PDF to Word Converter with OCR – App Review

There are plenty of PDF conversion applications available in the market. Unfortunately, most of them provide poor quality conversion results so it is hard to find a reliable app.

Recently I came across with PDF to Word Converter app (Cometdocs.com Inc.) which is compatible both with Android (1M+ downloads) and iOS devices.

I really like the features it has, such as scanning document or uploading document from Dropbox or Google Drive.

I had an invoice in PDF format from a travel company and my name was mentioned incorrectly on it. I needed to submit it to my CA (Chartered Accountant). So I corrected it by using PDF to Word Converter app and thought of reviewing it.

I would love if you can try and share your feedback in the comment section.

Let’s see what problem it solves:

As you probably know, PDF is one of the most popular file formats in the world. It is used in many professions and by many people.

Accountants, lawyers, big company CEOs, students, recruiters, and everybody is using it.

The majority of reports exported from various business programs are in PDF.

Literally everywhere, you will have an option to export something as PDF. And I should advise you to do so. Let me explain why.

PDFs are very secure, they can’t be easily edited and can be password protected. Additionally, they are extremely lightweight and they will look exactly the same no matter the device or operating system they are viewed on.

Now let’s talk about the interesting part, the problem it creates. Since PDFs can’t be easily edited, there is no easy way of adding notes or making any changes to the document. This also means you can’t reuse documents from before if they are in PDF.

Example: There was a recruiter and she used to get the resume in PDF format from the applicants. Now she has her own company’s resume format. So she needed to make those necessary changes before she forwards it further.

Now you could either retype the whole document or use PDF converter apps and software. This is where PDF to Word Converter comes really handy.

With it, you can easily convert PDFs to MS Word files for further editing later. There is even a built-in document scanner with automatic border detection which you can use to directly convert scans to MS Word.

Though I tried scanning in the older version but seems some issue with it and it didn’t work correctly for me. Hope this won’t be a problem in the newer version.

How to use PDF to Word Converter with OCR (Optical character recognition)?

1. Download PDF to Word Converter with OCR from the App Store or Play Store

Just type “PDF to Word Converter with OCR” in the search bar of the desired store and click the download button.

2. Select the file you want to convert:

Once the installation is complete, open the app and locate the file you want to convert. Files can be selected directly from your mobile device, Gmail attachments or supported cloud services like iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, and others.

There is one more option which is to use a built-in document scanner with automatic border detection. In order to get the best possible result, I would suggest you to scan the document on a flat surface without any visible background.

3. Upload and convert the file:

After the file is uploaded, the conversion will automatically start. You will have to wait some time for the file to upload, it won’t take you more than 30 seconds.

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Though people have reported on Google play store that it takes more than an hour to convert the files.

I didn’t face such challenges but if you are still facing it, I would recommend taking the screenshot and share it with their support team. Alternatively, you can share the same on Twitter @cometdocs

During the uploading process the app has to be open, and when it is complete you can freely close the app if you want to save your battery. The notification will pop up on your screen once the process of conversion is finished.

The only thing left is to open the converted file in the desired text editing app and edit it.

I think that this app can really help all business people dealing with a lot of PDF documents on regular basis as well as occasional users like students.

Feel free to share your experience in the comment section.

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