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Abbyy FineReader
Abbyy FineReader’s AI-based OCR technology lets you extract text from a PDF or other document and convert it to a Word document. This lets you edit, share, and collaborate on a document and store it easily for retrieval. Abbyy also lets you create, edit, and organize your PDFs. You can then protect and sign them. Abbyy Fine Reader is available for individuals or for businesses, and it offers a seven-day free trial.

Pricing is only available through a custom quote.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Clear, straightforward interface
  • Scrape text from images with Screen-capture
  • Automate conversion and digitization processes

Cons

  • Free trial is only 7 days
  • Pricing information not readily available

What Customers Are Saying

Users like that Abbyy FineReader is fast and efficient. The speed and accuracy when processing documents impresses customers, along with the value they get for the services it provides when compared with other OCR tools. Users can't say enough great things about Abbyy's character and layout recognition or its easy search feature.

Summary

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Abbyy FineReader
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    7-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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Adobe Acrobat
Probably one of the better-known tools in the space, Adobe Acrobat lets you convert a PDF into a Word document, a PowerPoint file, or an Excel file. You can also convert almost any file into a PDF. Adobe Scan, which is available as a mobile app, lets you scan documents, receipts, whiteboards, and other text-based items to PDF.

Adobe Acrobat’s Basic Plan starts at $12 a month, and a free trial is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Merges and splits PDFs
  • Adobe Scan mobile app turns text-based items into PDFs
  • Uses tooltips for signatures

Cons

  • Limited geographic availability
  • Considered a pricey solution

What Customers Are Saying

Even though it may not be available everywhere, Adobe Acrobat has earned the respect of millions of users for its ability to manipulate PDFs. Many like that it's both easy to use and powerful, especially when converting and merging files. Customers find the admin console impressive, and notes help track edits and comments. Adobe Acrobat customers love the long list of features and the power it gives them.

Summary

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Adobe Acrobat
  • Starting Price
    • Acrobat Pro DC: $14/month
    • Acrobat Standard DC: $12/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    No
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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Amazon Textract
Amazon Textract is a machine-learning service that pulls out handwritten text, printed text, tables, and other data from scanned documents. There's no manual effort involved or need for custom code. Millions of document pages can be processed in a relatively short period of time.

You pay only for the documents you process, and there are no long-term contracts or up-front costs. The first million pages cost $0.0015 a page. A free demo is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • AI used to read and extract text
  • AWS Free Tier allows up to 1,000 pages monthly
  • Compliant with multiple regulatory bodies, including HIPAA and SOC

Cons

  • Handwriting for English only
  • Limited languages supported

What Customers Are Saying

Customers consider Amazon Textract an intelligent OCR solution that makes conversion a lot easier by accurately and carefully extracting data from any document. They love that AI provides time-saving tools to cut down on their digitization process, and the pay-per-page model is also well-received. For most users, Textract is ready to use with little need for custom training, so they can get to work faster.

Summary

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Amazon Textract
  • Starting Price
    • First 1 Million pages: $0.0015/page
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    No
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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DocuClipper
Using DocuClipper, you can extract data from a PDF file and then send it to Excel, Word, QuickBooks, or any program of your choice. Bank statements can be imported to financial software, and W-2s and 1099s can be downloaded to Excel spreadsheets. You can then take the data from the Excel spreadsheet and use it to populate PDF tax forms.

DocuClipper starts at $29 a month for 200 pages, and the company also offers a 14-day free trial with no credit card required.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Pulls transactions from digital PDF bank statements
  • Exports extracted data to favorite programs such as QuickBooks
  • Data is encrypted

Cons

  • Limited integration options
  • Considered a bit pricey

What Customers Are Saying

Users gush about how much time and money DocuClipper saves them by not having to do or pay for manual entry. QuickBooks users find it a great service that helps them easily import their financial information with the help of templates. Business owners can't say enough about DocuClipper's batch entry features, which helps them process forms in a fraction of the time.

Summary

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DocuClipper
  • Starting Price
    • Starter: $29/month
    • Business: $99/month
    • Enterprise: Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and 14-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    No
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    Yes
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Easy Screen OCR
Want to save the information from the screenshot you took from your web browser? Try Easy Screen OCR. Using the Google OCR engine, this software turns images into editable text. It's available for Mac, Windows, Android, and iPhone.

The basic Windows edition has a one-time cost of $15, but you're required to use your own Google API. The same edition for Macintosh is a one-time cost of $19. A three-day free trial is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Just drag, capture, and copy
  • One-time cost
  • Supports 20 languages

Cons

  • Only a 3-day free trial
  • Must use one Google API

What Customers Are Saying

Users find Easy Screen OCR a convenient app that works well.

Summary

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Easy Screen OCR
  • Starting Price
    • Life-Time: $15
    • Half-Yearly: $29
    • Yearly: $49
  • Free Trial/Demo
    3-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    Yes
As the name says, this is free OCR software designed for Microsoft Windows. It supports scanning from most Twain scanners. The program outputs text that can be directly exported into a Microsoft Word file. FreeOCR operates on the latest open-source Google Tesseract engine. The software also scans and saves JPEGs, but to scan images, you'll need a desktop scanner that uses Twain or WIA drivers.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Directly exports to Microsoft Word
  • Operates on Tesseract engine
  • Supports multiple languages

Cons

  • Must have a scanner with Twain or WIA drivers
  • Latest release is from 2015
  • Only for Windows

What Customers Are Saying

Not only do customers think FreeOCR's interface is simple and easy to use, its ability to scan and convert text, even though it needs a little fixing, has saved businesses thousands of work hours. They're impressed with how powerful the tool is and that it supports several languages, a feature many of its competitors lack.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Free Software
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Software
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    No
  • Convert to PDF
    No
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    Yes
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Google Docs
Convert photo files and PDFs into text documents using Google Docs. Like all Google Docs features, its OCR capabilities are already built-in. You enable this feature in the settings apps in Google Drive by selecting Cloud Convert. Not as accurate as some more costly OCR programs, the OCR available in Google Docs can still make anyone more efficient if they need to quickly extract text from a PDF, a document, or an image.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Free and convenient
  • Can convert written and typed texts
  • Supports 226 languages

Cons

  • Not as accurate as some paid competitors
  • Larger files are slower

What Customers Are Saying

A majority of users have nothing but great things to say about how robust Google Docs is and how well it syncs with other tools in the Google universe. People are blown away by how simple yet powerful it is, particularly its ability to work off-line and convert files to other usable formats.

Summary

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Google Docs
  • Starting Price
    • Free Software
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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Kofax OmniPage Ultimate
Kofax OmniPage Ultimate is designed for businesses that need to convert multiple documents into searchable and editable files that can be easily shared. It reduces the amount of time needed to convert documents, resulting in lower operating costs. The program lets you convert PDF batches into searchable documents and works with mobile, desktop, and all-in-one scanners and printers.

A free demo and free trial are available. The program costs $499.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Lowers operating costs by reducing conversion time
  • Works with mobile, desktop, and multifunction printers
  • Supports more than 120 languages

Cons

  • Interface can be challenging to navigate
  • Only available for Windows

What Customers Are Saying

What impresses many Kofax OmniPage Ultimate users is that not only does it support over 120 languages and many file formats but it uses 3D correction for clean, crisp borders. While some customers feel the interface isn't as usable as it could be, it doesn't stop them from coming up with ways to automate their processes and reach their deadlines faster.

Summary

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Kofax OmniPage Ultimate
  • Starting Price
    • OmniPage Ultimate 19.2: $499
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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Kofax PaperPort Professional
Previously owned by Nuance, PaperPort Professional is a document management program that also does OCR. It lets you create fast and easily scannable PDFs, convert paper documents into usable digital information, and collect information from any device. This allows your employees to find and save important files more easily.

The program is currently only available for Windows. PaperPort Professional is $199, and a free trial is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Seamless scanner integration
  • Can merge multiple files
  • Advanced security features and encryption

Cons

  • Only available in Windows

What Customers Are Saying

Customers find Kofax PaperPort Professional indispensable in their efforts to go paperless. They think it's an effective addition to their businesses, partly because it's so easy to use. Some find it great that it integrates well with their regular software and are impressed with the many features PaperPort Pro has to save them time and frustration.

Summary

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Kofax PaperPort Professional
  • Starting Price
    • PaperPort 14.7 Standard: $99
    • PaperPort 14.7 Professional: $199
    • PaperPort 14.7 Enterprise:
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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Maestro Server OCR
Maestro Server OCR offers highly accurate PDF conversion and OCR often used by medium or large business operations that need to archive and digitize many files. Most of the OCR operation is carried out automatically, and documents can be processed at a rapid rate. Documents are converted into searchable PDF files that can be categorized and searched more effectively.

Maestro Server offers a free demo and free trial, but pricing is only available by a custom quote.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Converted documents become searchable PDFs
  • Batch OCR and multi-threading
  • Advanced image processing

Cons

  • Pricing info isn't readily available
  • Best for medium and large enterprises

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like that not only does Maestro Server OCR do a complete job but it centralizes all documents. Managers know it's great for businesses that have multiple locations, even though it may not connect well with some systems. Overall, users think it's a great product with helpful support staff.

Summary

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Maestro Server OCR
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft’s OneNote program supports OCR, but there are a couple of steps involved. Import an image or a PDF into the OneNote program, right-click on the file, and select Copy Text from Picture. That text will be copied onto the clipboard, which you can paste into another program.

OneNote is only available if you purchase the Microsoft 365 program. The personal version starts at $69 a year, while the family version is $99. There's also a 30-day free trial.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Can copy text from pictures
  • Recognizes more than 50 languages
  • Converts handwritten notes

Cons

  • Limited to basic fonts
  • Only available with Microsoft 365

What Customers Are Saying

Those who've used OneNote recognize it as a solid organizational tool that helps them reduce paper usage. They like the ability to annotate notes and maintain a full history. While the UI isn't as intuitive as some would like, they like being able to access their work from any device at any time, as well as the team collaboration tools.

Summary

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Microsoft OneNote
  • Starting Price
    • For Home
    • Microsoft 365 Personal: $69.99/year
    • Microsoft 365 Family: $99.99/year
    • For Business
    • Microsoft 365 Business Basic: $5/month/user
    • Microsoft 365 Apps: $8.25/month/user
    • Contact for more pricing options
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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OCR.space
Another free program that allows you to convert images and PDF files to text, this program is web-based. Choose a file or an image, go to OCR.space, and upload that file or paste the URL. You can then select the language into which you'd like to translate the text. The only restriction is that image files can't be larger than 5 MB. The program is primarily meant for individuals rather than businesses. OCR.space also protects your privacy as no converted files are saved.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Files aren't saved to protect privacy
  • Free API plan available
  • Supports over 20 languages

Cons

  • Files must be smaller than 5 MB for Pro Plan

What Customers Are Saying

Users like that OCR.space supports multiple languages and that the image scanned is the same as what's uploaded. They also like the ability to view the scan online before downloading.

Summary

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OCR.space
  • Starting Price
    • Free Software
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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Online OCR
A free online OCR tool, Online OCR supports 46 languages, including Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Go to the Online OCR website. Select the file you'd like to convert, the language you'd like to convert it to, and the output program, then press Convert.

You can convert 15 pages per hour on the site without having to register. However, the site doesn't provide reports, doesn't have a text editor, and doesn't extract metadata.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Converts 15 pages on the website in guest mode
  • Supports 46 languages, including Chinese and Japanese
  • 200 MB maximum input file size

Cons

  • No reports provided
  • Doesn't have a text editor

What Customers Are Saying

"Reliable" and "useful" are common terms customers use in their reviews of OnlineOCR. They think it's one of the best tools around and like how it helps them speed up their data entry tasks. Some admit it's not 100% accurate but still consider it really efficient and reliable.

Summary

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Online OCR
  • Starting Price
    • Free Software
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Software
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Email
  • Batch Processing
    No
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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PDFelement
PDFelement is your one-stop-shop for all things PDF. The program contains a PDF editor, forms, an annotator, a creator, and an OCR converter to deal with all manner of PDF documents. It partners with Adobe Acrobat to create better PDFs. You can also annotate, edit, and sign PDFs via your mobile device. A Macintosh app version is also offered.

The program starts at $69 a year, and a free trial is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Batch OCR
  • Comprehensive tool with OCR converter, annotator, and PDF editor
  • Supports over 20 languages, including Catalan and Chinese Traditional

Cons

  • Limited free trial

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like PDFelement's drag-and-drop movements, which make it a great Adobe Acrobat alternative. Its PDF editing ability is great, according to some users, and others say its comprehensive offering makes it the only solution they need. The mobile version pleasantly surprised some customers with its functionality, and with the community forums, users were able to find answers to almost all their questions.

Summary

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PDFelement
  • Starting Price
    • PDFelement 6: $69/Year
    • PDFelement 6 Pro: $89/Year
    • Enterprise: Custom quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    Yes
PDFpen is an editor designed for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. The program lets you add signatures, images, or text, and you can use OCR to scan and create more easily searchable documents. PDFpen also comes with advanced security features to protect your documents. You can also export your converted PDFs into Word format. PDFpen for Mac starts at $79.95, and the PDFpen for iPad and iPhone is $6.99. A free demo is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Signature library
  • Comes with advanced security features, such as redaction

Cons

  • No longer a separate product due to acquisition by Nitro

What Customers Are Saying

Some PDFPen users find it a great replacement for the full Adobe Acrobat software thanks to its comprehensive features. The OCR and signature features, especially the signature library, were the favorites of many, and because it's so easy to use, it's seen as an efficient workhorse that gets tasks done.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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Readiris 17
Readiris 17 is an OCR and PDF software specifically designed for Windows but now with a Mac version available. You can edit and annotate PDFs, aggregate and split them, or convert and edit PDFs. You can convert and edit paper documents into various digital formats. The program is compatible with Windows versions 7, 8, and 10.

Readiris starts at $49, and a free trial and demo are available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Aggregates and splits PDFs
  • Converts to various digital formats, including audio
  • Processes documents 20% faster

Cons

  • Can only edit PDFs starting with the Pro plan
  • Splitting PDFs only available with Corporate plan

What Customers Are Saying

Some of the Readiris 17 features customers appreciate most are the ability to remove PDF pages and its ability to integrate with other printers for scanning hard copies. Users are impressed with its slick UI and OCR speed that make it easy to navigate.

Summary

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Readiris 17
  • Starting Price
    • Readiris PDF 17: $49
    • Readiris Pro 17: $99
    • Readiris Corporate 17: $199
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
Rossum takes the communication of documents that transpires between you and your business partners and automates it. Documents received on any channel will be converted, filtered, and processed into documents that are machine-readable. Documents can be easily stored or shared with your workforce.

Rossum offers a free trial. Prices are only available through a custom quote but are based on the volume of documents you receive and the features required.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Receives documents from any channel
  • Uses an AI engine
  • Intuitive UI

Cons

  • Pricing isn't provided on the vendor's site

What Customers Are Saying

Rossum's ability to learn from corrections without IT intervention impresses a lot of customers. They like that it's easy to use, and its library of API makes implementation smooth. Users like how quickly it scans long documents, and with Rossum's focus on improving its product and customer satisfaction, more companies are glad to make this AI-OCR tool a part of their roster.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    No
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    Yes
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Simple OCR
Built on a Tesseract Google OCR Engine, Simple OCR offers two versions: Freeware and SDK. The freeware version asks only that you make a small donation. The SDK version is designed to allow developers to add OCR functions at a minimal cost and with few of the drawbacks that sometimes come with open-source software. These drawbacks include difficulties installing the software, potential vulnerability to malicious users, and compatibility issues with other software.

The SDK version comes with a free demo and a 30-day free trial.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Built on Tesseract Google OCR Engine
  • Batch OCR capabilities

Cons

  • No copy/paste option
  • Potential security vulnerability

What Customers Are Saying

Customers' confidence in SimpleOCR comes from the fact that it does what it says and is relatively reliable. Though the user interface may be outdated, users like it for basic scanning abilities.

Summary

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Simple OCR
  • Starting Price
    • Free Software
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and 30-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    Yes
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Symphony
Symphony OCR, from Trumpet, takes documents stored in your document management system, automatically applies OCR, and makes them text searchable. This can be done with scanned documents, email attachments, e-faxes, and even legacy files. Symphony OCR constantly monitors for new documents without involving you. Symphony OCR takes any document, including images, and makes it text searchable.

Symphony offers a free demo. Pricing is only available through a custom quote.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Text searchable documents
  • Integrates with popular folder-based platforms
  • Automatically monitors for new documents

Cons

  • Pricing isn't provided

What Customers Are Saying

Customers with a high volume of documents like Symphony OCR because its ability to search keywords helps them save time, so they can take care of their clients.

Summary

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Symphony
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No
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Tesseract
The most powerful open source OCR engine available, Tesseract can recognize more than 100 languages and be trained to recognize others. It can be used for fax detection on mobile devices, Gmail image spam detection, and in videos. It was originally developed by Hewlett-Packard in the '80s and has been maintained by Google since 2006.

Tesseract is free software that can be used on various operating systems. Many users prefer it over more proprietary systems.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Unicode support
  • Supports over 100 languages
  • Can be used on mobile devices and for spam detection

Cons

  • Some technical knowledge required to install

What Customers Are Saying

This tool doesn't have any reviews that we can find, so we can't provide user feedback at this time.

Summary

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Tesseract
  • Starting Price
    • Free Software
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Android
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Batch Processing
    Yes
  • Convert to PDF
    Yes
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Zone Selection Tool
    No

How We Chose the Best OCR Software

Businesses often need to convert millions of pages of documents or images into readable text. Then, they need an easy way to search that text or may need to convert the text on an image into a workable Word document. That’s where optical character recognition (OCR) enters the scene.

We examined OCR products currently available, including open source and proprietary programs, and chose the 20 best based on their features, integrations, and reports.

Features

There are basic OCR programs and more feature-rich options. We recommend OCR software that includes features such as a zone selection tool, metadata extraction, and batch processing.

Integrations

Once you convert the document into text, you want to be able to integrate it into your document management system. Ideally, the software will include pre-built integrations for tools that are often used together with OCR software.

Reports

It’s important to know if the OCR system you have chosen is performing up to your standards. Detailed reports help the user assess and improve their OCR practices.