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OCR (Tesseract)

Optical character recognition (OCR) functionality based on Tesseract via Intents
New in version 2.2
Sort languages alphabetically: https://github.com/mtotschnig/OCR/issues/5
This app bundles OCR functionality (based on Tesseract) that can be called from other apps via Intents. It listens for Intents with action "org.totschnig.ocr.action.RECOGNIZE" and expects an Uri pointing to a JPEG file as data. The recognized text is passed back in the extra "result" as an object of a parcelable data class Text, that must be copied into the client app.

This app is not intended to be useful stand-alone. It was created out of the motivation to not blow up the size of an application that makes use OCR for a feature that is not needed by all users. Currently it is used by My Expenses for scanning receipts.

Before you start using it, you need to configure the language that Tesseract should use, which triggers the download of the necessary trained models, hence the need for INTERNET permission.

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  • Version 2.2 (6) suggested Added on 2021-04-11

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

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

    Permissions
    • 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.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.

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  • Version 2.1 (4) - Added on 2021-01-14

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

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

    Permissions
    • 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.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 12 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 2.0.1 (3) - Added on 2020-12-27

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

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

    Permissions
    • 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.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 12 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log