Download Text Recognition - Best Software & Apps

  • Google Translate

    4.4.0.RC01

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Your pocket translator

    8
    488 votes
    • PROS: Translates from text, picture, voice, and SMS, 60 supported languages, Functions to translate offline, Good voice recognition, You can hear the pronunciation
    • CONS: The translations are not always perfect
  • Adobe Acrobat

    3D 8.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    PDF Reader on a Subscription basis

    6
    65 votes
    • PROS: The most widely used PDF reader in the world Adobe Acrobat has advanced features and superior support, Subscription model means you will always have the most up to date version without additional expense
    • CONS: Some people prefer to pay one time fees for software instead of the recurring cost of software as a service
  • Microsoft OneNote 2013

    15.0.4420.1017

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create and share a digital notebook

    6
    250 votes
    • PROS: Easy to create and edit pages, Can work offline and share online, Included in all PC versions of Office 2013
    • CONS: Minor problems embedding online images
  • EverNote

    5.8.3.6507

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Pocket PC
    Windows Mobile
    Web Apps

    Store and quickly synchronize anything

    7
    487 votes
    • PROS: Capture anything, Add notes, images, passwords, etc., Organize items in notebooks and by tags, Easy data syncing across platforms
    • CONS: None worth mentioning
  • Braina

    1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Have your own virtual assistant

    7
    21 votes
    • PROS: Accurate speech recognition, Command through text or speech, Takes notes and important details, Many languages available
    • CONS: Outdated interface, Looks unremarkable
  • jOCR

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Capture images with text areas and transfer them to TXT

    6
    27 votes
    • SimpleOCR

      3.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Character recognition software

      6
      12 votes
      • ABBYY FineReader

        Express 8.0.0.3948

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Accurate multilingual OCR software for Macs

        4
        22 votes
        • PROS: Very accurate, Scans lots of languages, Exports to PDF
        • CONS: Interface is quite basic, Formatting issues
      • MyScript Smart Note

        1.4.2.2000

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        Turn your messy scrawl into easily readable text

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        No votes yet
        • PROS: Very accurate handwriting recognition, Easy to use , Well-laid out, clear user interface
        • CONS: Only ten notebooks available , Difficult to delete lines and spaces between words and to insert extra words
      • Business Card Reader

        1.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Pocket PC
        iPhone

        Instantly add contacts by snapping their business cards

        6
        3 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Can capture card images on the fly or import from your device storage, LinkedIn lookup
        • CONS: Requires a camera with a good auto-focus
      • Boxoft Screen OCR

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Capture screen text and convert to text files

        4
        3 votes
        • Kleptomania

          2.8

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Capture text that can't be copied to the clipboard

          8
          11 votes
          • ByteScout Text Recognition SDK

            1.0.0.100

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            -
            No votes yet
            • Decuma OnSpot Latin

              3.0

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Pocket PC
              Palm OS

              The text recognition software you're looking for!

              9
              12 votes
              • Scan to Text

                (BlackBerry 10) 2.0.3.36

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                BlackBerry

                Mobile scanner and text recognition app for BlackBerry 10

                8
                3 votes
                • PROS: Fast and easy to use, Supports multiple languages, Lets you edit imported text once processed
                • CONS: Won't accurately recognize text 100% of the time
              • Scan to Text Free

                (BlackBerry 10) 2.0.3.37

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                BlackBerry

                Mobile scanner and text recognition app for BlackBerry 10

                9
                2 votes
                • PROS: Fast and easy to use, Supports multiple languages, Lets you edit imported text once processed
                • CONS: Won't accurately recognize text 100% of the time
              Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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              14.4.0.RC014887.5Android, Windows, iPhone, Web Apps
              25.8.3.65074876.7Windows, Android, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile
              315.0.4420.10172506.5Windows, Mac
              43D 8.3656Windows, Mac
              51.0275.8Windows
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