Conclusion: For quick, easy and generally accurate OCR, OmniPage 18 is a good, well-priced choice. While we were surprised at some of the comparatively basic errors it made in conversion, they were few and required only minimal intervention. Facilities to recognise documents from photos and from online file stores increase the usefulness of the application.
Excerpt: As much as we’d like to maintain a paperless lifestyle, it’s still pretty difficult to get by purely in the digital realm. Whether we’re being sent bills in the mail or given handouts at a conference, paper still surrounds us every day of our lives. If you do wish to maintain a paperless lifestyle, you could always scan in those documents and save them as images, but that becomes messy fairly quickly, and you can’t annotate an image either. So, what’s the answer?