printing & OCR software

iCopy – added 8/28/2008

iCopy is a free and open source simple photocopier software that lets you combine your scanner and printer into a powerful, but easy to use photocopier by only pressing a button. Its simple user interface lets you manage scanner and printer options, like brightness, contrast, number of copies in a couple of seconds. As it’s small and no installation is required, iCopy is also suitable for USB pen drives.

Softi FreeOCR – added 2/19/2008

Softi FreeOCR offers a complete scan and OCR program including the Windows compiled Tesseract free ocr engine. It includes a Windows installer and It is very simple to use and supports multi-page tiff’s, fax documents as well as most image types including compressed Tiff’s which the Tesseract engine on its own cannot read .It now has Twain scanning.

David – added 1/23/2007

David provides a free scanning software for laser range scanning which allows you to laser-scan an object via a webcam into your computer. All you need is a PC, a camera (e.g. a webcam), a background corner, and a laser which projects a line onto the object you want to scan. So everyone can use it to scan objects without high costs; this is the big advantage over commercial solutions which are rather expensive.

GOCR – added 12/20/2006

GOCR is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program that converts scanned images of text back to text files. GOCR can be used with different front-ends, which makes it very easy to port to different OSes and architectures. It can open many different image formats, and its quality have been improving in a daily basis.

PrintFolder – added 9/11/2006

PrintFolder can print or save a list of files located in any folder. Right-click any folder in Windows Explorer and select “PrintFolder” in the popup menu.

Lexmark Toolbar – added 6/23/2006

The Lexmark Toolbar is easy to install and just as easy to use. Here are some more benefits: Automatically scales web pages to print without cutting off text or images, prints relevant text only, eliminating images, print only using the black cartridge (Excludes printers that use the #1 cartridge), and enables easy web photo printing using the included Lexmark Fast Pics software.

PrintFile – added 9/3/2005

PrintFile is a MS Windows utility program that will enable you to print files fast and easily. The program recognizes plain text, PostScript, Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) and binary formats. Using this program can save you a lot of paper and thereby also saving valuable natural resources.

Photocopier – added 11/30/2005

Got a scanner and a printer? Why not combine the two into a copier? You no longer need a Xerox if you have Photocopier. This is how it goes: insert a document into your scanner, start Photocopier and press its Copy button. After a few moments your printer produces a copy of the document.(The basic version of Photocopier is freeware.)

iCarbon – added 12/1/2005

iCarbon allows you to combine your printer and scanner into a photo copier using a small and fast program. All TWAIN-compatible scanners on your computer can be acquired with one click, as can all your printers. Scan/Print is just one simple operation.

Print Logger – added 12/1/2005

Know what documents you print, when and where you print them. Karen’s Print Logger records each completed print job in a special log file. The log file can be viewed, sorted, and imported into your favorite spreadsheet or word processor.