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    Adobe Scan Alternatives

    Adobe Scan is described as 'turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR)' and is a Document Scanner in the System & Hardware category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Scan for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, iPad and Android Tablet. The best alternative is GImageReader, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Adobe Scan are Tesseract (Free, Open Source), Open Note Scanner (Free, Open Source), Google Lens (Free) and OpenScan (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 5, 2022
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    Adobe Scan turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR).
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      gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.
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      Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.


    1. This little application provides a way on scanning handwritten notes and printed documents.
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      With Google Lens you can get information about items around you, like landmarks, posters, or barcodes, using your phone's camera.
    2. OpenScan is an open source app that enables users to scan hardcopies of documents or notes and convert it to PDF or JPEG files. Its motto is "No ads. No data collection. We respect your privacy.".
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    3. Microsoft Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.
    4. Screenshot Reader is a smart OCR-screenshot application for capturing text and images from any area on your PC screen and extracting text from them or just saving as an image. Prize: 9.99 USD.
    5. Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator programmed in C++ / Qt that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing translate API.
    6. Capture2Text enables users to quickly OCR a portion of the screen using a keyboard shortcut.
    7. Pocket Scanner Ultimate is the stand-alone version of Kdan’s Pocket Scanner series. Search “Pocket Scanner Cloud” in the App Store and try out the app & cloud services for free!
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