Download ScanToText (OCR) apk 1.4 free for Android smartphone

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ScanToText (OCR)

Posted by ANDRETOR in Productivity | Nov. 29, 2013 | 51 Comments

Apk file size: 20.0 MB


This is an offline (does not require internet connection to work) Optical Text Recognition (OCR) application which can be used to convert text (either English or Russian ONLY!!!!! for now) on a paper to editable digital text on your device. Extracted/converted text can later be edited if required, selected and saved to a clipboard and/or shared via any application installed on the device (e.g. translated with Google translate.)
Please read instructions before using the app, especially if you have trouble with getting quality results.

Note: This is my very first app and is also currently in a BETA state, so please let me know if you find any bugs or other issues. Suggestions on improvement are also welcome (aside from design, I know it's bad).

Other info/comments:
- Text recognition is based on "tesseract" OCR.
- In order to keep app size reasonably small, only English and Russian languages are supported for now. Later I might include other languages.
- App contains open source code released under Apache License, Version 2.0:

Some tags: OCR, offline OCR, scan, scanner, document, extract text, images, ScanToText, scan text, scan to text, extract text from image, convert image to text.

Whats new

    Version 1.4: (BETA)
    - Added ability to choose and extract text from previously taken pictures from the "Gallery".
    - Bug fixes
    Version 1.3: (BETA)
    - Removed settings button (there were never any settings available)
    - A few enhancements
    - Multiple bug fixes
    Version 1.2: (BETA)
    - Bug fixes
    Version 1.1: (BETA)
    - Removed unnecessary permissions
    - Significantly improved memory efficiency.
    - A few other bug fixes.
    Version 1.0: Initial Release (BETA state)

ANDRETOR part of our Productivity and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update Nov. 29, 2013. Google play rating is 63.9905. Current verison is 1.4. Actual size 20.0 MB.

Download scantotext-ocr.apk 20.0 MB


Reed Shacklette

Does its job but needs work. The ui is horribly designed, the Dev should try and implement material design. The app works though, and it works well from the one test I did. Update the app design and fix some bugs and it will be perfect, but again its in beta so five stars from me for doing its job well.

Oren Kuhn

no "ok" button on Nexus 7 (gen 2) The directions say to scan something, and then push the OK button. The only option I see is the Save button, which seems to do nothing. This seems to be on the right track, but I haven't gotten it to OCR anything yet.

Power Max

App works fine, but not useful because I can't Copy text! It is fairly accurate, but it is very difficult to extract the text and copy to a clipboard. I perfect app RUINED by one missing feature... Like a perfectly good car missing a wheel! 5 stars if it is fixed.

Gary Itano

Now its a snap to find digital versions of topics I'm researching! Here's pudding for proof: Researchers are concerned that the chemicals made their way to distant sites. BY BRAD BALUKJIAN

Amin Be

Simply the best ocr app in the world It gave me 100 % accuraccy and all of that within a tiny 20 mb app. Execellent work guys!

K Yang Sing

Good apps. It works. Does not recognise hand writing so crop these out. Also cannot recognize columns. Have not found out how to save so send to own email account.

Nikhil Mandekar

Its Not working. Its not working. Its showing meaningless alfabets. Its showing like- +- U M “F L 3 jg‘; -0- ,_u 2 o'U 3. Not working.

Sagar Mungole

great app i have used this app a lot, a big thanks to you. there is minor modification required, after scanning when i make some changes to text, it doesn't get shared, when i share the old scanned text gets forwarded, please look into this matter, thnx in advance.

Chun Yeen Mok

Good but not enough languages I recommend another OCR app called OCR Instantly Free which works offline, has a very simple user interface and great accuracy. Plus it supports a huge range of languages!

Alan Bardgett

Worked Worked, copy/paste worked fine. I could either select text or share/copy to clipboard.

Alan Anderson

Brilliant Love it. Needed a way to convert Quick book reports into text form. Could not find a decent cheap or free PC program to do it. This works great. Just take a picture of the report, scan it in and after a few minutes a editable text file or email.

Cory Pollard

Thank you so much to the developer. This app exceeds all of the other "pro" apps on the store. Works seamlessly with my Google drive.

Dewald Hattingh

No thanx It work good. But you cant copy the words you scan :-(

Nazrul Khan

Excellent If it is an open Source project. Pls Publish the project code, i wanna see it

Gabrielle Marshall

Gibberish This app on converts every few words to text so that sentences make no sense.

Grant Grant

Perfect. No online need. Not pdf If you need to scan text from paper to editable digital text then this is it! And no network permission! Great job!

Sohail Anjum

Excellent Worked perfect on lg Optimus LTE 4.0.4 android. Thanks. Keep you updated with bugs if any found. Good job! Update: ok when try to take picture it gets into loop "fail to load image" goes back to camera and keep repeating. It only work if you go to gallery and choose already taken pictures.

Simon Taylor

Wow. OCR scanning on the *device*. Links to Evernote, Dropbox etc. Great!

Ali Ayyad

What happend The best app. As scanner won't work its magic any more (fix it or to trash) . Best regards Ali Ayyad

Laura Sutterfield

Horrible app. Locked my phone and in the process made the doc I was scanning which contained sensitive info my wallpaper screen!

Za Macan

Languages It would be useful if you had more languages

Jinesh Igave

Very poor quality Very poor quality of rendering text, many extra characters are added, can't copy paste due to editable area as key board pops up when you try to copy.

Brian Bugert SR

Wow!! With an OK picture it did a good job translating words.

R Frencel

On my Note 2 it does nothing Takes pictures, crops, switches off...

Fred Green

Works, but slow and some errors But it's free and no permissions.

Chaitanya Chandurkar

App is useless if scans only 1 word I Tried scanning only 1 word. It shows garbage data. Also a series of digits also cannot be read. it shows garbage data.

Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay

Just excellent. One paragraph of 10 lines. Not a single error. I did never expect this kind of accuracy from an OCR in mobile, that too, free!

Tyler Jacob

More accurate with offline support compared to text miner and text fairy. (PS, to copy text, use "share" then copy to clipboard. Or if you have a bluetooth keyboard, ctrl+a then ctrl+c) Pros: Offline support!!!!!!!! Extremely accurate, even with images of older PDF's. Faster than the other OCR apps Doesn't stop me after only a few uses, like text miner. Cons: No cons. I would like to see column recognition like in text fairy, since many pdfs I need for school (I take screenshots of them) are in two columns. But if it would impair accuracy, I can sacrifice a little time. I just have to crop and scan each half of each screenshot separately. Still, that is the main feature it lacks.

nikhil soni

Good job Great it really works.Please make option to save the scan file.

Souvik Chatterjee

Painfully slow I tried with a picture of an email from the monitor and a small paragraph from an English newspaper. Phone: Grand Quattro, 1.2 Ghz Quad core, 1 GB RAM. Just kept saying "Extracting text..." for more than 30 mins in both cases, after which I gave up!

Abhay Gupta

Very helpful It work nicely this app provide facility to extract text form image and you can copy or paste text in your mobile ...bset app

Kareem Halabi

Fantastic This app is remarkable! It is able to accurately scan text with very few errors! More accurate than Google Goggles without using a single byte from my data plan!

Kunwar Shauryaveer

Worst Dont waste ur time to download this freak

Andreas Anckar

Crashes alot When it works, it's great. However, for me it crashes about 4/5 times.

Abhishek Dadarwal

Good Works fine and quite accurate but crashes sometimes

Oopala Loopini

Not terrible Kind of sort of works, but not always. Buggy.

Ram N

Excellent Really excellent App must have it recognize offline perfectly without any errors

Nimesh Keyal

Didn't even installed When I installed it says"package file invalid"

Jerrica Adams

Well It gave me "- for the text Same Mistakes?

Brijesh Jajal

Good OCR It recognises text accurately.I tried on pic of newspaper.Wish to explore few things of this app

Pascal Wilhelm

quite good text recognition but feature improvement needed... Even though my language is not officially supported (only eng/rus) the detected text was better than with all other ocr apps I tested. For me, the main problem this app has, is to recognise text in muliple columns or wrapped around pictures. I'm looking for an app, where I can take a picture of an arricle in a magazin/newspaper and having the text available. The best would be, togethwr with eventual pictures appearing in the article...

Sushil Shandilya

Buttons missing! Carshing Struggle for 30 mins to figurr out that the next button was missing after selecting the pic from gallery. Direct scan always crashed. !

Jesper Jensen

Did not work Gave it one try and it did not recognise anything so I un installed it.

Itoro Obot

95% accurate and I love the share button. If you can't see the copy button use the share button to share to your notepad or word app

Khem Sharma

Pls dont try Its not worthy even it is free?

Ja Darko

not the best but it is on its way. And it is still free.

pradeep kumar

Slow Slow conversion extract and error in text so plz improve both........

Sandun Wisidagama

Great! Great app. Working perfectly with clear images. Checked with sony ericsson arc s handset.

Lolli M

Doesn't work I'm afraid this doesn't work!

Em A

No good It doesn't work

Mohamed Sakr

Not working Bad quality scanning

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