No AI Developers? No ProblemRead More

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No AI Developers? No problem! Implement Filestack OCR and stay ahead of the competition. Whether sifting through big data or providing customer-friendly tools, artificial intelligence is now at the forefront of business technology. Yet it’s not always feasible for an organization to invest the time into artificial development themselves. How can your organization use Filestack Capture to […]

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How Filestack OCR Will Speed Your Time to MarketRead More

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Get to market faster with the all-in-one OCR SDK provided by Filestack. Filestack Capture provides advanced OCR technology, usable out-of-the-box or easily integrated into existing platforms and solutions. Regardless of your organization’s use cases or existing workflows, Filestack Capture can speed up your time to market, improve your efficiencies, and reduce costs. Cut Your Development […]

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Cut Costs with Filestack OCRRead More

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Filestack Capture provides an all-in-one optical character recognition suite that can be used right out of the box. With Filestack Capture’s OCR technology, an organization can immediately begin integrating optical character recognition into their existing infrastructure and business processes. Filestack Capture saves an organization money in a multitude of ways, improving a company’s bottom line, scalability, and agility. Filestack Capture Requires Fewer […]

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Conquering Tax Season Using Workflows for Receipt TrackingRead More

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Filestack Workflows can help businesses eliminate the last-minute rush most experience during every tax season. It can be exhausting trying to keep track of expenses from every client and vendor even with all the tracking applications on the market. There’s often not enough time to label everything correctly during a typical busy day. Adding a document […]

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Upload Files via Web SearchRead More

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You can easily upload files via web search results, allowing your users to search the web for images and select the one they want; in fact, if you’re displaying the Filestack File Picker on your web page, you’re already done. One of the built-in features of the File Picker is to provide your users with […]

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The Complete List of Top Workflow Tools of 2018Read More

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Workflow tools are vital to an organization in the Information Age. They enable faster completion of tasks in addition to maximizing the efficiency of business processes. The use of workflow automation tools is so important in today’s fast-paced business environments that they may be what gives any company its competitive advantage. The following are some […]

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Filestack’s Android SDK v5.3.0 Released!Read More

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If you’re building Android mobile apps that work with files, those files should be uploaded, transformed, and delivered to your users with intelligence. Filestack’s Android SDK makes this a breeze, so you can drop in world-class content management functionality and save time and energy on your development sprints. The new version of Filestack’s Android SDK […]

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Filestack OCR for InvoicesRead More

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The invoice data capture process, simplified. Don’t waste time manually processing invoices for your business. Filestack OCR takes the pain out of data entry and processing for your accounting team. With OCR, data is extracted and accurately placed in its respective field every time. Schedule an upclose, personalized demo with us today and learn how […]

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Upload Files to Your Site by URL in PHPRead More

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You can easily import a file by its URL on your back end in PHP; here’s how. Prerequisites Composer: The PHP Package Manager First, make sure you’ve got Composer installed on the system you’ll be playing with. Briefly, you can run the following on Mac/*NIX systems: php -r “copy(‘https://getcomposer.org/installer’, ‘composer-setup.php’);” php -r “if (hash_file(‘sha384’, ‘composer-setup.php’) […]

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Filestack OCR and Workflows: A Content JourneyRead More

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Integrate Optical Character Recognition into any content workflow through Filestack OCR and Workflows. By leveraging Filestack, OCR functionality can be introduced directly into your content pipeline, making it easier for your organization to focus on its other operations. It’s Easy to Add OCR to Any Content Pipeline Filestack Workflows makes it trivial to create a complete end-to-end content pipeline for […]

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Filestack Workflows 101: A Guide to Getting StartedRead More

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It’s easy to get started with Filestack Workflows. Workflows manages your assets and provides a complete system designed to automate and improve content processing and analysis. Why Should You Use Filestack Workflows? Workflows is an out of the box solution – no coding needed. Hook into the Workflows API and you’ll immediately have access to all the features you need. […]

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Scale Your Resources and Deliver with OCRRead More

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If you’ve explored Optical Character Recognition (OCR) over the years, you may be skeptical of the power of today’s processing solutions. Previous generations of OCR software were sub-par at best, delivering general purpose content that was often riddled with errors and inaccuracies. After a few trials, many business and technology leaders would go back to […]

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Save Your Computers With the Power of WorkflowsRead More

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Whether at the office or in school, collaboration is what drives the best outcomes. Yet it can be difficult to allow file and document sharing without exposing a network to risk. Protecting your institution’s computers may seem like a complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. Filestack Workflows can help. Modern platforms require customization and content […]

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Upload Files with RubyRead More

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Uploading files in Ruby should be as easy, straightforward, and as fun as the language itself. Here’s my simple recipe to demonstrate exactly that. First things first: this isn’t a Ruby on Rails recipe. I’ll make one of those in due course. This is a plain, simple, pure Ruby demonstration. I’ll use the open source […]

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A Brief History of Optical Character RecognitionRead More

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Mankind’s struggle to convey meaning ‘twixt pen and mind has long been a problem for anyone wishing to communicate effectively. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a modern solution to this age-old challenge, brought into the present day need for machines to understand human-readable glyphs and characters. How many times have you been frustrated that you […]

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A User’s Complete Guide to OCRRead More

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is being implemented across a number of industries as a way to quickly archive, analyze, modify and maintain physical documents. OCR uses advanced artificial intelligence and pattern recognition technologies to convert analog documents into digitally readable text. How Does OCR Work? Optical character recognition takes a still image or frames of […]

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Improve Data Accuracy with OCRRead More

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There are many OCR solutions available, but not all of them are sufficient in terms of data accuracy. General OCR solutions have an accuracy up to around 98% of the data, and while that may sound like a lot, that means that out of 1,000 characters 20 of them will be incorrect. More advanced OCR […]

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3 Benefits of Workflows for Digital Content CurationRead More

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Businesses are trying to find the best way to filter out NSFW (not suitable for work) content. Filestack Workflows simplifies the process of curating content through the use of tailored chain actions and workflow automation. No matter your industry or use case, our Workflows tool can help you build a process that delivers intelligent content into your app. Using […]

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Will OCR Kill Data Entry Jobs?Read More

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Without verification, most data entry achieves about a 96% accuracy. Comparatively, OCR technology can now achieve rates of up to 98% accuracy, with a number of distinct advantages. While some data entry jobs may always exist – especially data entry jobs that are transformative in nature — it’s likely that the bulk of them will be automated within […]

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Upload Files with PythonRead More

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Python is eating the world! You will find many passionate Python programmers, and just as many critics, but there’s no denying that Python is a powerful, relevant, and constantly growing force in software development today. Python is just a language, though, and languages can’t solve business problems like workflow, architecture, and logistics; these things are […]

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Upload Files with PHPRead More

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Over 80% of the web runs on PHP, so there must be some pretty solid solutions for handling common tasks like uploading files to a server, right? Yes, then no. Let me explain: Uploading a file is easy. Just present the user with an HTML form that allows them to use AJAX file upload to […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your OCR ToolRead More

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Optical Character Recognition makes it easier to create searchable documents, analyze paper documents and digitize documents for permanent storage. As an extremely broad technology, it can be applied to many areas of a business. Here’s how to get the most out of your OCR tool. Conduct a Business Process Audit. Identify areas in which your business could […]

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Upload Files with NodeRead More

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Front end development throws a lot of shade over back end processes these days, especially in the land of JavaScript. Originally a language targeting browsers, JS has matured into every nook and cranny of modern development as a de facto tool. The syntax for interacting with various libraries in JavaScript can be confusingly identical between […]

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How 20 Students Implemented Filestack’s API in 5 Minutes FlatRead More

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How 20 students implemented Filestack's API in 5 minutes flat, with the Filestack logo and a line drawing of a lightbulb

I had the pleasure of teaching a workshop at HackBCA’s Imagine 2018 event for a group of High School students in Hackensack, New Jersey on Sunday afternoon. I was very impressed with their engaging questions and most of all their results! https://imagine.hackbca.com/workshops/ I’ve taught workshops around the world on various topics. While they’ve often been […]

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How UX and Design Lead to ConversionsRead More

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How UX and Design Lead to Conversions

Let’s face it. Historically speaking, computer programmers are often more comfortable in the digital world of 1s and 0s than they are in the real world of human interaction. Perhaps this accounts for the widespread disconnect among web designers when it comes to the area in which the digital and real worlds connect: user experience […]

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Why OCR for Receipts?Read More

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Receipts are an important part of any business. They help you keep track of company expenses and evaluate your company profits. You also need to keep the data from your receipts to file taxes and keep up with financial details. The problem is that manually entering and organizing the information from your receipts is a […]

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Why OCR for IDs?Read More

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ocr for ids

Growing and developing as a business requires accurate records and data management. Identification, or an ID, is essential for your employees, your clients and any individual working with your company. When you find it tedious and time consuming to manually enter and save information from an individual’s ID, you want to take measures to cut […]

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Why OCR for Passports?Read More

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Businesses that deal with passports on a daily basis face steep time investments and security concerns. Unless there is some automation in place, these companies are forced to manually handle and process each passport, a solution that does not have scale in mind. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) bridges this gap by identifying and digitizing relevant […]

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