App or program to scan pages to convert into text?

Seul-gi nl Netherlands

Hello everyone,

1. Is there a app out there that allows me to scan pages from a magazine that I can convert into text so I can import it into LingQ?

I am using iOS but I also have spare Android device laying around.

2. A computer program that does the same for pictures is fine, too.



April 21 at 20:17
  • prophet ca Canada

    i use finescanner for ios, i love it. i use my phone to take a pic of a page, it automatically crops and takes the pic when in focus, then i just turn the page and repeat, so after 10-20 pages etc...i then can ocr in the app and send it to my email, copy and paste into lingq

    April 22 at 19:05
    • benscheelings nl Netherlands

      Hi, prophet! I can't find "finescanner" in the appstore. What is the exact name of the app that you refer to?

      April 23 at 07:03
      • y.emre tr Turkey

        there are other options as well. evernote scannable, i do believe u can use as a "copy and past" engine :)

        google translate and yandex also have text recognition, i think u can combine all recognitions under same note with "share" button. I havent tried this one (it is just a guess)

        June 12 at 17:04
  • Diotallevi de Germany

    Hi, I use the google translate app for this. In Greek, it produces decent results. Every now and then, it misinterprets single Greek characters as Latin characters in the middle of otherwise correctly recognised Greek words, but I am okay with that because these errors are easily filtered out using a spell check.

    You can also dictate to this app, a feature I use every now and then for output training.

    May 13 at 22:36
    • musicserver77 ca Canada

      Wow, I've had google translate on iPhone for sometime, didn't' realize that it did that! not only can I capture text to upload to lingq, but it gives instant translations of text that's in the camera field. Very useful--thanks for the tip!!

      June 11 at 02:50
      • Diotallevi de Germany

        Welcome :-)

        June 11 at 08:23
  • Administrator
    ericrobertz ca Canada

    I made a video about this -

    May 17 at 19:24
    • Seul-gi nl Netherlands

      Oh wow thank you!!!

      I'll try this out, my main focus is mostly on Korean and so far the other apps/programs have been giving me issues.. thank you <3

      May 18 at 15:23
    • Seul-gi nl Netherlands

      omg it works perfectly thank you <3 <3!!!!!

      May 18 at 15:32
  • joshu jp Japan

    Sharex's OCR is the most reliable I've seen personally. Totally free and extremely versatile software to boot.

    June 12 at 08:19