The new iPadOS 14 has pretty good handwriting OCR in the default Apple Notes app. I have lots of handwritten notes that I would love to move into Obsidian.
At the moment, a manual workflow would be:
open note > tap on page to get contextual options > “select all” > copy > tap text to get contextual options > “copy as text” > create new note in plaintext app > paste from clipboard > manually re-write note title (which is typed, not handwritten, in Apple Notes)
That is way too much effort. It must be possible to automate through Shortcuts or some other way, but I can’t figure it out. I have never created my own Shortcut, so maybe I have missed something obvious. But I don’t know how to automate the “copy as text” bit. I would love to have a shortcut in the share sheet (of even do all notes in a batch) that exports the OCR’d text into my Dropbox vault, and uses the note title as the .md file name. Anyone know how this could be done?