Proper documentation is the first requirement of any firm. And no matter how digitised today’s offices are, paper receipts and documents still exists. While you may not have a problem receiving a paper bill or a hard copy of a report, documenting and archiving them poses a real challenge.
Here comes the OCR online software. These software programs are efficient in recognising texts from pictures and other visual elements and re-creating the texts in editable format. In simpler terms, these software programs are meant for converting images and un-editable PFD files into editable word documents. Now, if you have experience of working in any office set up, you already understand the huge utilities of these software programs.
Today there are quite a few OCR available online. However, as it is with most of the products, not all are up to the standard. So, if you are searching for a great OCR software for your office use, we have a great news for you!
Today, we are reviewing one of the leading OCR software docs.zone here. Although pretty new in the market, docs.zone enjoys huge popularity already. However, popularity may not be the parameter for quality!
So, let us start!
At the first glace docs.zone seems to be a pretty feature rich OCR online system. The software is fully compatible with various file types such as PDF, JPG, PNG, TIFF and BMP. You can upload any of these files and convert it into an editable Word file.
The docs.zone top notch OCR system is capable of recognising fonts, tables, formatting etc. Thus, the software offers you an auto format option. You can choose this option while converting the document to create a free flowing Word Document. However, if you want to retain the original formatting you can do that too by choosing the other option during converting.
The software works pretty fast. According to docs.zone claims, it takes only 20-30 seconds to convert one page (PDF). However, when we converted a 5 page PDF document it took only 2 minutes, lesser than the time claimed by the company.
So, here are the pros and cons of the features.
- Supports a wide number of file types
- The auto format system is amazing
- Super fast conversion
- You don’t have to download the software; the OCR is online and you can access it from anywhere and everywhere.
It would have been great if the free version of the software could let one create an account where all the converted documents could be saved. This feature is available in for the premium users though!
Docs.zone offers free conversion for a limited number of pages. If you are an individual user or require conversions very rarely, then this free service is more than enough for you. Although you do not get all the features offered to a premium user, you get the same efficient conversion which would suffice your requirements more than most of the time.
However, if you are a commercial user and want to use docs.zone for larger projects subscribing for premium membership should be preferable for you. The OCR online software offers two categories of membership, monthly and yearly. While the Monthly membership comes at $10/month; the yearly subscription is way cheaper at only $5/month.
We found the Monthly subscription plan to be a bit on the higher side; and thus would recommend you to go for the yearly subscription is you want to get a premium account.
Ease Of Use
Last but not the least, success of any program depends on how easy it is to use. In this category too, docs.zone delivered way above our expectations. It is practically super easy to use this software and even the most inexperienced intern of your would be able to handle it.
All you have to do is to go to the docs.zone home page, go the OCR tab, upload the file you want to convert and hit ‘Start’. It does not get any easier than this!
Well, as you have already anticipated by now, we are loving it! Docs.zone feature rich, easy to use, easily accessible (being online) and offers great free as well as premium plans.
What’s there not to like?
Over to you…..
So, would you use docs.zone the next time you are converting a PDF to text? What feature of the software you liked best? Let us know in the comment section! We are excited to know your docs.zone experience!