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WatchOCR Alternatives

WatchOCR is described as 'open source OCR server that creates searchable pdfs from images in a watched folder' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to WatchOCR for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Adobe Acrobat DC. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GImageReader or Tesseract. Other great apps like WatchOCR are ABBYY FineReader PDF, OpenScan, ABBYY Screenshot Reader and Adobe Scan.

WatchOCR alternatives are mainly Document Scanners but may also be PDF Editors or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WatchOCR.
This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

WatchOCR is an open source OCR server that creates searchable pdfs from images in a watched folder.

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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.

  2. GImageReader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.



  3. Tesseract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  4. 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.

  5. OpenScan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    OpenScan is an open source app that enables users to scan hardcopies of documents or notes and convert it to PDF or JPEG files. Its motto is "No ads. No data collection. We respect your privacy.".



  6. Screenshot Reader is a smart OCR-screenshot application for capturing text and images from any area on your PC screen and extracting text from them or just saving as an image. Prize: 9.99 USD.

  7. Adobe Scan

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Adobe Scan turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR).

  8. Pocket Scanner Ultimate is the stand-alone version of Kdan’s Pocket Scanner series. Search “Pocket Scanner Cloud” in the App Store and try out the app & cloud services for free!

  9. TextSniper

    • Mac

    TextSniper is a super useful app to quickly capture unselectable text. Use it to capture and recognize text from presentations, trainings, screencasts,images, pictures, webpages, video tutorials, photos, PDFs etc. Literally from anywhere on your mac's screen.

  10. CamScanner turns your phone into a portable scanner. Archive all your paper documents, receipts, notes, whiteboard discussions anywhere and anytime.

    Warning

    As reported by several news articles, old Android versions of Camscanner were infected by malware and removed by the Google Play Store. Android Police verified that versions released between June and July 2019 included that malware, newer versions are safe: https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/08/28/camscanner-play-store-malware/ Anyway uninstalling the app and looking for an alternative is suggested

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