5 amazing image to text scan (OCR) application in play store for free work better then paid apps (2018)

If you work in office or just a student an OCR image to text scanner is must be installed in your smartphone.

It’s help me lot when i want to grab some notes form somewhere or set a reminder. Just i take a picture of my documents and using OCR recognise and copy the text and use it anywhere.

what is OCR ?

OCR stand for Optical Character Recognition (Also known as Optical Character Reader). It’s help to recognise character form images and scanned document. Convert  electronic form of your written document in few sec.

It’s able to recognise handwritten, pdf or printed documents. OCR useful for scanning text form business card, printed documents, posters etc..



What is the benefits of OCR :

There are many ways to use OCR in school, college or office work.


  • Take a image of your written document convert images into text and then correct your printed documents.
  • Copy and save business card in few seconds.
  • Click images of your printed documents and convert into text. then listing using google text to speech.
  • Grabbing notes from your friends notebook.
  • Save important notice and set a reminder.


5 Best apps in play store:


Text Scanner


Text scanner is one of the best free OCR app in playstore. It’s accurately recognise words in any documents.


I use it every day for my collage project.


Requires Android

4.0.3 and up


Rating 4.3


Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner, OCR


Adobe Scanner is a OCR scanner plus it’s convert your document images into a PDF.

Aslo it’s crop and Correct the viewpoint of an images. Making your images more printable. Text look crisp and clear after adobe scanning process was done.


Requires Android

5.0 and up


Rating 4.5


Text Fairy (OCR Text Scanner)


First of all it’s Free and no ads, So you work comfortably.

Also it’s give you great feature like,

  1. Edit extracted text
  2. Copy extracted text into the clipboard for use in other apps.
  3. Convert the scanned page into PDF.
  4. Recognises printed text from more than 50 languages.


Requires Android

4.0.3 and up


Rating 4.3


Google Goggles







Requires Android

2.2 and up


Rating 4.0








Requires Android

4.0.3 and up


Rating 4.3

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