There are many OCR tools available in the market and they are good but you know good things are not available for free on the internet. One of my friend was looking for an OCR tool but for free. Check the tools under given:
Free OCR Folder Desktop Application
OCR desktop application that allows you to process an entire folder of Image Files to ASCII text. You define specific areas to process. Process both ASCII text and Barcodes. Results stored to format of your choosing, delimited text, XML, or Excel file. Requires Microsoft .Net 2.0 Framework
Free OCR Image to ASCII Text Desktop Application
Free OCR desktop utility that generates ASCII text from a Bitmap, Image, or File. Requires Microsoft .Net 2.0 Framework.
The OCR 5.0 Component is a .Net Component that can be integrated into your application to generate ASCII text from a bitmap, image, or a file such as a TIF, GIF, BMP, or JPG file. OCR Standard will interpret combinations of ASCII Upper Case, Lower Case, Numeric, and Special Characters.
OCR.Net Barcode Components
The OCR 5.0 Barcode Component translates one-dimensional barcodes into ASCII text from a bitmap or image file. Process an entire file or selected zones. The Barcode component translates Code 39, Code 39 Extended, Code 128, Code 93, EAN-13, UPC-A, Standard 2of5, and Interleaved 2of5 barcodes.