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The best way to convert your scanned images to text

files or word documents is with an OCR application. OCR is the acronym for optical character recognition and is software, which allows you to convert a scanned image into an editable version of itself. You can convert your scanned images to text files or documents with SimpleOCR. It is by far the best OCR software in the market today and possesses a high accuracy conversion rate. In addition to this, it is the only OCR application which is absolutely free.
1. Select the type of document you would like to convert. You can choose from Machine Print or Hand Writing.

2. After you select the type of document, Click ‘Select’

3. Select your preferences.

4. Click ‘OK’

5. In the top right corner, select ‘Add Page’ to add the scanned document or image

6. A dialogue box will open Select ‘File’

7. Another dialogue box will open select the file you want converted and click ‘OK’.

8. The document image will be loaded onto the page. Select ‘Convert to text’ at the top right corner.

9. SimpleOCR will then scan and convert your document or image to a machine readable text.

10. You will now be able to edit the file.

SimpleOCR is the single most used freeware OCR software in the world. It is easy-to-use in custom applications as it is a royalty-free OCR software development kit.

About OCR

Optical Character Recognition is the process of recognising characters from an image. This is especially useful if you want to edit a scanned document.
You can use our free online OCR service to convert your scanned documents and download it as a text file ready for editing. Your document should be a valid image for example: .jpg, .png, .gif
Our free OCR service can handle several languages including: Chinese, English, Portuguese, Spanish, etc

More Details


  • Precise image to text conversion
  • Keeps the layout and formatting
  • Supports PDF, GIF, BMP, JPEG, TIFF or PNG as input
  • Supports TXT, DOC, or PDF as output
  • Automatically rotates pages
  • Supports low resolution images
  • Keeps the image layer of a scanned PDF
  • Works online - no installation
  • Keeps your data confidential and secure