How to OCR in Danish and English of PDFs on iPad Pro?

I need to perform OCR on a PDF. I currently use PDF Expert for iOS, but I don’t see an option to perform OCR.

Does anyone know of a good to perform OCR in both Danish and English on iOS? or

Its ABBYY, so it works :slight_smile:


Readdle’s Scanner Pro has OCR built in. Just download the appropriate language packs and go. It isn’t perfect, but I find it’s way better than typing in everything by hand.

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Thanks. I use Scanbot which also has OCR built in. But I’m not sure how to perform an OCR scan from a PDF that already exists

Open the PDF, then use the share sheet and choose the “Copy to Scanbot” option. Should work.

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Scanbot support mentions these limitations when scanning pdfs with Scanbot:

“However, please note that Scanbot can only perform OCR on 1 document at a time and only while Scanbot is opened and the iPad is unlocked. It might take a while depending on how bulky the documents are.”

Does anyone know of a better app to perform OCR on the iPad Pro?

Still not finding any app to be sufficient of my needs for scanning longer articles to OCR on iPadOS. FineScanner certainly doesn’t cut it for me. It just doesn’t work well and doesn’t OCR

Do you still have a mac running somewhere in your setup?
I’d look at the option to have the mac OCR doc’s in the background. (via Hazel)

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I don’t. No Mac anymore

I don’t want to divulge all of his material, but Federico Viticci’s MacStories Weekly had a piece on this very thing. It’s a paid solution, but apparently has OCR built into it’s Pro plan. Maybe something to look at?

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have you tried Readdle’s Scanner Pro?

It does do OCR

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I’m not a Weekly subscriber. Do you have a link by any chance after all? :blush:

I can’t count the amount of money that Viticci has cost me over the years, so it should all break even with a free link…

I’ll try it again. I think the problem is that some of the scientific articles that I want to make searchable have perhaps not been scanned in the best quality. It would be something that a Mac could handle any day, but something like ABYY Fine Scanner on iPad just can’t do…