VelOCRaptor

1.2.254 12 Feb 2010

Optical character recognition (OCR) app.

5

Developer website: velocraptor.com

VelOCRaptor... Optical Character Recognition (OCR) converts printed type into text. Until now OCR programs have been too expensive and too complicated for occasional use. VelOCRaptor makes OCR available to all Mac users - offering drag-and-drop simplicity at an introductory price of just $29.

VelOCRaptor uses the Google-sponsored OCRopus OCR engine. On good quality documents its accuracy rivals the best in the business. It is work in progress though - with poor quality scans and odd fonts it can still struggle. We're so excited by its potential, and so unimpressed by the price and usability of other Mac OCR programs, that we've decided to make VelOCRaptor available now. For many uses, in particular locating scanned documents and copying small amounts of text, the accuracy is good enough. For verbatim transcriptions of complicated documents, we may not do so well yet. This will improve as the OCRopus engine improves, and we are committed to releasing updated versions of VelOCRaptor as the accuracy gets better. In the meantime, you can try before you buy, so what have you to lose?

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Adds the ability to disable running the Mac spell-checker. If you are running on text that isn't in the same language as your Mac, or is mainly numbers and letter patterns, it should improve the output.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

Ratings

Overall
(5)
Current Version (1.x)
(5)

Details

Downloads
6,047
Version Downloads
4,196
Type
Business / Applications
License
Shareware
Date
12 Feb 2010
Platform
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price
$29.00