Our free online OCR service launched today. What are the key advantages of this new online OCR service?
1. Fast (and no CAPTCHAs)
2. Better text recognition rate than any other free OCR online service.
Abbyy was the winner of our past Best Online OCR Review and Best OCR Software for Chinese review - but the text recognition of this new service matches or even beats Abbyy OCR. And (a9t9) OCR service clearly beats Google Docs’ built in OCR service. Of course, our little web service does not intend to match the full range these commercial offerings - but if all you need is to convert images to text, then try us out.
Don’t believe this? Then see the test data below.
(a9t9) Online OCR vs The Rest - English OCR
The table below shows the OCR benchmark results from the Best Online OCR Review with the (a9t9) test results added:
|Abbyy OCR SDK||10||++||++||+||0||-||+|
|(a9t9) Online OCR||10||++||++||+||+||-||-|
And the winner is: Abbyy and (a9t9) have the same good text recognition results. All test images are available in the linked article.
(a9t9) Online OCR vs The Rest - Chinese characters
The table below shows the OCR benchmark results from the Best OCR Software for Chinese review with the (a9t9) results added:
|(a9t9) Online OCR||9||++||+||-||+||0||0|
|Google Docs OCR||6||++||+||-||-||0||-|
And the winner is: (a9t9) wins against Abbyy when it comes to Chinese OCR. Our service won because it did better with the two movie subtitles and their difficult backgrounds. Again, you find all test images in the linked article.
Online services shine with their ease of use. But if you need need more privacy and security than any online service can offer, use our free open-source OCR software for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It does the complete conversion locally on your PC and has the same excellent text recognition rate.