FreeOCR is a scan & OCR program for english and german text (with english UI) including the Tesseract free ocr engine, also known as a Tesseract GUI. It includes a Windows installer, and it is very simple to use. FreeOCR supports multi-page TIFFs, fax documents as well as most image types including compressed TIFFs, which the Tesseract engine on its own cannot read. It can handle PDF formats and is also compatible with TWAIN scanners.
What's new in this version:
Version 3.0 is a bug fixing release.