GOCR Alternatives

    GOCR is described as 'OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program, developed under the GNU Public License. It converts scanned images of text back to text files. Joerg Schulenburg started the program, and now leads a team of developers' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to GOCR for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Adobe Acrobat DC. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Tesseract or OCRmyPDF. Other great apps like GOCR are ABBYY FineReader PDF (Paid), FreeOCR (Free), CopyFish (Free, Open Source) and (a9t9) Free OCR Software (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 9, 2021

    1. Free Online OCR is a software that allows you to convert scanned PDF and images into editable Word, Text, Excel output formats.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      i2OCR is a free online OCR that converts scanned documents, faxes, or screenshots into editable text.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      NewOCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) service. NewOCR.com can analyze the text in any image file that you upload, and then convert the text from the image into text that you can easily edit on your computer.
    2. BROWSER EXTENSION No need to install any additional apps, it's just an extension for your browser. One click and you're done. VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE Analyze games from videos of your favorite chess teacher.
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    3. Complete suite for document Scanning. Any source: scanners, multifunction printers, e-mails, fax machines, web services or folders. Automatic document classification Data entry with assisted auto fields. Extract text from PDF Files and convert to indexed data.
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    4. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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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    5. Free-OCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this service to extract text from any image you supply. This service is free, no registration necessary. We also do not need your email address.
      • 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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    6. WatchOCR is an open source OCR server that creates searchable pdfs from images in a watched folder.
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