What is an OCR phone app?

Optical character recognition (OCR) phone apps help you easily and quickly convert paper documents and images into digital text that can be edited, copied, pasted, and shared. If you’ve ever wanted to email a paper document or turn writing on a whiteboard into a digital note, an OCR phone app can help you do that in minutes. See our list of the 10 best OCR phone apps for Android and iOS devices.