What do you like best?
I have been using Abbyy FIne Reader for more than 5 years. As a technical translator, it is very important to me save time digitalizing plans and documents with poor quality. The most amazing thing about Abbyy FR is the fact that it is extremely accurate, it will take any scanned document or PDF or image file and after performing the OCR you will be able to extract the text, or even more edit the PDF file, or export the results into PDF or Word files. This is a very strong program, easy to use, the interface is very intuitive, and you will be able to perform the OCR with a considerable amount of languages including Russian and Chinese. It is not required to have a very strong computer because the software runs light and quick.
What do you dislike?
I have no cons against this program, for me is excellent and every upgrade adds cutting-edge tools increasing the performance and productivity
Recommendations to others considering the product:
When using Abbyy FR, I suggest trying to export the results of the OCR in different formats, first in PDF and then in word file, everyone has its advantages and disadvantages depending o the type of work that you are going to perform later.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
The time I need to use for digitalizing complex plans and olds documents with poor quality is considerably reduced thanks to this software. It really helps me to increase my productivity as a translator