SimpleOCR

SimpleOCR

Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 102 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    601,035
  • Date Added:
    September 23, 2002
  • File Size:
    9.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    235
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Note: CharacTell handprint recognition is a 14-day demo. OCR-only application is free.

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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 101 votes

    • 5 star 27
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 43
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    2.6

    out of 102 votes

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    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 44
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2 stars

"Free, you say? No. No. No. No"

September 11, 2014  |  By stephen_jacks58

 |  Version: SimpleOCR 3.1

Pros

It wasted my time and it was not what it purported to be, so...none. Oh no! I tell a lie! The little box was pretty.

Cons

Life is too short to explore its undoubted, infinite miracles and pitfalls. And yet, to my guileless and doubtless pig-ignorant eye, it seemed fairly mediocre at best.

Summary

Anybody else who doesn't like software you have to pay for, yet which masquerades as "free"? "Free download" is the biggest con of our time and as a phrase, should be banned. Even the latest Adobe Software is a free download.- before it asks you to fork out $3,000 a week or two later. But this doesn't even let you do that. Straight into demo mode and let's have those personal details for our records, if you don't mind, whilst you're toying over whether to fork out or not...

"Free but it's a demo" is almost as insulting.

For students of English history: find out what was done to Edward II in Berkeley Castle. And then do it to this lote

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1 stars

"You only get what you pay for..."

December 13, 2013  |  By TechSupportGal

 |  Version: SimpleOCR 3.1

Pros

It only cost the time to install an uninstall

Cons

It's doesn't work

Summary

It appeared to run and convert the file, but the right side of each page was blank. The resulting file was useless.

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1 stars

"Doesn't seem to do anything"

April 01, 2013  |  By C-coder

 |  Version: SimpleOCR 3.1

Pros

Doesn't seem to destroy anything

Cons

Doesn't seem to do anything

Summary

I can't find a single file that this works on.
It won't attempt to interpret the clipboard.
Its keyboard shortcut weakness suggests that it was by something less than best quality programmers.

I'd love to go 2 stars but it seems utterly useless.

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1 stars

"Didnt ocr my french language tiff/jpg"

October 14, 2012  |  By Donkeydust

 |  Version: SimpleOCR 3.1

Pros

none nada horible mostly nonsense characters

Cons

didnt work

Summary

total didnt work

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1 stars

"very poor results, full of very very poor results"

July 04, 2012  |  By hbdmesq

 |  Version: SimpleOCR 3.1

Pros

working fast?

Cons

for me: useless

Summary

look into it,please

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3 stars

"good - needed different interface"

April 16, 2012  |  By russlaf

 |  Version: SimpleOCR 3.1

Pros

ease of use, accurate

Cons

manual - needed some integration to automate with pre-scanned images

Summary

limited

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1 stars

"SimpleOCR recognized most characters lost formatting."

November 07, 2011  |  By MtnTechAdv

 |  Version: SimpleOCR 3.1

Pros

Recognized characters with a great deal of help.

Cons

After running Simple OCR the characters lost all formatting and were just words in one column down the page. It was a waste of time for me - I could have retyped the document faster.

Summary

Not worth installing - too much work to not get a usable document.

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1 stars

"This is a very poor product."

July 22, 2011  |  By ozonehole

 |  Version: SimpleOCR 3.1

Pros

There are no pros.

Cons

Doesn't work with many very simple, clear documents.
Lots of bugs. Crashes frequently.

Summary

Don't waste your time. This product is full of bugs, performs poorly, and crashes often. Why can/t I give this product zero stars, or even negative stars!?

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time with this program."

May 31, 2011  |  By kuri0sitat

 |  Version: SimpleOCR 3.1

Pros

There were none.

Cons

Too many errors in translations. Doesn't recognize numbers and some punctuation.

Summary

This program can't even translate pages of Times New Roman text. You could waste time making 23486238723 corrections per page, or you could just re-type the entire document, yourself, in the same amount of time.

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2 stars

"cumbersome but price is right"

April 01, 2011  |  By pgf164

 |  Version: SimpleOCR 3.1

Pros

free, free, free

Cons

to much editing

Summary

if your cheap like me get it, if you want ease of use go somewhere else

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ScanStore
Publisher web site http://www.scanstore.com
Release Date September 23, 2002
Date Added September 23, 2002
Version 3.1
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Components & Libraries
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 9.29MB
File Name InstSocr.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 601,035
Downloads Last Week 235
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations See description
Price Free

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