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What Is the Best Method-software To Scan a Document To PDF With OCR?

I have a trial version of Readiris (OCR software) that originally came with my HP Printer but after upgrading to Catalina it stopped working. Does anyone know a better alternative to Readiris? The software is pretty basic and sometimes doesn’t recognize accurately some words and would like to avoid buying their software as it is somewhat expensive. I don’t know if the iPhone has OCR but even if it does, I prefer scanning my documents using the feeder on my printer. What are the alternatives nowadays?

Comments: 6 Responses to “What Is the Best Method-software To Scan a Document To PDF With OCR?”

    3 years ago

    I don't use OCR, so I don't have a solution for you, sorry. I'll leave this question here in hopes someone else has a solution.

    3 years ago

    I use PDF pen pro and it OCR the documents pretty well and also it supports majority of the languages too. I used pdf element pro for a while, but did not go well.

    3 years ago

    I read somewhere a while back that Google Docs now has freely available OCR capabilities. Haven't actually used it, & don't have time to research it at the moment, but I'm sure some googling would bring up details.

    If I recall correctly, the article said the feature is kind of buried... and works well.

    Good Luck!

    3 years ago

    More... found a note I saved:

    "Take a clear, head-on photo of the document, upload that photo to Google Drive, then right click on it and select "open with Google Docs". It will automatically convert the text to digital text which you can then copy and paste into whatever. It will even make a stab at imitating the original formatting."

    3 years ago
    2 years ago

    I used app to take photo of text with iPhone and then go into Keep app and there’s a menu where you can save as text. It works perfectly for free. Let me know if you have any questions.

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