RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

FreeOCR 5.4.1

Quickly extract text from images or PDF files - for free

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:

TWAIN or WIA-compatible scanner driver required for scanner support

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 15 June 2015
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 10609
Developer: Ralph Richardson
RSS News Feed:
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $27.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
FreeOCR 5.4.1
Quickly extract text from images or PDF files - for free

FreeOCR is a basic optical character recognition package that will quickly extract the text from scanned documents, images or PDF files.

The program's clean and simple interface means it's easy to get started. At the click of a button it can import a page from your scanner, open a PDF file or an image (TIF, BMP, JPG, GIF and PNG formats are supported). Then one more click on the OCR button and FreeOCR will scan your image for text, displaying it in a separate window.

The accuracy of the results proved variable, in our tests: you may have to spend some time editing the finished text before you get quality results. (The OCR engine also requires images with a resolution of at least 200dpi, so screen grabs are unlikely to produce useful results.)

And while FreeOCR can open multi-page PDFs, you must work through them manually, one at a time, which could prove tedious for lengthy documents.

Still, with the right documents FreeOCR could still save you a great deal of time, and it's so easy to use that it won't take long to find out if this is the right tool for you. Well worth a look. But please note: the program will attempt to install additional elements prior to installing the main program - read each EULA carefully, and click Decline to avoid installing potentially unwanted software.

What's new in 5.4.1?

- Testing with Windows 10 (Technical Preview)
- Scanning fixes to makes/models of scanner
- Better PDF compatibility for PDF Open function
- Minor fixes

Verdict:

FreeOCR has its limitations, but we can't really complain at this price, and if your OCR requirements are simple then it may provide everything you need

Your Comments & Opinion
 

FreeOCR 0.5.2

Posted by: Andrew Chambers, 29 April 2014 13:34

Be very careful when installing. The first 3 windows will ask you to install software not required to run freeocr, so I would suggest clicking on DECLINE for the first 3 windows, before finally getting to the actual installer of FreeOCR.

Related Download Articles
 
Prizmo

Prizmo 2.1.1

Trial Software

Reap the benefits of OCR with your digital camera

Capture2Text

Capture2Text 3.7

Open Source

Use OCR to capture small amounts of text, saving the results to the clipboard

gImageReader

gImageReader 3.1.2

Open Source

OCR for pictures, PDFs, screenshots, scanned images

ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional

ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional

Trial Software

Quickly convert scanned images into editable, searchable documents

Other Download Articles From This Category
Uniblue RegistryBooster 2016

Uniblue RegistryBooster 2016 v6.1.6.0

Function Limited Demo

Give your system a speed boost by optimising its Registry

Uniblue Powersuite Lite 2016

Uniblue Powersuite Lite 2016 v4.4.1.0

Freeware

Enjoy a faster, more stable and productive PC with this one-stop maintenance suite

Uniblue SystemTweaker 2016

Uniblue SystemTweaker 2016 v2.0.15.0

Function Limited Demo

Customise, speed up and secure Windows with this easy-to-use tweaking tool

SpeedUpMyPC 2016

Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC 2016 v6.0.13.0

Function Limited Demo

Automatically optimise, tweak and enhance your PCs performance in just a few clicks

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $1151.92
RRP: $1439.90
Saving 20%
Buy Now
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.13

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.13 brings:

• Bug fixes

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: