Perfect OCR
Document scanner with OCR
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Perfect OCR gives you both an accurate general purpose OCR app and a quality document scanner. Now you can scan and OCR your letter-size or A4 documents with an accuracy of 90% or more, edit, copy and store the recognized text, and e-mail your documents as PDF files with text, SINGLE page image, or both together!

NOTE: To ensure the advertised results it is important that you follow the OCR TIPS below (or in the app's help).

"It worked great for me! I translated a whole story in spanish using the espanol language preference and then I copied and pasted it into a translator to get the whole story in English!"
"This app is really very good and I find it to be very accurate!"
>> Perfect OCR users.

Perfect OCR scans your documents using advanced image-processing algorithms to eliminate uneven lighting and shadows and improve contrast. The result is the clearest and most readable scans possible from the iPhone's camera. Perfect OCR also offers SureScan, our proprietary scanning mode that delivers sharper images with less jitter or smear.

Our unique "Email to myself" feature lets you send documents to a predefined address, or even upload them to an online storage service like Evernote or, with a single tap. Uploading documents to online services via email is fast, secure, and can be done even if you're temporarily off line. Refer to app help for details.

All processing happens on your iPhone, and the confidentiality of your data is never compromised. There is also no subscription fee, and no Internet access is needed to scan documents or run OCR.

• Letter-size or A4 page OCR with accuracy of 95% for model 3GS, 98% for iPhone 4, and up to 90% for 3G
• OCR languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech and Ukrainian.
• Email multipage PDFs with text, SINGLE page image, or both
• Automatic document edge detection and perspective correction
• Multipage text recognition with accuracy indicator
• Text editing and copy-to-clipboard operations
• Built-in OCR text archive with file sharing via iTunes
• "Email to myself" feature
• Email text and image files (.TXT + .JPG), or save image to library
• Searchable PDFs with document images (single page)
• Preserves simple text formatting
• Option to auto-remove line breaks
• SureScan mode for jitter-free scans
• Simple yet powerful user interface
• Instant brightness, rotation, and color controls
• Compact attachments with adjustable size

• Make sure your document is flat and well lit. Hold your iPhone still while shooting.
• Always scan documents using "SureScan 3x" mode.
• Glossy paper may not work well (avoid glare).
• When scanning books keep the pages as flat as possible and your iPhone parallel to the surface.
• Perfect OCR cannot recognize handwritten, very large text or spreadsheets correctly.
• Make sure to select the right language for OCR in app settings.

We're constantly improving Perfect OCR, and we value our customers' opinions and feedback. Please contact us at [email protected]. If you have a problem with our software, please contact us before submitting a comment to the app store. We can solve most of the problems, but we cannot respond to comments.
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4.77 out of 5

113 ratings in United States

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rtknt on

Didn’t work on my receipts


Saif.f on

The app is working good but needs some updates and improvements to be optimized with iPhoneX.

Lesser quality than TurboScan

Santa Babarian on

Almost useless.

Outstanding App!


This app is outstanding. OCR is very effective. Great deal for $.99. Are use it routinely.

Not perfect but good enough

dadadata on

Perfect OCR… maybe not perfect but I'm impressed. It works for me on this gen 5 iPod. It doesn't seem fussy, it's really very good… The text editing part of it could use some work but I just move to Writer and fix it. Thanks guys… I have an update: this thing still works on our new iPad generation six. Amazing.

Perfect OCR 2.4.1 needs to be updated ASAP!

Yokwe1968 on

Perfect OCR 2.4.1 needs to be updated ASAP! It is not a 32 bit app and will not work on iPhone after the next version of iOS is released (probably next month, August, 2017). I love Perfect OCR, and would gladly pay for an upgraded version! Please!

Very good

الشلبي on

We need update as soon as possible

Had trouble recognizing a printed page

DaAudiGuy on

I used it to scan a printed page of text that had been created using MS Word and it had a lot of trouble. Not helpful to me at all.


Gumby0952193 on

I really liked the original but ABSOLUTELY HATE this one. The directions are totally ambiguous.

Good Enough

KNA2 on

I've compared about 6 OCR apps, and this one seems to have the highest accuracy rate for the documents I scan. It isn't perfect (more like 80%), but that seems to be where the technology currently tops out for phone OCR.

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App Info

Piksoft Inc.
English, Russian
Recent version
2.4.3 (6 years ago )
Released on
Jul 23, 2011 (12 years ago )
Last updated
3 weeks ago