JOCR is a free software which lets you extract or copy text from any image ( image to text / OCR reader) to windows clipboard and then to notepad. This software can be compared to any available Object Character Recognition software and it will still be competitive to them.
I had been looking for this kind of tool from a long time because many a times I see images which contains some text and all I do is type from it manually but this will extract all the text from any image which you provide into notepad. This makes my job pretty easy.
To give it a tough test, I captured an image with multiple windows and then made a snapshot of it. This image was the input for JOCR software. Amazingly it was able to recognize pretty clearly text from overlapping windows. Take a look into the image and you would see words in image are availble in the notepad below.
JOCR is a standalone exe which can capture desktop, window or any region which you draw. After this it captures the text from the image and stores into clipboard. The only thing you cannot do is point out section of image and copy word from that. But still it will workout for many people who were looking for a free OCR software and as alternative to expensive OCR software available in the market.
As of now JOCR supports , Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.