Who is this service for?

For small and medium-sized businesses, big companies, and public and educational institutions, FineReader PDF provides a comprehensive and cost-effective PDF solution.

About ABBYY FineReader PDF

ABBYY® FineReader PDF 15 is a PDF tool for working more efficiently with digital documents. Powered by ABBYY's AI-based OCR technology, FineReader PDF integrates scanned documents into digital workflows and makes it easier to digitize, convert, retrieve, edit, protect, share, and collaborate on all kinds of documents in the digital workplace. Form creation added in the latest release.

Average rating 4.8/5

Total score
4.8
“Ease of use
4.7
User support
4.8
Features
4.7

Product details

Starting price:

1usd / per month
more about prices

Free trial:

Yes, get demo

Desktop & Mobile Platforms:

Mac

Windows

App - Android

App - IOS

Training:

Documentation

Online

Support:

Working hours

Online

Software Developer

ABBYY Software House
http://www.abbyy.com
Set up in 1989
United States

Features

Access Controls/Permissions
Annotations
Archiving & Retention
Batch Processing
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Compliance Tracking
Convert to PDF
Customizable Branding
Delete Pages
Digital Signature
Document Classification
Document Generation
Document Review
Electronic Signature

Encryption
File Conversion
File Recovery
Forms Management
Full Text Search
ID Scanning
Image Pre-processing
Indexing
Merge/Append Files
Metadata Extraction
Multi-Language
Multiple Output Formats
Offline Access
Optical Character Recognition
PDF Reader
Rearrange Pages
Rich Text Editor
Rotate Pages
Side-by-Side Comparison
Text Editing
Version Control
Watermarking
Zone Selection Tool

Alternatives ABBYY FineReader PDF


T
Tanya G.

«Superior scan recognition»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

This is one of the most frequently used programs by me, which I regularly use to recognize scanned text pages of documents. Copes with PDF conversion. Support all popular formats.

Drawbacks:

Preview does not work and automatically adjust the brightness, the lack of a tool with which you can combine several files into one. Difficulty with pattern recognition.

September 27, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
L
Laszlo M.

«Most accurate OCR»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

Good accuracy and very feature rich. PDF editing is easy. Unique file comparison tool. Hoit Folder automation.

Drawbacks:

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

In sum:

Very good OCR accuracy. Easy to use

September 23, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
Jesus P.

«Excellent PDF OCR solution»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

This software came bundled with my Fujitsu ScanSnap and I've been using it for over 12 years. The software is still running perfectly and converting my scans to PDF and OCR'ing them for future reference. It's been reliable throughout and it's easy to use and save file in multiple formats.

Drawbacks:

I don't have any cons considering this was free bundled software and it's done an excellent job.

September 15, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
A
Alex V.

«Fast text recognition»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

When you need to change something in the text, which I have only in paper form, you have to translate the file into Word. For this, I use ABBYY FineReader - the service recognizes the text fairly quickly. I am glad that the software does not violate the formatting.

Drawbacks:

Unfortunately, the result is worth checking for errors. The program often changes words, allows stupid blots and so on. Once I did not recheck the document - I had to get a reprimand from the authorities, because the contract was extremely important.

August 31, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
M
Mustafa H.

«The Perfect PDF editor»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

A wonderful work on pdf like: - Editing scanned documents - OCR and converting scanned documents to word or Excell - Consolidating files

Drawbacks:

I would like the OCR to work better on Arabic language like it's working perfectly on English and French, one other thing is Excell may also need some improvements, maybe it's already done on the latest version.

In sum:

I like many features in this pdf editor, maybe the most practical one is the after scan work like consolidating all the documents in one pdf file, rearrage them, flip if needed, change orientation, then just save the fantastinc result.

August 28, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
V
Verified Reviewer

«Need to take paper to digital? Use THIS.»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Have lots of documentation that needs to be digitalized? This is the tool you're looking for.

Drawbacks:

Handwriting recognition could improve. Some spanish characters are not well recognized, but this has been enhanced over the years.

In sum:

I implemented it on my father's work place. They run a medical facility, and receive much documentation in paper. Being able to digitalize that paperwork in a pre-automated way has saved them a lot of time and effort, inceasing efficiancy, A LOT.

August 27, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
P
Polina M.

«The coolest program to scan»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

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.

Drawbacks:

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.

August 27, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
B
Brittany H.

«Frequent updates please»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

I bought ABBYY FineReader in order to digitize contracts, brochures and other documents. I like the fact that developers monitor their product: they constantly fix bugs, add new useful features and modify old ones. The product is just nice to use.

Drawbacks:

The program used to be very bad. Auto brightness and a preview of the result did not work there. It was possible to save documents in only a few formats, because most were not supported. Now the program has already been finalized, I did not find any shortcomings in the latest version.

August 14, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
V
Verified Reviewer

«Great software with some issues»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

This is an amazing piece of software for handling large amount of scanned documents. When it's working it's probably 5x-10x faster than Adobe Acrobat DC in recognizing text. Customer support is also very responsive.

Drawbacks:

It often runs out of memory on larger documents, regardless of how much free memory your PC has. This usually happening above 1,000 pages. I think the issue is that this is a 32bit software and cant address memory of over 4GB, but somehow Adobe could manage the same on 32bit (but of course Adobe is much slower). This could be quite annoying when you scanned in 1000+ pages and unable to save the file, not fun starting it again the scanning. We have tried the tips from customer support but it wont help. The workaround is to scan smaller documents and use Acrobat or similar to combine them. Basically you need both Acrobat and Finereader for a good setup, what is a shame cause otherwise Finereader is really great.

In sum:

Excellent value for the money, I wish they could solve the "out of memory" issue.

August 13, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
E
Eugene O.

«A convenient program for scanning and recognizing documents»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Earlier I had to work a lot with the documents of our company and client contracts. For example, the customer brought a paper version of the contract, I scanned it, recognized it, rules of error, etc. And all this happened with the help of Fine Reader professional versions. I also like that you can translate and save in various formats. For example, text in the format djwu or pdf, and even not copied, after carrying out the text through this program you can save the text in Word and use it anywhere and anyhow. In general, this is a simple and convenient program, albeit not cheap.

Drawbacks:

I happened that some versions of ABBYY Fine Reader did not recognize the printer and I had to reinstall the program or run to a colleague and ask him to print the necessary document processed in the application. In doing so, I had a standard Canon printer, so there should not be any problems.

August 13, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet