What are the best OCR softwares?

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    OmniPage converts the user's paper files and PDFs into digital files and forms. It is an optical character recognition computer software that could recognize more than 120 languages like Latin, Greek, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese, and Korean.



    $59.99- Varies by plan

    Vihaan Patel
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "It's a little pricy for me so I just share with my older sister to use this software😂 But in terms of text recognition this is really a good software. You won't go wrong with it. I just hope the price was a little lower so i can affor it myself 😝"
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    #2ABBYY FineReader

    ABBYY FineReader

    FineReader is a one-stop PDF and OCR software made for daily tasks. It allows users to edit and search, sign and protect, comment, and review any PDFs and scans. Users can also extract text, scans, and images to Word, Excel and other formats. 


    Windows, Mac

    $199.99- Varies by plan

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    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.




    Chao Liu
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "This one may not be as flexible as other ocrs, but i think i'll stick to it because it costs nothing. I think that this is the best free ocr software around. I don't need to pay a high fee just to transform my school notes into docx lol 😂"
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    TopOCR is an optical character recognition software for Windows 10 that features image processing technology for scanning books, magazines, and newspapers with document cameras. It also serves as an image and word editor, and spell checker. 



    $4.99- Free trial available

    Julie Santos
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "Really handy for basic office tasks. It's a little hard to navigate tho but I think this one is among the best ocr softwares... Super thankful that this ocr hasn't failed me so far (ive been using it for a few months now). "
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    #5Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

    Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

    Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is an application and web service for creating, editing, signing, printing, manipulating, organizing and tracking PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is available as a component of several Adobe Creative Cloud compilations.


    Windows, Mac

    $14.99- 1 year. Free trial available

    Evelyn Rivera
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "As a student, I used to only use online OCR because I'm a broke college student. But now that I got my first real job, I realized how valuable paid OCRs are. They generally function better than free OCRs. It's worth buying! Def has served me more ways than one when dealing with online docs"
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    #6Microsoft OneNote

    Microsoft OneNote

    With Microsoft OneNote, you can capture and organize ideas. You can access the software from anywhere and collaborate with other people with its cross-platform compatibility. You can revise notes with type, highlighting, or ink annotations.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Christina Thompson
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "I didn't know that Microsoft OneNote had an OCR feature until I saw this. I googled how to use it as an OCR converter and I AM SO IMPRESSED! I always had this sitting on my computer and I never used it until now."
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    #7Readiris 17

    Readiris 17

    Readiris 17 is a PDF and optical character recognition publishing software for Windows and Mac. Users can choose from different conversion output document formats, edit texts from images, protect, sign, as well as annotate, and comment on PDFs.


    Mac, Windows

    Free- Free trial available

    Sai Chavan
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "I used to do a lot of digitalization of hard copies at the office before i got promoted and in my experience, this may be the best ocr software for mac. Sometimes our overseas client needs to have a proposal or a copy of the contract ASAP and it needs to be digitally signed etc. it's really complex and almost impossible to accomplish without the right tools. Thanks to this I managed to pull it all off."
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    GOCR is a free software that offers optical character recognition that is helpful in text extraction from images. It supports PNG and JPG image formats. It doesn't showcase a graphical user interface front-end since it is command line based.


    Windows, Linux


    Kevin Yi
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "This software is not for the people who easily get confused with texts-only interface. I am an IT student so I find my way around it well, I can say that this is the best ocr software for free if you know how to navigate and use it properly."


Best What are the best OCR softwares
1OmniPageSoftware 17 Paid
2ABBYY FineReaderSoftware 13 Paid
3FreeOCRSoftware 7 Free
4TopOCRSoftware 3 Paid
5Adobe Acrobat Pro DCSoftware 2 Paid
6Microsoft OneNoteSoftware 2 Free
7Readiris 17Software 1 Free
8GOCRSoftware 1 Free

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