ABBYY FineReader Pro
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Complete OCR solution.   Commercial ($99.99)
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ABBYY FineReader Pro lets you easily transform paper documents, PDFs, and digital photos of text into editable and searchable files. No more manual retyping or reformatting. Instead you can edit, search, share, archive, and copy information from documents for reuse and quotation -- saving your time, effort and hassles.

FineReader Pro combines unmatched OCR quality, accurate document formatting reconstruction and unsurpassed language support with an intuitive interface.
What's New
Version 12.0.4:
  • Some bug fixing
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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+4

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.
[Version 12.0.4]


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+88

Frank-O'Connor reviewed on 25 Mar 2014
Bought version 12.03 back in November or December 2013 from the ABBYY site, but have no way to update it to this 12.04 version ... so I can't make any comment on that. Given the update experience (or lack of update experience) I'm marking it down ... and will continue to keep ReadIris for my OCR, and the insanely good VueScan, for my general scanning needs. I've sent a couple of feedback missives and support requests to ABBYY over the last couple of weeks - but received nothing in return - so their support sucks big-time as well. Your mileage may vary update wise if you bought through the App Store ... but I bought directly from ABBYY.

At the moment, I would avoid them at all costs ... but what the hell, it's your money. I've wasted mine, and my time trying to get an answer out of them.
[Version 12.0.4]


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+28

Curlypaws reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
Very pleased to see FineReader Pro come to the Mac. As Georg-74 mentions, there is no correction window (which I'd really like to see in a future update), but the quality of the character recognition is much better than the Express version, and the choice of areas and export options is also wider.

The interface is quite different from the Windows version, but certainly none the worse for this. I've yet to try it with a larger document to judge the speed - but it seems much closer to the Windows version than I had expected. The accuracy still seems slightly lower than the Windows version, but again there isn't a lot in it (the Windows version seems slightly better at identifying areas to recognise).
[Version 12.0.3]


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+4

HJRBR reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
There is an other problem with the Pro-version. This version costs $ 99. I am thinking about upgrading from ABBYY FinerRader Express which costs $ 69. They ask for another $ 79 for this upgrade! Very, very steep for anyone and this with missing features. Come on guys, whit such a policy, nobody will upgrade by such a hefty price.
Well, and testing it without a Demo is also not possible. Besides that, there is no comparison chart to compare the two software to see, if an upgrade makes sense. My rating is shooted, because I did not buy the program, and MacUpdate forces you to rate.
[Version 12.0.3]

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+28
Curlypaws replied on 12 Dec 2013
I bought it direct from ABBYY, and they do offer an upgrade from the Express version - although it isn't the easiest to find (the 'Why Upgrade' page has a link at its foot to the ABBYY store for the upgrade version. It also offers a version comparison (although it doesn't seem to work right now). No demo there either though.
burypromote

+4
HJRBR replied on 13 Dec 2013
Below is the link comparison between the Finereader Express for Mac and Pro for Mac
http://finereader.abbyy.com/pro_for_mac/compare_vs_express/?width=770&height=700&blocks=Content

And click on the below links for more information about the product.

http://finereader.abbyy.com/pro_for_mac/why_upgrade/
http://finereader.abbyy.com/pro_for_mac/

The price to upgrade from the Express version to the Pro is $79.99. and full version is $99.99.
And that , I suppose, is not a good deal.
burypromote

+28
Curlypaws replied on 13 Dec 2013
Here in the UK, full price is around $112 and the upgrade is $79. So unusually it seems like we get a relatively better deal for the upgrade than you do in the dollar price :-(.

Personally I think it is worth it for what it offers - particularly in accuracy and control over the recognition of different types of areas (background image is particularly nice).
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+10

Georg-74 reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
I always wondered why ABBYY didn't offer a normal version of it's fantastic Finereader software for Mac. Now that it is out I immediately bought it on the App Store. It is pretty cool to not have to fire up Windows anymore to get a decent OCR job done. The downside is that this version is missing a major feature of the Windows version, the text correction window. So you have to export the document to see if the text was recognized fine or not and you can't do individual corrections. Another downside: There is a major bug. Changing text frames on a page inadvertedly stops working on a more than regular base. One has to zoom in more than 300% and then the frame tool starts working again. A real deal breaker if you have to work with hundreds of pages efficiently. I really do hope the guys at ABBYY get this fixed soon and include a feature upgrade that allows to edit the recognized text before exporting!
[Version 12.0.3]


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annieskov rated on 13 Mar 2014

[Version 12.0.4]



annieskov rated on 03 Feb 2014

[Version 12.0.3]



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Bnz rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 12.0.3]


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Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Commercial
Date:12 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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