Free OCR Software for Windows 8.1/10

Welcome to the official home_page_ for the (a9t9) Free OCR Software. As the name suggests, the purpose of this app is to extract text from image files and PDF documents. The OCR app runs on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as Windows store app or as OCR.SPACE web app in your browser.

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How-to: Google Docs OCR

Update May 1, 2015: (a9t9) launched its very own free and open-source Online OCR service - try it out and let us know how it compares.

How to convert an image or (an image inside a) PDF into text using Google’s free OCR converter. They confusing part is: There is no button, no checkbox and no mentioning of OCR in the Google Docs of 2015. So if you cannot find it, it is not you being stupid…

Google OCR works indirectly by automatically scanning and converting images to text – but only if Google Docs “thinks” there is text in an image. In other words: If there is no text that Google can recognize – nothing happens. But now…. step by step:

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