FineReader OCR Pro

FineReader OCR Pro


  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2013-10-24
  • Current Version: 12.1.13
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 582.04 MB
  • Developer: ABBYY
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.11 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 78 Ratings


Easily turn documents of virtually any origin into information you can edit, quote, archive, search or share! ABBYY FineReader Pro complements the hassle-free efficiency of your computer by transforming paper documents, PDFs and digital photos of text into editable and searchable files. Say goodbye to time-consuming retyping and reformatting of documents – FineReader’s unmatched text recognition accuracy, language coverage and conversion features retain your original’s text, layout and formatting. It’s OCR the easy way – just as it should be! ******************** PCMag says: "FineReader Pros' OCR engine outclasses anything else available, and its overall design is clean, efficient, and fast. It's our no-contest Editors' Choice for OCR under OS X." ******************* With just a few clicks you can: - Update documents with text corrections, date changes, modified conditions, links to other documents and more - Instantly pull quotes from text and extract data - Create searchable PDF files for archiving and sharing - Make documents accessible for text-to-voice and more KEY PRODUCTIVITY FEATURES: - Scans and converts documents and images into a wide variety of popular electronic formats including: DOCX, ODT, RTF, XSLX, PDF and PDF/A, PPTX, HTML, EPUB and FB2 - Automates conversion tasks, processes batches of documents, and provides the ability to schedule OCR processing with the help of newly added Automator actions and AppleScript commands support; - Accurately reconstructs document structure, layout and formatting across multiple pages – including headers/footers, footnotes, table of contents, page numbering, captions, etc. - Creates editable, searchable and secure PDFs that are perfect for archiving and sharing - Creates e-books in EPUB and FB2 formats for tablets and portable readers - Performs image and photo pre-processing using ABBYY’s Advanced Digital Camera OCR technology - Applies advanced OCR features to complex conversion tasks YOUR ADVANTAGES WITH ABBYY OCR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDE: - Professional OCR results with up to 99.8% character recognition accuracy - Widest language support in the industry: 189 recognition languages (including Asian languages) in any combination of languages - Multi-channel document input enables you to scan paper documents for processing or convert scanned images, PDFs and digital photos of text - User-friendly interface with pre-defined Quick Tasks makes using FineReader easy and intuitive and provides Section 508 compliancy * According to internal ABBYY testing. Accuracy and formatting results can vary depending on factors such as document quality and scanner settings.



  • Can't seem to handle large documents

    By Zman27001
    I have been trying to process a 1,610 page PDF for the last hour, but this program keeps spontaneously quitting when it gets to around 940 pages. Then, when I reopen it, it offers to "recover" the document it had been processing, but then hangs up and does nothing. What a disappointment.
  • Easiest GUI of the PDF programs I have.

    By Lars Unplugged
    A learning curve like most software. Of the 4 PDF programs I use this one is the easiest to use. I like to be able to adjust the brightness/contrast on some scans, and this one has the easiest to use adjuster. Just don’t forget to click on “apply” when you have the image you like, otherwise it will save/export the file to the unadjusted version. I set mine to “open the file" after export is done, that way I can keep it, or do more quality adjustments. I copy the title I have named the file, so if I re-export it, I paste the name in the title box, and it overwrites the bad copy so I don’t have to rename the file, and then do aseperate delete for the bad quality file. By being an App store item, I can use it on my other Macs, without having to buy a separate license for each Mac. Big money saver.
  • Much worse

    By nDimensions
    The software is much worse than previous versions. I really regret purchasing it. Among the issues is the poor auto-detection. If one corrects it manually, instead of respecting the manual selection, the application proceeds to over-ride the manual selection again. The over-ride simplhy resets to the original incorrect auto-detection. The only way to extract text from multi-page documents is to go page by page. This is very poorly thought out.
  • This is not the same as the Web version

    By J.D3049
    Be mindful that the App store version and Web Version are not the same product. They are equally as expensive and I recommend to buy it on the web. The App Store version is very glitchy (once purchased you cannot exchange for the Web version you will be stuck with this poorly mantained version)
  • So much value...

    By nytimesloverinHongKong
    I've tested this against Acrobat Pro and another major OCR service. Abbyy's results are more accurate. If you're looking for quality but affordable OCR look no further! To Abbyy's credit they keep updating this so it works with the latest macOS!
  • Hangs on certain documents

    By ndlex
    I use it frequently to convert many PDF documents at once. Pretty frequently it hangs up and won't continue. It's not intuitive which document it's hung up on so you have to manually do a few documents at a time until you find the specific document. Why would a software program just hang? And why not give the user feedback when it happens?
  • not good.

    By dungkki
    Does not working very often.
  • Accomplishes most of my needs

    By Baffled App Store Customer
    I use FineReaderOCR Pro usually to scan hardcopy of financial statements and tax forms into PDF files. For my needs, it works well but the workflow could be improved. I generally am not that concerned with having searchable documents so I save PDFs with the image content overlaying the text content and have not tested the searchability of the documents. The program attempts to classify different content as text, table, image, or barcode before I save the scanned content and usually gets it right. The most often confused classifications is text vs table (maybe 15% incorrect but can be quickly corrected). The accuracy of identifying one table section as one instead of two or three sections seems to depend a bit on the formatting of the document. Some statements have a lot of space between the different fields in some rows and this makes it difficult for the program to tell if one part is related to the other part. To make a page perfect is a simple process but in some cases, time consuming. Many times, I don’t bother but it is still a perfectly readable document. Probably, with more tightly formatted statements, it would do better. One thing I would really like to see improved is the work flow. When starting a new scan, you are presented with a box where you select if the document to scan is on the computer or coming from a scanner. It always defaults to the computer. Often, I am scanning several hardcopy documents in a row so it would be nice if the program just assumed the same source as the last. I’ve accidently clicked on the target format without changing the source back to the scanner. Then I have to wait a couple of seconds for the next step to complete, click away the program’s Finder window, click on “New Task”, click on the scanner in the New Task box, and then re-click on the target format. In the next window, you must select the Scan Mode, Flatbed or Document Feeder. In this step, the program does assume you want the last mode used, if you haven’t closed the program since the last scan. This is good but if the last scan was in Flatbed, the program automatically does a prescan that takes up a few seconds. If you now have to use the Document Feeder, more unnecessary waiting for the unnecessary prescan before you can switch the mode to Document Feeder. This may seem all very nitpicky but I usually am doing many documents at where some need flatbed and others need the feeder. While scanning is going on, I’m doing something else and it would be nice when switching my attention back to scanning, I can just click, click, scan instead of “ok, this is will go into the doc feeder, want pdf, oops, not from the computer, ( wait, wait, click away incorrect windows), click new task, now “From scanner”, want pdf, wait for unwanted prescan, change to doc feeder, finally start the correct scan. All in all though, I will keep using it and hope they tweak these workflow issues.
  • Flawed & Crashy

    By Flinkywood
    Leaves a lot of garble; misses whole sections, inverts what should not be inverted, then crashes––repeatedly. Avoid.
  • Crashes

    By Josh Ockert
    Latest update in December 2018 destroyed the application. Trying to start leads to a dialog popup saying Uncaught Exception *** -[__NSArray0 objectAtIndex:]: index 0 beyond bounds for empty NSArray That is followed by a stack trace. It is absolutely unacceptable that an application that costs $120 should have this kind of regression in it. It needs to be fixed immediately.