What is a watched folder OCR?

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Many organisations have heaps of scanned documents in their computers, and they want to batch OCR folder and convert them to searchable PDFs. A watched folder is a folder in your computer that is monitored by a software program or service. This software is known as OCR software.

 If you take any best OCR software in the market, it only allows you to manually OCR a scanned document, or you must pay a premium fee to get this OCR folder feature. But with OCRvision you can add OCR folder watch otherwise known as a magic folder, which allows you to OCR entire folder. The process is very simple. You want to OCR a folder of pdfs and you are pre-configuring an OCR watch folder. All you have to do is open up the UI of the OCR software and click on the add button. It is your windows OCR folder. You can add any folder in your computer as an OCR folder.  You can OCR entire folder or you can configure to include the subfolders as well.  



OCRvision is an auto OCR software, which does the folder watch and converts any newly scanned image or scanned PDF to searchable PDF. OCRvision offers offline OCR service. That means when you do automatic OCR of pdf files, it is not connecting to any cloud-based service or external APIs. It is an on-prem OCR software. So, if you want to batch OCR pdf, OCRvision is the answer.

If you are interested, you can download OCR software from our website home page.