What are the best free OCR tools?

asked by Rosa Reyes
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4 solutions
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    #1Online OCR

    Online OCR

    Online OCR is a free optical character recognition software online with support for 46 languages. It allows you to extract text from PDF and images and convert them into editable Word, Excel and Text output formats. 

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Rosa Reyes
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Quite easy to use, but can only export image files to 2 outputs"
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    #2Free OCR

    Free OCR

    Free OCR is an online OCR tool which allows you to extract text from any image. You only have to upload your image files (or enter a URL) and select the language. No registration needed.

    Websites

    Amanda Holmes
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I was trying to find the Lord Of The Rings font and I couldn't seem to find it, that's when I came across Free OCR, you don't even have to pay or register. Just upload the image and it will extract the text, MULTIPLE languages! What's not to love?"
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    #3LightPDF

    LightPDF

    LightPDF is a free online tool which allows you to convert from and to PDF different format files, including Word, PNG, JPG, PPT, TXT and Excel. The site provides you with other PDF tools to protect, sign, unlock, compress and merge PDF files, among other options.

    Websites

    Anonymous
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Fast, easy, accurate and free. You can upload files and use its function without any limitation."
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    #4FreeOCR

    FreeOCR

    FreeOCR is a free software for optical character recognition on windows. It produces plain texts and exports it directly to Microsoft Word format. It can also open PDFs and multi-page TIFF, and other popular image file formats.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Sean Liang
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I like this much better"

Summary

Best What are the best free OCR tools
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Online OCRSoftware 8 Free
2Free OCRWebsites 3 Paid
3LightPDFWebsites 1 Paid
4FreeOCRSoftware 1 Free
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