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Downloads for OCR makes short work of digitizing your docs

It's time to convert those papers to space-saving, easy-to-find digital documents. For that, you need a scanner to turn them into digital images and an Optical Character Recognition program to convert those images into editable and searchable documents. I took four of the latest OCR programs and a free online OCR service for a test spin. The full story includes tips and hardware advice, too.

Free-OCR

2.5/5

FreeOCR 4.2

3/5
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Acrobat XI (Windows)

4/5

OmniPage 18 Standard

3.5/5

Abbyy FineReader 11 Professional Edition

3.5/5