OCR Instantly Free

OCR Instantly Free


OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition which is a technology to convert image to text. Turn your mobile phone into a portable text reader now!

Quick video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93v32yW3Xgs

= Disclaimer =
**Please read the in-app Help section for tips to improve OCR accuracy before leaving a bad review :) **
(Important!) Make sure the text is upright - aligned horizontally (many users have images with text that were rotated sideways.. use rotate left/right button in crop window to correct it)
Handwritten text will not work.
Text on top of unclean background (such as background consist of images) will not work.
Text surrounded with borders/lines (such in excel sheet) will not work.
PDF source is not supported.
OCR result for Arabic, Hindi, Gujarati, Chinese, Japanese and Korean is very bad. (this is due to the OCR engine)

= Key points =
Offline OCR
Built-in image enhancement tools
Simple to use but feature rich
Huge language support

= Pro features =
Remove ads - Permanently removes all advertisements.
Image dewarp - Fix text lines that are wavy/bent due to curved book pages.
Save to sdcard and image share - Image/text can be saved to sdcard. Also allows sharing of enhanced image.
OCR modes - Advance OCR modes, character white/blacklist, and disable dictionary.
Paragraph scanning mode - Allows you to remove unwanted line breaks in paragraphs.
Create PDF - Creates PDF files where text can be selected and copy paste.
Text to speech - Text to speech language support. Also allows automatic text reading upon OCR.
Multi-language OCR - Perform OCR with multiple languages.
Full screen editing - Allows one to hide the image during text editing.

= Supports 60 languages =
Afrikaans, Albanian, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian (Old), Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (old), Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Recent changes:
- Fixed some crash issue that were reported
- Fixed an issue where text to speech doesn't work for Chinese language (Note: Same with any other languages, you'll still need to manually install and configure your language's text to speech engine for your device)
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About OCR Instantly Free
OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition which is a technology to convert image to text. Turn your mobile phone into a portable text reader now!

Quick video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93v32yW3Xgs

= Disclaimer =
**Please read the in-app Help section for tips to improve OCR accuracy before leaving a bad review :) **
(Important!) Make sure the text is upright - aligned horizontally (many users have images with text that were rotated sideways.. use rotate left/right button in crop window to correct it)
Handwritten text will not work.
Text on top of unclean background (such as background consist of images) will not work.
Text surrounded with borders/lines (such in excel sheet) will not work.
PDF source is not supported.
OCR result for Arabic, Hindi, Gujarati, Chinese, Japanese and Korean is very bad. (this is due to the OCR engine)

= Key points =
Offline OCR
Built-in image enhancement tools
Simple to use but feature rich
Huge language support

= Pro features =
Remove ads - Permanently removes all advertisements.
Image dewarp - Fix text lines that are wavy/bent due to curved book pages.
Save to sdcard and image share - Image/text can be saved to sdcard. Also allows sharing of enhanced image.
OCR modes - Advance OCR modes, character white/blacklist, and disable dictionary.
Paragraph scanning mode - Allows you to remove unwanted line breaks in paragraphs.
Create PDF - Creates PDF files where text can be selected and copy paste.
Text to speech - Text to speech language support. Also allows automatic text reading upon OCR.
Multi-language OCR - Perform OCR with multiple languages.
Full screen editing - Allows one to hide the image during text editing.

= Supports 60 languages =
Afrikaans, Albanian, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian (Old), Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (old), Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Recent changes:
- Fixed some crash issue that were reported
- Fixed an issue where text to speech doesn't work for Chinese language (Note: Same with any other languages, you'll still need to manually install and configure your language's text to speech engine for your device)

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A Google User
6 days ago
Bad Doesn't work, ocr is not even cholse
A Google User
6 days ago
Gud one Great idea
A Google User
6 days ago
Not a good app. Can't recognise the characters. . Success rate of recognition is only 10-15%
A Google User
May 23, 2015
Careful scanning important Proper OCR requires scanning of documents that are well lit and lying flat to reduce text curvature. Use of the enhancement feature is also very helpful.
A Google User
May 23, 2015
Bad in Arabic
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