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:
- Added new languages: Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Esperanto, Estonian, Galician, Kannada, Macedonian, Malayalam, Maltese, Slovak, Swahili
- Fixed a serious crash issue on certain devices
- Fixed some reported crash issues
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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:
- Added new languages: Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Esperanto, Estonian, Galician, Kannada, Macedonian, Malayalam, Maltese, Slovak, Swahili
- Fixed a serious crash issue on certain devices
- Fixed some reported crash issues

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A Google User
17 hours ago
good needs some improvement with OCR engine. i wish there will be Bengali language pack one day. try to make the engine recognize the handwriting in the next update.
A Google User
Saturday 5:42 PM
Does not work Very poor OCR, doesn't work for me.
A Google User
Friday 11:39 AM
The idea is good I had 2 problems one with English and one with Arabic. In English it was a screen shot of the same device for instagram to copy a URL, the tiny URL had a . in it which was not captured the 1 has been changed to l or small L. The Arabic was disaster, maybe because it had numbers within the Arabic writing.
A Google User
4 days ago
Works fine with me! !!!
A Google User
4 days ago
It makes my imagination real This app is like fairy which makes my dream come true,thanks a lot