recognizes the text in the document and extracts the text to an editable format.

Do you need a Quixy account to use the Extension?

No. Quixy Toolbox is free for life for all, and you do not need an account on Quixy to explore.

Is the data that I extract using Quixy Toolbox safe?

Quixy Toolbox does not save any data. Processes such as text detection and extraction are all done on your browser. The annotated image and the extracted data are never saved for training purposes.

Where can I find Quixy Toolbox?

Quixy Toolbox is available from Chrome Webstore, you can add it from here.

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