Rescribe Desktop Tool v1.0.0 released

Today we’re very happy to announce the v1.0.0 release of the desktop OCR tool Rescribe. It’s free to download now from our Rescribe page, and it will work on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

Screenshot of rescribe tool

This release brings several major new features, a graphical interface, support for reading PDFs directly, and an integrated Google Book downloader chief among them. There are heaps of smaller changes, too, like removing the limitation to name image files in a particular way, adding the option to disable automatic margin wiping, and adding the option to create the searchable PDF using original size page images, for those who value quality more than disk space in their PDFs.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of backers from Kickstarter, who as well as backing us with their money also kindly offered their time and energy to test early Beta versions of the software, and gave great suggestions for changes and features to add.

If you have any problems with it, please do let us know at and we’ll be happy to help you out.

And a friendly reminder that if you have or are considering a project where historical OCR could be useful, do reach out, we’re always happy to advise and help with such projects, whether large or small!