Download FreeOCR

FreeOCR is Optical Character Recognition Software for Windows and supports scanning from most Twain scanners and can also open most scanned PDF's and multi page Tiff images as well as popular image file formats.
FreeOCR outputs plain text and can export directly to Microsoft Word format.


FreeOCR v5.4.1

System Requirements:


Operating System

Recommended Minimum Specification


Windows XP (Service pack 2)
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8 Desktop (not RT/Metro)

1024 MB Memory (RAM)
20 MB Free Disk Space
SVGA Resolution Display
.Net Framework 2.0 or higher

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To enable scanning of images you will need a desktop document scanner that uses Twain or WIA compatible scanning drivers.

FreeOCR requires the .Net Framework V2.0 to be installed for XP users. You can download from Softpedia here

This framework is included with Windows Vista,7,8 so only may need installing on XP.




Download FreeOCR

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After downloading simply double click and follow the instructions to install.


Enhancements to latest Version (5.4.1)

  • Testing with Windows 10 (Technical Preview)
  • Scanning fixes to makes/models of scanner
  • Better PDF compatibility for PDF Open function
  • Minor fixes

All Enhancements to Version 5 (5.1.2 - 5.3.3)

  • Automatic scan cleanup to improve OCR quality
  • Twain scanning fixes to stop freezing on some makes/models of scanner
  • Windows 8.1 testing
  • Changed automatic updater to direct the user to our download page becauase the updater.exe was getting flagged as a false positive with a couple of AV engines
  • Minor bug fixes

All Enhancements to Version 4 (4.0.1 - 4.7.0)

  • Multi page Twain Scanning
  • OCR whole document in one go
  • Uses Tesseract V3 for higher accuracy and ability to recognize text columns
  • Windows 8 compatible
  • Automatic updater
  • Text post processing
  • FreeOCR V4 Now includes the following languages:

Eng - English, Dan - Danish, Deu - German, Fin - Finnish, Fra - French, Ita - Italian, Nld - Dutch, Nor - Norway,
Pol - Poland, Spa - Spanish and Swe - Swedish.

Uninstall Info

FreeOCR includes an uninstaller if you wish to remove the software at a later date. This can be accessed from Control Panel - "Add Remove Software" on XP or "Programs and Features" on later operating systems.


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