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Rescribe is an easy-to-use desktop tool for performing OCR on image files, PDFs and Google Books. Free and open source program


  • Rescribe is designed for performing OCR on image files, PDFs and Google Books;
  • You can select a folder, PDF file, or Google king for performing OCR;
  • You can also select a language/script for performing OCR (additional information below);
  • Rescribe uses Tesseract OCR engine, combined with modern and efficient preprocessing and analysis pipelines, to produce high quality output;
  • The tool has been built with a focus on OCR of historical printed works, but it includes modern language options and also works well on modern printed works.

The Rescribe OCR tool includes several different languages and scripts, but there are many more freely available which can be downloaded and used with it – link:

To use one of the below files, download it onto your computer, then click on the “Other…” option in the “Language / Script” box in Rescribe. Then you can find and select the file you downloaded.

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The software Rescribe is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub xyz.rescribe.rescribe

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via .App package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English
Description version:1.1.0
Developer:Rescribe Ltd
Programming language:Go
License:GPL v3

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