Developer: ExactCODE

Current Version: 17.6

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 16.7 MB - Download


¡ Fasted OCR and highly compressed PDFs for Mac !
Convert any PDF or graphic file into searchable PDF, RTF, HTML and TXT with the fastest OCR for Mac! OCRKit is a simple and streamlined Mac application, that features advanced Optical Character Recognition technology, allowing you to convert scanned or printed documents into searchable and editable text.

You need to extract information from a scanned document in an email or created by DTP applications? It can be a great help for everyone: home users, corporate users at work, translators and educational institutions.

Simply run OCRKit on the document, and copy and paste the result where you need it. Stop retyping everything manually and save time and money by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of your workflow.

OCRKit is fast and accurate, ensuring the document's content remains intact while saving time as well.

Key Features:
• Fastest OCR made for Mac
• High text recognition accuracy
• Instant content searchable thru Spotlight
• Highly compressed PDF
• Automatic rotation and de-skew
• Color detection
• Multi page processing without page limits
• Drag and drop functionality
• AppleScript support
• Many supported recognition languages

File formats that can be imported:
PDF, TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, PNM, BMP, PCX, GIF as well as OpenEXR.

File formats that can be saved:
PDF (Portable Document Format), HTML (HyperText Markup Language), RTF (Rich Text Format) and TXT (UTF-8 encoded plain text).

To directly scan from a scanner, you may also find our ExactScan application helpful.

The OCR engine recognizes the following languages:
Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Norwegian.


Release Notes:

• improved recently re-architected PDF import
• various fixes and improvements


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.6.4
Review by Absent Handed

Great OCR application - I've been evaluating the trial version available on their website and that has convinced me to purchase the full version. Previously I tried two other brands and OCRKit really stood out. I had to OCR a number of difficult mixed-language documents filled with technical acronyms, and it did the best job by far. Also, it wasn't one of my original criteria, but when I found out that OCRKit supports applescript I was able to automate much of my work. I was going to buy it anyway, so that is really just icing on the cake.

Found helpful by 28 out of 28 people
Version 1.13
Review by Regina Halliwell

Doesn't Work - I purchased this app because it seemed in comparison to other choices in the App Store to actually work most of the time. However, that is not my experience. Of the three pdfs I've now tried to run through the app, none of them have come out successfully with the OCR having worked. In some cases, there are words (or part of words) here or there that are searchable/annotatable, but overall my pdfs came out of the app in the exact same condition as I put them in. Waste of $50. I want my money back. If there is a good OCR product on the Apple market, I haven't found it yet, and if this is what they're peddling for $50, I'll stick with the free ones that only work half the time.

Found helpful by 7 out of 10 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 17.6
Review by pleomorphed

Lightweight and fast - I really like my portable Brother scanner, but the software that came bundled with it was very disappointing. I wanted something simple and fast, and OCRKit fits the bill. I’m amazed that multi-page documents are processed in just seconds, and the OCR’d text is fairly accurate. The speed had me worried that there might be some type of cloud processing going on, but I found that OCRKit worked even when I disconnected my Mac from the internet. I adjusted the settings to increase the quality to 400 DPI and the quality of the processed files are comparable to the originals (and the file sizes are slightly smaller as a bonus). I also like that this program comes in under 40MB, while ABBY FineReader was well over 500MB. OCR accuracy of OCRKit does not quite match ABBY, but it is very close. --UPDATE (Aug 2016): I purchased a new Brother scanner and the PDFs produced by it would turn out garbled after being processed by OCRKit. I emailed the developers and received a reply within 24 hours. They supplied me with a new app a few days later that corrected the issue until Apple approved the update for the App Store. Stellar customer service! —UPDATE (Aug 2017): I had an issue with the software hanging on certain PDF files and, again, customer service was great! They emailed a corrected build to me within 24 hours of reporting the issue so I could continue to OCR my documents until Apple approved the new version. The folks at OCRKit are awesome!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people