Alternatives to Microsoft Office Document Imaging for all platforms with any license

  • ABBYY FineReader icon

    ABBYY FineReader

    ABBYY FineReader is an OCR software that provides unmatched text recognition accuracy and conversion capabilities, virtually...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    FreeOCR Warning

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

    Free Windows

  • TextGrabber icon


    ABBYY TextGrabber easily and quickly scans, translates and saves your chosen text or QR-codes from virtually any printed material. ...

    Commercial Android iPhone

  • Online OCR icon

    Online OCR

    Free Online OCR is a software that allows you to convert scanned PDF and images into editable Word, Text, Excel output formats.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • (a9t9) Free OCR Software icon

    (a9t9) Free OCR Software

    Free open-source OCR software and web service to extract text from image files and PDF. The application is available as online OCR web...

    Open Source Windows Web / Cloud

  • Prizmo icon


    Prizmo 2 is a revolutionary scanning application with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in over 40 languages with powerful editing...

    Commercial Mac iPhone

  • CuneiForm icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Omnipage icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • OCRopus icon


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

    Open Source Linux

  • CopyFish icon


    Extract & translate text from images/videos/PDF on any website. Common reasons to extract text from images are if you want to...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

  • ZoomReader icon


    In combination with your iOS device's built-in camera, ZoomReader lets you magnify and read printed text by first taking a picture...

    Free iPhone

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    Convert any paper document, image or PDF into editable and searchable digital files (Word, Excel, PDF, HTML, etc.) using Readiris...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Image To Text icon

    Image To Text

    ImageToText app allows you to extract editable ASCII text from images, and share the results by EMAIL or EVERNOTE. Simply take a...

    Free iPhone

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    Free OCR to Word

    Free OCR to Word is text recognition software that performs all your tedious retyping and recreating work at lightning speed into Word...

    Free Windows

  • icon is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) service. can analyze the text in any image file that you...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • YAGF icon


    YAGF, Yet Another Graphical Front-end for CuneiForm, is a graphical interface for CuneiForm and...

    Open Source Linux

  • WatchOCR icon


    WatchOCR is an open source OCR server that creates searchable pdfs from images in a watched folder.

    Open Source Linux

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  • i2OCR icon


    i2OCR is a free online OCR that converts scanned documents, faxes, or screenshots into editable text. i2OCR recognizes multi-column...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • JOCR icon


    Apparently JOCR requires Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007 and won't work with Office 2010 (unless you also have an older version and...

    Free Windows

  • OCR Terminal icon

    OCR Terminal

    OCR Terminal is a web-based Optical Character Recognition (OCR) service, allowing you to convert your images into searchable text. ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • VietOCR icon


    A Java/.NET GUI frontend for Tesseract OCR engine. Supports optical character recognition for Vietnamese language.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • icon is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this service to extract text from any image you...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Anyline icon


    Anyline is a mobile text recognition SDK enabling developers to build text recognition apps without having any knowledge about OCR.

    Commercial Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad Xamarin Studio Unity ... Appcelerator Titanium Apache Cordova

  • SimpleOCR icon


    SimpleOCR is the popular freeware OCR software with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. SimpleOCR is also a royalty-free OCR...

    Free Windows

  • Transym OCR icon

    Transym OCR

    Transym OCR (TOCR) is a leading provider of highly sophisticated, accurate and reliable optical character recognition software for...

    Commercial Windows

  • Smart Scanner icon

    Smart Scanner

    48h sale! Just take a photo of a text with phone number, e-mail address or URL and immediately call, write e-mail or open URL in...

    Commercial iPhone

  • TextDetective icon


    Text Detective finds and reads text in printed documents within seconds using your iPhone’s camera. The detected text can easily be...

    Commercial iPhone

  • Free Easy OCR icon

    Free Easy OCR Warning

    Sometimes we need to get the text out of photos or scanned documents for further editing and use. Free Easy OCR is a totally free Scan...

    Free Windows

  • Condense icon


    Typing out has come to a end. Say ‚Hello‘ to Condense. Your easy to use optical character recognition (OCR) application.

    Commercial Mac

  • Ocrkit icon


    OCRKit uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology to recognize the text in the graphic, which is particular useful for PDFs...

    Commercial Mac

  • Multi-Page TIFF Editor icon

    Multi-Page TIFF Editor

    This editor provides most page-related TIFF operations, such as adding, deleting, rotating, replacing, extracting, or rearranging...

    Commercial Windows

Microsoft Office Document Imaging Comments

Best free OCR software 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by Bricolas
about Microsoft Office Document Imaging May 2014

Easy to use and to install !
Thanks to Microsoft to keep it still available... even on Windows 10 (32 & 64bit) !