"... has saved me countless hours! I don’t have to retype text anymore."
Accurate and reliable OCR is a key requirement for text-to-speech. ABBYY FineReader excelled in both areas. FineReader makes it almost effortless to create three versions of the same test. And modifying graphic organizers takes only minutes. To create lessons, I simply scan text, remove any part of it and have students research and rewrite it. Plus, the ability to combine text and graphics from different resources into a single document is incredibly useful. FineReader has saved me countless hours! I don’t have to retype text anymore. Just scan, convert, edit... that’s it.
John Bouchard, Classroom Teacher, Ontario, Canada
Case study about this project: World-Class OCR Enables Students with Learning Exceptionalities to Read & Study Independently
"We highly recommend it every time somebody comes in needing scanning software..."
Visually impaired customers often require a solution that scans a paper document, converts it to digital text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and then reads the text out loud using a text-to-speech program. If the OCR software is inaccurate, then the text-to-speech component will produce incomplete and inaccurate results. We were on the lookout for better programs. So our IT specialist tried several programs and ABBYY FineReader topped the list in accuracy and ease. It delivered the precision we needed.
I use it to convert forms into editable and form-fillable PDFs. Plus, we have customers who are unable to write on their forms. FineReader enables them to scan and convert them into PDF forms that they can fill out using speech-to-text software – that’s how accurately it preserves text and fields. It’s a great product. We highly recommend it every time somebody comes in needing scanning software.
I’ve had nothing but positive feedback on our end.
Carrie Baugher, CTC Coordinator, The Disability Network
Case study about this project: World-leading OCR Means Greater Independence and Privacy for the Visually Impaired
"What normally would have taken me half an hour took me three minutes..."
FineReader saved me hours right off the bat. What normally would have taken me half an hour took me three minutes. I’d simply take a PDF, use FineReader to turn it into a Word file then use our LOS solution to automatically populate a form with the client’s details. No more having to manually format documents that complied with 15 different banks. The software was so accurate we could create customized forms with very little need for correction.
This new version of FineReader is so much faster and so much more accurate and intuitive that it’s going to be really beneficial, really fast, for any user.
Alex Gonzalez, CEO, Vintage Mortgage Group
Case study about this project: Top Mortgage Brokerage Saves Time and Speeds Services With Advanced OCR
"ABBYY products are a real Swiss Army Knife..."
When I bought ABBYY FineReader Brazilian Edition, I couldn’t imagine how it would facilitate my work. I’m an independent consultant, that’s why speed and precision are very important for me. Most programs are too sophisticated and not user-friendly. ABBYY software is intuitive and easy-to-use and the results have an exceptional quality. I have two more products from ABBYY: ABBYY Screenshot Reader and ABBYY Business Card Reader 2.0 – they’ve made my life 1000% easier! Previously, I did not know what to do with the huge amount of business cards I received, and I was losing them quite often. Now I can simply scan and get them already added to my Outlook. ABBYY products are a real Swiss Army Knife. Thank you.
Emerson V Farias, ABBYY customer, Brazil
"My collection of ABBYY software is complete!"
I’ve just installed ABBYY PDF Transformer+, which has replaced my helpful aid, PDF Transformer 3.0. This new program is very, very good! I also have ABBYY Business Card Reader 2.0, ABBYY FineReader 11 and ABBYY Screenshot Reader. Now with the PDF Transformer+, I no longer need another program for working with PDFs. My collection of ABBYY software is complete! Congratulations!
Otacilio Miguel Tavares, ABBYY customer, Brazil
"...the 4 hours of work we previously needed to convert a file is now done in 10 minutes..."
With the help of ABBYY FineReader I calculate that the 4 hours of work we previously needed to convert a file and export the relevant information is now done in 10 minutes. This not only improves our accuracy but enables us to quickly make bids and therefore increase the share of business we are able to win.
Jörgen Jönsson, Balfour Beatty Rail
Case study about this project: Balfour Beatty Rail Keeps Key Business Process on Track with ABBYY FineReader
"It's come on leaps and bounds, although it was always good, but this is amazing!"
Hi, thank you guys for helping me upgrade ABBYY FineReader 11 Pro from 7.00 Pro. I couldn't believe the difference when I tried out the free trial and decided to take advantage of your offer. It's come on leaps and bounds, although it was always good, but this is amazing!
David Carter, ABBYY user on Facebook
"...the best OCR-PDF solution in the whole world"
Well, without any doubt the ABBYY FineReader version 11 is the best OCR-PDF solution in the whole world.
Yrjö Lehtonen, ABBYY customer
"...almost no need to convalescence mistakes..."
I am very satisfied with this program; there is almost no need to convalescence mistakes.
W. van Houten, ABBYY customer
"...fills a gap that was very much in need of filling..."
It’s a product that’s extremely valuable… Now it’s quick and easy to convert paper and PDFs into Microsoft® Word and Excel® documents. ABBYY FineReader [Professional] fills a gap that was very much in need of filling.
Pat Alberstadt, Project Manager,
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
"...the best PDF OCR software on the market"
Absolutely the best PDF OCR software on the market. I had to convert a very complex and extraordinary large table - all other OCR programs failed; some even could'nt read it. FineReader did a very great job ;-) - Thanks!
Kai Sommer, ABBYY customer
"...it is so user-friendly..."
I just want to say how much I love using ABBYY FineReader 11 Professional Edition, it is so user-friendly.
Varian Medical Systems
I just wanted to say it works perfectly! Thanks for the great software!
"...incredibly easy to install, very easy to use and really very precise at work..."
My compliments for FineReader 6 Sprint – it is incredibly easy to install, very easy to use and really very precise at work. It saves me many many hours of work – thank you, ABBYY.
Roberto Tamagnini, Rome, Italy
"...an extremely valuable and time-saving program that assists us with creating polished, professional PDFs..."
ABBYY FineReader Professional is an extremely valuable and time-saving program that assists us with creating polished, professional PDFs. With ABBYY's easy-to-use interface, text recognition and conversion takes minimal effort and has a direct positive impact on our goals as a company and our bottom-line.
Chris Smith, Production Manager, AMAC
"Instead of 9 to 12 months of manual work, with ABBYY FineReader we completed the project in only 3 months..."
The final reason that convinced us that ABBYY FineReader was the right product was its reliability in converting tables, something critical for us because of the common occurrence of tabular information in our sources. No other tool had the table processing feature as found in ABBYY. Another great benefit was the software's ease of use. We needed a tool that required very little training for our staff before they could get to work.
The database could only be created so quickly and efficiently with the help of ABBYY FineReader. Instead of 9 to 12 months of manual work, with ABBYY FineReader we completed the project in only 3 months. The published database has become a real success. In the first two months of the web site being live there have been more than 44000 searches in the database. This is an average of approximately 370 per day, and the interest in our database is only growing.
Tore J. Mehl, Executive Manager of DIS-Hordaland, a section of the Genealogy Society of Norway
"Doing without FineReader has become just unimaginable..."
I had known ABBYY FineReader for many years, and it was my conclusion after reading several reviews published in the international press that it is still recognised around the world as a top OCR product. Because of the accurate and high quality recognition, both very important for law firms such as ours, we felt safe that we were making the right choice.
ABBYY supplies the tool to do the job, period. Doing without FineReader has become just unimaginable, as we simply cannot afford not to have a tool for OCR and document conversion. Stibbe counts on ABBYY FineReader to help us to meet our clients’ expectations.
Stefan Loeners, ICT Project Manager, Stibbe
"...an extremely valuable and time-saving program that assists us with creating professional and polished PDF's..."
ABBYY FineReader 9.0 is an extremely valuable and time-saving program that assists us with creating professional and polished PDF's. With ABBYY's easy-to-use interface, text recognition and conversion takes minimal effort and has a direct positive impact on our goals as a company and our bottom-line...
Chris Smith, Production Manager (AMAC)
"We picked ABBYY FineReader for its ability to output in multiple formats and cost effectiveness..."
We picked ABBYY FineReader for its ability to output in multiple formats and cost effectiveness – both key considerations to making the ‘Books for All’ project a success, helping students with differing disabilities have access to various curriculum material” states Paul Nisbet, Senior Research Fellow at CALL Scotland.
Paul Nisbet, Senior Research Fellow at CALL Scotland
"Nothing matches FineReader 10's ability to produce editable output from complex and hard-to-read pages..."
Nothing matches FineReader 10's ability to produce editable output from complex and hard-to-read pages, and no other OCR app matches its ability to detect automatically which parts of a document are text, tables, or images.
PC Magazine, Editor's Choice review
"...Because we’re able to automate time-consuming tasks with FineReader, we can focus our efforts on higher priority projects..."
Using FineReader has helped our student organization become more structured and efficient—more like a business. Because we’re able to automate time-consuming tasks with FineReader, we can focus our efforts on higher priority projects. For as powerful and sophisticated as FineReader is, we’ve found it extremely easy to use, which is great because everyone in our organization uses it.
Stephen A. Charron Jr., Treasurer
Society for Advancement of Management, East Carolina Chapter
"...a tremendous help to us in producing Braille textbooks for blind students..."
Thank you so much for your gifting us ABBYY FineReader Corporate Edition for 4 workstations. This is a tremendous help to us in producing Braille textbooks for blind students here in the Philippines.
Randy Weisser, Director
Resources for the Blind
"...a godsend for teachers like myself."
In the past, I manually transcribed thousands of lines of text from primary sources. FineReader has freed me from that monumentally time consuming task. In my opinion, FineReader is a far superior product... a godsend for teachers like myself.
Duane Bean, Head Teacher
Metsker Heights High School
"...the only time we spend hours converting documents is when the original is from poor quality paper..."
It’s like day and night: ABBYY is much better than the previous OCR software we used. With the previous OCR software we would spend hours trying to fix things I thought the program should have done. With ABBYY, the only time we spend hours converting documents is when the original is from poor quality paper. Using FineReader, we have OCRed jobs no one else would do. ABBYY allows us to do jobs anyone not using ABBYY could not do, could not do as well, or would find prohibitive in production time.
Ken Age, President and Founder of the Dunedin, Fla.-based service provider
DIAMP (Digital Imaging and Management Professionals)
"...ABBYY again raised to the occasion and, in record time, developed, coded and tested a completely new licensing mechanism which was then merged with the soon to be released FineReader 9.0..."
After being informed of the problem, ABBYY again raised to the occasion and, in record time, developed, coded and tested a completely new licensing mechanism which was then merged with the soon to be released FineReader 9.0. ABBYY found the time to provide ABBYY FineReader 9.0 completely translated to Portuguese!
Technical Director at NT Imagem
"...there was an 80% reduction in digitiza¬tion time, resulting in about a 60% reduction of total production time..."
Through the use of ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Professional Edition software, there was an 80% reduction in digitization time, resulting in about a 60% reduction of total production time. The Document Review process also became faster.
Lygia Clark Online Project,
“O Mundo de Lygia Clark" Cultural Association Rio de Janeiro,
"It is good to see innovation that is practical and not just esoteric!"
I just trialed your product and I have to say that I am impressed. I am a clinical informatics specialist in the healthcare field and I will be replacing my Nuance/Scansoft products immediately. It is good to see innovation that is practical and not just esoteric!Very nice!! Keep up the good work!
William J. Boyer
"...we keep coming back to ABBYY FineReader as we haven’t found anything better..."
The accuracy is of the highest quality. This is the reason why I have been using FineReader since version 3.0. We have tried other companies to keep abreast of what is available on the market and make sure we still have the best possible software and we keep coming back to ABBYY FineReader as we haven’t found anything better.
Mr. Eric Sharpe,
Director of G.E.M Associates
"...we found that competitive products were not terribly well appreciated by users..."
I saw that it (FineReader) was competitively priced, and, from my Internet newsgroup, we found that competitive products were not terribly well appreciated by users, especially when it came to technical support issues. ABBYY got great reviews.
David Kaufmann, Owner of Denver Tax Software, INC.
"...a wonderful way of being able to free up information that is locked up..."
The whole combination of FineReader and Transformer is a wonderful way of being able to free up information that is locked up. There are some important United Nations documents that haven’t been available until now. Among the many documents that have been restored through the use of ABBYY Fine Reader is Our Common Future - the 1987 Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development - the document that placed the issue of Sustainable Development on the map.
Robert Pollard, Founder of Climate Change 2.0
"It is really the best software for us in western language OCR..."
It is really the best software for us in western language OCR except for some minor shortcomings. I expect this software has the ability to cope with Chinese and Japanese characters or other oriental language. I know it is a great challenge for you to conquer. I will give you the best wish in this field. Thank you.
ABBYY customer, September 14, 2006
"...the best OCR software I had ever used..."
I have used ABBYY FineReader Sprint 5 for some time and found it the best OCR software I had ever used (I previously used *the name of OCR program from other developer*). Yesterday I had to convert some very long and graphically very complex documents to Word for translation, so I bought FineReader 8.0. I'm very impressed! Just a few suggestions:
1. It cannot read&insert in-line graphics placed in tables. Please make that possible.
2. Would it be possible to make a "Simple layout" option: No narrowing/expansion of fonts, no distance before and after text, no fixed heigth of table columns and text, just simple one line distance, even it disturbes the layout a bit.
3. Could it be possible to make FineReader recognize the symbols in standard Windows symbol fonts like "Windings"?
"...very easy to use."
What a nice product that is well designed and very easy to use.
"...the most accurate and powerful OCR technology..."
We’re pleased to offer our customers the most accurate and powerful OCR technology today through this agreement.
Yoji Kubo, Senior Coordinator,
Imaging Product Planning Team, Panasonic
"...an important step in increasing the value we provide to our customers..."
By forging links with new software partners such as ABBYY we are taking an important step in increasing the value we provide to our customers, helping them work more efficiently and maximizing the functionality of their devices.
Alexander Nikolov, Office Marketing Operations Manager,
Xerox International Group
"I am highly impressed with its capabilities and look forward to using it..."
I just upgraded from the FineReader 5.0 Sprint that came with my scanner to FineReader 8.0 Pro. I am highly impressed with its capabilities and look forward to using it. However, I was surprised that it does not include the capability of recognizing Hebrew or other right-to-left languages (e.g., Arabic). Is it possible to buy an add-on module that will recognize these languages? Or is recognition of them under development?
"Actually I was amazed with ur wonderfull OCR software..."
Dear ABBYY developers,
nice to mail you
Actually I was amazed with your wonderfull OCR software>>perfect software.....
"FineReader 8 is Superior!"
FineReader 8 is Superior! The fact that you basically never have to save the file after you have named and created a batch is enormously time saving on larger projects. I lost hours with OmniPage 14 because of troubles with saving time.
Now I am looking for a "half" template for table blocks. I find it would be good to make a table template with the column lines put in place, but letting the program take care of analysing the line items. The Analyse table structure available with a right click is a great time saver, I only wish I could combine this feature when I have already loaded a table block with column lines already in place.
"I use it all the time!"
I like FineReader a lot, and I use it all the time!
"Kudos for an absolutely brilliant installation and domination strategy!"
I'd like to thank your programmers for *NOT* asking if I would like ABBYY Fine Reader to associate various file extensions with FR.
My only wish is that you had automatically removed Photoshop, ImageReady, PhotoImpact, CorelDRAW, Nikon Viewer, Nikon Editor and all the other bothersome graphics programs for which I obviously have no need, now that I have ABBYY Fine Reader installed!
Kudos for an absolutely brilliant installation and domination strategy!
I'm looking forward to many future updates, and my quotes prominently displayed on your web site!
"An awesome product worth every penny of the special offer..."
You told me that the ABBYY FineReader 8.0 what would do in an email answer to my query. It did everything you said it would and more - especially the multiple recognition of langauges. An awesome product worth every penny of the special offer. Thanks.
"we’re able to automate time-consuming tasks with Fine Reader"
Thanks for the offer to upgrade to version 8. However, I'm still hesitating to upgrade until you include the capacity to recognise Vietnamese language. When reading that the FineReader can cope with small languages down to 10,000 speakers, I'm surprised you haven't included Vietnamese which is spoken by some 80-90 million people.
ABBYY customer, September 22, 2005
"Really very well..."
Really very well, but not absolutely satisfied, because I'm missing JAPANESE for OCR. When it will be possible?
ABBYY customer, September 21, 2005
"You have a great product..."
We just upgraded from 7.0 to 8.0. I am very pleased with the Automation Manager. We currently process about 5000 to 10,000 pages a day so the automation manager makes the process simpler... You have a great product and we had two customers specifically request that we use FineReader for their conversion projects.
"This is the best OCR Program I've ever had..."
This is the best OCR Program I've ever had. Its accuracy and fluency in recognition prove its value.
"...i think that is the best reader OCR..."
I'm happy to know my registration is ok because i want to known promotion and new version of FineReader 7 because i think that is the best reader OCR actually better and more accurate than omnipage pro even in the latest versions.
"I'd also like to say that FineReader is by far the best OCR program I've ever had, and I've had five of them..."
I'd also like to say that FineReader is by far the best OCR program I've ever had, and I've had five of them. It's much more accurate than the others (*name of a competitive program*, for example), and it doesn't crash... I wish I'd known about Fine Reader long ago. It's definitely From Russia With Love for me.
"It's unbelievable! I can't describe it in any words!"
It's unbelievable! I can't describe it in any words! But it's a pity that it can't recognize the Chinese characters! If it can, it will be perfect for Chinese users.
"...in addition to being powerful, this software is uniquely intuitive..."
I didn't even have to open the manual, because, in addition to being powerful, this software is uniquely intuitive. My bank statements (and everything else I have tried) were perfectly reproduced, including complex formatting. There is simply no comparison between FineReader and the other OCRs I have sampled.
Peter Sale, ABBYY customer
"Finereader proved to be absolutely perfect for our needs..."
FineReader v7 The School IT department has determined to purchase an OCR program in the next financial year (April 05) and have trialled appropriate software options. Finereader proved to be absolutely perfect for our needs, its accuracy is remarkable and even managed a high accuracy return on size 8 font printed in red - notoriously difficult. The software is very user friendly and if such a notion is conceivable "a joy to use"!
"I have experience with several OCR tools and this one tops them all!"
Absolutely LOVE ABBYY FineReader Pro 7.0. It is superior over those "other" brands. I have experience with several OCR tools and this one tops them all! ABBYY - you did a great job! Thank you for saving me time, errors & embarrassment. I love FineReader and will NEVER use anything else! I highly recommend this program to anyone that is searching for an OCR solution - it has been a pleasure to use.
"Great, amazing accuracy!"
"The product is so good!"
The product is so good! But I hope the software can support more language such as Chinese!!
"...ABBYY FineReader makes us more efficient..."
ABBYY FineReader makes us more efficient. It eliminates the need of having a secretary spend hours re-typing long documents, when FineReader can convert them to a word processing document in a matter of minutes or even seconds.
Roy Ching, Attorney and Founder
Merit Law Group™, P.C.
THANK YOU! (Sorry, there was no font-size button). Unbeliavable software, must try any other you market when I get a change.
"...FineReader is so reliable..."
I’ve never had to go back and edit because FineReader is so reliable, I don’t think I’ve had one typo, not one mistake.
Danny Fein, High School Student Volunteer,
Connecticut Braille Association
"It's a wonderful software as if that is built exclusively for my company..."
It's a wonderful software as if that is built exclusively for my company involved in conversion of various image inputs into PDF, DOC, RTF etc.
"...I needed something that was going to be easiest to use..."
With the other OCR product you had to read the manual first. With FineReader you could intuitively decide what to do. Knowing the people that I had to work with in our division, I needed something that was going to be easiest for them to use.
Clayton Yamada, Office Manager,
Honolulu’s Environmental Quality Division
"I think that the concept of the ABBYY FineReader 5.0 Pro for Mac is excellent."
"I decided to give FineReader a try and I can sum my experience up in just three letters - WOW!"
I've been using (... other OCR programs...) for several years, but thought I would see what else was available. After reading lots of reviews of the competing OCR software packages I decided to give FineReader a try and I can sum my experience up in just three letters - WOW! It is by far and away the easiest OCR software to use, has far better recognition than any of the others I've tested and has a whole host of powerful features. After installing it I was so impressed that I spent several hours trying to find something it would struggle with. I tried miniscule footnotes, colored text on colored backgrounds, text overlaying complex images, faint text, pages with very complex layouts and anything else I could lay my hands on. Finereader coped with every single one with ease. I was stunned. It's rare to come across a piece of software that is so well designed and works so smoothly straight out of the box. All I can say is well done Abbyy and keep up the excellent work. I can honestly say that ... from now on any OCR I'll be doing will be with FineReader.
"...I was amazed that on my first try, 100% accuracy. So I tried it on my old scanner too. the same, 100%. And I almost cried..."
I've tried so many different OCR programs in the past that I started to believe that it was impossible for any software to recognize over 90% of any document, no matter how clear the scanned image was. Then I bought a new scanner, thinking that it was my scanners problem, and ABBYY FineReader came with it. I'd never seen it before and gave it a go, I was amazed that on my first try, 100% accuracy. So I tried it on my old scanner too. the same, 100%. And I almost cried...
"...We wanted to provide our customers with one of the most accurate OCR programs..."
We wanted to provide our customers with one of the most accurate OCR programs, which is why we chose ABBYY FineReader in our newest scanners and all-in-ones. By offering FineReader in our software packages, we’ve rounded out a complete solution from image manipulation to document management for our home and office audience.
Grace Huang, Assistant Product Manager
"...ABBYY FineReader is a robust and reliable OCR system..."
Our tests and positive feedback from our clients have proved that ABBYY FineReader is a robust and reliable OCR system.
Taner Riffat, Development Manager,
Canon Australia, CCSD