Turn your smartphone into a document scanner with character recognition (OCR). OCR Scanner will convert your scanned documents from your camera or photo album into a regular text.
This app is simple & reliable : 100% satisfied or refunded.
OCR Scanner is compatible with more than 25 languages including :
Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, German, Greek, English, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
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Ratings and Reviews
Mobile OCR allows me to scan pdf and convert to text which I can copy to Pages, etc. Formatting initially disappears, but reappears when the text is copied and pasted into word processing app. I have tried it with some very challenging formatting and text styles, including italics and small print. It handled all very well. It does require wifi to convert text. Only negative is that the 5 daily credits do not seem to replenish, so it is not very useful as a free app (unless you uninstall and reinstall after 5 scans). However, unlimited scans seem to be a great investment. Customer support responded quickly and generously to my inquiry about their guarantee.
Works, a Sort of
The first test of a couple paragraphs of German text from a low resolution scan seemed to work really well, giving far better accuracy than a few other apps that I tried. It appeared to have lost the formatting but emailing it to myself, the formatting returned.
However, a second test of longer text in English simply gave nothing. No gibberish, just nothing. Running the same image, still loaded, again still gave nothing but took off another "point" from the available usages.
About the business model, if I buy software, I expect to have purchased it to use as needed but this company requires payment for each run of the OCR. If you have many scans to do and unlimited funds, this may be the way to go but not for me. It's rather an absurd way of doing things!
Program actually works! Others do not
I've tried the keywords business card reader and none of those applications worked at all. All I got was garbage.
On 2 out of 2 business cards it was 97% accurate. I made a few corrections the first time. Then I realized if I put the phone on a desk, it doesn't shake. Double tap the screen to focus angle the phone to get the glare out of the photo and leave enough margin that it can read the card. It does crop by itself, so if something is cut off from the photo, just pull back the phone a little and tap twice to refocus and snap your photo, it's just that simple.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.