Has anyone tried Tessa? The free version does OCR okay, but functionality is really handicapped. I wanted to get feedback from others before I upgraded to the paid version. Okay, it's only US$10, maybe I'll try it anyhow.
Here's the history behind this... For a while now, I've used a Windows 7 system with a Canon scanner and Nuance OmniPage 18 for OCR. But lately I've decided to eliminate the Windows 7 system if possible, so I needed to move scanning and OCR over to my Mac. Well, I got the scanner up and running in no time (excellent job, Canon, thanks!), but OmniPage turned out to be more of a headache. The OmniPage DVD did not come with a Mac version, and a call to Nuance Support informed me that this version of OmniPage doesn't run on the Mac. It turns out I could buy OmniPage Pro X for about $45 on Amazon. I might do that.
Has anyone used OmniPage Pro on a Mac? The OmniPage feature I liked on my Windows 7 box was the MS Word integration plugin. I hope that OmniPage Pro for Mac has a similar plugin for Pages. Can anyone confirm this?
I know there are other OCR options, but right now I like OmniPage because I'm used to it, and I like Tessa because I like to use software that's based on free and open source software when I have a chance to do so.
Any thoughts or opinions on either package would be appreciated.