Tessa OCR
Tessa OCR
1.2.1

2.0

Tessa OCR free download for Mac

Tessa OCR

1.2.1
25 July 2019

Free multi-lingual OCR on the Mac.

Overview

Tessa - OCR extracts text from your image or PDF documents, processing each page multiple times, to optimise recognition, so that the time you spend in proofreading and correcting mistakes is minimised.

The editing tools available in the app allow you to modify pages before they are processed, so that you can whiten out un-needed areas and limit recognition to a specific part of your page

While the basic version of the app limits recognition to one page at a time, a single in-app upgrade to premium, unlocks the ability to process multiple pages in a single go. Upgrading to premium also removes ads, and unlocks functionality to edit the output text in the app itself, prior to saving.

What's new in Tessa OCR

Version 1.2.1:

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

  • Minor update.

4 Tessa OCR Reviews

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timmerk
22 June 2015

Most helpful

Warning - cripple-ware (i.e. in-app purchase to do much of anything), and ad-ware.
Like (4)
Version 1.0
richard9000
09 March 2016
I don't see how the developer feels he has the right to display advertisements or to charge for any feature. Tessa OCR is merely a pretty interface to Tesseract https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tesseract, which is an open source project. Just compile and install it, and you'll have full functionality for free. Don't give this guy a dime.
Like (3)
Version 1.0.4
1 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
28 August 2017
PDF OCR X is a comparable GUI for Tesseract, free for one page scans and $30 for the full version.

Tessa charges only $10 for its full version.
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Cybercat-Hk
23 June 2015
I downloaded & tried this with a pretty good, clear greyscale scan of a simple random page from an A4 school textbook. Fast, but LOTS of punctuation, capitalisation & spelling mistakes (though the original very clear), MANY extraneous dots, lines, hyphens & numbers added. Original formatting totally lost. Haven't used OCR regularly for many years but the results with Tessa were appreciably worse than the software I used a lot (OmniPage Pro) over a decade ago, despite all the massive advances in technology & in the intervening period. The upgrade price is $278.00 This would actually not be useful for me as also need to recognise Traditional Chinese - which I now have to use daily - but anyway, the quality of the output I obtained here is a step backward from what I used in the late 1990s & early 2000s.
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Version 1.0
Meitnik
22 June 2015
Wish you would have supported 10.7. 1. your link has too many redirects, sloppy. 2. you use click-bait to download without giving prices…. Epic fail. 3. you make no mention this tech freely from Google.
Like (1)
Version 1.0
timmerk
22 June 2015
Warning - cripple-ware (i.e. in-app purchase to do much of anything), and ad-ware.
Like (4)
Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
AbdulqadirR9955
AbdulqadirR9955
22 June 2015
Hi,
Developer here, I would like to specifically point out that both your points have been mentioned quite prominently in the app description both here as well as on the Mac App Store, so I hope that you agree that we are not under-handed about it.

Also, since you mentioned ads, I would like to mention that the ads are bundled with the app, so from a privacy standpoint, we do not track you or otherwise show targeted ads; and the ad placement is designed to be non-obtrusive to user workflow.
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2.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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