I believe it's time to spill the beans on something I've been thinking about for a long time... A quote-taking app based on OCR and cloud storage.

As an avid collector of quotes, I always wanted a quick way to digitize and store them in a place where they'd be easy to access and, if needed, share.

Before the fediverse, I didn't even consider the potential social implications of such an app, but now ActivityPub changes everything...

So the app would be something like this:

1. the user sees an interesting quote (on a book, billboard, video, whatever)
2. the user captures the quote using the app, which will convert the picture in actual text
3. the user is given the opportunity to amend the quote (OCR is not perfect!)
4. the user can then save the quote either locally or in the cloud
4a. if the quote is saved online, then privacy options pop up (private, public, commentable, likeable etc...)

That's it!

I have some wireframes done already for the mobile app part, though I can't code for shit, which means I'd need some help :)

@Antanicus I think I deleted my last comment. I really like your idea! I was looking for a trustworthy text recognition alternative to google notes - seems like you even have some extra features, like deciding which part of the text you want to quote beforehand. It seems like you could put the items that are in the hamburger menu in a bottom navigation - this way the users would recognize the functionalities at first glance.

@Mall_Web

> It seems like you could put the items that are in the hamburger menu in a bottom navigation

- you mean like this? :) social.coop/media/22Id1HEAzgVr

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