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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, ABBYY FineReader PDF, FreeOCR and Online OCR.

SnapReader alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SnapReader.
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  • Windows

SnapReader, previously TopOCR, is designed to be simple and user-friendly for use with your digital camera or smartphone.

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  1. Microsoft OneNote icon

    Microsoft OneNote

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire

    Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesMicrosoft OneNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineMicrosoft OneNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMicrosoft OneNote supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportMicrosoft OneNote support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  2. Tesseract icon

    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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  4. FreeOCR icon

    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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  5. Online OCR icon

    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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  6. CuneiForm icon

    CuneiForm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CuneiForm (OpenOCR) is a text recognition software for printed templates. Manuscripts or PDF-files, the program can not recognize, however, but table structures.

    ⚫︎ PortableCuneiForm can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    VietOCR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Supports optical character recognition for Vietnamese language. Released and distributed under the Apache License, v2.0.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Windows 7 GUI
  8. Kofax Omnipage icon

    Kofax Omnipage

    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    i2OCR

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    i2OCR is a free online OCR that converts scanned documents, faxes, or screenshots into editable text.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    i2OCR in Action
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    NewOCR.com

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    NewOCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) service, 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..

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