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 Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, iPhone 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 Tesseract or FreeOCR. Other great apps like TextDetective are ABBYY FineReader PDF (Paid), Outline+ (Paid), Readiris (Paid) and CopyFish (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 3, 2021

    1. Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).
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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.
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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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    5. 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.
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    6. Extract & translate text from images/videos/PDF on any website. Common reasons to extract text from images are if you want to google the text, store it, email it or translate it. Until now, our only option was to retype the text. Copyfish is sooooo much faster.
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    7. 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.
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    8. CuneiForm (OpenOCR) is a text recognition software for printed templates. Manuscripts or PDF-files, the program can not recognize, however, but table structures.
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    9. Kofax OmniPage offers industry-leading optical character recognition (OCR) for fast, easy accurate document conversion. Instantly turn paper and digital documents into files you can edit, search and share securely.
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