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    Text Scanner (OCR) Alternatives

    Text Scanner (OCR) is described as 'Recognize text from image' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Text Scanner (OCR) for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is GImageReader, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Text Scanner (OCR) are OpenScan (Free, Open Source), Pocket Scanner (Paid), Adobe Scan (Freemium) and CamScanner (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 12, 2022
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    Recognize text from image.
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      gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.
    1. 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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    2. 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!
    3. Adobe Scan turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR).
    4. 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



    5. 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.
    6. Document scanner app. Free. Save and share as PDF or JPG.
    7. Free Online OCR is a software that allows you to convert scanned PDF and images into editable Word, Text, Excel output formats.
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      GOCR is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program, developed under the GNU Public License. It converts scanned images of text back to text files. Joerg Schulenburg started the program, and now leads a team of developers.
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      i2OCR is a free online OCR that converts scanned documents, faxes, or screenshots into editable text.
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