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    Pocket Scanner Alternatives

    Pocket Scanner is described as '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!' and is a very popular Scanner App in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Pocket Scanner for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, iPad and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Tesseract, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pocket Scanner are ABBYY FineReader PDF (Paid), GImageReader (Free, Open Source), Open Note Scanner (Free, Open Source) and Google Lens (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 12, 2022

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      Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.
    1. 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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    2. gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.
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    3. This little application provides a way on scanning handwritten notes and printed documents. It automatically detect the edge of the paper over a contrastant surface.
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    4. With Google Lens you can get information about items around you, like landmarks, posters, or barcodes, using your phone's camera. TAKE ACTION ON TEXT
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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. Microsoft Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.
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    7. 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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      Most users think CamScanner is a great alternative to Pocket Scanner.
    8. Screenshot Reader is a smart OCR-screenshot application for capturing text and images from any area on your PC screen and extracting text from them or just saving as an image. Prize: 9.99 USD.
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    9. Capture2Text enables users to do the following: 1. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Allows the user to quickly snapshot a small portion of the screen, OCR it and (by default) save the result to the clipboard. 2.
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