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Turn documents into data with the Text Recognition SDK

With Scanbot’s OCR Text Recognition SDK, your app can turn documents into editable & searchable PDF files

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OCR with mobile devices

Automatic text recognition for your mobile app – efficient & accurate

Documents can only be processed automatically if their data is captured in an editable format first. With the Scanbot Text Recognition SDK, you can extract data from all your standard documents. This enables workflow automation and reduces manual data entry, which is time-consuming, error-prone, and costly. By adding OCR capabilities to your app – whether B2B, B2C or internal employee application – you can speed up document processing in any industry.

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OCR Turn documents into editable PDF

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Example OCR use cases

OCR workflow automation

Document management

Make documents searchable by extracting the plain text and sandwiching it into PDFs

High quality OCR results


Optimize backend text recognition by pre-processing documents for high OCR input quality

Document management with OCR


Automate workflows with fast & accurate data extraction from documents – no manual data entry

On-device solution for maximum privacy & usability

As an enterprise, you want a mobile data capture solution that works anywhere, anytime, and to the highest possible privacy standards. That is why our scanning SDKs operate solely on the mobile device. They will never track or send any data to any third-party server.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How does the Scanbot OCR Text Scanner work?

Our OCR Text Scanner is based on machine learning. It extracts text from all standard documents and turns them into an editable and searchable PDF format, which is ready for fully-automated processing.

Which languages does the OCR Text Scanner SDK support?

Our OCR Text Scanner SDK supports more than 100 languages in a variety of scripts, including Cyrillic, Arabic, and a number of Asian character sets.

On which platforms can I implement the OCR Text Scanner?

Scanbot’s OCR Text Scanner module is suitable for native iOS & Android development, and all common hybrid development platforms.

How does Scanbot guarantee data privacy, given that documents often contain sensitive data?

The OCR Text Scanner operates exclusively offline, using only on-device intelligence. This way, your data is never tracked or sent to external servers.