PDF OCR X Community Edition for Mac

PDF OCR X Community Edition for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    75,578
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 15, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    53.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    214
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #4 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

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PDF OCR X Community Edition for Mac converts PDFs and images into text or searchable PDF documents. It works with both PDFs generated from a document and scanned PDFs. The application's basic interface couldn't be easier to use, and it worked like a charm in our tests; but this version of the app limits you to one-page conversions.

The main interface of PDF OCR X consists of a small, unassuming window where PDF files can be dragged and dropped. Files can also be manually selected from a Finder window via a drop-down menu. Once moved into the program, an additional menu comes up where users can select from a number of input and output settings. These include preferred language, the number of columns, and different text wrapping types. Clicking a well-labeled convert button initiates the process, which completes quickly. The output file is automatically loaded for review and can then be saved or discarded easily. The tested PDF converted to text well, without any transcription errors. The community version of the program only supports one page PDFs, though, which is a frustrating limitation.

PDF OCR X Community Edition for Mac functions well and offers an easy-to-use solution for users looking for an application that can create searchable one-page documents from PDFs or for those who need to quickly extract text from an image.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Sneaky Spamware / Free version useless"

January 23, 2015

 |  Version: PDF OCR X Community Edition 2.0.8

Pros

Very easy to find on Download.com

Cons

Sneaky installation for bloatware. Free version is useless. DO NOT download this software.

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5 stars

"performs quite good"

January 20, 2015  |  By Kyasir

 |  Version: PDF OCR X Community Edition 2.0.8

Pros

I downloaded the free version and once I realised I was trying to get it to OCR two instead of one page it did the job.

It is not as good as ABBYY on a digital photo of a page I had pdf'd - but for free what do you expect? It does soft returns which I don't thin is an option in ABBYY, certainly not in the DEVONthink plug-in version. FYI there is a portable version, which can be found here:
http://www.pdf-file-converter.com/pdf-editor-pro-for-mac/

Cons

The free version works for single page PDF only. Seems to work well. The full version is $ 29.99.

Summary

This application has been significantly improved in its latest iteration. It has handled almost every one-page .pdf I've thrown at it since downloading earlier today.

Like any OCR application, the results aren't always perfect, but overall the performance has been very impressive. I'd say this is a pretty good deal for freeware, and I could see upgrading to the multi-page version. I've yet to see another application that can do what this one does.

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2 stars

""nhtnlned by cnnlacting""

October 24, 2014

 |  Version: PDF OCR X Community Edition 2.0.8

Pros

It recognizes a lot of words. If we were judging this as a batting average of hits versus strikeouts, it would be the all-time baseball batting average leader. Unfortunately getting 2/3 or even 9/10 of the words right isn't good enough for OCR.

Cons

Can't recognize numbers, even in Times, which is considered to be among the most legible fonts in the world. Only crappily OCR's one page at a time.

Summary

Lame. This wasted time I couldn't afford to waste. Thanks for trying, but next time include in the description that this is a prototype that isn't road-ready.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.8
Fixed issue with handling some PDFs with rotation.
General
Publisher Web Lite Solutions
Publisher web site http://solutions.weblite.ca
Release Date November 15, 2013
Date Added November 15, 2013
Version 2.0.8
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 53.16MB
File Name PDF OCR X Community Edition 2.0.8.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 75,578
Downloads Last Week 214
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Community Edition is limited to single-page PDFs and images.
Price Free

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