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  1. joejkd82's Avatar
    I seriously bought a note 5 for this feature and action memo. I had no idea they would dumb the phone down when I bought it.

    My wife has a note 4 and I was expecting at least the same feature set. Guess I should've waited On this one. Any chance they'll add this back in?

    Last time I early adopt a phone...

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    09-04-2015 10:18 PM
  2. ccpopham's Avatar
    Optical reader gives you the ability to extract text from pictures and screen shots. Basically giving you the ability to copy text from a pic and use the text as if you typed it and paste it anywhere
    I know what OCR is, but you seem to be referring to Optical Reader as an app, not in general terms.
    09-04-2015 11:25 PM
  3. 8100User's Avatar
    I know what OCR is, but you seem to be referring to Optical Reader as an app, not in general terms.
    If you go to the Samsung online store, you can find Samsung OCR, which IS an app. It'll allow you to either take a photo and extract the text from the photo, or choose an existing photo on your device, and extract the text from that photo.

    The app is free...
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    09-05-2015 12:08 AM
  4. joejkd82's Avatar
    Right but this isn't the same I downloaded it. It adds too many steps and thus does not increase efficiency.

    "smart select" is now simply way # 3013 to take a screenshot. There's nothing smart about the windows snipping tool as that's all it is.

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    ccpopham and Cory S like this.
    09-05-2015 01:02 AM
  5. Vivek Patil1's Avatar
    I agree... In the note 4, I could use smart select of a date and content of a sentence and had that T next to it hover to send that information directly into the calendar or if there is an address, it could be sent directly to a map. That is missing in note 5.
    10-02-2015 07:40 AM
  6. Blackberrycreole's Avatar
    Yes I noticed that about the note 5 that it doesn't have smart Select well the text capturing select option from what's on screen. That was a great feature to have I used that constantly so thinking that the No 5 is coming out I was going to get that and more options but they took it from us. I don't understand if its lost in the system or Samsung just forgot.

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    10-20-2015 10:12 AM
  7. Blackberrycreole's Avatar
    I just got an update through t-mobile on my galaxy note 5 smart Select is now back in full force and text selectv is now back! Woo hoo!

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    Sammuel1973 likes this.
    11-02-2015 06:48 AM
  8. Blackberrycreole's Avatar
    It's back, select text on the smart select feature on now 5

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    ccpopham and Sammuel1973 like this.
    11-02-2015 06:50 AM
  9. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    Damn. Common AT&T! Update us!
    11-02-2015 10:17 AM
  10. joejkd82's Avatar
    Well, not really. It won't perform ocr, it only works if you highlight actual text. Text on images won't be read. Actual text is already selectable, so this isn't all that useful.

    You used to be able to smart select an image with an address, extract the text and have it input in maps for navigation.

    Also, you are unable to do anything with the text except share it with others

    This phone needs that. Right now, if i get an address the doesn't hyperlink for me, I have to open memo, shrink and move so i can write while seeing the address, which usually makes the memo too small to fit it legibly.

    Then, you can link to action. Smart select handled this use case on the note 4. On the note 5 it's just another way to highlight text or send a screen shot. On the note 4 it was a unique feature. Here, it's just redundant.

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    11-02-2015 12:01 PM
  11. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    That's really crap that OCR is not supported. That's one feature that I really would loke
    11-02-2015 12:03 PM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    There is an OCR app in the Samsung store that is supposed to do a work around for this. It was discussed the first week the phone came out.
    GrandMasterB likes this.
    11-02-2015 12:52 PM
  13. Blackberrycreole's Avatar
    htt p s://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.renard.ocr

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    11-02-2015 07:47 PM
  14. beh's Avatar
    There is an OCR app in the Samsung store that is supposed to do a work around for this. It was discussed the first week the phone came out.
    Actually, I find it to work very well and be very accurate. It gives you the option of saving in a variety of format including as text. The saved document is saved in the OCR app folder on your phone not Snote. It can be accessed from the My Files OEM app.
    Sammuel1973 likes this.
    11-02-2015 08:21 PM
  15. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Well, not really. It won't perform ocr, it only works if you highlight actual text. Text on images won't be read. Actual text is already selectable, so this isn't all that useful.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I agree. This feature needs to return. It doesn't make sense that they would get rid of it.

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    11-02-2015 09:16 PM
  16. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    There is a workaround. If you highlight an address using the S-pen and share it to s-note you can simply tap on the link it creates to open maps. It's not as simple as it was before, but it's something.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-02-2015 09:49 PM
  17. Blackberrycreole's Avatar
    I did a video chat with a Samsung rep, and they told me they couldn't find nothing posted or listed for the reason why it was removed. Samsung have no explanation.
    11-03-2015 07:02 AM
  18. Dhanikz's Avatar
    There is a similar option. Could even be the one you are talking about. If you are using the stock keyboard there is a button next to the "sym" button which gives many options such as clipboard, handwriting, voice. Among those options is an icon for OCR. So you could instantly share or save extracted stuff straight from the keyboard.

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    11-03-2015 05:18 PM
  19. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    There is a similar option. Could even be the one you are talking about. If you are using the stock keyboard there is a button next to the "sym" button which gives many options such as clipboard, handwriting, voice. Among those options is an icon for OCR. So you could instantly share or save extracted stuff straight from the keyboard.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Wow, that is a great find!
    11-03-2015 05:46 PM
  20. Dhanikz's Avatar
    Wow, that is a great find!
    hope it helps. Yet you cannot navigate directly though. And that method isn't through smart select.
    If you want to extract through smart select, you can install "Google goggles" And once it's in the system. You can do a smart capture and goto share options. And you should see Google goggles there. This will allow OCR through smart select.
    andresluisj likes this.
    11-03-2015 06:57 PM
  21. emcknight23's Avatar
    http://phandroid.com/2015/12/02/gala...e-plus-update/

    Oh snap. latest update suppose to bring back the Smart select text reader feature. i have to wait and hour and and half to see if i have the update. Any ones have it?
    12-02-2015 08:55 PM
  22. saiyyasuka pon's Avatar
    Bump

    Posted via note five
    12-03-2015 12:33 AM
  23. wikimeee's Avatar
    You just need to install an application called Optical Reader from sumsung store. It will works as before.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-05-2016 04:44 PM
  24. Blackberrycreole's Avatar
    It's back? But not fully...
    05-06-2016 11:28 AM
  25. Mark Valentine's Avatar
    It is still there, use smart select and select the lasso tool. Then just draw an oval or rectangle around the text you want. Smart select will then cut out the area you selected. You should be a box with a T in it to the top right of the area you cut out. Once you click on it, it will have the option to share that text to apps, messaging, etc.
    beh likes this.
    05-07-2016 02:14 AM
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