OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is used for converting images, PDF files and scanned documents into readable text. In other words, you can extract text from images.

The posts below provide tips, tutorials and reviews of OCR based platforms which can be used for extracting text from photos and other types of digital documents.

Scan Documents With iOS & Android in Editable Format With Office Lens

A while back Microsoft released the Office Lens app for Windows Phone which made it possible to scan documents using a WP device. But Office Lens isn’t any common document scanning app, as it makes it possible to convert your paper documents into editable MS Office files.

ABBYY Data Capture Applications Enable Document Processing Using OCR Technology

Converting documents from paper to electronic format by scanning them and using OCR technology to process data, can create a more durable backup for corporate documents. Optical character recognition (OCR) is used for scanned, typed or handwritten documents to extract data from them. ABBYY FlexiCapture is a data and document capture/processing application for enterprise use …