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For best results with OCRKit, please follow these guidelines:

• Please make sure, that the text to be recognized is sufficiently illuminated.
• If the font is very large, please hold the camera at good distance to the document.
• The iPhone might not recognize that you want to shoot in landscape mode when you hold the iPhone parallel to the desk. If you want the camera to take pictures in landscape mode, please make sure, that the camera symbol changed orientation.
• Take sharp photos. Make sure the text is clearly readable and not blurred.

Perform Optical Character Recognition on photographs taken on the iPhone. Save text from documents while on the go. OCRKit performs all image processing including the OCR directly on your iPhone. No image data is transferred to servers over the air, your data plan is saved and OCRKit just works while abroad.

OCRKit Key Features:

• Includes editable history of previously recognized texts.
• Allows to edit the recognition result and copy and paste the text into other Apps including Mail.
• Supports iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
• Process PDF files from other applications.
• Includes the following OCR languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Norwegian.

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What’s New

Version 4.80

• improved support for iOS8, iPhone6 and 6S
• improved recognition accuracy
• improved performance
• fixed text view layout issue with new iOS keyboard extensions

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Ilz33 ,


Crashes constantly

Ask Bjørn Hansen ,

Works pretty well!

I use OCRKit on my mac and was curious how the tool would work on the iPhone. My only tests so far were a letter from my stock broker under dim light with an iPhone 4, but it works pretty well.

As others have mentioned, you really have to keep an eye on the camera orientation when taking a picture – look at the camera icon. If it's wrong you get complete non-sense characters. If you are "scanning" in landscape format, it's probably easiest to lock the screen orientation first.

The app really could use a confirmation screen with options to rotate and crop the picture before running OCR. If it had that, I'm sure it'd be 5 stars. As-is I'd give it 3 or 4 stars, landing on 4 because so many have given it 1 star just because they didn't figure out this usability problem.

DavidFoster ,

Actually this app DOES work

And it does OCR just fine. But it's a bit of a one trick pony. There are no tools to export recognized text - just copy it for pasting somewhere else. You can't save PDFs or text to Dropbox, Evernote, or anywhere else. You can't edit the text. You can't give recognized blocks a title, organize them in folders, or anything else like that. At the very least it should have an Open In... capability. So I am awarding it four stars for its core function, but beware that it's hard to handle the output in a meaningful way. Hopefully, the developers will address this. Soon. Then it will be worth 5 stars.


ExactCODE GmbH
28 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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