OwlOCR Alternatives

    OwlOCR is described as 'offers simple optical character recognition of text in PDF files, images or on-screen and converts that to plain text. All conversion is done securely on-device - none of your images or files are sent to third-party services in the cloud as most applications do' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to OwlOCR for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is NAPS2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OwlOCR are Adobe Acrobat DC (Paid), Tesseract (Free, Open Source), ABBYY FineReader PDF (Paid) and GImageReader (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 9, 2021

    1. NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.
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    2. 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
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      Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.
    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.
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    4. gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.
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    5. Paperwork is a personal document manager for scanned documents (and PDFs).
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
      OCRmyPDF adds an OCR text layer to scanned PDF files, allowing them to be searched or copy-pasted.
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    6. 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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    7. TextSniper is a super useful app to quickly capture unselectable text. Use it to capture and recognize text from presentations, trainings, screencasts,images, pictures, webpages, video tutorials, photos, PDFs etc. Literally from anywhere on your mac's screen.
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    8. 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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