Intuitive to use

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Easy interface raises productivity

FineReader’s ease of use means you’ll be working productively right from the get-go! A highly intuitive interface guides you through the entire process of scanning and converting documents. And predefined Quick Tasks mean you’ll get jobs done with just a few mouse clicks —no time spent on familiarizing yourself with the software. Even better, FineReader identifies document characteristics (e.g. layout, languages, etc.) automatically – giving you the option of adjusting settings manually if needed. Plus, FineReader is Section 508 compliant – ensuring accessibility.

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Saves documents to virtually any format

Easily save text recognition results in the format of your choice: as text documents (DOCX, ODT, RTF), spreadsheets (XSLX), searchable, editable and other PDF and PDF/A documents, PPTX presentations, HTML, or e-book (EPUB®, FB2) formats. You can also send results directly from FineReader to applications including Apple Pages, Apple Numbers, Microsoft® Word, Excel® and many others.

Convert photos

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Automatic correction of digital photos of documents

FineReader takes you beyond the limitations of traditional scanning by enabling you to use your digital camera or smartphone as a scanner! Just take a snapshot of any document you’d like to OCR.

FineReader applies sophisticated image pre-processing tools to correct image distortions for best text recognition, then recognizes and converts the document into the format of your choice.

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Edit images with image editor

You can also correct photos of documents manually in FineReader to achieve even better recognition results. Image Editor enables you to correct brightness and contrast, straighten curved text lines, correct trapezium distortions, reduce ISO noise and remove motion blur, split dual pages, crop images, and more.

Protect PDFs with password

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Manage access to the content of created PDFs with different levels of password protection that restricts either opening the document itself, or restricts actions with its content such as printing, editing or extraction of information.

Create and convert PDFs

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Create industry standard PDFs (from scans/paper documents)

Turn paper documents into searchable compressed PDF files for archiving with just a few mouse clicks. Save files to a PDF/A format for long-term archiving.

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Convert PDFs into editable formats

Quickly turn your PDFs into fully editable formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Apple Pages, Numbers and others. ABBYY’s intelligent OCR and PDF document conversion technologies ensure excellent accuracy, document layout and structure retention quality for further effortless editing.

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Advanced PDF conversion

FineReader Pro provides advanced tools and options for precise control and exceptional flexibility when converting PDF documents into editable file formats.

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Other essential PDF conversion features

FineReader Pro enables you to add document properties; it can also create tagged PDFs optimized for portable and screen reader devices, and creates PDF outlines for fast navigation across a document.

Create e-books for reading on-to-go

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Convert books and printed documents into fully formatted electronic files optimized for reading on portable devices in the popular FB2 and EPUB formats.

Professional tools

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Advanced OCR for complex tasks

FineReader Pro provides a variety of advanced features that enable full control over the OCR process and its output. These include managing document pages, size/quality ratio control, document export and layout retention, editing complex tables (including the ability to manage text languages, text orientation and pictures within table cells) and more. All of which can be fine-tuned according to your needs.

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Make document content accessible for text-to-speech utilities

With FineReader, all you have to do is convert paper documents or PDFs into a supported electronic format and they will automatically be accessible via text-to-speech utilities.

Digitize paper documents and scans with OCR

Leverage the digital workplace by digitizing paper and scanned documents for storage and quick, reliable retrieval or to instantly reuse and edit. Experience the unparalleled accuracy of a market-leading, AI-based Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and see how it simplifies your paperwork.

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Exact reconstruction of document structure and formatting

ABBYY's innovative Adaptive Document Recognition Technology® (ADRT®) precisely re-creates the structure and formatting of multi-page documents. This includes text size and font styles, tables and diagrams, columns, headers, footers, footnotes, tables of contents, page numbers and more. The result: Your converted documents look exactly like the originals, have native formatting attributes and are easy to change and update!

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The most accurate text recognition and layout retention available for macOS

Precise text recognition and layout retention are critical for maximum productivity. And FineReader Pro’s accuracy is currently the highest in the industry: up to 99.8%, according to ABBYY's internal testing. This means it delivers editable digital copies of documents that precisely match your originals’ text and layouts – ready for immediate re-use, updating and sharing without the need for manual retyping or correction.

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World’s most multilingual OCR for Mac

FineReader Pro recognizes text in more than 180 languages — including European and Asian languages, and Hebrew and Arabic. Plus, it does so in any combination of languages.

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Digitize and share important documents

FineReader makes it fast and easy to digitize and make multiple copies of documents — plus, it offers image processing functions that improve the visual quality of original documents. So if you have a paper document with content you’d like to share, you can just scan and print as many copies as you need while removing “noise” and other defects. Or create a PDF that you can send as an email attachment, or upload it to the cloud.

Automate digitization and conversion routines

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Process batches of documents and automate conversion tasks. Achieve new levels of productivity and enjoy greater flexibility when converting documents with support for Automator actions and AppleScript commands. With just a few easy steps you’ll be able to:

  • Create task apps that enable drag and drop conversion of images and PDF files. Simply drag a file on to a task app icon and it will instantly be converted into the format you have specified – without you having to first launch the main FineReader application.
  • Specify a folder for automatic conversion – all incoming files or batches of documents will then be processed as soon as they arrive at the specified folder.
  • Schedule OCR processes to automatically run at designated dates and times.