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Roundup of Free OCR Software at


In conjunction with my Screenshot Captor screenshot taking tool, I frequently get asked for recommendations concerning OCR software to scan an image and recognize text.

Today, our friends over at FreewareGenius have a nice roundup of free OCR tools:

See also:

Slightly related question...

Is there a Windows tool for searching text within images in a directory. So basically OneNote/Evernote type functionality working on files in the searched folder/drive. I have had a few situations in the last few months where this could have saved me a lot of time.

What's that ?? 
You say the next version of ScreenshotCaptor will have full integration of OCR with its scanning technology?

what's this?screenshot captor```is it a computer monitoring app?
-brownjason (June 28, 2013, 02:33 AM)
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Takes screenshots
by mouser here at donationcoder.

Thanks for posting the freewaregenius article on OCR's, very informative and much appreciated.


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