GNU Ocrad is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program and library based on a feature extraction method. It reads images in pbm (bitmap), pgm (greyscale), or ppm (color) formats and produces text in byte (8-bit) or UTF-8 formats. It also includes a layout analyzer that is able to separate the columns or blocks of text normally found on printed pages. Ocrad can be used as a stand-alone console application, or as a backend to other programs.
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.
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.
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.
GlyphViewer is a desktop application that allows users to build translations from text in images and export them into different image formats or even HTML. Users can use OCR technology to identify text in images, such as English, German, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, and many more. A unique feature of the application is its support for Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs.