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TextDetective Alternatives

TextDetective is described as 'Text Detective finds and reads text in printed documents within seconds using your iPhone’s camera. The detected text can easily be read, edited, copied and pasted into documents, emails or other apps' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to TextDetective for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPhone. 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 FreeOCR. Other great apps like TextDetective are ABBYY FineReader PDF, Outline+, Readiris and Online OCR.

TextDetective alternatives are mainly PDF Editors but may also be Note-taking Tools or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TextDetective.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat DC supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat DC support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesAdobe Acrobat DC can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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    Tesseract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationABBYY FineReader PDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ LightweightABBYY FineReader PDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesABBYY FineReader PDF support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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    FreeOCR

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Outline+

    • Mac
    • iPad

    Note-taking becomes intuitive again Organize your personal, work and class notes. View and edit Microsoft OneNote on iPad and Mac.

    Your OneNote companion on iPad Note-taking becomes intuitive again. Organize your personal, work and class notes. View and edit .

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    Readiris

    • Mac
    • Windows

    PDF and OCR publishing software (optical character recognition) for MAC & WINDOWS. Do you dream of an intelligent PDF and OCR solution to intuitively manage your documents? You've found it.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Online OCR

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

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

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    CopyFish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Copy, paste and translate text from any image, video or PDF.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Copy text from images, PDF and Youtube videos
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    Easy Screen OCR

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone

    You can use Easy Screen OCR to capture a snapshot and start OCR process. this program will detect the text from the image and start OCR process immediately. You can extract the text to copy and paste in seconds.

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    PDFpen

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Enhance productivity with refreshingly simple, versatile, and powerful document editing. PDFpen is a comprehensive, all-purpose PDF editing toolkit for macOS. Markup, edit text, OCR, sign forms, merge documents and extract pages.

    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesPDFpen support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsPDFpen supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationPDFpen support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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