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.

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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!

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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.


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

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    good scanning software

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

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    ilyass [ Reply ]

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

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    BIKENN [ Reply ]

    how to download ocr ?

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    A Abdir [ 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 [ 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 [ Reply ]

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

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    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 [ 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 [ Reply ]

    I’ve had great luck using the free beta software offered by Ricoh Innovations. It can be found at: http://ricoh-cloud.com/cloud_services/cloud_scanning

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    dharmesh raiyani [ Reply ]

    good website

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      GeckoFly [ Reply ]

      thanks for the support, hope you find the tutorial useful

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    Awad abdelaziz [ Reply ]

    very good software

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    I use directly GT Text, which has the latest Tesseract.
    Is makes a nice windows interface for scan, ocr on files and on the screen.
    And is also free.
    I recommend it.

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    Arlan D. Heinicke [ Reply ]

    I have been a writer for years and years, and I have over 2000 pages of handwritten writings that I need to scan and convert to OCR, if that is possible, because I will never have time to type them into files. They are all hand printed and I really need to save them to Microsoft files..

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