[BCAB] OCR software

Mobeen Iqbal mobeeniqbal at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 17:44:15 BST 2016


Hi Aman.

You can turn cloud recognition off which is a useful feature. I'm very 
glad they included it, as you say you wouldn't want them storing 
sensitive documents.

cheers,

Mo.

On 14/04/2016 17:40, Aman Singer wrote:
> Hi,
>
> 	I would urge anyone considering DocuScan to try the trial with
> documents that are like those he will be using before making the purchase.
> My results were poor, but my testing is old, it may be excellent for the
> uses of a particular user now.
> 	Further, keep in mind that DocuScan may, depending on your settings,
> send your data to the company's computers for recognition and/or storage. I
> would be hesitant to have any private documents recognised without ensuring
> that the image and text data stays on my PC.
> Aman
>    -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Mobeen Iqbal
> Sent: April 14, 2016 11:59 AM
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] OCR software
>
> Hi Wendy.
>
> In that case, DocuScan is probably your best bet. You can sign up for a
> 14 day trial as well. its available from:
>
> http://www.serotek.com/docuscanplus
>
> cheers,
>
> Mo.
>
> On 14/04/2016 16:56, Wendy Sharpe wrote:
>> I think from what you say that assistive software would be preferable.
>>
>> Wendy
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of
>> Georgina Joyce
>> Sent: 14 April 2016 16:52
>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] OCR software
>>
>> Hello Mo and All,
>>
>> This is really a difficult question to answer as we are comparing
>> apples with oranges. Wendy, do you need assistive software? Or are you
>> willing and able to interact with the software more frequently to get the
> same results?
>> The assistive products mean that you press one key and wait for a
>> while and you start to hear the text the software has found on the
>> page under the scanner or under the camera. Whereas, the commercial
>> products typically require the user to press keys for scanning, then
>> processing and then to choose what application the text is sent to be read
> and saved.
>> Both approaches have advantages and depend upon the user themselves
>> and their computer abilities..
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Gena
>>
>>
>>> On 14 Apr 2016, at 16:22, Mobeen Iqbal <mobeeniqbal at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Wendy.
>>>
>>> My personal favorites are ABBYY fine reader or DocuScan. DocuScan
>>> only
>> costs around £180 for a life time license. You need to be online to
>> use it for the best results but its worth it for what it is and much
>> cheaper than the likes of Kurzweil.
>>> all the best,
>>>
>>> Mo.
>>>
>>> On 14/04/2016 15:48, Wendy Sharpe wrote:
>>>> I am wondering what people use to scan documents and get them
>>>> talking through OCR software.  Are there any cheap alternatives to
>>>> Kurzweil, for example?
>>>>
>>>> Wendy
>>>>
>>>>
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