Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Free OCR programs - Reader suggestion

We all like free.  My hope has been to provide some useful information on this humble blog about how to edit a scanned document and OCR programs.  This includes any word I get about free OCR programs.  After all, OCR programs can be expensive!

A reader left a comment saying:
Dude, check out TopOCR at http://www.topocr.com. This is free OCR software that even works with your digital camera. I just tried it and it's awesome! It has every feature you need.
This program looks pretty slick.  The program is described as "OCR for digital cameras."  The goal of this program is to completely ditch the use of a scanner and use a digital camera. You take a digital photo of your scanned document, run the program, and voila, you got it.  Unfortunately, I can't give it a try because I'm on a Mac, but if anyone gives this a try, write a review up and comment.  I'm curious as to how well this works.  

Also, if anyone has any other free OCR programs that they know of then stick up a comment about it.  Don't be shy.  

Oops! OCR Mac programs

An anonymous poster commented on my last post about OCR programs for Mac drawing attention to the fact that I gave the link to the Windows version for Readris Pro 11 instead of the Mac version!  Oops!  Thank you for whoever pointed this out.

Click here to check out Readris Pro 11 for Mac.

They even allow you to try the program out.  If you are not sure about whether or not you want to make the leap to purchase the OCR program, then give it a try.   

My question for readers is what are you using type of OCR programs are using for Mac?  Post a comment to let everyone know.