Tessa extracts text from your image or PDF documents, processing each page multiple times to optimize recognition, so that the time you spend in proofreading and correcting mistakes is minimized.

The editing tools available in the app allow you to modify pages before they are processed so that you can whiten out unneeded areas and limit recognition to a specific part of your page

While the basic version of the app limits recognition to one page at a time, a single in-app upgrade to premium unlocks the ability to process multiple pages in a single go.
Upgrading to premium also removes ads.

Tessa comes with support for multiple languages.

The following languages are currently available:

Tessa processes each page multiple times to improve recognition results, however, please note that the output depends on the input quality and even in the best of scenarios, should still be proofread for corrections.

Tessa works well with documents printed using commonly used fonts and does not do well with handwritten documents or those using ornamental or other fancy fonts.

What’s New

Version 1.5.7

Minor UI Change to better support dark mode

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

andytcoc ,


I would be nice to have a few formatting options, at least like page separation and tabs

Chugiak76 ,


Seems to have lots of problems distinguishing characters from other symbols on various documents… The PDF it generates is poor in most cases…

I finally gave up using it, and wrote my own PDF generating script using Tesseract engine, which is public domain… (which I’m guessing the author used, but must have his settings wrong in his application)

Mr.Picky ,

This one actually WORKS!

Downloaded two other FREE ocr apps that were equally or higher rated and both of those failed to extract text from images.

Tessa OCR - worked instantly. Very pleased. I now associate a positive result with these developers and would consider their other offerings and paid versions.

App Privacy

The developer, Abdulqadir Rashik, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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