NormCap Alternatives

    NormCap is described as 'OCR powered screen-capture tool to capture information instead of images' and is a Screenshot Capture Tool in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to NormCap for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, Android, iPad and Mac. The best alternative is Greenshot, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NormCap are GImageReader (Free, Open Source), Google Lens (Free), Microsoft Lens (Free) and Spectacle (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 15, 2021

    1. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.
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    2. gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.
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    3. With Google Lens you can get information about items around you, like landmarks, posters, or barcodes, using your phone's camera. TAKE ACTION ON TEXT
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    4. Microsoft Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.
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    5. Spectacle is a simple application for capturing desktop screenshots. It can capture images of the entire desktop, a single monitor, the currently active window, the window currently under the mouse, or a rectangular region of the screen.


    6. OpenScan is an open source app that enables users to scan hardcopies of documents or notes and convert it to PDF or JPEG files. Its motto is "No ads. No data collection. We respect your privacy.".
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    7. Pocket Scanner Ultimate is the stand-alone version of Kdan’s Pocket Scanner series. Search “Pocket Scanner Cloud” in the App Store and try out the app & cloud services for free!
    8. 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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    9. CamScanner turns your phone into a portable scanner. Archive all your paper documents, receipts, notes, whiteboard discussions anywhere and anytime.

      Warning

      As reported by several news articles, old Android versions of Camscanner were infected by malware and removed by the Google Play Store. Android Police verified that versions released between June and July 2019 included that malware, newer versions are safe: https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/08/28/camscanner-play-store-malware/ Anyway uninstalling the app and looking for an alternative is suggested

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    10. Adobe Scan turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR). Turn anything — receipts, notes, documents, pictures, business cards, whiteboards — into an Adobe PDF with content you can reuse.
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