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  • Tesseract icon

    Tesseract

    Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images. The Tesseract OCR engine was one of the top 3 engines in the 1995 UNLV...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    FreeOCR

    FreeOCR is a scan & OCR program including the Tesseract free ocr engine, also known as a Tesseract GUI. It includes a Windows...

    Free Windows

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    • Free OCR lacks the options such as recognizing Tables, and having the possibility to command the OCR to look for specific formats. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    TextGrabber

    ABBYY TextGrabber easily and quickly scans, translates and saves your chosen text or QR-codes from virtually any printed material. Simply take a picture of the text...

    Commercial Android iPhone

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    img2txt.com

    img2txt.com is an online OCR service that allows you to get text from a picture or scanned page.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    GOCR

    GOCR is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program, developed under the GNU Public License. It converts scanned images of text back to text files. Joerg Schulenburg...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    CopyFish

    Extract & translate text from images/videos/PDF on any website. Common reasons to extract text from images are if you want to google the text, store it, email it...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

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    Omnipage

    Powerful OCR technology makes OmniPage 17 the world’s best – and most accurate – solution for repurposing, editing, sorting, searching and sharing converted documents in...

    Commercial Windows

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    Prizmo

    Prizmo 2 is a revolutionary scanning application with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in over 40 languages with powerful editing capability, text-to-speech, and...

    Commercial Mac iPhone

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    OCRopus

    OCRopus(tm) is a state-of-the-art document analysis and OCR system, featuring pluggable layout analysis, pluggable character recognition, statistical natural language...

    Open Source Linux

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    CuneiForm

    CuneiForm (OpenOCR) is a text recognition software for printed templates. Manuscripts or PDF-files, the program can not recognize, however, but table structures. The...

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ABBYY FineReader Comments

The best Arabic OCR 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by KimAl
about ABBYY FineReader Jun 2012

I think, ABBYY FineReader is one of the best OCR softwares, especially with Arabic. The feature I really like is retention of the original layout. As far as I know now there are some special offers, so it is very affordable. You can find it here: http://finereader.abbyy.com/arabicocrsoftware/
Really recomended software.

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ABBYY FineReader: a good commercial OCR-tool for pdf-files 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by em4020
about ABBYY FineReader and PDF-XChange Viewer Jun 2011

ABBYY FineReader is one of my two favorite OCR-tools for converting not text-searchable pdf-files in text-searchable pdf-files.
Until April 2011 I have not found a free application able to convert not text-searchable pdf-files in text-searchable pdf-files.
Because I need this function nearly every day, ABBYY FineReader has with about 38 € for the penultimate version ( Version 9 prof.) a very good value for money, if I need the scanning-function+OCR-function.

It is not necessary to buy the expensive newest version of ABBYY Finereader, which costs more than €100.

The PRO-Version of PDF XChange Viewer is another excellent tool for converting not text-searchable pdf-files in text-searchable pdf-files. But it also is not free, the price is 29 €:

http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer

I like very much, that i can use the PRO-Version of PDF XChange Viewer as a portable version in difference to ABBYY FineReader, which must be installed with admin rights.

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