OCR on the Go

Perhaps you bought a portable scanner (see Portable Scanners) to take on business trips. That’s great, but you can’t always have your scanner with you. And even if you did, it wouldn’t help with documents that won’t fit in it—menus, posters, billboards, street signs, and so on. But all these and more are still fair game for capture and OCR. You just need a digital camera (which could be the one in your iPhone, iPad, or other mobile device) and an app to do the necessary processing. With the right mobile tools, you may find yourself scanning receipts and business cards on the spot.

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