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PC Magazine Gives ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Its 4-Star Rating, Calling FineReader “One of the Best OCR Programs Available”

December 22, 2005

Two top technology publications in as many weeks distinguish FineReader as one of the industry's leading OCR products


ABBYY today announced that ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Professional was given PC Magazine's 4-star rating, categorizing FineReader as “Very Good” according to PC Magazine's rating system, just after PC World gave FineReader its own “Superior” (93 out of 100) rating.


In line with PC World's recent review in which the magazine called FineReader “versatile, easy to use, and highly accurate”, PC Magazine in turn called FineReader “one of the best OCR programs available.”


PC Magazine noted that ABBYY FineReader offers “better than 99 percent accuracy” and contains “tools to improve recognition on a wider range of originals.” It called FineReader's new automation manager “a welcome new feature” and found its Digital Camera OCR feature “intriguing.”


“To have not one, but two of the industry's leading technology publications call out the attributes of FineReader is to say that we are in fact one of the leading OCR programs around,” said Dean Tang, ABBYY USA President and CEO. “FineReader is moving beyond simple recognition accuracy and into the realm of improving OCR for a multitude of applications including digital photos, books and PDF files.”


ABBYY FineReader 8.0 is a powerful, yet easy-to-use software application for professional quality conversion of document images and PDF files into editable and searchable electronic files. The product delivers outstanding accuracy when converting a variety of document types including tables and spreadsheets, magazine articles, contracts, and even faxes. Enhancements in version 8.0 give FineReader new intelligence, making it more accurate, flexible, and adaptable for a wider variety of users than ever before.


ABBYY FineReader 8.0 redefines OCR accuracy and performance by delivering:

  • a significant increase in overall recognition accuracy - with up to 30 percent accuracy improvement for “difficult-to-read” images such as faxes and documents scanned at low resolution
  • more intelligent PDF conversion – with smarter, faster processing and output to searchable, secure, and tagged PDF files
  • higher productivity - through new automation tools and fast processing options; and “instant” OCR with a new ScreenShot Reader bonus application
  • innovative features – like Digital Camera OCR for capturing documents on-the-go, and a screenshot reader for instant OCR

Availability and Pricing

ABBYY FineReader Desktop Products including Professional Edition and Corporate Edition and are available now. For information on pricing in your region, please contact your local ABBYY office or distributor. A list of FineReader distribution partners can be found on the ABBYY corporate web site at


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