Seeking the Best OCR Scanning App for the Mac

Alright, so hopefully the subject will give you all an idea. I am currently using Sero's DocuScan Plus for scanning documents to my Mac, so I can then navigate and read them using VoiceOver.

I do find at times though the scan not being that easy to or make sense. I know that OCR is not perfect and results can vary on the complexity of the document being scanned.

Being that I've only used DocuScan Plus, I was curious what other OCR scanning applications others use and find pretty accurate and easy to use the application and easy to scan and read a document?

Like I said, I've only been using the same app for a long time, curious to know what else is out there and that others are using. Just so you know, I am aware of Prizmo and I believe it's over $50, so not sure if I'oll pull the trigger and buy it. Would be curious to know what others who use Prizmo think about it.



#1 BEST OCR Application

In my opinion and throughout all my experience with scanning and converting documents or books, the best OCR application is ABBYY Fine Reader. I am using it on Windows with JAWS. It is not the most accessible application, but the performance it delivers is outstanding. I think there is a demo to try both for WIndows and Mac.

#2 Abbyy FineReader

App Developer

I’ve been using Abbyy FineReader on the Mac for about 5 years. It works really well with VoiceOver, allows you to export in many file formats, and has great OCR. I highly recommend it.

#3 OCR

Prizmo is mostly accurate it’s VoiceOver friendly it’s cheaper than FR Pro