The 17 best handwriting to text apps on mobile Android, iPhone

If you're tired of typing notes and want to take handwritten notes instead, then you need a handwriting to text app. These fantastic apps can convert your chicken scratch into digital text and make your life easier, and three of the best options are Microsoft OneNote, Text Fairy (OCR Text Scanner), and INKredible.

No matter which app you choose, you'll be able to ditch the pen and paper and take notes in a more efficient way that you can access anywhere, anytime.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. Microsoft OneNote Microsoft OneNote Icon Android, iOS 4.6/5 927M+ Sync across devices, Capture pictures, Collaborate easily
2. Text Fairy (OCR Text Scanner) Text Fairy (OCR Text Scanner) Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 12M+
3. INKredible INKredible Icon Android, iOS 3.6/5 11M+ Automatic palm rejection, Distraction-free writing
4. Squid Squid Icon Android, iOS 4.3/5 10M+ Handwritten notes, PDF markup, Wireless casting
5. Writer Plus (Write On the Go) Writer Plus (Write On the Go) Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 3M+ Markdown support, Folder support, Keyboard shortcuts
6. OCR Image to Text Converter OCR Image to Text Converter Icon Android, iOS 4.3/5 3M+ Photo to Text Conversion, Accurate OCR Scanning, Mobile Scanning Convenience
7. Notewise Notewise Icon Android, iOS 5/5 2M+ Natural Handwriting, Seamless Collaboration, Reliable Cloud Sync
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1. Microsoft OneNote

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Sync across devices, Capture pictures, Collaborate easily


Cost: Microsoft OneNote (Free), Microsoft OneNote 2021 ($149.99)

Microsoft OneNote is a powerful handwriting to text app that allows users to quickly capture their thoughts and ideas on their mobile devices. With OneNote, users can easily write, draw, or type notes, and the app will automatically convert handwriting to text. This makes it easy to keep track of important information, such as meeting notes, lecture notes, or shopping lists. OneNote also allows users to organize their notes into notebooks and sections, and to share their notes with others.

Download:

Microsoft OneNote - Sync across devices, Capture pictures, Collaborate easily
  • Tags:
  • Cross-platform syncing
  • Easy Note-Taking
  • Image and media support

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Nic: “Cannot trust this app to save your work. Have used it for several months and often while I'm typing, it will glitch and remove half of the content I just wrote, siting 'page conflict' error. All the work gone. Happens while fully connected to the internet too. Back to the drawing board to find a good app for writing and note taking.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Tiqueena Bousselot: “I have been really enjoying OneNote as a means for simple note taking. It's easy to create various notebooks. You can easily rename sections in the notebooks that you create. You can easily delete sections. There are also features for highlighting or marking up notes etc. The functions work for my needs.. I highly recommend it to anyone that needs to simply take notes.” – 5/5 in Play Store

✨ Read more: app for annotating photos

2. Text Fairy (OCR Text Scanner)

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Cost: Text Fairy (OCR Text Scanner) (Free), Text Fairy Pro (Paid)

Text Fairy (OCR Text Scanner) is a free and offline handwriting to text app for mobile devices. It uses optical character recognition (OCR) to convert images of handwritten text into digital text. The app is easy to use: simply take a picture of your handwritten text and Text Fairy will convert it into editable text. Text Fairy supports over 50 languages and can even read cursive handwriting. It is a great tool for students, researchers, and anyone who needs to convert handwritten notes into digital text.

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Text Fairy (OCR Text Scanner) -
  • Tags:
  • Free OCR Scanner
  • 110+ Languages
  • Offline Privacy

Application information:

Downloads 12111451
Features Convert images to text. Free and works offline!
Pros Accurate OCR, Easy to use, Offline functionality
Cons Lacks advanced features like language detection, May struggle with complex or handwritten text

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I needd to capture text and copy it into notes. This app is very user friendly (I tried another app first and couldn't figure it out) and it did exactly what I needed it to do. It could not read italicized words within normal text and had some difficulty with text marked by hand (it tries to read stars, for instance, as part of the text ) but overall it is a huge time saver and very easy/quick to use.” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “I have tried over a dozen of the highest rated OCR apps available. Text Fairy is nearly perfect and it's got to be at least twice as fast as all the others, the workflow is simple and obvious. Please fix the crop to 'snap' to perfect vertical sides. not so easy to fix it once it's uneven. I only care because it affects my results.” – 5/5 in Play Store

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3. INKredible

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Automatic palm rejection, Distraction-free writing


Cost: INKredible - Handwriting Note (Free), INKredible Pro ($4.99)

INKredible is a handwriting to text app that lets you write naturally on your mobile device and convert your handwriting to digital text instantly. You can use INKredible to take notes, write essays, create to-do lists, and more. The app features a variety of writing tools, including pens, pencils, and highlighters, and you can choose from a variety of paper styles to write on. INKredible also has a number of features to help you improve your handwriting, such as stroke guides and letter tracing exercises.

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INKredible - Automatic palm rejection, Distraction-free writing
  • Tags:
  • Natural Inking Experience
  • Automatic Palm Rejection
  • Distraction-Free Interface

Application information:

Downloads 10,546,699
Features INKredible is the most natural handwriting experience on a tablet device, featuring realistic writing tools, beautiful customizable paper, and powerful organization.
Pros Beautiful handwriting experience, realistic writing tools, customizable paper, powerful organization.
Cons Some users report occasional syncing issues, especially with large notes, which can be frustrating.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “The only reason I gave this a 2 instead of a 1 is because the writing actually looks decent on an android device with a capacitative screen. With that said, the free version has ads, which is fine until the ad starts refreshing every 5 seconds. Normally I'd just ignore this, but the app pushes you to the top of the page and zooms the page all the way out EVERY SINGLE TIME it refreshes the ad. So, what's happening is I'm in class trying to take notes and the page keeps jumping all over the place and I'm focusing 90% of my attention trying to get the page to go back to where I was so I don't write over or erase my previous notes. Not worth it. Deleted. I'm definitely not going to pay $6 to use something so frustrating, especially when I'm not even sure that the pro version won't do the same thing. There are plenty of other note taking apps available, including a plethora of which who don't charge $6 for the paid version of their app.” – 2/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “I spent all day using this app and wrote a help page to help me know what the icons are for when I use this app. it took me half a day to figure it out and write the help page showing what the icons are for and I am a very experienced computer aided drafter. I only plan on using this to write phone numbers or notes once in a while while outside in tropical weather and hot sun. I won't have time to relearn it each time I use it. I will need it to be very simple to figure out quick under severe conditions so it should have a simple mode with just 4 or 5 icons. I enjoyed using it a lot. About an hour into it, it started getting ads and the eraser started lagging bad and a good amount or real estate on top of page taken. I am a professional watercolor artist also and very easy to make black and white impressionist drawings in it. The learning curve for occasional user will be an issue. Best writing/ drawing APP iv ever used. Needs a quick help page listing all icons.” – 5/5 in Play Store

✨ Read more: app for drawing

4. Squid

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Handwritten notes, PDF markup, Wireless casting


Cost: Squid - Take Notes & Markup PDFs (Free), Squid Premium ($4.99)

Squid is a handwriting to text app that lets you take handwritten notes for class, work, or fun. You can easily markup PDFs and share your notes with others. Squid is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

With Squid, you can:

  • Write and draw with a variety of pens and brushes
  • Markup PDFs
  • Import images and documents
  • Organize your notes into notebooks
  • Share your notes with others

Squid is the perfect app for taking notes in class, at work, or at home. It's easy to use and lets you quickly and easily capture your thoughts and ideas.

Download:

Squid - Handwritten notes, PDF markup, Wireless casting
  • Tags:
  • Natural handwriting
  • Annotate PDFs
  • Organize notes

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I gave it an honest shot. While it is a beautiful app, it lacks the basic staples needed for success. No collaboration, no ability to rearrange notes within a notebook, and most importantly, NO SYNC. This is almost laughable! What powerful note taking app doesn't sync? Doing manual backups and restorations is not only archaic, it is a major liability. How easy is it to lose an entire year of work by accidentally resorting an incorrect backup? Come on guys, this is a no brainer. UPDATE: I dropped from three stars to two stars. I have lost numerous documents because of the lack of syncing options. Also, there has been more than enough time for Squid to update their app to allow automatic syncing. While I understand you can set an automatic cloud update, this is still not helpful because you have to manually restore a backup EVERY SINGLE TIME you use a different device. It is ridiculous.” – 2/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “If a few more things were added (like being able to: label notes & search based on those labels, duplicate notes & notebooks, sync cross-platform/cross-device, use additional writing tools) this app would be an absolutely perfect one-stop-shop for note taking. As it stands I'm having to use other apps to make up where this app lacks. That said, the inking experience is without a doubt second to none and is the reason I love and continue to use Squid.” – 4/5 in Play Store

✨ Read more: app to take notes on ipad

5. Writer Plus (Write On the Go)

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Markdown support, Folder support, Keyboard shortcuts


Cost: Writer Plus (Write On the Go) (Free), Writer Plus (Write On the Go) - Premium ($4.99)

Writer Plus (Write On the Go) is a highly-rated handwriting to text app available for mobile devices. It allows users to quickly and easily capture their thoughts and ideas by writing directly on their phone's screen. The app uses advanced handwriting recognition technology to convert handwritten notes into digital text, making it easy to share, edit, and organize your notes. With its user-friendly interface and powerful features, Writer Plus is an essential tool for students, professionals, and anyone who wants to improve their productivity and creativity.

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Writer Plus (Write On the Go) - Markdown support, Folder support, Keyboard shortcuts
  • Tags:
  • Markdown support
  • Simple and distraction-free
  • Folder support

Application information:

Downloads 3,071,778
Features Capture and write down quick ideas on the go with this handy writing app.
Pros Simple and easy to use.
Cons Lacks some advanced features found in other writing apps.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Zorryn: “The app for the most part works great, I use it across devices for keeping notes and writing stories. But on my cellphone, it has a really annoying bug. It wants to stay where I last typed, and if I move the screen up and select somewhere else in the document it moves back to where it was before. The trigger for the changing of where it shifts to is rather nebulous too, it's not just whenever I write or it wouldn't be happening across writing in multiple places within the document.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Sarah Wilson (Sarah's Mess): “I was supposed to rate 5 stars, but you see four for the nagging. Overall, this is a great app if you're into creative writing, and is a great platform for doing so, and even getting ones thoughts in order. If you're into blogging and other literary pursuits, I personally recommend this app to that end. Hope this is enough to stop the nag. If not, it's of course subject to change. -srw” – 5/5 in Play Store

✨ Read more: app for writing a book

6. OCR Image to Text Converter

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Photo to Text Conversion, Accurate OCR Scanning, Mobile Scanning Convenience


Cost: OCR Image to Text Converter Basic (Free), OCR Image to Text Converter Pro ($4.99)

OCR Image to Text Converter is a mobile app that allows you to convert handwritten or printed text from images into digital text. It uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to accurately extract text from photos, documents, and screenshots. With this app, you can easily digitize notes, receipts, letters, and other documents, making them searchable and editable. It supports multiple languages and offers features like image cropping, text editing, and sharing. OCR Image to Text Converter is a valuable tool for students, professionals, and anyone who needs to convert handwritten or printed text into digital format.

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OCR Image to Text Converter - Photo to Text Conversion, Accurate OCR Scanning, Mobile Scanning Convenience
  • Tags:
  • Accurate Text Recognition
  • Versatile Image Support
  • Fast and Efficient Conversion

Application information:

Downloads 2,975,195
Features OCR Image to Text Converter extracts texts from images fast and accurately, supports multiple languages, and offers various output formats.
Pros User-friendly interface, accurate OCR engine, supports multiple languages, multiple output formats, free to use.
Cons May struggle with complex or handwritten texts, requires an internet connection, limited editing features, no batch processing, limited file size support.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Erich Alderfer: “Edit: Nevermind! I already had Premium, but I still couldn't select more than one image. I uninstalled and reinstalled, and now it works perfectly :) Very accurate text recognition, better than other apps I've tried. It would be 5 stars if it were possible to scan multiple images at once. The file selector only lets you select one at a time.” – 5/5 in Play Store

daniel: “I love this app! I use it for scanning quotes in a book I own a physical copy of, so I can carry those quotes with me everywhere I go on my phone without having to actually carry the book around. It saves so much space doing it this way. I also use it to scan things on paper as a backup, just in case I lose the physical copy of the note. At least I have it as a backup on my phone. There were no bugs or slowdowns. Thanks for this app!” – 5/5 in Play Store

7. Notewise

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Natural Handwriting, Seamless Collaboration, Reliable Cloud Sync


Cost: Free, Premium (24.99)

Notewise is a handwriting to text app that lets you take notes with your finger or stylus. It's perfect for students, professionals, and anyone who wants to capture their ideas quickly and easily. With Notewise, you can write, draw, and annotate documents, and then convert them to digital text with just a tap. The app also includes a variety of features to help you organize your notes, including folders, tags, and search. Whether you're taking notes in class, jotting down ideas at work, or just capturing your thoughts, Notewise is the perfect app for the job.

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Notewise - Natural Handwriting, Seamless Collaboration, Reliable Cloud Sync
  • Tags:
  • Natural handwriting
  • Seamless Collaboration
  • Extensive Note Organization

Application information:

Downloads 1,644,745
Features Capture anything that inspires you - web pages, images, text, photos, voice memos, PDFs, hand-written notes, and more.
Pros Clean and intuitive interface, Powerful editing and organization tools, Cross-platform availability, Offline access
Cons Can be slow to load large notes, Occasional syncing issues, Limited customization options, Lacks some advanced note-taking features found in other apps.

Comments and Reviews from users:

shanked toast: “I love this app so much.taking notes is easy. Saves paper and if you dont want file sharing you can pay for the offline option and keep a variety of noes in seperate folders. I use it as a planner and notbook. I can even take pictures and add them directly to my notes. Saves alot of money on basic note taking tools. I would love to see an option to make a never ending page so i can avoid running out of room and hitting the bottom.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Nolan Haines (TheGreatJafa): “Great note taking app for android, but falls short in a few key areas. It doesn't have an actual feature request section, have to submit a ticket. It doesn't allow note taking from computer, only note viewing. There are spelling/grammar mistakes on their FAQ page, and no links within their documentation that link to a relevant document when they reference a feature of the app. Also, they only give you 1GB of cloud storage while charging more than goodnotes' unlimited plan which sucks.” – 3/5 in Play Store

8. Jnotes:Note

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Laser pointer recording, Text recognition, Custom fonts


Cost: Jnotes:Note app (Free), Jnotes:Note app Pro ($4.99)

Jnotes: Note is a feature-rich handwriting to text app that allows you to quickly and easily capture your thoughts, ideas, and notes. With its intuitive interface and powerful handwriting recognition engine, you can jot down notes as naturally as you would on paper. Jnotes: Note also offers a variety of other features, including the ability to organize your notes into notebooks, add images and audio recordings, and share your notes with others. Whether you're a student, a professional, or simply someone who wants to keep track of their thoughts, Jnotes: Note is the perfect app for you.. Jnotes:Note

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Jnotes:Note - Laser pointer recording, Text recognition, Custom fonts
  • Tags:
  • Handwritten notes
  • Advanced Features
  • Organization tools

Application information:

Downloads 1597044
Features Jnotes enable users to jot down notes, annotate PDFs, record lectures, and plan using the digital pencil.
Pros The app is a comprehensive note-taking solution for students and professionals.
Cons It may require a learning curve for users who are not familiar with digital note-taking apps.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Vanity Ski: “Great for taking notes in class. Easy to import lecture pdfs, mark up the notes, then export back to my OneDrive account. Looks like it also works well with Google Drive. Great options for note taking and customizable interface experience. My only complaint is that you cannot have multiple documents open at once to toggle back and forth across. **Update** The app has been crashing a lot lately. Had to find another note taking app.” – 4/5 in Play Store

Throw Away: “Complete alternative for GoodNotes (ios). Infinite pages, vertical or horizontal. Very smooth strokes even of the edge, not pixelated at all. Zero to none latency with spen. Multiple documents opened with tabs. Pretty UI compared to other apps. Notebooks instead or just notes. Notebook covers are cute. Only $7-8 for permanent license. This app is very similar to GoodNotes on iOS and I'm absolutely pleased w my purchase. Could be better: smoother, more pens, close button on left side of tabs.” – 5/5 in Play Store

9. DrawNote

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Infinite canvas, All-in-one notebook, Handwriting recognition


Cost: DrawNote (Free), DrawNote Pro ($4.99)

With DrawNote, the all-in-one mobile notepad, you can effortlessly convert your handwritten notes, memos, to-do lists, mind maps, sketches, and drawings into digital text. This intuitive app seamlessly integrates handwriting recognition technology, allowing you to capture your thoughts and ideas in your own unique writing style. DrawNote empowers you to organize, search, and share your notes with ease, making it an indispensable tool for students, professionals, and anyone who values the power of handwritten expression.

Download:

DrawNote - Infinite canvas, All-in-one notebook, Handwriting recognition
  • Tags:
  • Infinite Canvas
  • All-in-One Note Taking
  • Handwriting & Sketching

Application information:

Downloads 1,472,737
Features All-in-one notepad for notes, memo, todo list, mind mapping, sketch, drawing.
Pros Versatile and feature-rich note-taking app.
Cons May be overwhelming for some users due to the number of features.

Comments and Reviews from users:

E 2: “I like it. I enjoy using it ☺️ Although I haven't used for too long. Super notes: awesome -if I knew which was the options for "Blender", "Blur", & layering. I learned later that "layering" was meant differently thanks to the "lasso", but I meant "layers" so as not to "AccidentallyErase"something then having to tap the "back" arrow. Mind-mapping: almost perfect. I was hoping to have more control of placement, direction, & linking. I would also like to insert images, graphs, & other attachments.” – 4/5 in Play Store

Nat Rose: “As an avid note-taker, I've tried nearly all note apps. Im extremely picky, and not even the highest recommended apps met my needs, standards, or expectations. This app is my absolute favorite and damn near close to perfection. Easy to use and navigate, appealing, well put together, clean interface, minimal clutter. Has the important editing tools for efficient note-taking without overwhelming the task bar with unnecessary/useless buttons. Hands down, a phenomenal app I highly recommend.” – 5/5 in Play Store

10. PenToPRINT Handwriting to Text

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Handwriting to text OCR, Accurate cursive reader, Scan, recognize, convert


Cost: PenToPRINT Handwriting to Text: Scan & Convert OCR (Free), PenToPRINT Handwriting to Text: Scan & Convert OCR Pro ($4.99)

PenToPRINT Handwriting to Text is a mobile app that allows users to convert handwritten notes and cursive writing into digital text. It uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to scan and analyze handwritten characters, and then converts them into editable text. The app supports multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese. PenToPRINT is available for both iOS and Android devices, and it can be used to digitize notes, receipts, letters, and other handwritten documents.

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PenToPRINT Handwriting to Text - Handwriting to text OCR, Accurate cursive reader, Scan, recognize, convert
  • Tags:
  • Accurate handwriting recognition
  • Converts cursive and illegible writing
  • Editable and searchable digital text

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “This is the best handwriting to digital text app I've found in terms of conversion accuracy. I have to write neater than I normally do, but it's not bad. I have terrible handwriting. But, the app does not support sharing from other apps, even as a premium user. For example, if tap share in Samsung Notes, I can send to Gmail, drive, Facebook etc., but not Pen to Print. I have to upload to Google Photos, and then pull from Google Photos from Pen2Print. Very annoying every time.” – 4/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Simplifies big handwritten tasks. For more simple jobs, from a previously created image of plain text, it seems there are extra steps making a task longer than it should. I have arthritis in hands, extra steps count. I paid for the premium version, but for small one-offs I turn to a free app that has ads. I hate ads. So I find that it's confusing to get into this app when I have used another for a while. I recommend it for handwritten text and hope it continues to be improved.” – 4/5 in Play Store

11. OCR

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Scan text from images, 100+ languages supported, Edit and share scanned text


Cost: Google Lens (Free), Adobe Scan ($9.99/month)

OCR is a mobile app that converts handwritten text into digital text. It uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to scan and analyze images of handwritten text, and then converts the text into a digital format that can be edited and shared. OCR is a valuable tool for students, professionals, and anyone who needs to digitize handwritten notes, documents, or other materials. It is available for both iOS and Android devices, and offers a variety of features to make it easy to use and accurate.

Download:

OCR - Scan text from images, 100+ languages supported, Edit and share scanned text
  • Tags:
  • Text recognition
  • Multiple languages
  • **Image scanning**

Application information:

Downloads 845600
Features Scan and extract text from images instantly. Convert images to editable text. Extract text from documents, receipts, business cards, whiteboards, and more.
Pros Free to use. Easy to use. Accurate results.
Cons May not be able to extract text from all images. May not be able to extract text from images that are blurry or of poor quality.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “The OCR functionality happens to be pretty correct in this app, but one huge let down is that, it can't format texts like lists & others exactly how they are in the pictures, instead it just outputs them in a single line, which makes it confusing. Luckily post-editing is present but it'd be really nice if smart formatting is added in future updates.” – 4/5 in Play Store

Boyd McKee Kitchen: “This app is what I was looking for to convert text in images to text to copy and paste into other programs. I've tried it now on several samples of text and it did a good job of converting. The text on the image wasn't crisp, but it still did a good job of converting. There were few errors to edit. It does seem to leave a spage before commas and periods, so that is s little area that could be improved.” – 4/5 in Play Store

12. Handwriting to Text Converter

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Accurate OCR scanner, Intuitive UI, Fast handwriting recognition


Cost: Handwriting to Text Converter (Free), Handwriting to Text Converter Pro ($4.99)

"Handwriting to Text Converter" is a mobile app that allows users to convert handwritten text into digital text. It uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to scan and recognize handwritten characters, and then converts them into editable text. The app is easy to use, simply take a photo of your handwriting and the app will convert it to text. You can then edit, save, and share the converted text. The app is useful for students, professionals, and anyone who needs to convert handwritten notes, documents, or other text into digital format.

Download:

Handwriting to Text Converter - Accurate OCR scanner, Intuitive UI, Fast handwriting recognition
  • Tags:
  • Accurate OCR scanner
  • Fast handwriting recognition
  • Converts handwriting to editable text

Application information:

Downloads 613062
Features Convert handwritten notes, forms, and receipts into editable text using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, saving time and effort in digitizing handwritten information.
Pros Accurate and easy-to-use OCR for handwriting, seamless integration with other apps and services, supports multiple languages.
Cons May not be perfect for all handwriting styles, occasional errors in recognition, limited editing features compared to dedicated text editors.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Joe Robinson: “This app works pretty well with converting hard to read handwriting, I tested it on some stuff I couldn't make out and it did a pretty good job deciphering it. However sometimes it would take English and translate it into a different language if it has a hard time recognizing the word” – 4/5 in Play Store

Gill Slee: “Sadly not reliable. Took several photos of the same note containing details of a DIY product with required measurements and it was different every time. Both letters and numbers would be either changed or omitted completely. Will be uninstalling for now but it shows promise so will check it out again in a couple of months to see if it's been improved.” – 3/5 in Play Store

13. Notein

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Low-latency writing, Limitless creativity, AI-driven summaries


Cost: Notein - Free, Notein - Pro (4.99)

Notein is a mobile app that allows users to take handwritten notes and convert them to text. It uses handwriting recognition technology to accurately transcribe handwritten notes into digital text. The app also supports importing and annotating PDF documents, making it an ideal tool for students, professionals, and anyone who needs to digitize their handwritten notes. Notein's intuitive interface and powerful features make it a valuable tool for anyone who wants to improve their productivity and streamline their workflow.

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Notein - Low-latency writing, Limitless creativity, AI-driven summaries
  • Tags:
  • Low-Latency Writing
  • AI-Driven Summaries
  • Unlimited Canvas

Application information:

Downloads 484365
Features Powerful note-taking app with handwriting and PDF support, allowing for easy note-taking, annotation, and organization.
Pros User-friendly, feature-rich, and supports multiple note-taking formats.
Cons May experience occasional syncing issues, handwriting recognition can sometimes be inaccurate.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Chantal H: “This app definitely has potential! There is a Favorites toolbar that is separate from the main toolbar. I can import fonts. The developers need to add a way to align multiple objects. Like if I want text boxes or images left or right aligned. You can add links to other areas in the document or external websites. The Google Drive backups all need to be in their own folder. Not scattered. The best part is the Layers Panel.” – 4/5 in Play Store

Pranav Sunil: “I love it. A few requests though. Adding a few features would make this the best app there is. 1. I request you to add the scribble to erase feature 2. If I could customize the line width on existing templates, it would make my work so much easier 3. And lastly, being able to view and download my notes on my PC web browser I really love the app. I would use it forever if these features were added” – 4/5 in Play Store

14. Text Extractor

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Extract Text On Image, Image to Excel conversion, Batch scan text on images


Cost: Text Extractor OCR (Free), Text Extractor Pro ($4.99)

Text Extractor is a powerful handwriting to text app that can quickly and accurately convert handwritten notes, documents, and whiteboard scribbles into digital text. With advanced OCR technology, it recognizes various handwriting styles and supports multiple languages. Users can simply take a photo of their handwriting or import an image, and the app will instantly extract the text, making it easy to edit, share, and store. Whether you're a student taking lecture notes, a professional transcribing handwritten documents, or simply want to digitize your handwritten ideas, Text Extractor is an indispensable tool that saves time and effort.

Download:

Text Extractor - Extract Text On Image, Image to Excel conversion, Batch scan text on images
  • Tags:
  • Image to text
  • Image to excel
  • Image to word

Application information:

Downloads 241214
Features Text Extractor's features include OCR, image to word conversion, handwriting to text conversion, and ID scanning.
Pros Text Extractor is a great app for extracting text from images and handwritten documents.
Cons Text Extractor is not as accurate as some other OCR apps, and it can be slow to process large images.

Comments and Reviews from users:

NOOB4YOU ESP: “The interface is beautiful and elegant, I recommend it five stars text are extraction from image is really works” – 5/5 in Play Store

Gian Jordan: “my experience, I can use it by playing the adds before but now something wrong with adds or app when Im done playing the add and still I can't turn the screenshot to text please help” – 3/5 in Play Store

15. Handwriting to Text Converter

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Effortless Conversion, High Accuracy OCR, Multiple Language Support


Cost: Handwriting to Text Converter (Free), Handwriting to Text Converter Pro ($4.99)

Handwriting to Text Converter is a mobile app that allows users to scan and extract text from handwritten notes, documents, and images. It utilizes Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to convert handwritten text into digital text, making it easy to edit, share, and store. The app features advanced handwriting recognition capabilities, ensuring accurate and reliable conversion. It also offers various editing tools for formatting and correcting the extracted text. With Handwriting to Text Converter, users can quickly digitize their handwritten notes, making them accessible for further processing and organization.

Download:

Handwriting to Text Converter - Effortless Conversion, High Accuracy OCR, Multiple Language Support
  • Tags:
  • OCR text recognition
  • Handwritten Notes Digitizer
  • Image to Editable Text

Application information:

Downloads 172986
Features This free app quickly turns your handwriting into digital text, making it one of the best optical character recognition apps available. Users can convert handwritten text into digital text also offers a variety of editing tools, including the ability to crop, rotate, and adjust the contrast of images. The app also includes a built-in keyboard, which makes it easy to enter text manually.
Pros Easy to use, Accurate, Supports multiple languages
Cons May not be able to recognize all handwriting styles, Can be slow to process large images

Comments and Reviews from users:

SaaD RzX: “Very useful app, as it helps you to convert handwriting into text on the phone, it can really help you with your homework especially if you are a student like me. I recommend it.” – 5/5 in Play Store

EatingLint: “definetly not 100% accurate, but there are very few mistakes considering how bad my handwriting is lol. (the order of the words does get mixed up sometimes, though)” – 4/5 in Play Store

16. Nebo

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Freeform canvas, Write-to-text conversion, Shape conversion


Cost: Nebo (Free), Nebo Premium ($7.99)

Nebo is a handwriting to text app that allows users to write, type, draw, and diagram notes easily. It features a user-friendly interface and a variety of tools that make it easy to create and organize notes. Nebo also supports a variety of languages and handwriting styles, making it a great choice for users around the world.

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Nebo - Freeform canvas, Write-to-text conversion, Shape conversion
  • Tags:
  • Freeform note-taking
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Shape Recognition

Application information:

Downloads 144502
Features Smart digital notepad. Handwrite, type, draw, diagram & share notes easily
Pros Versatile note-taking app with handwriting recognition, shape recognition, and annotation tools
Cons May experience occasional bugs or glitches, and some advanced features are only available with a subscription

Comments and Reviews from users:

Shirley Wilson: “This has been such a valuable tool in keeping all my notes together! Being able to write with my stylus and have it convert to typed words is great! To also have the ability to format notes has made organization awesome. My only issue is the inability to access synced notes. This apparently works for iOS users but not Android. Linking Google Drive does nothing in retrieving notes.” – 4/5 in Play Store

Carrie Root: “Great app, palm rejection is excellent (Lenovo Duet 5). The eraser functionality is far closer to pen paper as well and the ability copy as text is a game changer. As a result, I switched from Squid Notes to Nebo. My only request is to offer additional templates for to do lists, weekly or project management. To date I'm unable to find a template (PDF) that actually works.” – 5/5 in Play Store

17. Handwriting Success

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Write-in instructional ebooks, Free trial period, Palm-rejection stylus support


Cost: Free, Premium (4.99)

Handwriting Success is a handwriting to text app that helps you improve your handwriting and convert it to digital text. It uses a unique AI engine to analyze your handwriting and provide personalized feedback. With Handwriting Success, you can practice writing letters, words, and sentences, and receive instant feedback on your accuracy and form. You can also import images of your handwriting and have it converted to digital text. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

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Handwriting Success - Write-in instructional ebooks, Free trial period, Palm-rejection stylus support
  • Tags:
  • Interactive ebooks
  • Write with stylus
  • Monthly Subscription

Application information:

Downloads 16123
Features Tablets and styluses can become handwriting improvement tools, with the help of this app's guided lessons.
Pros Helps handwriting through guided lessons.
Cons In-app purchases required to access content.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Jonathan: “I was able to try the ebooks for free and see that this is just the app I was looking for --- lots of practice and a ton of information.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Kevin Wasmer: “The app does nothing without the in-app purchases, $12.99 and up. I already have purchased the book, I hate to have to purchase it again. Oh well.” – 3/5 in Play Store