PDF.co vs OnlineOCR

PDF.co API platform offers a variety of functionalities to help you with your PDF. These functionalities include PDF merging/splitting, search/replace text, PDF data extraction, PDF filler, document parsing, etc. It also has functionalities for barcodes such as a barcode reader and barcode generator.

OnlineOCR.net is a free web-based Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) that allows you to convert scanned PDF documents, faxes, photographs, or digital camera captured images into editable and searchable electronic documents including Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, RTF, Html, and Text. It also supports 46 languages including Western and Asian such as English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and others.

PDF.co vs OnlineOCR: Features

OnlineOCR Key Features

Supports Multiple Languages

  • OnlineOCR.net supports 46 recognition languages

Supported Input Formats

  • PDF
  • BMP
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • PCX
  • ZIP files containing the above types of files can also be uploaded

Supported Output Formats

  • Adobe PDF document
  • Microsoft Word document
  • Microsoft Excel document
  • RTF document
  • Text Plain

PDF.co Key Features

PDF Tools

  • Merge PDF, Split PDF, and Delete pages from PDF
  • Read detailed PDF information
  • Convert HTML codes or URL into PDF
  • Translate PDF to another language
  • PDF Filler
  • Turn PDF into searchable or unsearchable
  • Search and Replace in PDF
  • Compress PDF

Barcode Tools

  • Can work with all 1D or 2D barcode types
  • Can scan barcodes from images, PDF files, and even from a link

Extract Structured Data

  • Built-in OCR text recognition support
  • Export extracted data into different types such as CSV, XML, JSON, HTML, Spreadsheets, etc.
  • Extract PDF data from various documentation including PDF with tables and images, reports, invoices, scanned documents, etc.

Generate PDF

  • Convert other documents such as Doc, DocX, RTF, TXT, XPS, HTML, Images (JPG, PNG, TIFF), XLS, XLSX into PDF
  • Can create PDF from scratch or use PDF templates

Document Parser

  • Easy to use template creator for your document
  • Download your parsed data as CSV, JSON, or XML
  • Use pre-made templates based on different types of documents
  • A lot of easy to use macros
  • Save your template for future use

Business-oriented Features

  • Auto detector and remover of sensitive data
  • Email to PDF transformation. Supports emails with attachments include tools to extract important data from emails separately.


PDF.co vs OnlineOCR: Source and Outputs

We’ll have this sample PDF and convert it into an XLSX file.

Screenshot of Source PDF
Screenshot of Source PDF

Output using OnlineOCR.net

Screenshot of output using OnlineOCR
Screenshot of output using OnlineOCR

Output using PDF.co

Screenshot of output using PDF.co
Screenshot of output using PDF.co

PDF.co vs OnlineOCR: Integrations

The following are integrations available for PDF.co:

  • SharePoint, Office 365, Box, Egnyte, Dropbox, SignNow plus ready to use 300+ integrations
  • Salesforce, Dynamics 365, Zoho, and other CRM systems
  • Zapier, Integromat, Bubble, and API for programmers
  • RPA UiPath, BluePrism, Automation Anywhere
  • RapidAPI