PDF OCR is a simple drag-and-drop utility that converts PDFs and images into text documents. It uses advanced OCR (optical character recognition) technology to extract the text of the PDF or image. This is particularly useful for dealing with PDFs and images that were created via a scan-to-PDF function in a scanner or photo copier. It uses the Tesseract engine to perform OCR, and currently supports over 20 languages for OCR.
Character Recognition is an Android app that allows the user to take a photo (or use existing image files on the device) and then apply the Tesseract OCR engine to extract the text in the photo. It is currently supporting English text, but other language support will be added in the future.
getxbook is a collection of tools to download books from websites. There are tools to download from Google Books' "book preview", Amazon's "look inside the book", and Barnes and Noble's "book viewer". There is an optional GUI written in Tcl/Tk, and some shell scripts using OCR to create plain text or searchable PDFs and DjVu files from the downloaded books.
FuzzyOcr is a plugin for SpamAssassin that can be used on image spam. It supports optical character recognition using different engines and settings, a fuzzy word matching algorithm applied to OCR results, an image hashing system to learn the unique properties of known spam images, dimension, size, and integrity checking of images, and content-type verification for the containing email message.
Aspose.OCR for .NET is a character recognition component built to allow developers to add OCR functionality in their ASP .NET Web applications, Web services, and applications. It provides a simple set of classes for controlling character recognition tasks and supports BMP and TIFF.