ABBYY FineReader Express
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Easy-to-use OCR application.   Demo ($99.99)
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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
What's New
Version 8.3.393599:

Note: The downloadable version is 8.3.393599. The Mac App Store version is currently 8.4.

  • OCR Technology updated
  • Some fixes and improvements
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • TWAIN-compatible scanner
  • Digital camera or fax modem



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ABBYY FineReader E... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 8.x:
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Meitnik reviewed on 07 Apr 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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gbarnes12 reviewed on 04 Dec 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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Appledogx replied on 19 Feb 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 reviewed on 30 Nov 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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PaoloM4825 reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
Does it work?
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PaoloM4825 reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
Try to unsterstandd
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lurkingremlin commented on 25 Jun 2013
Icon seems to be missing in this particular version, neither shows in the Finder or Show Info... window.
???
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lurkingremlin replied on 25 Jun 2013
A simple reboot made the icon appear. Day saved.
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Meitnik reviewed on 05 May 2013
I made the mistake of buying from the App store my copy. After upgrading to 10.7.x I have had nothing but problems. I have documented to support the bugs. I have yet to hear back from them. They have my 100.00, but I have a broken app. I can't get a refund due to apple's polices. It worked well for the most part under 10.6. I have written to support a number of times, still nothing. Either give me a refund or the windows version to run under a VM of Windows. Never have had such problems with a company. And yes, I have reinstalled many times and still the same bugs.
[Version 8.3.325601]


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Raylinth reviewed on 18 Feb 2013
@Abbyy
The Download Link: http://www.abbyydownloads.com/FRMACLion/ABBYY_FineReader_Express.dmg

Shows this:

404 - File or directory not found.
The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

Can you please fix this?
[Version 8.3.325601]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 18 Feb 2013
Try this download link: http://www.abbyydownloads.com/asknet/fr8xmac/fr8xmac.dmg
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Raylinth replied on 19 Feb 2013
@MacUpdate-Warren
This Download-Version runs as as Demo and i´m not able to enter my Licence Key.
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ABBYY FineReader replied on 19 Feb 2013
Please use this link to get full value product:
http://fr7.abbyy.com/mac/fr/ABBYY_FineReader_Express_new.dmg
Sorry for inconvinience
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Raylinth replied on 19 Feb 2013
Now it works!

Thanks for the support.
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Quixopix reviewed on 13 Jan 2013
I tried the demo and it didn't do Hebrew text like Prizmo 2

I also tried old english Gothic

View Online: tinyurl.com/KJV1611Scripture

It couldn't handle it, so for basic OCR Vuescan or Prizmo does the job. I also want a scanner to have salt n pepper removal like Corel PhotoPaint, or digital ice scanning technology, this appears to be more of an OCR only app, so it didn't really handle my needs
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Marilou53 replied on 16 Jan 2013
Another vote for Prizmo
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Corpin reviewed on 05 Dec 2012
best five stars
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Kaz219 had trouble on 24 Jul 2010
Playing around with the software, and I have one problem: it isn't possible to do any kind of fine tuning on multi-pages documents. When I modify anything and go to the next page, the changes on the previous page are lost (if I navigate back, everything is back the way it was).

The help in the software is very limited and on the website it's just a joke.

Their only (but big) advantage is that they got the best engine so far. But the interface is pretty bad I have to say.
[Version 8.0.0.3948]



Robert_bda8e4ed rated on 07 Jan 2014

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Doctorfo rated on 26 Jun 2013

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Widber rated on 25 Jun 2013

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al1952 rated on 18 Feb 2013

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Jacek Palosz rated on 18 Feb 2013

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Birdy53 rated on 16 Jan 2013

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+7

ABBYY FineReader rated on 04 Dec 2012

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bussophron rated on 21 Nov 2012

[Version 8.2.6996]



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Corpin rated on 31 Oct 2012

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ErmoS rated on 30 Oct 2012

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Version Downloads:12,485
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Demo
Date:25 Jun 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $99.99
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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.


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