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    Text-R Alternatives

    Text-R is described as 'Simple optical text recognition (OCR) for Windows' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Text-R for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, Online / Web-based and Linux. 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 Text-R are ABBYY FineReader PDF (Paid), OpenScan (Free, Open Source), Pocket Scanner (Paid) and Adobe Scan (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 12, 2022
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    Simple optical text recognition (OCR) for Windows.
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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 is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.


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