Developer: I.R.I.S. s.a.

Current Version: 12.5.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 82.7 MB - Download


Readiris Pro 12 for Mac App Store

Readiris™ Pro 12 is a powerful OCR solution designed for professional users.
With Readiris™, save an incredible amount of time when converting any paper document, PDF, or image files into digital files you can edit, search and share!

Key features
Turn paper documents into editable text.
• Save directly into your favorite applications (Pages®, Numbers, Acrobat, etc.).
• Create and convert searchable PDF files.
• Intelligent High‐Quality Compression technology (iHQC™).
• Scan to email.
• Mutlilingual solution (over 130 languages).

Key benefits
• Easy‐to‐use text recognition & document archiving solution
Never retype any text and save a maximum of time to scan, recognize, convert
and archive all your documents in just a single click.
• Save directly into your favorite applications
Send the recognized documents into your favorite applications such as Pages®,
Word®, Pages®, Numbers®, Acrobat®, etc.
• Revolutionary High‐Quality Compression technology (iHQC™)
Create colored PDF files up to 200 times smaller than the original image size.
Ideal for document archiving!
• Extended support of portable file formats
Turn all your paper documents into searchable PDF files.
Convert any PDF into editable text.
• Multilingual solution
The OCR engine recognizes over 130 different languages and the user Interface
is localized in 9 languages.

List of the recognition languages: American English, British English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Afaan Oromo, Afrikaans, Albanian, Asturian, Aymara, Azeri (Latin), Balinese, Basque, Bemba, Bikol, Bislama, Bosnian (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Brazilian, Breton, Bulgarian, Bulgarian-English, Byelorussian, Byelorussian-English, Catalan, Cebuano (also called "Visayan"), Chamorro, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, Frisian, Friulian, Galicain, Ganda, German (Switzerland), Greek, Greek-English, Greenlandic (also called "Eskimo" and Innuit"), Haitian Creole, Hani, Hiligaynon, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Ilocano, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish Gaelic, Javanese, Kapampangan, Kazakh, Kicongo, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luba, Luxemburgh, Macedonian, Macedonian-English, Madurese, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Manx (Gaelic), Maori, Mayan, Mexican, Minangkabau, Moldovan, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Nahuatl, Norwegian, Nyanja, Nynorsk, Occitan, Papamiento, Pidgin English (Nigeria), Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Roman, Romanian, Rundi, Russian, Russian-English, Samoan, Sardinian, ScottishGaelic, Serbian, Serbian (Latin), Serbian-English, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sotho, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tatar (Latin), Tetum, Tok Pisin, Tonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen (Latin), Ukrainian, Ukrainian-English, Uzbek, Waray, Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Zapotec, Zulu.

• Scanners supported: Acer, Agfa, Black Widow, Brother, Canon, Compaq, Epson, Escom, Fujitsu, Genius, HP, Kodak, Lexmark, Logitech, Microtek, Mustek, Niscan, Primax, Ricoh, Silitek, Tamarack, Umax, Visioneer, Xerox, Yellow Dragon etc. and all other Twain compliant devices.

• Digital Cameras supported: Canon, Casio, Fuji, HP, Kodak - All TIFF and JPEG formats generated by digital cameras are recognized.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 12.5.0
Review by TXRngr

Beats the Competition - Previously, I was using ABBYY FineReader Express for Mac. Until I tried ReadIris, it was the best software I've used for converting PDFs . ReadIris is much more flexible and has simpler settings to adjust. Well worth the price for the upgrade in speed and performance. Turns around OCR work in the correct formats with excellent accurracy.

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people
Version 12.5.0
Review by Vernoti

Limits you to 50 Pages - This product is a complete rip off. Total bait and switch! This version limits your conversion to 50 pages! Nowhere above in it's description does it say that you're limited to 50 pages. As someone noted below, it's buried in a FAQ on their website. They know good and well no one is going to read a FAQ on their website while browsing/purchasing from the App store. The version that removes this restriction is hundreds of dollars more. What a slimeball move. Since this company decided to do something so slimy here's a workaround. On the app store there is a program named PDF Toolkit which will allow you to split and merge PDF files. Just simply split your files into 50 pages, scan them and then do whatever you need to do with them.

Found helpful by 32 out of 34 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 12.5.0
Review by Tangle

Doesn't work - I've tried this software on 2 computers now, running the latest version of Lion 10.7.4 - and the software crashes every time I try to save a file to docx format. What a waste of $130. Don't buy this software, it's buggy, unstable and doesn't work.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 12.5.0
Review by TXRngr

Beats the Competition - Previously, I was using ABBYY FineReader Express for Mac. Until I tried ReadIris, it was the best software I've used for converting PDFs . ReadIris is much more flexible and has simpler settings to adjust. Well worth the price for the upgrade in speed and performance. Turns around OCR work in the correct formats with excellent accurracy.

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people
Version 12.5.0
Review by Bill Pfinsgraff

Horrible Picture Quality! and other Frustrating Problems - I bought this Expensive app thinking that it would save me a lot of time using the text recognition software to create an editable digital version of an old catalog where there was no digital version available. Well, the text recognition software works pretty good, by no means perfect. It turns a lot of "B"s to "8"s and "O"s to "0"s changes fonts and cannot read fractions typed like 1/2, 1/8, etc. DON'T try to text recognize something that is in chart form with a lot of horizontal lines. The program will freak out and scramble everything on the page because it creates a text zone for every line. It DESTROYS picture quality and pixelates everything. It doesn't matter whether your opening up a file with pictures or scanning it in for the first time using the Readiris program. I found that you can almost get your pictures back to normal quality by using the "Smooth" filter in Open Office about 3 times, then the "Remove Noise" Filter once, then the "Sharpen" Filter twice . . . AN EXTREMELY ANNOYING PROCESS as I was editing over 100 pages and this needs to be done to every picture on every page. Another problem with the program is that if the "Graphic Zone" is not a perfect square, then it will not recognize it as a graphic or picture in Open Office. A way to get around this defect is to go back to the Readiris program and right click on the Zone and "Copy as a graphic." You can then paste it into your Open Office document. After-which, you're picture will be much larger than normal so you must double click to edit and reduce scale to around 35% to get it back to normal. Then you must go through the filtering process described above, to improve the picture quality back to normal as well. Any horizontal lines on the page need to be redone in Open Office. You also need to frequently retabulate, double check for typo's and fix other incorrect spacing that Readiris creates. In the end, this program added at least 20-25 hours of work to my project since it did not behave as I expected it to. VERY FRUSTRATING!!

Found helpful by 21 out of 32 people
Version 12.5.0
Review by Michael Ahlers

Great software! - I bought this to upgrade from Readiris 11, and the quality has improved significantly. It has its warts, but Readiris is among the best OCR solutions. The engine is fast, capable, and it can be “trained” if necessary. Supports many output formats. Interface is clean and simple. Bottom line: I strongly recommend this software for solid OCR work. Incidentally, there are other comments about poor image quality. Disregard them as user error. Documents scanned at low resolution will appear blocky and grainy, and no post-process blur/sharpen method will fix that. Garbage in, garbage out.

Found helpful by 20 out of 23 people
Version 12.5.0
Review by Coalheat

Works - much improved from earlier versions - I OCR lots of modern and historical documents. Readiris does a very good job on clean text (Strong highly defined characters on clean, despeckled white backgrounds, that is). It has a much harder job accurately recognizing text on variable backgrounds such a century old, stained newspaper clippings. Always proof read results carefully, for as other reviewers have mentioned, Readiris often confuses 'B' for '8'; 'u' or 'n'; etc., depending on the quality of the source material. Use a graphics program if you want to scan images. Bottom line: Readiris beats transcribing hands down!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people