If you have read my Doxie Go review, you will know that I like the scanner but I felt the lack of OCR capability (the ability to make a PDF searchable) was a bit of a stumbling block.
I’m happy to report that with the Doxie 2.1 software update, the software now has OCR built-in.
How Does It Work?
When you plug in your Doxie Go and import your images, the process is the same as outlined in my reviews.
However, when you hit the Save button, you now have a two new options: Save As PDF w/ OCR (B&W) and Save As PDF w/ OCR (Color)
As you might expect, when you choose one of those options, the Doxie software saves the PDF but applies OCR when it does so.
How Are The Results?
I have only had time to do very limited testing, but so far the results are pretty great.
Here is a sample PDF that I just scanned with the Doxie Go (click the image to download if you want):
Here is the OCR’d text. Not bad at all.
So far, if you are a Doxie Go user, the 2.1 looks to be a great addition. If you’ve tried out the OCR, let me know how it looks for you.