FreeOCR

Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 208 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    675,371
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 30, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 89 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 23
  • All Versions

    2.8

    out of 208 votes

    • 5 star 43
    • 4 star 52
    • 3 star 21
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 80
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5 stars

"VERY USEFUL PRODUCT"

August 09, 2012  |  By ketaurino

 |  Version: FreeOCR 3.0

Pros

This software is simple and easy to use. I tried with JPG and PDF documents and it works great. Thank you Softi Software and CNET for making it available.

Cons

No Cons in the software as far as I could see. However, if you original is not good enough , you should process the image before using OCR FREE to get the best result.

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5 stars

"Did a great job from JPEGs"

August 08, 2012

 |  Version: FreeOCR 3.0

Pros

Easy install, intuitive interface, fast, accurate

Cons

None, for my needs.

Summary

I scanned two pages of business addresses (column form with column separation lines) into JPEG format. Scanned quality was not too good: slightly blurred but quite legible, page not perfectly vertical, each page a separate document. Pulled picture into OCR app, selected area rectangle of interest (including column separation lines) and bam! Got an editable doc in tab form. Copied into XL for cleanup. It did 95% of the work!! Very pleased.

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4 stars

"Gets the job done"

July 25, 2012  |  By jwhuyck

 |  Version: FreeOCR 3.0

Pros

Succesfully performs OCR on PDF documents and exports the text.

Cons

Always exports to plain text. Does not convert PDF into a searchable text document.

Summary

Hard to complain too much about this program considering it is free. It gets the job done in performing OCR.

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4 stars

"Very good freebie"

July 12, 2012  |  By o_nieto_z

 |  Version: FreeOCR 3.0

Pros

Easy to use
Few mistakes

Cons

I have found none so far

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1 stars

"It will not install"

April 30, 2012  |  By ginmemphis

 |  Version: FreeOCR 3.0

Pros

I don't know...

Cons

It will not install. (Error 11)

Summary

More than useless, a waste of time.

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3 stars

"Not what i needed"

April 16, 2012  |  By russlaf

 |  Version: FreeOCR 3.0

Pros

works as manual recognition

Cons

needed automation for quick testing

Summary

limited but works

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1 stars

"Failed to install."

March 31, 2012  |  By nai2

 |  Version: FreeOCR 3.0

Pros

No idea - never installed.

Cons

I had the exact same problem as mschwartz1981.

Summary

Might be cool if you can get it installed - good luck with that! :P

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1 stars

"Installer Crashes"

March 28, 2012  |  By mschwartz1981

 |  Version: FreeOCR 3.0

Pros

Error 11 while opening this file:
An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format

It then looks for DROPPED_20100101190241.tiz

Cons

After the CNET downloader gets the software installer, the installer crashes with the above error.

Summary

Really would have like to try this software.

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2 stars

"requires you to OCR each page separately"

March 16, 2012  |  By JimmyHome

 |  Version: FreeOCR 3.0

Pros

good character recognition

Cons

if you want to OCR more than 5 pages, this software is terrible, because you have to run each page separately through the OCR. I have a PDF of 325 pages, so I would have to do the OCR process for each file separately.

Summary

Good if you need to OCR just a couple of pages, but for longer documents (10+ pages) you need something else.

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5 stars

"Very satisfactory"

March 12, 2012  |  By dokkaan

 |  Version: FreeOCR 3.0

Pros

I wish I could show the quality of the characters that I gave FreeOCR to read. You would immediately understand that it performed great and why the three misreadings that it made were really impossible to avoid.

Cons

None really, but for me it would have been nice if FreeOCR would be able to recognize a table.

Summary

simple straight forward and effective

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0
PDF opening enhancements - speed and compatibility fixes Compatible with more scanners, Improved user interface.
General
Publisher Softi Software
Publisher web site http://www.softi.co.uk
Release Date June 07, 2010
Date Added July 30, 2010
Version 3.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Twain compatible scanner for scanning
Download Information
File Size 411.27KB
File Name freeocr.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 675,371
Downloads Last Week 2,773
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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