I recently discovered two iPhone apps that can “scan” documents using the camera, perform OCR, and then e-mail the text:
- PDFpen Scan+ is from Smile and uses the Tesseract OCR engine.
- TextGrabber is from ABBYY and uses their own OCR engine.
On iOS, I found TextGrabber’s interface to be smoother and faster. The edge detection worked better, and the OCR was much more accurate.
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