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PDF to Text is described as 'is used to quickly convert PDF documents to plain text files in batch mode. It works without Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, and has Command Line Interface (CLI), fast and accurate conversion ability, friendly GUI, small size' and is an app. There are more than 50 alternatives to PDF to Text for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is ABBYY FineReader PDF. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try FreeOCR or Online Convert. Other great apps like PDF to Text are CopyFish, Online OCR, Xpdf and Online2PDF.com.

PDF to Text alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be Audio Converters or Video Converters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PDF to Text.
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  1. ABBYY FineReader PDF icon

    ABBYY FineReader PDF

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    76 alternatives to ABBYY FineReader PDF 

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

    FreeOCR

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    69 alternatives to FreeOCR 

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

    For 7 years the app has no updates. Latest release: March 2015 v5.4

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  3. Online Convert icon

    Online Convert

    • Online
    129 alternatives to Online Convert 

    Convert files like images, videos, documents, audio and more to other formats with this free and fast online converter.

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  4. CopyFish icon

    CopyFish

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    66 alternatives to CopyFish 

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

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    Copy text from images, PDF and Youtube videos
    Copy (OCR) text from any app on your desktop (Windows, Mac and Linux)
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    Online OCR

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    69 alternatives to Online OCR 

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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    56 alternatives to Xpdf 

    Xpdf is a free PDF viewer and toolkit, including a text extractor, image converter, HTML converter, and more. Most of the tools are available as open source.

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    Online2PDF.com

    123 alternatives to Online2PDF.com 

    Online PDF Converter - Create, edit and merge PDF - Unlock PDF and remove protection - Free - Convert your files to PDF or use one of many other useful PDF tools - fast and easily. You can edit and rotate PDF pages individually or as a whole.

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    1.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
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    Wide Angle PDF Converter

    • Windows
    97 alternatives to Wide Angle PDF Converter 

    Wide Angle PDF Converter is a Windows application, which allows users to manage, convert and secure their PDF files, all in one place. All conversions and PDF file management are performed locally, so there is no need to upload sensitive documents to the web.

    PDF Converter Application
    Convert PDF to Word
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    Apowersoft PDF Converter

    • Windows
    92 alternatives to Apowersoft PDF Converter 

    Apowersoft PDF Converter is a one-stop PDF tool, which not only contains tools to converting PDF file to other formats, but can also convert other formats to PDF, even more, it can merge PDF, split PDF, extract images, OCR, encrypt/decrypt PDF, etc.

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  10. (a9t9) Free OCR Software icon

    (a9t9) Free OCR Software

    56 alternatives to (a9t9) Free OCR Software 

    open-source OCR software and web service to extract text from image files and PDF. The application is available as online OCR web app, OCR API, or simple to install Windows store application ( to use, open-source and 100% spyware ).

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