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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, Linux, iPhone and Android. The best alternative is NAPS2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OwlOCR are Adobe Acrobat DC, ABBYY FineReader PDF, GImageReader and Tesseract.

OwlOCR alternatives are mainly Document Scanners but may also be PDF Editors or Image Scanners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OwlOCR.
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  1. NAPS2 icon

    NAPS2

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    43 alternatives to NAPS2 

    NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    2.  PortableNAPS2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfaceNAPS2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  Built-in viewerNAPS2 shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    5.  Ad-freeNAPS2 doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  2. Adobe Acrobat DC icon

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    271 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.  Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    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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  3. 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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  4. GImageReader icon

    GImageReader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    62 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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  5. Tesseract icon

    Tesseract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    65 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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    • OpenScan icon

      OpenScan

      • Android
      92 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.  Built-in viewerOpenScan shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
      4.  Mobile ScannerOpenScan can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
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    • Paperwork icon

      Paperwork

      • Windows
      • Linux
      25 alternatives to Paperwork 

      Paperwork is a personal document manager for scanned documents (and PDFs).

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      1.  PortablePaperwork can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      2.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    • OCRmyPDF icon

      OCRmyPDF

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      10 alternatives to OCRmyPDF 

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

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

        TextSniper

        • Mac
        38 alternatives to TextSniper 

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