From Kerryn Marlow:
Text Snapper is a simple application which uses your iphone camera and allows you to photograph text, like phone numbers, words, emails and website addresses. Text Snapper shows as text, NOT an image, so you can easily edit it. Simply open the app, line it up, snap the phone number, then call or SMS. Or you can snap a paragraph of text and email or text it to yourself. Or snap a website URL and go there. Or snap an email address and send an email. Or save as a contact.Text Snapper uses standard open source OCR which allows applications to recognise characters. The app is designed to photograph and render text from any flat surface like a printed flyer, or even a computer screen. Text Snapper renders phone numbers and text very well, and can render emails and URLs although sometimes not so well! Also like any camera shot, we've found you need to have good lighting to take a good shot of the text so it can render properly. And some fancy fonts may not render well...we've seen Text Snapper render some bizarre words!