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ABBYY Announces Professional OCR Tool for Mac Users

Moscow, Russian Federation (December 5, 2013)

FineReader Pro for Mac Enables Document Scanning and Conversion Tasks of Any Complexity; Essential Tool to Edit, Share, Copy and Quote Information Sealed in Documents and Images

 

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced FineReader Pro for Mac, a professional OCR (Optical Character Recognition) application for efficient document scanning and conversion on the Mac platform. The new application allows Mac users to easily edit, share, archive and search through their documents by turning them into popular electronic file formats, as well as effortlessly copy and quote text from scans, PDFs and digital photos. By providing highly accurate text recognition, intelligent reconstruction of layout and formatting, and a straightforward interface, FineReader Pro for Mac offers a reliable alternative to manual retyping.

 

“Professional grade OCR solutions have not previously been available for the Mac platform, leaving many users to have to deal with scaled down feature sets and miss out on much of the potential of having OCR technology as part of their workflow,” said Ivan Bodyagin, director of the FineReader Products Department at ABBYY. “FineReader Pro for Mac is designed to provide the functionality and performance to support a wide spectrum of needs, from casual document conversion tasks to rather complex projects. With its availability, Mac users can finally realize the full benefits of OCR technology.”

 

Aimed to simplify everyday work with documents and images, FineReader Pro for Mac streamlines tasks which have historically been time-consuming for Mac users. The solution provides handy tools for scanning documents and converting images of documents such as scans, photographs and PDFs into popular formats including DOCX, ODT, RTF, XSLX, searchable and protected PDF and PDF/A, PPTX, HTML, EPUB®, and FB2. In addition, it allows users to process and recognize only selected areas on a document to quickly copy and quote information they need without having to process the entire document. FineReader Pro for Mac can also be effectively used to prepare documents for use by various text-to-speech utilities.

 

Key features include:

 

*According to internal ABBYY testing. Accuracy and formatting results can vary depending on factors such as document quality and scanner settings.

Availability

FineReader Pro for Mac is now available for purchase via the Mac App Store and the ABBYY Online store. Users of ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac can upgrade their copy to the full professional version of FineReader at a special price. For more information about the product and pricing, please visit http://finereader.abbyy.com/pro_for_mac/ .

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