Kleptomania is an application that allows you to capture text and graphics from any kind of application based on the Textract technology.
It’s a on OCR system tray tool that can be controlled by mouse actions, as well as hotkey commands. It’s easy to use, practical and enables you to select text and graphics even from clipboard-unaware applications.
Kleptomania puts five selection modes at your disposal, each with a distinct functionality that stands out in different cases. With this tool you are able to capture text just like in MS Word, by simply selecting the needed text from start to end, or by creating a rectangular frame around the area you want to extract. The second one is best suited for when the text and graphics are merged into a clipboard-unaware format.
You can also extract content from an entire application window, or opt to save just the images and leave out the text. Kleptomania is designed to cover all possible cases in which you need to capture and process text. To do this, besides the above mentioned methods, Kleptomania also allows you to use a ‘Smart selection’ feature that combines the ‘Native’, ‘Rectangle’ and ‘Window’ capture modes.
After a selection is made using any of its capture methods, a popup menu is displayed and you can use it to access all its available processing functions. From this menu, you can copy text, send it via email, as well as view the identified font, its size and color. The application also counts the number of lines, words and characters.
Kleptomania can copy text in all formats, allowing the destination application to choose the appropriate formatting when inserted, but you can just as well choose to preserve the original font name, pitches and styling.
With the copy function you can also add the last selection to clipboard, this way you can select multiple times and paste to the clipboard just once.
It takes a bit of practice to get used to its functionality and to learn where each copying technique works best. But once you get familiarize with it, it’s quite the indispensable tool.