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FREE OCR software: a survey of desktop and online tools

Printing text to paper is done every day; on some occasions however the reverse is needed – getting the original text back from a scanned image or photograph, for further editing and use. This conversion is named Optical Character Recognition or OCR for short, and it can convert scanned books and documents into editable text,

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Five Free Android Games That You Must Play!

We recently published an ambitious article entitled ‘The Best Free Android Games: our Top 5’, which should have had a better title like ‘The Top Five Free Android Games’. In any case, we had to install and play many dozens of free games in order to write that article, and discovered many excellent free games.

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The BEST free Android games: our TOP 5

Looking for some fantastic, totally addictive Android games? I know I am, but if I had a penny every time I installed a free Android game that turned out to be a dud, I would have a little mountain of cash. The good news: we’ve put together a list of FIVE of the best free

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The best Freewaregenius articles of 2012

We published many articles that we’re very proud of this year, and we’ve updated some older ones that we like a lot. In retrospect, our best articles seem to predominantly be about answering the question: what is the best free tool to do something (e.g. best ZIP program, best Data Recovery, best Disk Imaging, best

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10 Must Have Free Android Apps (part 3)

This is the third installment of our “Must Have Free Android Apps” series, in which we list some of the best FREE Android apps that everyone should know about. While we previously listed staples which most users will need (e.g. an excellent media player, to-do app, file manager, offline reader, contact manager, etc.) – the

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The best Freewaregenius articles of October 2012 (if you’ve missed them)

Most of our readers do not visit this site every day, and are likely to have missed some excellent articles; which is a shame, because while some of the posts we publish are written in the span of a day, others take weeks, even months to put together, and are very much worth checking out.

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10 must have FREE Android apps (part2)

Good news for Android users: this is the first sequel to our recently published article entitled “10 must have FREE Android apps (part 1)”. Like the first article, this one will showcase another 10 terrific Android apps that will rock your world, or, if not, will at least make you a very happy Android user!

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10 must have FREE Android apps (part 1)

My recent switch from iOS to Android has given me the chance to discover some fantastic new free apps. Of course there are staple apps like Dropbox, Skype, etc. that everyone knows about already, but this post is NOT about these. Rather, I would like to present relatively unknown but terrific must-have programs for your

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The ten best Freewaregenius articles of 2011

It’s the time of year for ‘best of’ lists and looking back at the year we are leaving behind us. And what better way to do so than reading some of the best articles published on Freewaregenius in 2011? There were some very good ones as well; this post will list my top 10 favorite

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The ten best free programs of 2011

Many sites have “best of year” program lists that are really “best of all time”; so is this one of them? Well, yes and no. This is a list of the best free software that has either been launched in 2011, or has been significantly improved upon and come into it’s own in 2011 (for

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Reinstall Windows and outfit your system with all freeware programs

I recently clean installed Windows XP on my laptop, and this meant that I had to re-install all the essential software that I use. It also presented an opportunity to write a posting about how you can outfit your computer with all the essential (and non-essential) software you need using strictly 100% freeware and/or open