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    CamScanner Alternatives for Windows

    CamScanner is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Tesseract, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to CamScanner and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to CamScanner are GImageReader (Free, Open Source), ABBYY Screenshot Reader (Paid), Capture2text (Free, Open Source) and Crow Translate (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 12, 2022

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.
    1. gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.
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    2. 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.
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    3. Capture2Text enables users to do the following: 1. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Allows the user to quickly snapshot a small portion of the screen, OCR it and (by default) save the result to the clipboard. 2.
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    4. 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. • Speed: The program is written in C++ / Qt and consumes ~20 MB of RAM.
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    5. FreeOCR is a scan & OCR program including the Tesseract free ocr engine, also known as a Tesseract GUI. It includes a Windows installer, and it is very simple to use.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Phone
      Photo Scan lets you extract text from Images or Photos very easily and efficiently!

      Discontinued

      The app is no longer updated. Last version, 3.7.5, released in August 2016, can be still downloaded from Microsoft Store

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      Most users think Photo Scan is a great alternative to CamScanner.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Program to recognize text on screen Powered by Tesseract, dpScreenOCR can recognize more than 100 languages and split independent text blocks, e.g. columns.
    6. CuneiForm (OpenOCR) is a text recognition software for printed templates. Manuscripts or PDF-files, the program can not recognize, however, but table structures.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Supports optical character recognition for Vietnamese language. Released and distributed under the Apache License, v2.0.
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