What separates the best from the rest when it comes to OCR software for Dropbox users?
Dropbox users rely on more than just Word and PDF documents to communicate and collaborate. So, isn’t it important that more than just Word and PDF documents are text searchable?
Image files like JPEGs, PNGs, and TIFFs and scanned image PDFs form a huge part of the information created, shared, and stored in Dropbox by businesses around the world.
In fact, Dropbox has said about 10-20% of the more than 20 billion image and PDF files it stores are photos of documents.
These photos, like maps, a scanned copy of a signed contract, or an infographic showing the latest sales results need to be searchable. Yet, because these image files lack a text layer, they often aren’t.
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software can process and convert image files into text-searchable PDFs and is the key to unlocking hidden content. But when there are large numbers of documents – such as many years’ worth of legacy files – processing documents manually, one at a time, can become a huge task.
That’s why the best OCR software for Dropbox users is an automated solution that can process files as a background server process.
Running OCR processing as a background server process means staff don’t have to do anything to a document before adding it to Dropbox. Once it’s saved into Dropbox, the automated solution intelligently analyses the document and applies a text layer to pages that have image content as part of the process of converting it to a searchable PDF.
About contentCrawler, our automated OCR software for Dropbox
contentCrawler is an automated OCR solution powered by ABBYY, the number one OCR engine in the world. It is available to all Dropbox users, no matter the account type.
contentCrawler supports more than 180 languages and offers a compression service that can apply downsampling to reduce file size. Importantly, contentCrawler processes more than just the first 10 pages, supports versioning and processes only those pages that need it.
Don’t just take our word for it. Learn more about how contentCrawler is already helping thousands of corporations globally.
About the author
Caitlin Burns is DocsCorp's content manager and is based in our Sydney office.