SimpleOCR is the popular freeware OCR software with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. SimpleOCR is also a royalty-free OCR SDK for developers to use in their custom applications.
If you have a scanner and want to avoid retyping your documents, SimpleOCR is the fast, free way to do it. The SimpleOCR freeware is 100% free and not limited in any way. Anyone can use SimpleOCR for free--home users, educational institutions, even corporate users.
If your documents have multi-column layouts, non-standard fonts, poor quality or color images, you will need one of our commercial OCR applications to get an accurate read. Our OCR Guide compares desktop and server OCR solutions from several major engines, including ABBYY, IRIS, Nuance (formerly Scan Soft), and more.
Our imaging solutions website, ScanStore.com offers demo downloads and online ordering for all these applications with your ScanStore User Account. We encourage you to try the SimpleOCR freeware and see how it works with your documents. If you need better features and accuracy for more demanding applications, please come back and find your solution at ScanStore.