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OCR Scanner - Images & documents to text - for iPad

By Smart Mobile Software

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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.

Make sure to scan documents written in black on a white background.

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.

What's New in Version 1.1

-Credits system
-Send by email feature

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Customer Reviews

It works, but it's not "Mobile"

"Credit System" = limited to 5 scans / day!

OCR seems very good (but not perfect, more below). It removes all lines breaks, so you get on long paragraph. Contrary to its name, it's not "mobile"! If you're not connected to the internet you get the message, "Failed / Connection error." Is it one of those apps that sends images to back-end processing on the internet? Thanks, but no thanks! Maybe that's why it's so sluggish.

I live in a part of the U.S. where there's not a lot of WI-FI. I want an OCR app to give me text of articles I read from newspapers which do not let me "Select" and "Copy". While this app allows me to scan a "Screen Shot" (which ends up in the Camera Roll), I'm a little surprised by how imperfectly it does OCR. The text is black on a perfectly white background, no distortion. Again, the OCR is very good, but surprisingly not perfect under these ideal condition. Ultimately, because I can't use it when I need to (when I'm away from WI-FI), this app is not for me. If it did it's job without being tied to the internet, I would give it 2 stars (originally I had "4 stars, but the recently added "Credit System" has crippled this "free app").


Simple! Works just fine I think. I had a couple of faxed pages of medical prescriptions for my father that I needed transcribed to a db on an iPad. I first tried a couple of other OCR applications, one on the iPhone even. No luck! Erred out. But this worked flawlessly. Only one error in conversion; a '{' instead of a '('. I am quite pleased and will use again.



When they added their lovely new credits system to limit the number of things you could scan each day, this app became junk. It claims you get 5 "daily credits", except they're not daily- that's all you get. Five. Five times to use a crappy scanner that works 50% of the time if you're lucky. And then you have to pay money to ever use it again. Delete this app and save yourself the space it takes up on the home screen.

OCR Scanner - Images & documents to text - for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 10.3 MB
  • Languages: English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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