EasyScreenOCR review: A reliable free online OCR tool to convert Image to plain text

OCR is becoming an emerging tech and its applications are increasing day-by-day. EasyScreenOCR is a free online tool that converts images to text. Read this review to know more about this tool.

Optical Character Recognition is the process of extracting editable text from images. OCR solves the basic underlying problem that text can't be just copy-pasted from an image as we do from a word document. There are a lot of OCR tools that converts images to text are available to the public and the quality of the tool can be measured according to its accuracy.

EasyScreenOCR review

Today let's take a look at EasyScreenOCR, a free online OCR tool powered by some of the major advanced OCR engines. In this review, we will cover its features, instructions on how to use the tool, and the cons.

How to convert image to plain text

Step 1: Go to EasyScreenOCR, and upload the image (which should be .png or .jpg) from which you need the text to be extracted.

Step 2: Click Upload and Convert, and wait for 5 seconds for the OCR extraction to take place.

Uploaded file for OCR

Step 3: Click the Download Text files and the text file will be downloaded in zip format which on extraction will give you the .txt file which contains the extracted text.


  • Ad-free experience: One feature that makes EasyScreenOCR different from its competitors is that it is 100% free-to-use(no registration needed) and provides us a completely ad-free experience.

  • Batch Processing: You can add up to 5 pictures each time for image OCR.

  • Easy and safe to use: Each uploaded image is cleared within 30 minutes from their server and your images are safe from 3rd party users.

  • Supports 11 languages: Many commonly used languages like Chinese, Japanse, French, Spanish, and 7 more languages are supported for text extraction.

Things I liked the most

The above mentioned are the features that the company takes pride in, but there are other things which I personally liked the most while reviewing this tool:
  • Fast results: All my test case images were processed under 10 seconds which is a really good thing when it comes to OCR.

  • Correct Formatting: It doesn't just grab the text from the image and give you a text file, it does more than that. The sentences are in the correct order with respect to line breaks, capital letters are recognized and grabbed accordingly.

  • Accuracy: I got a 100% accuracy with printed text but I can't say that about handwritten notes. We can't blame them as they have never told once in their site that they support handwritten notes, but as a reviewer, it is my job to see how well it does in all segments. So I wrote some words in a paper, scanned the document and used these tools on that file. My results are: For capital letters, it can give an accuracy of about 70 to 80% but for cursive, it is about 20 to 30%, so I don't recommend this tool if you are looking for handwritten notes.

Comparison between image and grabbed text

Things to Improve

Here are some things that I think can be improved about the tool:

Limited File Support: It only supports image file formats .png and .jpg, which are the 2 most commonly used file formats but even then I would have loved to see support for other file formats.

Downloads in zip file: After the OCR process is complete we can download the file but it is compressed in a zip file. There might be reasons for compressing the text file before downloading but I like to download the raw text file, so giving the direct download for the .txt file would have been better.


EasyScreenOCR is a good and reliable free online OCR tool and is definitely worth trying. They have tried their best to develop a really good tool(and succeeded in it) and hats off to the developers for keeping it ad-free. Bookmark this tool in your browser so that you can use it whenever a necessity arrives.


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