It would be great if OCR could be applied to recognize handwriting and turn it to text
Suggested by: Steven Chen
22 Aug, '17 Tina Soo Hoo
Is there anything out there that converts handwritten notes to text or searchable text?
22 Aug, '17 Steven Chen
@Tina -- so far, we've found that Evernote searches handwritten text the best. In terms of converting handwritten notes, we haven't seen anything that does it reliably even though they say they can. It ends up being a jumbled mess. But we're hopeful that somebody will figure it out in the future!
23 Aug, '17 Steven Chen
We don't intend to work on OCR that converts your handwritten notes to text any time soon. It's a huge technological challenge. Instead, if there is another app/product that does it well, we'll look to incorporate that into our app.
25 Aug, '17 OLIVIER FONTANA
You could integrate this and have people pay for it with a premium version: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/computer-vision/
14 Sep, '17 Jeremy Morgan
OneNote is able to recognize written words pretty reliably, but it struggles to string them together for some reason. (If the scan is imported as a .jpg you can right click and "copy text from picture"). If there were formatting symbols that could be used so that OneNote would recognized strings better it might be useful, but that would be a Microsoft issue.
18 Sep, '17 Richard
Even if it could just read the title at the top of the page that would be a huge step forward
06 Oct, '17 Adam
I believe a certain live scribing software uses Myscript to translate handwritten text to digital OCR text. Google I have noticed has the best OCR capture facilities for digital print text.
04 Jan, '18 Andrew
Forget trying to OCR cursive handwriting. Just reading a block capital, carefully scribed title would be a huge step forward. At least there would be one piece of metadata to search for later.
05 Jan, '18 Steven Chen
"Conversion " (suggested by Dolly Lazarre on 2017-12-23), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
29 Jan, '18 Christopher Gore
OCR for Handwriting and text conversion. From a business perspective, you may want to consider teaming with a 3rd party instead of owing it. OCR can be tricky since people have different handwriting styles. I would hate for the RocketBook identity to get mixed up with an OCR product that could have issues. The issues could just be realated to inconsistant handwriting. Some people may give bad reviews just based on the performace of the OCR. That would be a disservice to the RocketBook.
02 Feb, '18 Verliza T. Gajeles
Tina Soo Hoo, Can I try?
06 Feb, '18 Patrick
MyScript Nebo ..... will do it ??
Anyway someday someone will find it...!
09 Feb, '18 RJ
Next to a trello integration, this would be the best asset for data capture and organization. I see this as a "text" option next to jpg and PDF options.
02 Mar, '18 Josh
Have people tried office lens? Onenote and other ocr work well for my handwriting, but I'm a print writer with pretty neat handwriting for a man. For print, I've had good luck with both products.
04 Mar, '18 Devron Sternke
You can email to Trello boards or use zapier to create a trigger to send it to trello. It’s awesome :)
08 Mar, '18 David
Nebo's iPad app does an excellent job with handwriting recognition, even on my lousy writing. It is upwards of 95%, I'd say.
30 Mar, '18 Steven Chen
We will have a beta version with OCR out in early Q2. Stay tuned!
06 Apr, '18 Daniel
maybe team up with Adobe...since many people use thier viewer .. instead of trying to reinvent the proverbial wheel
08 Apr, '18 Josh Ernstrom
Looking forward to this feature. And I’ll second MyScript Nebo. I use that on my iPad and it’s 99% accurate with my printed text.
11 Apr, '18 brendag4
How can I get in on the beta?
19 Apr, '18 Allen Krasna
Am I crazy? I just installed the App - and after I do a scan - it sometimes names the file - it whatever my first line written was. So it seems to me it IS doing OCR. And if so why not the whole thing?
19 Apr, '18 Rhonda
Would love to get in on the beta for this as well.
19 Apr, '18 Michael
I have found MyScript to work great on an iPad. Could that technology be leveraged? Is there someone I can reach out to to be included in the Beta version? Thank you.
20 Apr, '18 Kathy
I was just about to buy a different product when I noticed this is now Planned. Excellent!
23 Apr, '18 Carmen Brent
When I open my Rocketbook notes with Google Docs, they are usually pretty reliably transcribed as long as I don't use cursive!
23 Apr, '18 Franka Maerz
I'm new to RocketBook. Would love to get in on the beta as OCR will be a very valuable tool!
26 Apr, '18 Yogi
Most critical feature. Must have. It’s the basic foundational value of the product
04 May, '18 Michael D
How do I become added to the list of beta OCR users? Thanks.
15 May, '18 Gretchen Trkay
I would also like to beta test the OCR feature
16 May, '18 Eric
+ 1 to this:
> Forget trying to OCR cursive handwriting. Just reading a block capital, carefully scribed title would be a huge step forward. At least there would be one piece of metadata to search for later.
If you could have a simple OCR that has clear rules for the human, it would be a huge step up over no OCR. I'm thinking: in the top of each page there's a series of dots to trace. The app only OCRs well-formed letters written there. Think of digital clocks on old microwaves.
18 May, '18 Jill Long
I would also love to be a beta OCR user
22 May, '18 Michael
Hey Rocketbook! Any chance you can have coffee or lunch from the folks at Scribble? I just saw this video and it looks like Rocketbook + Scribble would be a very valuable/productive combination to extend the Rocketbook with OCR. http://www.getscribblenow.com/
23 May, '18 Greg F
i also would like to be on the beta list
28 May, '18 Allen Krasna
(can someone who asked to join the Beta - let us know if you got a response) - I would love to be Part of the Beta
07 Jun, '18 Sherry Grimm
I’d also like to be a part of the Beta Testing for OCR recognition.
12 Jun, '18 Angelica
Is this update/upgrade still in the works? This would be a real game changer!
14 Jun, '18 Henk
It's all quiet after Steven Chen announced the Beta version. Since it's almost Q3 I'm a bit worried he over promised his hand here? But I'd love to see any OCR as it will help with creating meeting minutes without retyping every single written word. Have found no acceptable OCR solution yet.
19 Jun, '18 Patrick
Hope to see that coming in a beta in Q2! Thanks!
26 Jun, '18 Richard
Recovering from illness that has made typing difficult... handwriting to OCR would be a phenomenal game changer and with many more opportunities than the convenience we usually seek. Option to use rocketbook app to file (as is) off the page or OCR/ convert/ edit would be immense. As stated above though, Steven has gone quiet - would love to know where we're at?
05 Jul, '18 Michelle
I was looking for a long time for an easy solution for converting my handwritten notes to digital text. A few months ago I found an iPhone app doing just that. It is called Pen to Print and it’s available on the App Store for free download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pen-to-print-handwriting-ocr/id1308003011?mt=8 It wasn't working so well, but it really improved and now works great. You scan your handwritten notes and then you can export the extracted digital text to any platform
20 Jul, '18 Josh
It sure seems like AI could enable OCR. What's happening?
02 Aug, '18 kirk
Hi Steven: Per your March 30 comment, is the beta version with OCR available?
03 Aug, '18 Shae Fox
I've used MyScript works really well. But I have good handwriting. It will also read it back to you if you that accessibility. It was almost perfect. But I have very legible handwriting. If you don't have good handwriting how would you expect a computer to read it. I mean if the person next to you can't read it then trying to get a computer to do it is unreasonable. And maybe the accommodation isn't for you. Don't blame the program. I would call it operator error. Thank you.
05 Aug, '18 Pat
Any updates? I am a new everlast user and would love to beta this feature!
17 Aug, '18 Corinna
Integrated Beta - but Not for german Users - Ehen will it Be in Germany ?
23 Aug, '18 Mary
Can you purchase the pre-existing technology that the other handwriting OCR services use (evernote)? Or is it proprietary software that they created themselves?
11 Sep, '18 Brian Knoll
32 page limit for OCR instead of 16.
Now I have to do 2 scans to get text recognition for my 32 page Everlast.
16 Oct, '18 Mathieu
Please make it multilingual. Not everyone speaks/writes English ;-) Thank you.
19 Oct, '18 Sola
Hm, Now you've solved OCR for text in English only. Too bad. I hope, you're incorporating new languages soon (German..). Thanks!
12 Nov, '18 Anita
Hi I have found that my rocketbook will only scan a max of 12 pages at a time. Is there a true limit? I am syncing with OneNote. Just want to make sure I'm not doing something wrong.
28 Nov, '18 H
This only seems to scan a title, how about the entire text?
11 Dec, '18 Elizabeth Priest
New to Rocket Book and love it - here's an example of my issue - where's the "help" that fully explains tips and tricks such as this?
08 Jan Henry
The OCR is really quite horrible, but I want to love it so badly!
It needs to have line breaks where the handwriting breaks so things like lists actually are usable.
Also a way to look at the transcription before it is shared/sent AND have the ability to edit that text.
09 Jan CBH
Also, it would be great if I could write a list of cards on the same page that would be uploaded as seperate cards to trello, so I'd scan one page and it would create multiple cards. Each card could be demarked by characters Say ####Speak to Dave about Cheese#### ####Add new OCR to the entire page#### - these would be displayed as two different cards.
09 Jan Isi
Started using Rocketbook this past week. The OCR capability doesn't seem to do much outside of the title and a massive block of text that can only get delivered in a converted form to email. Is there some type of markup that I need to follow to get useful OCR output to any of the destinations?
01 Feb Felix
Please improve the OCR capabilities. Looking at the source of the mail with the text I see that all the linebreaks are there. Just not visible in the mail, so it seems like a long line.
Also a cooperation / integration of Scribble (http://www.getscribblenow.com) looks like a good idea.
19 Feb Michael
Would definitely be key to make the OCR insert line breaks when handwriting is on separate lines. or some sort of item that can be inserted while writing that would convert on OCR Into the line break? The text all in one long list with no breaks when the original list has breaks is not helpful OCR.
21 Feb Christina
Was very excited about discovering Rocket Book and the OCR feature, but it is not as accurate as I'd hoped nor does it break up the lines/paragraph. Revising the OCR takes longer than just typing up my notes myself. I write pretty neat and hope this feature can be improved upon.
27 Feb Astrid
The only transcription I am getting is the Smart Titles, even when then body of the page is written in block caps. What's the technique for getting the rest of the page transcribed?
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