Helperbirds award winning OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software

A powerful optical character recognition (OCR) extension to capture and convert images to text. In seconds!!

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Optical character recognition (OCR) is a method of automatic data entry. OCR software is used to convert handwritten, type-written or printed text into data that can be edited on a computer. In simple systems, the paper documents are scanned with an image scanner. The OCR software then looks at the image and compares the shapes of the letters to stored images of letters. In this way, it makes a text file that can be edited with a normal text editor.

How it helps

It uses character recognition to convert the photo of the document into a text file. In many cases, the digital version will maintain the “look and feel” of the original. OCR makes it possible to make changes to the digital text. What can be done with the digital text depends on which reading software you're using.

OCR technology has proven immensely useful in digitising historic newspapers and texts that have now been converted into fully searchable formats and had made accessing those earlier texts easier and faster.

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Pro feature

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Common questions

Helperbird is a browser extension that gives everybody the features and customization to make browsing and reading on the web easy. Including specialized fonts (OpenDyslexic), background colors, font colors, dyslexia ruler, text to speech, and more for Google Chrome!

Yes. When you pay for a year up front, you’ll get two months free. We also offer discounts for non-profits.

We use the email your logged into Google Chrome or your browser with. If you need to update your email. Just contact us.

Yes, we are doing the honor system here. We will follow up to ask for confirmation you are a student.

There's no minimum contract for Helperbird — cancel at any time without penalty or hassle. If you prepaid for a year, we’ll refund any unused months. To cancel, open up the app and go to the subscription option and click cancel and that it.

The reason for the $4.99 per month is to support the cost of development of new and upcoming features. We also do a yearly subscription for $50.00. As this is a one person team.

Currently Google Chrome, Mozila Firefox and Edge for Windows 10. Coming soon on macOS Safari extension.

Excellent I would love to hear about it! Email [email protected] with your suggestion.

Yes!, Google Docs currently doesn't support some fonts like OpenDyslexic. So we built CSS and support for these fonts.

We'd be happy to answer them