Alternatives to Online OCR 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

  • (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

  • FreeOCR icon

    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

  • GImageReader icon


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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 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

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

    Free 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

  • 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

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    Microsoft Office Document Imaging Discontinued

    Microsoft Office Document Imaging (MODI) is a Microsoft Office application that supports editing documents scanned by Microsoft Office...

    Free Windows

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

    Free Web / Cloud

  • OCRopus icon


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

    Open Source Linux

  • GOCR icon


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

    Open Source Windows 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

  • 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

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  • Free OCR to Word icon

    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

  • YAGF icon


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

    Open Source Linux

  • PDF OCR icon


    PDF OCR for 39.95 USD: Editable - Edit Scanned PDF Documents like editing a text file! Easily - OCR PDF To Text Just In Only 2...

    Commercial Windows

  • WatchOCR icon


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

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

  • ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK icon


    Highly-accurate ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK is available for everyone in a cloud through web API. OCR, ICR, barcode recognition, business card...

    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

  • 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

  • OmniPage Cloud Service icon

    OmniPage Cloud Service

    The OmniPage Cloud Service is a cloud computing platform built on the OmniPage Capture SDK. It exposes web services that allow for...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • OCR Convert icon

    OCR Convert

    OCR Convert is an online OCR service that allows users to convert scanned images and PDF files to editable text formats. The...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • OCR Cloud 2.0 API icon

    OCR Cloud 2.0 API

    WiseTrend OCR Cloud 2.0 platform provides Web API access to some of the most powerful OCR capabilities to-date through multiple...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Leafdoc icon


    World-class online document recognition service. Accepting images via email, FTP and web services, individuals, companies and...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • 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

Online OCR Comments

It works if you have low standards

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Online OCR Sep 2011

In a few tests that I did, was able to recognize the text inside my sample images almost perfectly. However, when I tried downloading the results as a Word document, the formatting was totally screwed up. It's best just to download the results as plain text, and then format it yourself.