FineReader OCR Pro
FineReader OCR Pro
12.1.12

3.4

FineReader OCR Pro free download for Mac

FineReader OCR Pro

12.1.12
28 August 2019

Complete OCR solution.

Overview

FineReader OCR 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 OCR Pro combines unmatched OCR quality, accurate document formatting reconstruction, and unsurpassed language support with an intuitive interface.

What's new in FineReader OCR Pro

Version 12.1.12:
  • Fixed image distortion issue that might happen to PDF documents during image preprocessing
  • General bugfix

Requirements for FineReader OCR Pro

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

15 FineReader OCR Pro Reviews

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Meitnik
07 April 2014

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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 12.0.4
Meitnik
04 July 2016
After many years, its clear Abbyy, like Nuance, will never make a full featured parity same as the Windows version. They still take too long to release bug fixes as well. Will not pay for future upgrades. I got screwed on their product thats just ok, but not for my demanding OCR needs. But sadly the other Mac OCR from Germany has its hands tied to Google OCR engine and so wont do any engine fixes. The only USA OCR has terrible tech support. After 20 yrs, There appears we mac folk are screwed on a professional quality OCR tool. Welcome to the lock in OS wars. :-p
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Version 12.1.3
1 answer(s)
Odysseus
Odysseus
05 July 2016
I agree about the slowness of the development of FineReader Pro for Mac by ABBYY.
As for "the other Mac OCR from Germany," do you mean OCRKit? I would be surprised if that were tied to the Google OCR engine …
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cocainus
05 January 2016
Обрезанный функционал, какой-то обрубок от версии Windows!
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Version 12.1.3
Meitnik
26 October 2015
Can anyone confirm if FineReader Pro Mac runs well under 10.11?? thanks
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Version 12.1.3
3 answer(s)
Meitnik
Meitnik
27 October 2015
From their tech support:
"At the moment operating system Mac OS X 10.11 is not supported in ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac. As soon as there is an update available and Mac OS X 10.11 is supported, information about it will be published at our website. "
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Meitnik
Meitnik
31 October 2015
I hear an update is coming in early Nov is coming. Other than bug fixes, I am hoping for more features to match the windows version.
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Turquoise
Turquoise
08 January 2016
Does not work for me under 10.11.2. I'm waiting for an update.
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Holypoly
26 June 2015
"Though there is no demo download, MacUpdate Desktop users can download and install the update to v.12.1.3." Not only MU Desktop users can - anyone with a valid copy of FR Pro 12 has access to the updater file through the app's "Check for Updates" function.
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Version 12.1.3
Prologos
28 November 2014
12.1.1 - "Overall application performance improvement"? Nope,- its slower then version before. Tried it 2 times with the same Original.
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Version 12.1.1
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dachkater
dachkater
28 November 2014
Don't know if it's slower, but it is very slow, at least scanning JPEG files for text. It takes on the order of 5-7 seconds per page for a 2500x1600 JPEG. Running Omnipage 17 in a Win 7 VM on the same machine and the exact same image will complete in less than a second. It also got hung up for me after ~20 pages and had to be manually terminated.

That said, its recognition accuracy for Japanese was decent, not as good as Omnipage, but much better than the terrible Readiris engine, which is essentially useless for the language.

I wish Nuance would use their Asian OCR engine in a Mac product, after 10+ years it still is the best I've used out there.
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Powercc
28 November 2014
If it works, for my it is the best OCR-App for Mac - the recognition is really good.
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Version 12.1.1
Meitnik
28 November 2014
So its taken Abbyy nearly a year -- many updates at least -- to fix the many bugs and performance problems. Yet, they still won't make it feature parity with the Windows version. I suspect they will do v13 requiring 10.9/10.10 to finally get what I originally paid for and wanted ( like what Primzo did recently). I pray they will continue to support 10.7. For the many visual reasons I can't upgrade to 10.9/10.10. Please give me two key features, supporting 10.7: 1. A user vocab list so app knows the correct spelling of special words; or learn new words on the fly. 2. An edit pane near the image page so I can make corrects page not afterwards.
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Version 12.1.1
BradMacPro
17 October 2014
Version 12.0.6 doesn't work in Yosemite, but ABBYY FineReader Express 8.4 does.
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Version 12.0.6
1 answer(s)
lurkingremlin
lurkingremlin
24 October 2014
Hmmm - updating needs to be done from within 12.0.6. Which won't launch under Yosemite. Hehe. (I did send a complaint to ABBYY.)
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sovaxp
22 August 2014
OCR good even poor scans, best software I tried!
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Version 12.0.6
Meitnik
29 May 2014
This is 2014, not 1985!! You don't allow saving an exported file to a folder/directory which has []< >-– in its name!!! This proves to me you really don't understand the macintosh OS x file system at all. I bet you fail with unicode characters in the folder name too. Unacceptable bug! Fix now, not 6 months from now. You should be ashamed.
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Version 12.0.4
4 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
09 June 2014
Evidently I don't understand the "macintosh OS x file system" (should read Macintosh OS X file system) either, because I have LOTS of folders with [ ] brackets in the name, and have never experienced any difficulties because of them.
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Meitnik
Meitnik
09 June 2014
I reported the bug which they have confirmed. If the file or folder path contains < >[]{} finereader refuses to save the file on export.
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Nick-Collingridge
Nick-Collingridge
06 July 2014
BigJohnson - I think you have mis-read Meitnik's review, even though I admit it is rather ambiguously worded. I believe he is saying that you cannot save files to folders with certain characters in their names, even though these are legal for MacOSX. On another point, I wish that people would use comments for things like this, rather than reviews which require a score. Scores which are not based on an overall view of a product distort the score that product gets meaning that they become pointless. Having said that, I do not think that this product deserves a particularly good score - it is much less polished than ReadIRIS which is actually nowadays a very decent product on the Mac.
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Meitnik
Meitnik
06 July 2014
I recently upgraded to 12.05, still broken in regard to forbidden chars in names of files/folder paths. Waiting to hear if 12.06 will work better. Again, it shows careless testing by Abbyy. I will continue to use Prizmo even though its German support is flaky. And Nuance will never ever make a Mac product.
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