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A paperless office workflow
Authored by: keirthomas on Jan 12, '13 12:19:48PM

I'd say $20-$30 is the ceiling for simple OCR software. It's not a difficult thing to implement nowadays and the technology is well established. There's open source software that does OCR, but nobody has yet produced a Mac version.

For home-based paperless working anything more is just too much.

You can get copies of the full Adobe Acrobat for that price if you shop around. You might have to get an older version. I'm not sure at which version they implemented OCRing though.

What inspired me to setup this solution was the Doxie ( but, again, it's very expensive for what it is. However, you get a whole simple solution in a box.

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A paperless office workflow
Authored by: The Eck on Jan 12, '13 01:02:47PM

Thanks for responding. Perhaps because I've been depending on the DTPO + ABBYY solution for so long I've not kept up on current OCR solutions. I was astounded to learn from you that one can find usable OCR solutions for $20-30! (I mean that in a most positive way). Yet today I find a MacUpdate deal on ExactScan Pro for "only" $40.

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