Readiris
Readiris
17.1.3

2.4

Readiris free download for Mac

Readiris

17.1.3
01 November 2019

Powerful, accurate OCR software.

Overview

Readiris is the most powerful and accurate OCR software for OS X. It accurately and rapidly transforms your paper documents, your PDFs and images files into editable information ready to be use.

Completely redesigned for Mac OS X, Readiris offers an easy to use user interface, which clearly guides you through the recognition steps. Extremely powerful, Readiris Pro exactly recreates the original format of your documents and replaces columns of text, tables, and graphics in the output file.

A large choice of output formats allows you to choose the format that best suits your needs. You can recreate a document in word processors or in spreadsheet programs, to get indexed PDF files with both the image and the text or to easily create Web pages thanks to the WYSIWYG HTML output format.

What's new in Readiris

Version 17.1.3:
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Trashie
28 August 2011

Most helpful

The trial system for this software is in one word: retarded. They are obsessed with piracy and won't offer potential paying customers try before buy because of pirates. Who wants to pirate business software anyway! The kids have no interest in scanning in homework assignments. Come on. So I will not buy it as I cannot try it out on MY AND I SAID MY documents. I am not paying then finding out it works bad on my workflow. Stupid people how do you think that solves piracy? All your doing is annoying business people like me. I am not taking your silly web site trial to my boss. I need to show it works before we commit! I am not also wasting time contacting you to do this when others are in the evaluation stage without contacting them. One of them will get the sale not you. Fix it! Good app destroyed by a silly trial concept. Pirating OCR software talk about paranoia.
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Version 12.0.5
a-wgaa
30 May 2019
TwainProxy is *still* 32-bit only. Seriously??? First I had to buy VueScan because Epson has stopped supporting their TWAIN scanning software, and now Canon/IRIlink has failed to create a 64-bit version of TWAINProxy???

No thanks, I'll stick to the last boxed copy of ReadIRIS until this issue is remedied/fixed, if ever.

At this rate, I don't think ReadIRIS 18 will ever come out...
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Version 17.0.0
Phillat5dock
25 April 2018
I have been using Readiris Pro for a number of years. I have not had the problems reported below. (fingers crossed). There is a dearth of OCR software for the mac and when my previous software (OmniPage I think) stopped being supported I had to look elsewhere. ViewScan has rudimentary OCR and did the trick for a while. Then I tried Readiris, which was ported across from Windows I think. I have found the OCR engine quite accurate. I have spent little time teaching it. The ability to save the file as pdf, doc or xls is great. There are more export options available too. You can also save documents in a multi-page format, which is handy for pdf. I was able to upgrade from my version 16 software for $69. This necessitated leaving MacUpdate and going into the IRIS website. I did have trouble activating version 15 a few years ago, but I got a prompt response from the support site and had no further problems. I had no problems installing, activating and registering version 17 in High Sierra 10.13.4. I think the software does what it claims to do. The UI is a bit Windows like, but that does not worry me. Windows is quite friendly these days. So I take of ½ a point for that. I will continue to use it.
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Version 17.0.0
Geyoulin
09 November 2016
Anyone considering purchase of Readiris OCR software should be aware that they have ZERO service. Apparently, you cannot get to a live human being even using their sales number. Sending questions to Support results in automated replies of receipt but NEVER an actual reply. Updates generally cannot be applied, for whatever reason. New versions of the MAC OS often force re-entry of a serial number, but after a few updates, then the software is bricked. Several reviewers here are correct: Do not purchase this software.
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Version 15.2.1
1 answer(s)
ikonix
ikonix
08 November 2017
For what it's worth, I sent Readiris an email late yesterday and got a helpful response today.
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Meitnik
09 February 2016
I really wanted to consider upgrading but I want a real demo for I have been burned before. And the stupid 50 page limit cannot be justified. I have reported many bugs over the decades but never a response; fixes come late. Tech support is poor. I was forced to use the windows version for many years for it was vastly better. Shame they like Abbyy hate/cynical about the mac market. Nuance too; there will never be a Mac Omnipage. Prizmo is the best so far but its based on Google's OCR engine so they can't tweak it.
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Version 15.0.0
1 answer(s)
Eyn
Eyn
18 February 2016
The 50 page limit is not anymore in the last version.
And a demo version can be downloaded from their web site.
Cheers
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jwholder
07 July 2015
If you're a Mac user, DO NOT PAY FOR THIS SOFTWARE! I can't speak to the Windows version, but the Mac version is one of the worst apps I've ever experienced.
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Version 12.5.0
Jimw
24 October 2014
Their most recent update will not install under OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Their technical support phone line goes to a recording telling the caller to email them. So far I have not found an OCR company that delivers quality support.
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Version 12.5.0
Mareva
09 February 2014
i don't understand, i paid v14pro for 100,39-30,42 (special offer)=69,97$, & i can't download the readiris14updt because i'm not authenticate @ ftp02.irislink.com, i've to put a name & a password absurd ! I see the v11 costs 44,99$
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Version 12.5.0
Spence
06 January 2014
"Download" links to a page that will allow us to "watch a complete demonstration of the product" if we provide our complete name and email first. Surely their website has been vandalized. The rest of their website offers no information I can find about whether my license key for Readiris Pro 11 (Which never worked) will work on this (fixed?) version. Guess I'll never know. No-star for v.11, and for denying me an opportunity to give them a second chance.
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Version 12.5.0
1 answer(s)
Appledogx
Appledogx
12 March 2014
When I emailed them for a demo, after receiving the same links to videos, they sent me a link for the Windows version. When I told them I had a Mac, I got an email a week later saying there is no Mac demo. They suggested I could buy it and if I don't like it get a refund. I think with such support and suggestions, I'll just move on to another product that supports the Mac first class, not as an afterthought.
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Nick-Collingridge
04 October 2013
Currently at version 14.0.9. Whilst there are a few "Windows-isms", in general this application is pretty decent, with fast and accurate recognition. The UI is also much better than in previous versions. My only major criticism is that there does not seem to be any logic behind the scattering of the icons/buttons around the window - some are buttons that cause actions to take place, some are "switches" and some switch into different modes. Some bring up popup menus, some bring up dialogs and it is all very random. I hope there's a bit more logic involved in the code itself!
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Version 12.0.5
davert
24 July 2013
I got this when it was just about the only game in town. Updates are very expensive and in my experience, very little changes from version to version. Bugs continue unabated and usability is never improved. If you are having problems and need a point update, e.g. 12.04 to 12.05, you have to call them up, deal with the usual nonsense, and beg, plead, and demand until they send you the release, which really should be going to all customers automatically. Releases are expensive through the company but they constantly spam you with "great deals!" and "last chance!" (especially for their associated pen reader) -- a lot like owning Toast, in that regard. Seems the only time they realize you're a customer is when they want to sell something. The rest of the time it's hard to convince them. Meanwhile ABBY does just about everything ReadIRIS does, only faster and more accurately. I own Prizmo but have not tried its OCR yet. The program does have a lot of features and such so I have to give it to them, and it does work pretty well at character recognition.
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Version 12.0.5
$99.00

2.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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