Softi FreeOCR v1.5

webfork on 3 Jul 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Feb 2008
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Softi FreeOCR is an image-to-text program using the Tesseract Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. It supports multi-page TIFF images and import of documents via TWAIN scanners. Scanned text can be saved as ASCII text files.

Note: Images must have high detail (around 300 dpi) to recognize text reliably. Additionally, the application has been discontinued and website taken offline, so we have made it available for direct download.

Runs on: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are in the {app} folder
  3. Launch FreeOcr.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PDF XChange Viewer (with OCR plugin)

9 comments on Softi FreeOCR  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

coolayman 2015-07-28 00:53

I like it as it works with my scanner and OCR is quick. For more languages, download the language packs for tesseract 2.00 (dated Jul 2007) at this link:


webfork 2011-09-08 20:03

amcclendon: if you give it even somewhat small text, it will choke. I usually have to give it stuff scanned at 200 DPI (most pages taking up about 2 megs).


amcclendon 2011-09-08 13:14

didn't work. All it did was output some gibberish.


Cristian 2010-12-15 07:44

Another free OCR tool that cna convert any image to text, scanned image to text, and even PDF to text is .

Ganzalez 2010-10-02 09:47

Free OCR is an online application that allows free and easy way to convert an image (with text) in text document.

pergelater 2010-08-23 02:52

The website is at:

pergelater 2010-08-23 02:50

Though not as good as commercial softwares, some online OCR services are not bad, for example, site free ocr.

donald 2010-05-31 20:22

It seams as if the application website has abandoned this software as I find no mention.

Has anyone tried version 2.6 from an installer?

Its (2.6) available at

Derek Johnson 2008-08-15 20:17

Works great! I've used other OCR's which couldn't interpret some of the more fanciful text fonts. I was very pleased with the results of using this great program! Be sure to scan text ay 200 X 200 DPI.

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