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Trying to find this app. Scan/OCR/Search

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by monkeydust, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. monkeydust

    monkeydust Lurker
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    Looking for an app that can do the following. Allow me to take picture of a document, mostly typeface stuff - books,magazine,reciepts but ideally handwritten notes.

    Let me store it locally and tag it and also covert to text through optical recognition.

    I can then search for these documents on my phone by kewords.

    Have played around with a few apps droidscan, document scanner. They are all good at capturing, storing and sharing images but none of them does what I want.

    Any help?


  2. monkeydust

    monkeydust Lurker
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    Anyone? Guess if not perhaps someone could build or I could commission it?
  3. I think you need a scan-to-pdf app.
    CamScanner -Phone PDF creator, in the Market, does that.
    But the resulting files are not searchable (on your phone; they may be searchable on a PC or Mac).

    Afaik OCR for handwriting does not work yet. That will probably take another decade. (It took 3 decades to get OCR where it is today... still 2/3% mistakes; which is far too much for practical purposes).

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