Readiris Pro
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Powerful, accurate OCR software.   Commercial ($44.99)
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Readiris Pro is the most powerful and accurate OCR software for Mac 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 Pro 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
What's New
Version 12.5.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Mareva reviewed on 08 Feb 2014
i don't understand, i paid v14pro for 100,39-30,42 (special offer)=69,97$, & i can't download the readiris14updt because i'm not authenticate @ ftp02.irislink.com, i've to put a name & a password
absurd !
I see the v11 costs 44,99$
[Version 12.5.0]


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Spence reviewed on 05 Jan 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.
[Version 12.5.0]

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Appledogx replied on 12 Mar 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 commented on 04 Oct 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!
[Version 12.0.5]


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davert reviewed on 24 Jul 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.
[Version 12.0.5]


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Nick Collingridge commented on 26 Mar 2013
To anyone looking for a decent OCR application - Prizmo is well worth looking at. It has a much nicer UI than ReadIRIS, the licencing is much less of a hassle than ReadIRIS, it is more stable, and it is better value into the bargain.
[Version 12.0.5]


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Nick Collingridge reviewed on 15 Mar 2013
SO frustrating! I have just bought the new v14 (up to 14.0.3 already - MacUpdate please catch up!) and it is the same mess that it always was. The underlying OCR engine seems generally excellent, and the UI this time is ALMOST decent.

However there are two very big problems.

First it crashes all the time, particularly with longer files - not very long, you understand, but when trying to scan a simple text-only document of 15 pages it crashes EVERY time when it gets to the "formatting" stage. If I break the job down into sections of four or five pages then the job often completes before crashing but this is really pretty poor - don't they ever test this app?

Secondly, although it outputs into MS Word .docx format, every page is contained within a text frame. This is an incredible nuisance if you are trying to recreate a multi-page document - you have to go through and copy the text out of the farme on every page and paste it into a new document before you end up with one long document. There doesn't seem to be any way of controlling this behaviour either.

Another minor inconvenience is that when you import you have to uncheck the Page Analysis checkbox in the import dialog every time unless you want ReadIRIS to create multiple frames on every page which always seem to be bad guesses. There is a preference to not have this checked but it doesn't seem to work.

Get these issues sorted out and the app will be very decent and fairly reasonably priced. Without this it is very annoying and much more of a hassle than it should be. Buy it at your peril until they sort it out.
[Version 12.0.5]

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Nick Collingridge replied on 16 Mar 2013
A follow-up to my review above.

Firstly, I have now found a setting to change the default behaviour of creating frames for every page in a Word file. It is in the settings for the export filter to the Word file which is in the Settings menu.

The reason I didn't discover this before is that you do not access this through the Preferences dialog. I do not understand why all of the settings are not in the same place - in the Preferences dialog. There is a separate Settings menu which I looked at but it appeared at first that this just duplicated the settings in the Preferences dialog. It was only when I started hunting again that I noticed that some settings are duplicated, but some are only present in the menu and some are only present in the Prefs dialog. Confusing or what?

Also, since switching off the saving into separate frames I have not had a crash when saving a document, so I suspect that the bug is in the routine which creates the frames.

I am now much happier with the app and think it deserves a better score. If only they could improve how you get to the settings by putting it all into Preferences and getting rid of the Settings menu, and also fix the bug with creating frames, it would become an excellent product.
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Marilou53 reviewed on 16 Jan 2013
If you want to use software like in the 90s, try this one. The UI was definitely not *designed* for the Mac.
[Version 12.0.5]

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Prologos replied on 23 Feb 2013
Yep, and try to get a simple update, turns in to waste of time. I would never buy it again. Stay away from this company!
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Neil_m commented on 13 Jun 2012
Just got an email offer from irislink, for Readiris 14 Mac - €79.
[Version 12.0.5]

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Monty replied on 29 Aug 2012
Went to their site and there is NO MAC demo, only Windows. Product is $79 US for a brief period of time. Asked Customer Support but no response in several days.
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N9yty reviewed on 04 Apr 2012
I just bought this, and got v12.0.6 - which is interesting because the online update for the latest version is only 12.0.5.

At any rate, the output PDF format Text-Image is broken. It only includes text on the output page, no images anywhere. I contact support and was told "Use Image-Text". Um, NO! That isn't what I want, so their answer to a broken product is "Don't use that feature". Unbelievable!!

Of course, no refund available. How stupid can you get. PERHAPS I can get an update to fix this some months down the road, but what a waste of money.
[Version 12.0.5]

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Neil_m replied on 28 Apr 2012
Agreed.
I would dispute their opening text, "Readiris Pro is the most powerful and accurate OCR software for Mac OS X. It accurately and rapidly transforms your paper documents,"

Once upon a time there was no choice of realistic competition, I was stuck with Readiris.

That's not the case anymore.
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IloveBurma reviewed on 12 Jan 2012
I can't write a review as I wasn't able to download a demo version of this software. The download button gives you access to 2 demo videos which don't work. Are you kidding??
[Version 12.0.5]


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Robertsbh had trouble on 29 Jul 2010
Readiris does not work at all, the company did not respond to their emails and the bouncing beachball goes on for ever. anyone else have that problem with this. I am very disappointed.
[Version 12.0.1]

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Jbowens replied on 24 Aug 2010
Robert. I had similar problems with my Brother. Click on Readiris Application>GetInfo>General>Tick "Open in 32-bit Mode". Restarted everything & it now seems to work. Good luck

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Appleday88 rated on 27 Mar 2014

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maik_obermüller-@a%e rated on 06 Jul 2013

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Martin J rated on 22 Oct 2012

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Joachim Vollmar rated on 04 Jul 2012

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License:Commercial
Date:04 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Readiris Pro is the most powerful and accurate OCR software for Mac 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 Pro 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.


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