FineReader OCR Pro

Developer: ABBYY

Current Version: 12.1.10

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 611.1 MB - Download


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


- 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


- 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.


Release Notes:

Support or MacOS 10.13 High Sierra and bugfix


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 12.0.3
Review by m0squito

The best OCR for Mac - By far the best OCR for Mac. I’ve tried Prizmo and ReadIris and they are maybe faster, but give much worse results. This is a very well done product. Highly recommended.

Found helpful by 13 out of 18 people
Version 12.0.3
Review by chase.turner

Message to ABBYY Marketing and Product Development Managers - There is no question the OCR engine and conversion utilitiy are top notch. But this product is purposefully hobbled by the utter lack of AppleScript or Automator hooks to be useful in automated workflow where the addition of a scanned document to a MacOSX Folder can trigger FineReader OCR Pro run a conversion. Instead, ALL document OCR scans from pre-existing sources require either a drag and drop on FIneReader OCR Pro, or you have to use “File->Open” dialogs. Bottom line : FineReader OCR Pro is a first class OCR engine and yet, worst of class for workflow inclusion due to ABBYY marketing & product management decisions to purposefully hobble this product’s support for AppleScript and Automator.

Found helpful by 35 out of 46 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 12.1.10
Review by Tburgueso

Second-class citizens ‘R’ Us. - The program doesn’t capture anything at all from my modern, commodity HP printer/scanner; it correctly demonstrates the preview image, but then doesn’t produce any page. So, let’s go to tech support for some startup help… No possibility of getting near any human of course. The “knowledge base” search function doesn’t return any hits for “scanner” and “mac.” Further, after having chosen the FineReader product, the website never allows the choice of version or platform by using their popup lists — all remaining input fields turn to endlessly turning progress wheels. In order to register the program on the Abbyye web site, you have to painstakingly copy the 24-character serial number, because it is only available in the program’s “About” box as a screen display string — it’s not selectable there or anywhere else in the program. The registration succeeds. Then I try to use the same serial number to open a trouble ticket, but that serial number is rejected as invalid, and there’s no way to open a ticket without a valid serial number. The PC vs. Mac feature comparison on the website compares against FineReader PC version 12; the current version on that platform is 14, so one really doesn’t have any idea as to how the two products compare. The startup video for the Mac product which is posted in the official Abbyye channel on YouTube is trivial, and is years out of date; nothing more recent has been posted. These frustrations have all been within the first two hours of attempted use. The only operation which has operated flawlessly so far has been the charge to my credit card.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 12.1.10
Review by Mr.Jingles123

For the price I paid... It's a joke - The way this app is manufactured, sold, and supported, portrays to me the image of a company that is having a hard time to adapt to changing markets and market conditions. This is the most expensive software I own on my Macbook, and it is also the least delivering. What can I say... If I want to OCR a document quickly, I can't. I have to export it into a file format and save it first. I can't just have a plain text rendering. I am blind, and this feature would be very useful to quickly access the content of PDFs that are not made searchable, or to read regular paper documents without needing to save the actual scan. I can't open any files straight from the Finder, either. Seriously? How much did you have to rush this out? What about batch processing? How about network scanners? What about pasting images? What about recognizing PDFs intuitively, and without having to rebuild one? Anyway. If you think I'm wrong, buy the software and enjoy it.

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people