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[APP] Copy/Paste Beta - Select text using OCR (12/11/2010)

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By fahim_k, Member on 20th November 2010, 04:31 PM
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I have just released an application CopyAndPaste in alpha release onto the market if anyone would like to try it out.

The application is one way of solving the issue of selecting text in android. There are a lot of bugs to be worked on, but the main problem is the inaccuracy of the OCR engine. If enough people find the app useful then I will continue to update it and possibly make it open source.

To Do:
multi-touch handles
landscape mode
load on startup of phone

Changelog

v2.1
small fixes

v2.0
Major fixes for all phones (thanks to Napalm)
Shake to launch application option
Image preview of text to verify copy

v1.6
new icons
more settings
apps 2 sd
minor bug fixes
new toggle dock button
video added

v1.0 -1.5
selection to edges
easy to quit
settings menu
make selection handles easier to use
force close issues
launch options (longpress search)


Not working on:
MIUI 11.9
Sony Ericsson x10
Dell Streak
Galaxy s i9000
Update coming December 13






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20th November 2010, 04:53 PM |#2  
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Great alpha release, usefull!!
..for sure, I dont wanna have the icon in statusbar all the time and itīs quite slow..but it works everywhere I tried, nice!!
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Great alpha release, usefull!!
..for sure, I dont wanna have the icon in statusbar all the time and itīs quite slow..but it works everywhere I tried, nice!!

Thanks for testing it out, and I am glad it worked. I will work on a settings menu so that there are options for the status bar and delay time.
22nd November 2010, 07:56 PM |#4  
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Thanks for the feedback and ratings in the market. I have decided to continue development on this application and I am working on an update to fix some small issues right now.

For the people who could not get it to work, please check that you have given the app superuser permissions and let me know if it is still not working.
22nd November 2010, 11:58 PM |#5  
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Works pretty well so far. Some suggestions

Make it so instead of launching from the notification bar, launch from long press search.
Make it so you can select to the edges
Make it easy to completely quit

Might think of more later
23rd November 2010, 03:45 AM |#6  
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Works pretty well so far. Some suggestions

Make it so instead of launching from the notification bar, launch from long press search.
Make it so you can select to the edges
Make it easy to completely quit

Might think of more later

Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate the help. I have just released v1.2 which allows the selection to go to the edges and makes it easier to quit. For the next version I am going to add the launch from long press search and also I am working on making the selection handles easier.
23rd November 2010, 03:53 AM |#7  
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Thanks for sharing!
24th November 2010, 02:55 AM |#8  
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Thanks for sharing!

Your welcome, and thank you for trying it out. How did you find the application?
26th November 2010, 12:10 AM |#9  
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Just added another update:



1) completely re-designed the handles now they work in 4 way directions and you can use them without covering the center with your finger. 2) fixed some force close issues people were having.
3) option to launch it from longpress search
4) many new settings in the preference menu to choose the type of handles for selection

Please post here if it works for you. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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26th November 2010, 10:40 AM |#10  
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- it works for me
- itīs great
thanx for the new app, itīs standard now on my phone.

Edit: sometimes icons stays in statusbar...check/uncheck icon in settings solves this.
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- it works for me
- itīs great
thanx for the new app, itīs standard now on my phone.

Edit: sometimes icons stays in statusbar...check/uncheck icon in settings solves this.

Thanks for the helpful comments! I will look into the check/uncheck problem. Right now I have set it to stay in the status bar by default, do you mean that it doesn't come out of the status bar when you uncheck the icon?

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The site looks interesting, thanks for the suggestion. I don't think I want to sell this application, I would rather share it with the community for free.
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