Heyo! Can anyone recommend a free (as in beer) option for transforming image PDFs to OCR'd PDFs [1] ? French support + macOS required, FLOSS preferred.

[1]: I'm not sure if I'm very clear 😕. Here's my use case: I have an app on my phone that scans documents to PDFs but it doesn't do any OCR. I also have a bunch of digital documents for which I don't have a paper version anymore. I'd like to OCR these documents to make them searchable and allow copy/paste.

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@Crocmagnon if you don't need them to be directly stored on your phone, you can selfhost paperless-ng! It's a great app I selfhost at home and it has mobile apps that allow you to upload scans directly from your phone. The machine hosting it will then do OCR and the web interface let's you search through tags or OCR content

@iconvacation it looks awesome! I’ll definitely check it out, thanks for the suggestion!

Do you know if it can be configured to push the final OCR’d document to a specific NextCloud folder? That would complete the loop nicely 👌🏻

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