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OCR Test

Convert camera images to text
NOTE: This app is no longer maintained, its repo was archived.

N.B. The direct translation function won’t work as it requires API keys which
are not in the source. It is possible to long-press the result to copy it, so
that it can be pasted into a browser or a dictionary.

Experimental app for optical character recognition (OCR). Runs the Tesseract OCR
engine on your device to find text in images captured by the device camera,
without uploading your images to a server. It is suitable for recognizing
individual words or short phrases of text.

The default single-shot capture runs OCR on a snapshot image that’s captured
when you click the shutter button, like a regular photo. When the "continuous
preview" checkbox is checked, the app shows a dynamic, real-time display of what
the device is recognizing right beside the camera viewfinder. The continuous
preview mode works best on a fast device.

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  • Version 0.5.14 (33) suggested Added on 2015-02-27

    This version requires Android 2.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 8.5 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.5.12 (31) - Added on 2013-04-10

    This version requires Android 2.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 5 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log