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ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac Now Supports Mac OS X Native Automation Tools

November 20, 2014

New Release Enables Mac Users to Easily Create Automated Workflows for Frequent Document Processing Tasks Such as Batch Conversion and Screenshot Reading

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced the new release of FineReader Pro for Mac, a professional OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software product for efficient document scanning and conversion on Mac computers.  Newly added support for Mac Automator actions and AppleScript commands now gives customers the ability to create automated document conversion tasks or workflows, further enhancing productivity when working with documents.

Working with the Automator tools and AppleScript commands, FineReader Pro for Mac users can link document processing steps together to create simple, self-running OCR workflows.  For example, a user could create a “watched folder” function which automatically processes documents, or whole batches of documents, as they are dropped into the folder.  Watched folders can be also set to process documents only at scheduled times.  Users can additionally automate frequently used OCR tasks which launch with a simple “drag-and-drop” operation, or create a special task which applies text recognition to screenshots.  Automated tasks, or workflows, based on ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac can be set up to run efficiently without the need to launch the FineReader interface.

Aimed to simplify everyday work with documents, FineReader Pro for Mac streamlines routine document processing tasks.  Users can easily edit, share, archive and search through their documents by converting them to popular electronic file formats. They can also effortlessly extract and quote text from scans, PDFs and digital photos.  FineReader Pro for Mac offers an easy-to-use scanning and conversion interface, and saves converted documents in file formats such as DOCX, ODT, RTF, XLSX, searchable and protected PDF and PDF/A, PPTX, HTML, EPUB®, and FB2.

The latest version of ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac also supports OS X Yosemite.


The new release of FineReader Pro for Mac is available for purchase via the Mac App Store and the ABBYY Online store. Existing customers of ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac can obtain a free update via the Mac App Store and on the ABBYY web site at

Customers of ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac, one of the previously available ABBYY OCR products for Mac users, can upgrade their existing software to a full professional version of FineReader at a special upgrade price. For more information about the product and pricing, please visit


ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. Its key products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, and development tools. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions to automate time- and labour-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, PFU, Plustek, Ricoh, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is an international company with offices in Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Ukraine, Cyprus, Russia, the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, and FlexiCapture, PDF Transformer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Mac, Mac OS, OS X, AppleScript, and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized. 

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