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Text recognition OCR

It would be nice if we had the ability to recognize text in a PDF so we could use the commenting tools properly. I currently use adobe to recognize text and then upload to Google drive to use in Xodo.

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  • Robert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be good IF it was as good as Adobe's OCR which is also nice in that Acrobat does not need to be online to do that OCR meaning you never have to worry that your text is "out there somewhere" possibly to show up without your copyright protection or permission. I have to say that the Acrobat OCR (and the page straightening that goes automatically with the OCR-ing) is top notch and amazingly beats 3rd party OCR engines including OmniPage in every version I have tried over the years. Weird but true.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    maybe xodo can call third-party app to achieve this, just like call the Google translate app to translate text.

  • Rodrigo Gonzalez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OCR es una herramienta aue ayudará a que esta buena aplicación sea excelente y mejor que las demás.

  • Dirk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OCR haben auch andere Programme. Zur Zeit nutze ich auch Foxit aber ich möchte komplett umsteigen und Foxit deinstallieren was leider schlecht geht da ich Foxit für die OCR nutze.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This seems to be the only capability that seems to be lacking. Even if you were to offer a companion app that only did the OCR that would make it worthwhile.

  • Epy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Indeed. Text recognition would make Xodo even better. Hope you can get to it. Thanks.

  • Sharona commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Absolutely needed. Having to download another program which is so slow in ocr, then searching in Xodo is cumbersome. Please and thank you!!

  • Paolo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    xodo is the best app for my smartphone. An improvement could be countless favorite files and not just a limited number, ocr (such as' a fairy text)

  • Awalk Awalk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    it is about one functionality missing comparing to Adobe. The highlighting works much better with text than images not to mention text editing. Great idea

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