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. Extract & translate text from images/videos/PDF on any website. Common reasons to extract text from images are if you want to google the text, store it, email it or translate it. Until now, our only option was to retype the text. Copyfish is sooooo much faster.
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    2. open-source OCR software and web service to extract text from image files and PDF. The application is available as online OCR web app, OCR API, or simple to install Windows store application ( to use, open-source and 100% spyware ).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      GOCR is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program, developed under the GNU Public License. It converts scanned images of text back to text files. Joerg Schulenburg started the program, and now leads a team of developers.
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    3. Enhance productivity with refreshingly simple, versatile, and powerful document editing. PDFpen is a comprehensive, all-purpose PDF editing toolkit for macOS. Markup, edit text, OCR, sign forms, merge documents and extract pages.
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    4. CuneiForm (OpenOCR) is a text recognition software for printed templates. Manuscripts or PDF-files, the program can not recognize, however, but table structures.
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    5. Kofax OmniPage offers industry-leading optical character recognition (OCR) for fast, easy accurate document conversion. Instantly turn paper and digital documents into files you can edit, search and share securely.
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    6. OCRFeeder is a document layout analysis and optical character recognition system.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Supports optical character recognition for Vietnamese language. Released and distributed under the Apache License, v2.0.
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    7. Free Online OCR is a software that allows you to convert scanned PDF and images into editable Word, Text, Excel output formats.
      • Android
      • iPhone
      ABBYY TextGrabber easily and quickly scans, translates and saves your chosen text or QR-codes from virtually any printed material.
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