Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text.
FreeOCR is a Windows OCR program including the Windows compiled Tesseract free ocr engine. It now has Twain scanning. It can also open PDF’s Free OCR uses the Tesseract OCR engine (see below)
The Tesseract free OCR engine is an open source product released by Google. The Tesseract engine source code is now maintained by Google.
WeBOcr Tesseract Web Interface With this website you can upload an image and get your text results all online with no software to download.
GOCR is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program, developed under the GNU Public License. It converts scanned images of text back to text files. It can open many different image formats, and its quality have been improving in a daily basis.
Windows GUI for GOCR This frontend for GOCR is graphical and is designed to be simple to use, just select the graphics file that you want to recognise, and the output will be shown to you. You can then copy this output and paste it to somewhere useful. Most major graphical file formats are supported.
OCR Desktop is a desktop utility that generates ASCII text from images such as a bitmap or image file. Incorporating Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, and trained with over 4 million font variations; our OCR utility incorporate the latest optical character recognition technology to solve your OCR problems. The utility is free for personal use, the registered version turns off popup’s and advertising.
Simple OCR is the popular freeware OCR software with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. SimpleOCR is also a royalty-free OCR SDK for developers to use in their custom applications.