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PDF OCR Alternatives

PDF OCR is described as 'Editable - Edit Scanned PDF Documents like editing a text file!' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to PDF OCR for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Adobe Acrobat DC. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GImageReader or Tesseract. Other great apps like PDF OCR are ABBYY FineReader PDF, OpenScan, Adobe Scan and Pocket Scanner.

PDF OCR alternatives are mainly Document Scanners but may also be PDF Editors or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PDF OCR.
This page was last updated Jul 4, 2022
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  • Windows

Editable - Edit Scanned PDF Documents like editing a text file!.

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  1. 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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    GImageReader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.

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    Tesseract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.

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  4. 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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    OpenScan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    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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    Adobe Scan

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Adobe Scan turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR).

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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!

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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.

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    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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    Notebloc

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Document scanner app. Free. Save and share as PDF or JPG.

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    FreeOCR

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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