FreeOCR is an optical character recognition scanner program that will read an otherwise un-editable document and churn out copyable text you can manipulate however you like. No matter how big of a scanned or PDF file you have, this program can handle it.
With support for more than 10 different languages, this software impresses with both its accuracy and speed. It churns out an editable version of a small section of text in seconds, but only takes a minute or two to read documents with tiny text or bizarre formatting. You can even crop out sections of the document you don't need to shave seconds off of the OCR's output. It doesn't offer many features outside of character recognition, but it doesn't really need to. The PDF support is great and you can scan documents right into the FreeOCR with ease. Its spacious layout gives you enough room to find and copy just the text you want if you only need a section of the document. The only downside of this program is that not many people will need it, as OCR software usually comes standard with most modern printers.
For anyone still wrestling with an old freebie printer they got when they bought their computer or their office, FreeOCR is a lifesaver. It's a light, friendly program that delivers one of the most accurate and efficient OCR readouts you can find.
FreeOCR is a free Optical Character Recognition Software for Windows and supports scanning from most Twain scanners and can also open most scanned PDF's and multi page Tiff images as well as popular image file formats. FreeOCR outputs plain text and can export directly to Microsoft Word format.
Free OCR uses the latest Tesseract (v3.01) OCR engine. It includes a Windows installer and It is very simple to use and supports opening multi-page tiff documents, Adobe PDF and fax documents as well as most image types including compressed Tiff's which the Tesseract engine on its own cannot read .It now can scan using Twain and WIA scanning drivers.
November 02, 2016
Version: FreeOCR 5.4.1
I can open and edit my pdf files, as well as files scanned in jpeg etc by my scanner, then convert them to MS Word. Very simple and easy to use. Can't believe it's free.
I didn't convert every single character, but no worries.
It converts about 98-99% of characters, I think that is awesome, with different file extensions. I can edit in the program itself. I can also convert to MS Word and edit and add my photos. Great Program, works really well for me so far, I love it.
I plugged this into my computer and scanned a 4 page document. Worked fine. In fact it worked much better than some OCRs I have had in the past. Very accurate, with only a few additional characters at the headings etc. I am pleased with it.
Did not recognize f and i ( "fi") together or quotation marks (") or apostrophies. (') and added various characters instead.
I like it better than others I have used and I am pleased with the price - 0.
OBVIOUSLY either the either Download.com or the company promoting this fraud cannot tel the difference between a TRAIL and FREE. Their website CLEARLY states "Download a free 30 day TRIAL version of our software ....
Our trials are fully functional and do not leave watermarks the output PDF's so you can use them for 30 days and make an informed buying decision at your leisure."
Sorry I'd rather not do business with anyone who cannot tell the difference between a TRIAL and FREE. It is listed on their site as FREE, yet their site says, "Download a free 30 day trial version of our software" NO ONE IS SO IGNORANT ... thus my categorizing them as "FRAUDULENT."
I have used this product for years and though it does not always covert due to problems with the files I am using I have never had a problem. The Review on the other hand is just a like to another software scam .. how sleazy ... Don't believe the warnings when they come from such slimy people. Check the link yourself to see.
The product is free...but it does have problems with some groups of characters .. mixing up the order of the text.. not sure why the text is scrambled.
The product works great as a first cut if files are needlessly protected in Adobe.