updated 02:30 pm EST, Tue January 19, 2010
Utility supports drag-and-drop conversion
ExactCODE has released OCRKit, a utility that converts images into searchable PDF files. The software uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to extract text from graphics files in formats such as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, and PNM, among others. Users can convert items by dragging files directly onto the OCRKit application icon.
The software supports a variety of OCR languages including English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. There are no limits on the daily processing volume or pages per document.
OCRKit is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and can be purchased for 39€ (~$55 USD).