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, iPhone, Online / Web-based and Linux. 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 Nov 11, 2021

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

      Discontinued

      No release since 2019-07-27, see https://github.com/cyanfish/naps2/releases

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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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      • Linux
      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. 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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    6. Paperwork is a personal document manager for scanned documents (and PDFs).
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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!
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      OCRmyPDF adds an OCR text layer to scanned PDF files, allowing them to be searched or copy-pasted.
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    8. 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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