Photo Scan Alternatives

    Photo Scan is described as 'lets you extract text from Images or Photos very easily and efficiently!' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Photo Scan for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, Android, Windows, iPad and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Adobe Acrobat DC. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Tesseract or GImageReader. Other great apps like Photo Scan are ABBYY FineReader PDF (Paid), Open Note Scanner (Free, Open Source), Microsoft Lens (Free) and Pocket Scanner (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 7, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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      • 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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    3. Free Online OCR is a software that allows you to convert scanned PDF and images into editable Word, Text, Excel output formats.


    4. ABBYY FineScanner is a mobile scanner that allows you to quickly create digital copies of documents that contain images and text, including contracts, articles, instructions and leaflets by using your device’s camera.
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    5. Scan documents easily using your mobile camera.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      i2OCR is a free online OCR that converts scanned documents, faxes, or screenshots into editable text.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      NewOCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) service. NewOCR.com can analyze the text in any image file that you upload, and then convert the text from the image into text that you can easily edit on your computer.
    6. SimpleOCR is the popular freeware OCR software with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. SimpleOCR is also a royalty-free OCR SDK for developers to use in their custom applications.
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