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OCR Text Recognition Tool Alternatives

OCR Text Recognition Tool is described as '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' and is a document scanner in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to OCR Text Recognition Tool for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Adobe Acrobat DC. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GImageReader or Tesseract. Other great apps like OCR Text Recognition Tool are ABBYY FineReader PDF, OpenScan, Adobe Scan and Pocket Scanner.

OCR Text Recognition Tool 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 OCR Text Recognition Tool.
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  1. Adobe Acrobat DC icon

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    272 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC 

    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.

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    1.  Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat DC supports forms in PDF files.
    2.  PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat DC support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    5.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    6.  Split PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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  2. GImageReader icon

    GImageReader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    59 alternatives to GImageReader 

    gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  3. Tesseract icon

    Tesseract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    62 alternatives to Tesseract 

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

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    • ABBYY FineReader PDF icon

      ABBYY FineReader PDF

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      76 alternatives to ABBYY FineReader PDF 

      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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      1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
      2.  PDF annotationABBYY FineReader PDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
      3.  LightweightABBYY FineReader PDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      4.  Sign PDF filesABBYY FineReader PDF support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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    • OpenScan icon

      OpenScan

      91 alternatives to OpenScan 

      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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      1.  Privacy focusedOpenScan is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
      2.  Ad-freeOpenScan doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      3.  Mobile ScannerOpenScan can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
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    • Adobe Scan icon

      Adobe Scan

      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      93 alternatives to Adobe Scan 

      Scan anything into a PDF using your mobile device. Scan documents, whiteboards, forms, receipts and more with the new Adobe Scan.

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      1.  Mobile ScannerAdobe Scan can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
      2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    • Pocket Scanner icon

      Pocket Scanner

      • iPhone
      • iPad
      91 alternatives to Pocket Scanner 

      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!

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      1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
      2.  PDF annotationPocket Scanner support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
      3.  Mobile ScannerPocket Scanner can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
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    • FreeOCR icon

      FreeOCR

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      69 alternatives to FreeOCR 

      FreeOCR is a scan & OCR program including the Tesseract free ocr engine, also known as a Tesseract GUI. It includes a Windows installer, and it is very simple to use.

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

      For 7 years the app has no updates. Latest release: March 2015 v5.4

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    • CamScanner icon

      CamScanner

      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • HUAWEI AppGallery
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      93 alternatives to CamScanner 

      CamScanner turns your phone into a portable scanner. Archive all your paper documents, receipts, notes, whiteboard discussions anywhere and anytime. Camscanner's Smart Image cropping and Image enhancement algorithm ensures the scanned images are perfectly clear and...

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      1.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
      2.  Mobile ScannerCamScanner can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
      3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in CamScanner without registration.
      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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    • CopyFish icon

      CopyFish

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      66 alternatives to CopyFish 

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

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      1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
      Copy text from images, PDF and Youtube videos
      Copy (OCR) text from any app on your desktop (Windows, Mac and Linux)
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