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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 GImageReader, 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 Tesseract (Free, Open Source), ABBYY Screenshot Reader (Paid), Crow Translate (Free, Open Source) and Capture2text (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 5, 2022
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    CamScanner turns your phone into a portable scanner. Archive all your paper documents, receipts, notes, whiteboard...
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    1. OCR powered screen-capture tool to capture information instead of images.
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      SimpleOCR is the popular freeware OCR software with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. SimpleOCR is also a royalty-free OCR SDK for developers to use in their custom applications.


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      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 and OCR program and uses the revolutionary OCR technology which provides high recognition accuracy.

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      You can use Easy Screen OCR to capture a snapshot and start OCR process. this program will detect the text from the image and start OCR process immediately. You can extract the text to copy and paste in seconds.
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      SikuliX automates anything you see on the screen of your desktop computer running Windows, Mac or some Linux/Unix. It uses image recognition powered by OpenCV to identify GUI components.


    2. Screen OCR is a screen capture and character recognition tool. You can use Screen OCR in any way you are most comfortable with. It can be window selection, scrolling capture, simple cursor capture or rectangular selection.
    3. Boxoft Screen OCR is fast and easy-to-use software which helps to extract any area on your screen, recognize every character and then save as TXT file. Price: 27 USD.
    4. Editable - Edit Scanned PDF Documents like editing a text file!
    5. Provides accurate and fast text detection from any image file downloaded from your device or taken with a snapshot. It also supports textual detection of a PDF and text-based handwriting detection and text translation in 114 different languages.
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      Docutain is not just another scanner app, but a complete and secure document management system. It also includes a QR-Code scanner.
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      The document management functions are very good.
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