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ABBYY’s FineScanner® now with BOOKSCAN

December 09, 2015

Digitize a printed book anywhere with your iPhone® using FineScanner mobile scanner from ABBYY, the leader in documents capture


There’s some great news from ABBYY. FineScanner, the amazing mobile document scanner, now includes ABBYY’s breakthrough BookScan technology. FineScanner is the first IOS App in the world for scanning books with your iPhone and iPad

ABBYY’s proprietary BookScan technology automatically finds the edges of a page and captures an image without having to press a button. All you have to do is place your smartphone on a document and BookScan begins scanning automatically. 



“We developed BookScan technology over two years of intensive R&D. It simply has no peers in the mobile capture market.  and it has no analogies. You don’t need to have a scanner for books, bills, contracts or other paperwork – just use BookScan. It recognizes book pages on snapshots and splits them into two separate images, each containing only one page. It automatically corrects curved lines on a page, removes geometrical distortions, and repairs lighting defects. Book scanning has never been easy. ABBYY’s technologies are used by more than 40 million people in 200 countries around the world,” said Artem Kumpel, VP of Mobile Products at ABBYY.


ABBYY FineScanner is the only App in the world that recognizes and converts any document of printed material into 44 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. And this latest update offers users increased functionally over prior versions of the FineScanner Mobile App. You can save your document in eight popular formats: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and PDF, among others. Your documents can be sent via e-mail, or saved into the iPhone or iCloud servers.


“ABBYY understands that people need to access and transform information into useful knowledge and actions in real-time. By re-launching ABBYY FineScanner with BookScan technology, we bring yet another level of mobile functionality to our growing customer base,” said Dean Tang, CEO of ABBYY North America Headquarters. “Following the success of our FineScanner app, we saw the opportunity to expand our mobile offerings and add continued value to our customers by allowing them to seamlessly scan books, bringing a host of new uses for both those with visual impairments, as well as those using the application for business purposes.”


The new FineSсanner App fully implements the capabilities of iOS 9 with on-device search functions and auto-capture technology. And for iPhone 6s/6s Plus users, tactile response lets you see the results of your scanned documents in an instant. Spotlight Search allows you to find any scanned text, and keeps them on your mobile device, always ready to access. ABBYY FineScanner is the most technologically capable mobile scanner from the world from leader of scanning documents and linguistics, ABBYY.


As Artem Kumpel also noted, “ABBYY continues its leadership in high technology, optical recognition, linguistics and artificial intelligence. FineScanner was ranked as the #1 in business applications in 98 countries and recognized as the top 'Document Capturer' in Mobile Star Awards. We're proud that our mobile book scanning technology will bring capability and investment in local economies in continents such as Africa and Asia allowing young people to navigate international technologies and build communities through education and new knowledge. During 2016, we will be introducing new and exciting innovations in the sphere of mobile technologies.”


About ABBYY FineScanner

Ranked #1 Business application in 98 countries. Winner of SUPERSTAR Award in the “Document Capture” category in the Mobile Star Awards. FineScanner recognizes text (OCR) on scans in 44 languages (including Latin, Cyrillic, and CJK alphabets) and chooses from among 12 output formats (docx, pdf, txt, and more), preserving the original document formatting such as lists, tables, and headers (Premium account and Internet required). ABBYY FineScanner turns your mobile device into a powerful all-purpose mobile scanner & document manager that allows you to quickly capture images, creating electronic documents in PDF and JPG, and apply OCR to recognize texts for further editing and sharing. Ideal for individuals, small business, government or school use - anytime, anywhere.

To activate the BookScan feature, you need to purchase a one-month ($5) or one-year ($20) premium account. You can also sign up for a free 7-day trial period to try out all of the premium account features. You can download the application for free from the App Store

FineScanner - the top mobile scanner for iPhone from ABBYY the world-leading OCR software company and developer of document-capture and language-based technologies. Born to be fine.



ABBYY is a leading global provider of technologies and solutions that help businesses to action information. The company sets the standard in content capture and innovative language-based technologies that integrate across the information lifecycle. ABBYY solutions are relied on to optimize business processes, mitigate risk, accelerate decision making and drive revenue. ABBYY technologies are used and licensed by some of the largest international enterprises and government organizations, as well as SMBs and individuals. The company maintains offices in Australia, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, the UAE, the UK, Ukraine, and the United States.

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