FreeOCR Alternatives for Mac

    FreeOCR is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Adobe Acrobat DC. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Tesseract or OCRmyPDF. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FreeOCR and 15 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to FreeOCR are ABBYY FineReader PDF (Paid), Readiris (Paid), CopyFish (Free, Open Source) and CuneiForm (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 9, 2021

    1. Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.
      Almost everyone thinks Tesseract is a great alternative to FreeOCR.


    2. ABBYY FineReader PDF is an OCR software that provides unmatched text recognition accuracy and conversion capabilities, virtually eliminating retyping and reformatting of documents. Up to 190 languages are supported for text recognition.
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      Some users think ABBYY FineReader PDF is a great alternative to FreeOCR, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      OCRmyPDF adds an OCR text layer to scanned PDF files, allowing them to be searched or copy-pasted.
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    3. PDF and OCR publishing software (optical character recognition) for MAC & WINDOWS. Do you dream of an intelligent PDF and OCR solution to intuitively manage your documents? You've found it.
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    4. Extract & translate text from images/videos/PDF on any website. Common reasons to extract text from images are if you want to google the text, store it, email it or translate it. Until now, our only option was to retype the text. Copyfish is sooooo much faster.
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    5. 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
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      Supports optical character recognition for Vietnamese language. Released and distributed under the Apache License, v2.0.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      Automatic text recognition (OCR) created searchable and paged PDF out your images and scans. Use your scanner or camera to add new pages to PDF documents. Drag emails or webpages on PDFify to create paged PDF files which are perfect for app store invoices.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      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. No More Retyping
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