SnapReader Alternatives

    SnapReader is described as ', previously TopOCR, is designed to be simple and user-friendly for use with your digital camera or smartphone' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SnapReader for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Microsoft OneNote, which is free. Other great apps like SnapReader are Tesseract (Free, Open Source), ABBYY FineReader PDF (Paid), FreeOCR (Free) and CuneiForm (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2014

    1. Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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. 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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    5. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Supports optical character recognition for Vietnamese language. Released and distributed under the Apache License, v2.0.
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    6. Free Online OCR is a software that allows you to convert scanned PDF and images into editable Word, Text, Excel output formats.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      i2OCR is a free online OCR that converts scanned documents, faxes, or screenshots into editable text.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      NewOCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) service. NewOCR.com can analyze the text in any image file that you upload, and then convert the text from the image into text that you can easily edit on your computer.
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