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. Automatic text recognition (OCR) created searchable and paged PDF out your images and scans. Use your scanner or camera to add new pages to PDF documents. Drag emails or webpages on PDFify to create paged PDF files which are perfect for app store invoices.
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    2. Free-OCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this service to extract text from any image you supply. This service is free, no registration necessary. We also do not need your email address.


    3. WatchOCR is an open source OCR server that creates searchable pdfs from images in a watched folder.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      You can use Easy Screen OCR to capture a snapshot and start OCR process. this program will detect the text from the image and start OCR process immediately. You can extract the text to copy and paste in seconds. No More Retyping
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    4. Screen OCR is a screen capture and character recognition tool. You can use Screen OCR in any way you are most comfortable with. It can be window selection, scrolling capture, simple cursor capture or rectangular selection.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Best free OCR API, Online OCR and Searchable PDF (Sandwich PDF) Service. Try instantly, no registration required. The Cloud OCR API is a REST-based Web API to extract text from images and convert scans to searchable PDF. Free OCR software as a hosted service and as download.
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    5. Prizmo 3 is a scanning application with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in 25 languages with powerful editing capabilities, text-to-speech, iCloud support, and translation into 59 languages.
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    6. OCRopus(tm) is a state-of-the-art document analysis and OCR system, featuring pluggable layout analysis, pluggable character recognition, statistical natural language modeling, and multilingual capabilities.
    7. Microsoft Office Document Imaging (MODI) is a Microsoft Office application that supports editing documents scanned by Microsoft Office Document Scanning. It was first introduced in Microsoft Office XP and is included in later Office versions including Office 2007.

      Discontinued

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      FreeKapture give you the option to scan from your scanner, and then save the image: its a free Twain image capture application from TSoft that should work on any Windows (98 and on) Twain compliant system.
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