SimpleOCR is designed to save time and convert scanned files of text that is stored in images to full editable text files (.doc, .txt). Is working with text that is typed on computer, also features an option to convert text that was written by hand but this is paid.
SimpleOCR free version allows to export text from printed images into editable documents in order to avoid retyping and features a demo section for a paid feature that allows to extract text from hand written text that is in image format. I will focus on first feature, theÂ “Machine print”.
Select file that will be converted into editable text, choosing between scanner, local file, INK format of CorelDraw files or batch (process multiple files once).
I have selected a JPG image, also supports TIFF or BMP, and is showing how SimpleOCR sees your document before converting. Allows to zoom in or zoom out.
Program will display a new window with text that has been recognized from image. Includes a spell checker that will suggest new words to replace those that seems to not be from dictionary.
After conversion press “Save” option and text can be saved as Word or TXT file formats.
If your image is not oriented normally, you can rotate it within program options until have correct position.
This application is converting pretty well text from images into plain text, but with some mistakes that can be corrected manually.