Monday, 9 March 2009

Cocoa GUI

I'm just in the process of uploading our Cocoa GUI for the first time. Up to now the download has been of my AppleScript droplet, but Simon has done some fantastic work this weekend so that we now have a genuine Mac front end.

If you drop a file onto the VelOCRaptor icon it behaves as it used to - writing a PDF in the current directory and then exiting, although now with a progress spinner and cancel button. We're calling this mini-mode.

If you open the app normally it offers a large drop target for your images (or File/Open). Drop one there and it is converted - once it's done you can select and drag the text out of it, or Save the PDF.

We've lots of polishing to do, but we now have the 2 basic workflows:
  • drop, convert, exit
  • open, convert, save
Also planned are AppleScript and Automator support.

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