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    Tesseract Alternatives

    Tesseract is described as 'js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images' and is a popular app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Tesseract for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, Online / Web-based, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is GImageReader, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Tesseract are ABBYY FineReader PDF (Paid), OpenScan (Free, Open Source), OCRmyPDF (Free, Open Source) and Pocket Scanner (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 22, 2022
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    Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.
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    1. gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.
    2. 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.


    3. 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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      OCRmyPDF adds an OCR text layer to scanned PDF files, allowing them to be searched or copy-pasted.
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    4. 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!


    5. Adobe Scan turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR).
    6. CamScanner turns your phone into a portable scanner. Archive all your paper documents, receipts, notes, whiteboard discussions anywhere and anytime.

      Warning

      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

    7. 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.
    8. Document scanner app. Free. Save and share as PDF or JPG.
    9. 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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