Easily transform paper documents, PDFs and digital photos of text into editable and searchable files with ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac. 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.
Cutting-Edge OCR Technology
The Most Accurate Text Recognition and Layout Retention Available for Mac OS X
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 testings. This means it delivers editable digital copies of documents that precisely match your originals’ text and layouts – meaning they’re ready for immediate re-use, updating and sharing without the need for manual retyping or corrections.
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 original yet they have native formatting attributes and are easy to make changes and updates to!
World’s Most Multilingual OCR for Mac
A single OCR tool that recognizes text in more than 180 languages — including European and Asian languages, Hebrew and Arabic, as well as any combination of them.
Intuitive to Use – Just Like Your Mac!
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.
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 presentation, 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.
Easy PDF Conversion
Create searchable PDFs ready for archiving
With a few mouse clicks you can turn paper documents into truly searchable compressed PDF files for archiving. Information in such archives can be easily retrieved at any time you need it by using keyword search, while document compression reduces the amount of disk space used. You can also save files to a PDF/A format for long-term archiving.
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..
Easy Photo Conversion
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!
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.
Digitize and Share Important Documents
FineReader makes it fast and easy to digitize and make multiple copies of documents — plus offering useful image processing functions to improve visual quality of original documents. So if you have a valuable paper document which content you’d like to share, you can just scan and print as many copies as you need while removing “noise” and some other defects that can be found on it. Or, create a PDF that you can send as an email attachment or upload to the cloud!
E-books Creation for Reading On-The-Go!
Digitize books and printed documents to fully formatted electronic files optimized for reading on portable devices in the popular FB2 and EPUB formats.
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 mode 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.
Making Document Content Accessible for Text-To-Speech Utilities
With FineReader, all you need do is convert paper documents or PDFs into a supported electronic format – they will automatically become accessible via text-to-speech utilities installed on your computer.