Latest 4.0.2
License MIT
Platforms ios 7.0, requires ARC
Frameworks UIKit, Foundation

Tesseract OCR iOS

Use Tesseract OCR in iOS 7.0+ projects written in either Objective-C or Swift.
Easy and fast.

These are the current versions of the upstream bundled libraries within the framework that this repository provides:

All libs are with bitcode integrated

Getting Started

See the Installation page in the wiki. Once you’re setup see some usage examples.

Known Limitations

  • No OS X support.
  • Strict requirement on language files existing in a referenced "tessdata" folder.

Release Notes

3.1.1 and greater

See the Releases page

Older releases

See the Release Notes wiki page


Tesseract OCR iOS and TesseractOCR.framework are distributed under the MIT
license (see

Tesseract, maintained by Google (, is
distributed under the Apache 2.0 license (see


Mister Grizzly (founder) – Web/iOS/Android Freelance Developer –

Latest podspec

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