ABBYY FineReader Express
ABBYY FineReader Express
8.5.676060

3.6

ABBYY FineReader Express free download for Mac

ABBYY FineReader Express

8.5.676060
05 January 2016

Easy-to-use OCR application.

Overview

ABBYY FineReader Express is a highly accurate and easy-to-use multi-lingual OCR application designed specifically for Mac users. Based on ABBYY's intelligent document recognition technologies, FineReader Express for Mac quickly turns any scanned paper document, PDF files and digital camera images into editable and searchable formats while keeping the original layout and formatting in tact.

ABBYY FineReader Express automatically detects tables in original documents and precisely reconstructs them in the resulting files. In addition, this intelligent software provides special tools for editing table areas in documents that enable:

  • Adding table separators
  • Deleting table separators
  • Splitting table cells
  • Merging table rows and columns
  • Using these tools, even the most complex tables and spreadsheets can be perfectly reconstructed.

What's new in ABBYY FineReader Express

Version 8.5.676060:

Note: ABBYY FineReader Express is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Vicjoe
06 September 2010

Most helpful

I agree with the other reviews that this product has a minimalist interface but a robust OCR engine. The issue I had with it is, using the demo, the accuracy was very impressive. Okay, trial period over, time to buy; I paid online, downloaded the paid version (Aug. 28), and upon installing it, got a warning "the disk you chose contains a newer version of the software you are installing. Installing this software will replace a newer version with an older version." Since the trial version would no longer work, I went ahead with the installation (I should have hesitated as in the Installer, a page entitled Important Information only listed up to OS X 10.5, no mention of 10.6). I then launched the application, and proceeded to do a test scan on a book that had worked fine on the trial version. As with the trial, the scan proceeded and put up a window "Document Conversion" showing a progress bar that ended with the notation "Finished. 1 of 1 pages processed" But, the button "Finished" was greyed out so the process essentially ended there; All other menus were greyed out, so I had to quit the program via the Mac utility Activity Monitor. I didn't think to make a note of the trial version, but the (broken) paid version was 8.0.0.3578 Part: 718/4 (from the app's About menu, as a Finder Get Info does not include version information). On the next launch I thought to see if there was an entry for checking for updates, and there was. I downloaded the update, it indicated it was compatible with OS X 10.6 and indeed it did not hang at the "Document Conversion" window; it was now version 8.0.0.3891 Part 718/5. I was then able to compare scanning/ocr'ing the same page, same book as I had done with the trial version, and noted that there were a few more errors with the full version. It seems that the trial version was better at automatically de-skewing the page. The full version also felt slower than the trial one. I wrote ABBYY about this, they did respond and admit the following "FineReader Express for Mac trial was created after the full version of the software was, because there was a high demand from users requesting a trial version, therefore, when you install the full version it shows that is a [sic] older version of the software, but you are running the latest full version of the software." Conclusion: the full version that one pays for, even after using the Update feature, is older and slightly less accurate than the more impressive trial version. I'll continue to check the Update feature (can't set it to auto check, and the Preferences menu entry for all versions [trial, old full and updated full] were greyed out and in fact when reading the manual no mention of Preferences at all. Today, Sept. 6th, I did the manual update check and was advised that "There are no updates currently available for ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac Build 3891." In sum, if you're impressed by the trial version, you may run into some install/use problems with the initial paid download and even a working update is less robust than the trial. Still, after trying 3 other OCR packages, ABBYY FineReader Express for Mac still has a strong edge for accuracy.
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Version 8.0.0.3948
alex-rizhsky
13 February 2017
I can definitely recommend this cloud version of ABBYY Fine Reader Professional: www.apponfly.com/en/abbyy-finereader?EZE I works on any device running Win as well as Mac OS and they provide a 30day free trial without any commitments.
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Version 8.5.676060
Neil-M
29 June 2015
I'd missed the latest update - it's not listed here. Update Part Number: 718/30 Date: 5 December, 2014 http://www.abbyy.com/checkforupdates/?Product=Sprint&Platform=MAC&PartNumber=71826&Language=en&Target=CheckUpdate&Source=Shell&Distributive=EEMac&Build=8.3.393599
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Version 8.3.393599
Frankp
30 October 2014
I used to really depend on this program, but the last update virtually destroyed it for me. When I scan a pdf file, entire paragraphs and sometimes entire pages, are missing. If there is a graphic on the file it's almost guaranteed the app will miss the entire page. I find I can't rely on it anymore. I filed the problem with ABBYY but never heard anything back.
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Version 8.3.393599
Darren-Nichols
16 September 2014
this app have the most accurate OCR engine.
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Version 8.3.393599
HJRBR
04 July 2014
The feature Convert to searchable PDFs seems not to work anymore with Maverick 9.4. The eventual upgrade procedure is a pain in ... I would not recommend or buy this software anymore. And rating with MacUpdate is also not easy. By Overall Rating, I would give 2.0, but I cannot change an accidentally clicked star. Oh well....
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Version 8.3.393599
Meitnik
07 April 2014
ABBYY has chosen to cripple the mac version. It is far from being feature parity with the Windows version. The key feature to preview/edit a page before exporting it is not there; which any OCR tool worth its cost has. They are cynical towards the mac market: Over charging for the upgrade, slow for updates and bug fixes, and poor tech support. Good luck getting them to do a demo version. Like Nuance, they seem to dislike the mac market. They will milk the upgrade cost as long and as much as they can. I wasted my money on the upgrade. As for the ocr engine, oh, its very good, just the Gui driving it sucks.
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Version 8.3.393599
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Reegor
Reegor
19 April 2015
I reluctantly agree with this. BUT I still use it at times. It can handle stuff that Adobe Acrobat chokes on, and the OCR engine is indeed impressively accurate.
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gbarnes12
04 December 2013
I just downloaded and installed this hoping to try it out as a TRIAL version. It asked for a KEY Code which I don't have. SO how am I supposed to try it to see if I want to purchase it?
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Version 8.3.393599
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Appledogx
Appledogx
19 February 2014
Me too. There appears to be no way to demo this. I even checked their website and can find nothing. I've had too much trouble with bad OCR software to buy without trying first and this one is not really that cheap to throw money away without knowing.
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Lightning
30 November 2013
This is by far the BEST OCR that I have used and I have used at least 6 others. Just give it a try.
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Version 8.3.393599
PaoloM4825
16 November 2013
Does it work?
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Version 8.3.393599
PaoloM4825
16 November 2013
Try to unsterstandd
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Version 8.3.393599
$99.99

3.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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