Average Ratings

29 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $199.99/one-time/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • ABBYY Software House
  • www.abbyy.com
  • Founded 1989
  • United States

About ABBYY FineReader

ABBYY FineReader 14 is an all-in-one PDF and OCR software application for efficiently working with scanned documents and PDFs. It combines powerful text recognition and document conversion technology, essential PDF editing capabilities and document text comparison functionality to support business professionals from various departments in coping with a variety of daily tasks when working with documents.


ABBYY FineReader Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Retention
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Recovery
  • File Type Conversion
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Version Control
  • Annotations
  • Convert to PDF
  • Digital Signature
  • Encryption
  • Merge / Append
  • PDF Reader
  • Watermarking

ABBYY FineReader Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra-loader

A perfect solution for scanned material

May 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: It's an impressive software product for all sort of needs regarding OCR scanning, editing and converting. Most common use is converting photos/scans of documents to editable files and it's doing it fantastically. OCR is near perfect, depending on quality of input materials and fonts used in original material. Another very useful option is to compare 2 documents of different types and to check differences in them. You have to use it only once and You remain hooked on it.

Cons: The biggest problem this software product have is a price. Also marketing/promotional reasoning about it is so lame. Non-English letters can be problematic.

Overall: Most important features (OCR scanning/editing/converting and comparing documents) are features that make a difference in work.

Capterra-loader

Great OCR and PDF tool

May 29, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's friendly user, it packs tons of features and it opens and process files at a fast rate compare to other OCRs.

Cons: The price expensive, and also their Excel and CSV conversion isn't the best. You can optimize it by working on it on the editor, but there are other software that recognize the files better from scratch.

Overall: Conversion of PDF files.

Capterra-loader

Nice tool to scan and edit printed files

May 23, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is really accurate and allows to scan and edit big printed files such as books or large documents

Cons: Pretty expensive, but you can still find some promotions (but less acurate versions) when buying digital scanners

Overall: It helpped me to digitalize a large book and convert it to a PDF file and helped me to take digital quotations

Capterra-loader

Powerfull tool for document archiving, document conversion, OCR and digitalization.

May 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Abbyy FineReader support for almost all languages is impressive. We use many different languages, so it is very important for us to have a tool that can recognize well.
It is easy to use, with the simplified interface, one can work fast, through materials.
FineReader can export to different types which is also a great function.
Convert document formats and make them searchable, from scanned documents, screenshots or images to pdfs and html.
It is very good for creating new documents from multiple files, which can be imported in one project then exported to a new file.

Cons: The price is fairly high for those who don't have many documents.
It crashes sometimes while scanning documents with older scanners or when given more demanding tasks, like automatic scan of multiple pages.
If the scan is lower quality, or font is small, there are some mistakes that need to be fixed manualy, which can be time consuming.

Overall: If you need to work with documents, this is a great tool for recognition, digitalization and conversion. Price is high and it uses high resources on a computer. If you have a high volume of documents to work with, this is a great tool.

Abbyy Finereader provides great recognition and resources, but lacks some agility measures.

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Finereader is fairly easy to configure and learn how to be a capture pro. It provides as many station processing engines as you need, up and until you hit an annual click amount per page.

Cons: They are not the cheapest in the industry on a per-page/per-year basis. And, although the software scales well for recognition processes, Finereader lacks a lot of the muscle tools for the conversion and processing of other document digitization needs. (Kofax Capture, PSI-Capture, Ephesoft being better examples at document conversion operations).

Overall: Great recognition, very good with foreign language processing, easily implemented.

Capterra-loader

It makes my job easier

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: ABBYY digitalizes documents and images and allows me to save them in different formats, preserving the structure of said documents and images. It's simply amazing.

Cons: I wish this app had a more friendly user interface, at first I had a hard time learning how to use it.

Overall: I save a lot of time because it allows me to work with documents without having to transcript them, it really makes my job easier to do.

I do not know how I would work without Fine Reader

Mar 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: In the program, during work, it is possible to delete pages from the document, add pages to the document, and send more pages/images to the finished file.

Cons: The program loads the processor very much, besides, for some reason it spontaneously creates several windows. So if you have a weak computer, it will be difficult to work.

Quick installation and good functionality

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I want to share my impressions of using ABBYY FineReader. I am most pleased with the opportunity to work not only with a whole sheet, but also with a dedicated block, and with a whole range of scanned documents at the same time.

Cons: The cost of installing any version of the program is quite high, and technical support does not always answer questions quickly.

Good program

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I use the program, it's great! I like to recognize the text. Always convenient and fast. The software takes up little space and is installed on almost all computers. The program is especially good when I recognize the PDF format.

Cons: The full version with all the feature set costs a lot of money, but after a month of use, even in a small office, it pays off quite well.

A great tool for translating documents into electronic form

Feb 24, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I know from my own experience how difficult it is for translators and other professionals without a good program for scanning and text recognition. Manually dial hundreds of thousands of characters is not easy. Recently I started using ABBYY Fine Reader, which I really liked, now I can't imagine how I managed before. My productivity has grown at times.

Cons: While I use the trial version - it's a pity that it ends soon. I would like to extend the free period for a couple of months.

I enjoy using it

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The most important pluses of Fine Reader are simplicity of use and a lot of useful functions. That there are only built-in dictionaries, allowing you to immediately check the spelling.

Cons: Since this product is said so, "knows" many languages, then when recognizing (say Russian text) with the damaged part of the scan, it puts either Arabic letters, or any symbols.

The best tool for scanning text and graphics

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Previously, we at the office used a scan program that Windows offers by default. One of our employees downloaded a trial version of ABBYY Fine Reader, which we all liked so much that a week later a paid version was purchased for all the machines. As we used to do without it, I now simply can/t imagine.

Cons: It would be desirable to extend the free period, not everyone has such a responsive guide as we have.

Perfectly recognizes scanned documents

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I believe that this is an indispensable tool for accountants and secretaries, because it saves time on scanned documents, which need to be brought to an editable form. The program does an excellent job even with scans of poor quality.

Cons: Obtained after recognition of the text often with errors and requires scrupulous editing. The program freezes in the automatic scan language detection mode.

It is irreplaceable in working with documents

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The program without which I can¿t imagine my working day. Excellent and quickly recognizes printed text, the percentage of errors and inaccuracies is not critical. Simple enough to use, allows you to quickly process a large amount.

Cons: But the handwritten text perceives badly, it is not necessary to put special hopes. There are failures in the recognition of tables and various characters. Such sections of the text will have to be given more attention during editing.

A modern multifunctional program

Feb 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I often receive documentation in pdf format from work, and if necessary I edit it using ABBYY Fine Reader, which copes with this task perfectly. The program will appeal to every user.

Cons: The cost of the program is quite high relative to similar tools. When used, the processor is heavily loaded, so it can run slowly on older PCs.

There are difficulties with the drawings

Feb 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: If we talk about texts, they are recognized perfectly, and the program works very quickly, does not hang and allows you to save the result in several formats.

Cons: There are many problems with drawings. If the picture has text, or something similar to it (maybe just a vertical wand: it will then be 1 or ! And maybe another character), which is a lot of inconvenience.

The program makes it easy to work with texts and documents

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This is a great program, without which the work in the office would move 2 times slower. The application is well thought out, has an intuitive interface and powerful functionality.

Cons: I know that the program is old and well-known, but I've only been using ABBYY Fine Reader for a few years and it makes it much easier for me to work with texts and documents. There are no shortcomings in the service.

I can¿t imagine how the printed texts were recognized before

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In my work, I regularly use ABBYY Fine Reader for about 10 years. And for all this time with pleasure I see how the service develops, the algorithms for recognizing texts are being improved, new languages are added to the program.

Cons: The cost of this software is rather big, so if you plan to use the service rarely, it's better not to buy it.

The coolest program to scan

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is convenient for me to use, especially pleasing that you can scan with one button, and not perform many operations. For example, in a few days I was able to scan and recognize a book of 400 pages, by the way, in no other program so quickly it did not work. The program can be overpowered and not possessing a special mind.

Cons: The minus is that at the moment you can't scan and process the manuscript, which sometimes happens to be very important. Can someday do this function. In all other minuses I did not notice.

Excellent multi-function tool

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have known Fine Reader since about 2008 and all the time I watch how the company successfully develops the product. In this product there is a fairly wide range of functions, many different supported file formats for saving to the output and foreign languages. Actually, the process of scanning and recognizing text and objects, whether tables or images, is just as well worked out.

Cons: The most important disadvantage of the program is its price.

I don't know how I used to live without Fine Reader

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It often happens that you photograph the text or customers send it in pdf format, and you need to edit it, but you can't do it. And then this wonderful program comes to the rescue. Download, install, open and see the window in which we are asked what action we want to get. All, we choose the necessary and the task can be considered fulfilled.

Cons: The cost of the program is not affordable for everyone. And I would also like to have a free trial version in full format. I would like to test all the functionality before the purchase for at least 2 weeks.

This is the best copywriter¿s assistant!

Jan 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I work as a copywriter and I often have to scan some materials. With their recognition, FineReader does an excellent job. I often need to keep the original format of the letter / book / magazine, including pictures, drawings, tables, diagrams, graphics, etc. Previously, it was all a long time and was done manually in the Word. And now, it's not the first year that we bought this wonderful program Finereader from ABBYY and life has been adjusted.

Cons: The program is quite powerful, it requires good computers to work properly, if you have to work on a weak technique, the software is very slow and constantly freezes.

Excellent program for recognizing texts

Jan 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I've used Fine Reader, probably, 10 years and with pleasure I observe, how the program develops. It's cool that now it has the ability to recognize texts in almost 200 languages and for many of them there is a spelling checker. I often have to recognize scanned texts in my work, which clients send in a variety of formats and Fine Reader perfectly copes with all documents.

Cons: If you buy a program for personal use (for example, for a student), then its price seems overstated.

Head of legal service

Jun 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's very good in recognition. It's very quiq and high quality in recognition, have simple interface and usefull.

Cons: I don't know any reason. May be that you have do several steps to get result yourself

Most accurate OCR

May 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Good accuracy and very feature rich. PDF editing is easy. Unique file comparison tool. Hoit Folder automation.

Cons: Slow start.
In case great file size the OCR process and out file generation could take long time.

Overall: Very good OCR accuracy. Easy to use

ABBYY FineReader - a great software

Apr 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: Ease.
Wide range of use.

Overall: ABBYY FineReader does what must to be done excellently. No troubles, no hashle - it's just working and you can do everything with it. I can read damaged pdfs, scan whatever I want easily!

ABBY FINE READER

Feb 27, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is a no brainer, it does the work for you when downloading a document to print it is just available when you need it.

Overall: This program is utilized in our office when we have to look up data and it needs to be printed on paper.

Software that Does Its Job

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: In my law practice, opposing counsel will often send .pdf files as a power play to make it more difficult for me to make counter-offers. Clients will sometimes forward on documents in .pdf format as well, either because the docs were sent to them in that format or for security reasons. ABBYY's product makes it a snap to turn these files into editable .docs, or to text recognize them for easy searching. Very highly recommended.

ABBYY FineReader is my evereday partner

Dec 12, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Does what it designed to in really simple way

Overall: I have been using Abbby FineReader for few years and it is awsome how much it simplifies my office life. I recognize printscreens, sacnned pdfs and it really can speed my work a lot.