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ABBYY Releases FineReader Express Edition for Mac with Snow Leopard Support

November 10, 2009

ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced that ABBYY FineReader® Express Edition for Mac now supports Mac OS X v. 10.6 Snow Leopard.


First released to the market in summer 2009, ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac is an easy-to-use optical character recognition (OCR) application which accurately turns scanned paper documents, PDF files and camera images into popular electronic formats such as RTF documents, XLS spreadsheets, searchable PDFs, and HTML files. The application provides ABBYY’s award-winning OCR technologies compatibility to the latest Mac platforms and is tailored to address the needs of Mac users in quality document conversion. Combining the optimal set of one-click conversion functions with a highly intuitive interface, ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac is an ideal OCR solution for individual users.


ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac delivers superior accuracy of text recognition in 171 languages, supports recognition of multilingual documents in up to 3 languages and intelligently re-creates layout and formatting elements of the original document including tables, columns, graphics, bullets and numbering.  By leveraging its digital camera OCR technology, users can extract printed text from digital photographs with the application, and use their cameras as alternative scanning devices. ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac also supports conversion of various types of PDFs including image-only or scanned PDFs that can be transformed into searchable PDF format, ideal for archiving purposes.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4, , Mac OS X 10.5 and Mac OS X 10.6
  • Universal binary (runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel®-based Macintosh computers).
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Hard disk space: 500 MB
  • TWAIN-compatible scanner, digital camera or fax modem*
  • Video card and monitor (min. resolution 1024 by 768 pixels)
  • Keyboard, mouse or other pointing device
  • 8 interface languages: English, German, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch.


* ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac does not support scanners, cameras and fax modems that use emulated drivers. On the Intel® platform, the application will only work with devices for which Intel drivers are installed.


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