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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, Readiris, CopyFish and Easy Screen OCR.

FreeOCR alternatives are mainly Document Scanners but may also be PDF Editors or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FreeOCR.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. Make your job easier with Adobe Acrobat DC, the trusted PDF creator. Use Acrobat to convert, edit, and sign PDF files at your desk or on the go.

    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat DC supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat DC support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesAdobe Acrobat DC can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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  2. Tesseract icon

    Tesseract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Almost everyone thinks Tesseract is a great alternative to FreeOCR.


  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationABBYY FineReader PDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ LightweightABBYY FineReader PDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesABBYY FineReader PDF support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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    Some users think ABBYY FineReader PDF is a great alternative to FreeOCR, some don't.
  4. OCRmyPDF icon

    OCRmyPDF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    OCRmyPDF adds an OCR text layer to scanned PDF files, allowing them to be searched - jbarlow83/OCRmyPDF

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  5. Readiris icon

    Readiris

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  6. CopyFish icon

    CopyFish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Copy, paste and translate text from any image, video or PDF.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Copy text from images, PDF and Youtube videos
  7. Easy Screen OCR icon

    Easy Screen OCR

    • 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.

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    CuneiForm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CuneiForm (OpenOCR) is a text recognition software for printed templates. Manuscripts or PDF-files, the program can not recognize, however, but table structures.

    ⚫︎ PortableCuneiForm can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    VietOCR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Supports optical character recognition for Vietnamese language. Released and distributed under the Apache License, v2.0.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Windows 7 GUI
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    PDFify

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone

    Automatic text recognition (OCR) created searchable and paged PDF out your images and scans.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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