Monday, November 02, 2009

Google Docs API - Now with OCR capability

I do believe I'm going to have to add the Google Docs API to the list of APIs to cool to not use.

The docs API provides a sort of file manager API, which isn't that exciting. And the fact that you can easily export to PDF and .doc is cool. But what really got my imagination going was the fact that you can use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to generate a document.

I'm not sure how I'd use this, but it seems like a very powerful feature just waiting to be mashed up with some other service.

Thanks to Download Squad who I first saw mentioned the new capability.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Dude,

    The Google documents list data API is used to upload new docs or to grab a list of current documents from the list view in Google Docs. Thanks a lot!