Alternatives to ABBYY FineReader for all platforms with any license




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  • Tesseract icon


    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

  • GImageReader icon


    gImageReader is a simple Gtk front-end to tesseract. Features include: - Automatic page layout detection - User can manually define and adjust recognition regions ...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • FreeOCR icon


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

    Free Windows

    • 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
  • TextGrabber icon


    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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  • CopyFish icon


    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 Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • Omnipage icon


    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

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

    Free Web

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    OCRFeeder is a document layout analysis and optical character recognition system.

    Open Source Linux

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • GOCR icon


    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

  • icon is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this service to extract text from any image you supply. This service is free, no...

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ABBYY FineReader Comments

The best Arabic OCR

about ABBYY FineReader · · 1 Helpful

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: ocrsoftware/
Really recomended software.

I find a free online ocr , it can convert image to text in high accuracy, and using tesseract ocr engine.


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

about ABBYY FineReader and PDF-XChange Viewer · · 1 Helpful

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 €:

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.

ABBYY FineReader no longer provides a free version. It costs about €100.

ABBYY FineReader is a great tool. it combines intelligent document analysis with higher speed, better recognition, and support for more file formats to give you the smartest and most versatile way to turn scans and PDFs into editable and searchable documents. Besides, ABBYY FineReader 11 supports arabic recognition!