Download The Best And Free Google OCR Software For Document Scanning

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What is the best OCR software? Searching for a free document scanning ocr? Free OCR software? Powered by Tesseract OCR engine, FreeOCR is a simple OCR (Optical character recognition) software for recognizing texts in an image, for instant converting books into digital format.

Recommended Reading: 10 Free Optical Character Recognition OCR Convert Images With Text Into Text Documents

Unlike OmniPage 16 which cost a bomb, Tesseract OCR engine also known as Google OCR was one of the top 3 engines in the 1995 UNLV Accuracy test. The OCR scanner technology was put to test in scanning millions and millions of books found in Google Books. This goes to show the reliability and accuracy of Tesseract OCR engine, and the best part is, its Free!

The Tesseract OCR engine, also known as Google OCR was one of the top 3 engines in the 1995 UNLV Accuracy test. Between 1995 and 2006 it had little work done on it, but it is probably one of the most accurate open source OCR engines available. The source code will read a binary, grey or color image and output text. A tiff reader is built in that will read uncompressed TIFF images, or libtiff can be added to read compressed images. Source: Google OCR

Download the best OCR software – FreeOCR Powered by Tesseract OCR engine. The OCR PDF rendering in FreeOCR does not need any 3rd party software installed like Ghostscript or Adobe Acrobat to function and works only with PDF spec v1.6 documents.

p.s. Microsoft Word has an OCR feature not known by many people, visit this tutorial on how to use Microsoft Office OCR and for Microsoft Office 2007 user, you may want to visit this post on how to enable the OCR feature in Office 2007 which is disabled on default.


13 comments on “Download The Best And Free Google OCR Software For Document Scanning

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    anup February 17, 2009 at 6:09 pm [ Reply ]

    good scanning software

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    Azar October 23, 2009 at 11:27 pm [ Reply ]

    Where can I download it? Is it better than “Abby Fine Reader”?

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    ilyass November 8, 2009 at 11:49 am [ Reply ]

    i want an arabic ocr software for free if u have
    pls help me or for trial

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    BIKENN January 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm [ Reply ]

    how to download ocr ?

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    A Abdir February 26, 2010 at 6:56 pm [ Reply ]

    it is my first time to look at this website and it looks very wonderful and give more informatin

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    Dawson Tso May 11, 2010 at 6:52 am [ Reply ]

    Where can I find and download a free OCR software which would
    convert the handwriting and/or printed Chinese documents into
    editable text? Thanks.

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    Globinch June 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm [ Reply ]

    Best PDF OCR Tools to Convert Scanned images to Text / Word Documents

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    danny January 17, 2011 at 2:54 am [ Reply ]

    Your link “Download the best OCR software – FreeOCR Powered by Tesseract OCR engine.” seems to have been hijacked–it no longer goes to FreeOCR

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    Kelvin January 28, 2011 at 5:55 am [ Reply ]

    I have tried many different types of OCR software and in my opinion, CVISION Technologies offers one of the best product out there. Not only is it highly accurate, but it is also really fast. It certainly has the best combination of both. You can try their product for free through their trial version.

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    Natalie January 29, 2011 at 8:03 am [ Reply ]

    I’ve had great luck using the free beta software offered by Ricoh Innovations. It can be found at: http://beta.rii.ricoh.com/betalabs/content/document-conversion

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    dharmesh raiyani April 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm [ Reply ]

    good website

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      GeckoFly April 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm [ Reply ]

      thanks for the support, hope you find the tutorial useful

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    Awad abdelaziz September 6, 2012 at 8:39 pm [ Reply ]

    very good software

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