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6 Free OCR Tools You May Not Know

Maybe you have learned something about OCR, and maybe you also find some OCR tool online. Here is the list of 6 free OCR tools that would be useful to you if you want to convert scanned PDFs to editable formats:

Desktop OCR Tools:
1 SimpleOCR
SimpleOCR is a free OCR application and royalty-free API for converting scanned images to editable formats like MS Word.


2 TopOCR
TopOCR is designed to be simple and user-friendly for use with your digital camera or smartphone. Now, wherever you go, you can create documents from business cards, newspapers, books and magazines, all without lugging around a notebook computer and a scanner.


3 FreeOCR
FreeOCR uses the Tesseract OCR engine. Tesseract OCR code was developed at HP Labs between 1985 and 1995 and is currently with Google. It is thought of as one of the most accurate open source OCR engines available.


Online OCR Tools:
1 OCRTerminal
OCRTerminal is an online OCR service that converts scanned images into searchable text. Register an account and you can convert 20 pages for free every month. Click here to learn how to use OCRTerminal.


2 OnlineOCR
OnlineOCR is free and accurate. Service allows users to select 28 languages to recognize multilingual documents. However, the max file size is 1 mb. Registration is required.


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