[mac4theblind] Re: Good OCR solutions for the mac outside of DocuScan?

pdf is easy, scanning mail is harder.  I recomend abby.

On Sep 20, 2011, at 7:14 PM, <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Thank you David and John for your feedback.
I'm just looking for something that does decent OCR, and nothing else. As long 
as I can use the OCR engine to recognize pdf immage files and to scan mail, 
that's all I want.

Scott
----- Original Message ----- From: "John Panarese" <jpanarese@xxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:47 PM
Subject: [mac4theblind] Re: Good OCR solutions for the mac outside of DocuScan?


>   DocuScan Plus is worth the money if you really need a solution and are 
> willing to pay the $299.  It's not K1000 as far as features go, but it gets 
> the job done quite well.  I have scanned eight books now with it and the 
> results have been quite remarkable.
> 
>    There is Abby FineReader as a lower cost solution or, VueScan for an even 
> less expensive one.  It comes down to your needs and what you are willing to 
> pay.  Also, results will, of course, vary from person to person.  VueScan, 
> for example, does not seem to get the results for me that it does for others.
> 
>   Finally, you do have the Boot Camp option as well.  However, to me, 
> surrendering to Windows is not something I have needed to do for myself. 
> Nevertheless, that is an option that can easily be set up.
> 
> On Sep 20, 2011, at 6:37 PM, scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 
>> I think the subject says it all. I see several cheeper OCR solutions on the 
>> app store, but didn't know if the Serotek product would be worth paying $299 
>> for. It's a lot less than Openbook or Kurzweil 1000 I know, but I'm always 
>> looking to save money where I can.
>> I've also considered the BootCamp or fussion options, since I have Openbook, 
>> but I'm not advanced enough for that at this time.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Scott
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