FineReader PDF 15 Reviews & Product Details

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What is FineReader PDF 15?

FineReader is an all-in-one OCR and PDF software application designed to increase business productivity. It provides easy-to-use tools to access and modify information locked in paper-based documents and PDFs.

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Languages Supported
Czech, German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)
Product Description

FineReader is an all-in-one OCR and PDF software application designed to increase business productivity. It provides easy-to-use tools to access and modify information locked in paper-based documents and PDFs.


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Seller
ABBYY
Company Website
Year Founded
1989
HQ Location
Milpitas, CA
Twitter
@ABBYY_Software
2,448 Twitter followers
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976 employees on LinkedIn®

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Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

Currently I manage a team that must convert documents and in addition to that generate reports of this, thanks to Abbyy this work is simpler and extremely fast and complete at all times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Thanks to abbyy I can convert my files with the scanner, it is a non-portable program with which you scan a document and you already have its edition available, with many of the tools offered by office and even more accessories. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I really feel that it has fault with the sellers, we were never able to buy directly from abbyy's suppliers, only from third parties, because it was really difficult and complicated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is my favorite document scanner, I honestly do not complain, it is incredible and fabulous, it has some defects, such as that it does not get along when converting images, but it is not a serious problem, its strength is words, and in this not has whoever beats him currently. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the office, it currently gives us the security and satisfaction of always working, the support team is attentive and eager to study our problems and solve them, it is a gift that they are always so attentive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Ability to edit PDF's easily and the multiple options to reduce file size by page, size, bookmarks, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Doesn't have tabs for multiple open PDF's (each PDF document is open in it's own independent window). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

File size reduction, PDF editing, OCR searching of keywords. Works great with your scanner to enable the OCR function. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

We purchased ABBYY for our office for a large project that invlovled creating a database of 1200 pages of Town Clerk records, using old hard copy ledgers. We scanned them all in and were able to create a great working file for the staff. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

For this project we needed the original text to be formatted in a spreadsheet and it was very helpful to be able to adjust the table lines in edit mode prior to copy and pasting into the final document. These adjustments are so simple to make using the tools provided as well. The ease of trasitioning from editing the table, back to the OCR funcitons allowed for higher productivity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only negative thing in my experience was that the OCR would misread some text and replace it with symbols, etc. However, the documents I was working with were several decades old and the font was likely an old typewriter. With newer documents, typed in current software, I did not have that problem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would reccommend downloading a free trial first, just to see what this software can do. After that - I would be surprised if someone didn't want to buy the full version! Great product! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Because of ABBYY we were able to complete this project, and a few others, more efficently because we can use the OCR feature to capture text in large sections, saving time to manually enter data. Plus, it reduces the likelihood of human error, typos, etc.

This software was an excellent investment and we will absoloutely continue to use it going forward. In fact, now that we have the software available we will be able to provide enhanced services to our clients, while at the same time saving both time and money. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
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ABBYY FineReader is a godsend for our college's accessibility team, when converting PDFs to textreadable format. However, when verifying the conversion, there are some things that are SO annoying. Let's say there's a frequently mis-read word. It gives a list of words it could have been. Why not let the user type in the actual word and have the ability to apply that typed word to all instances? You can only apply to all if it's one of the words ABBYY proposes.

And for those commonly mis-read words because of serifs in the fonts...Can't it be programmed to guess those? Any of us users can predict them: "litde = little" "die = the"...the list goes on. So when those commonly mis-read combo of serif characters exists, can't the list of predicted words include those combos and their translations automatically?

Anyway, I still love the program. It could just be that much better... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Its accuracy and ability to verify the translation afterwards. I love that it's easy to use, that the customer support is friendly and helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Mentioned above--no ability for the user to type in the actual word in place of the misread word and be able to apply that translation to every instance. (Have to do a clunky "Find and Replace" outside of the Verify interface, and even then, it doesn't catch every instance.) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely buy it. You won't regret it. You won't spend hours trying to figure out how to use it. You can get user support very easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Converting photocopied/scanned text or entire textbooks to readable-pdf. It's the most accurate program out there. It's reasonably priced, reliable, and user friendly (mostly.)

The benefits have been the ability to easily assist faculty and staff with providing more universally designed/accessible materials for their students so that everyone can benefit from them. Be it a simple screen rotation when the professor had photocopied and posted the article on Moodle in the wrong direction, to clearing up text that is hidden by shadows. And then, of course, being able to save the document in accessible pdf format so that screen readers/voice over software can read aloud the text. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

Scanning PDF files to excel format. It has really made taking PDF files that have schedules on them and turning them into an excel format that can later be imported into my companies estimating program for pricing. Without it i would have to manually enter every file and that take forever. I have done it numerous times in the past and for a larger project it can take upwards of 2-3 days for complete input and detailing, i would say your program ABBYY has helped cut that time in, oh, probably half. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Ease of use and accuracy of scan is what i like best. I also like the ability to merge and manipulate PDF files. It really helps with getting multiple files into one document. I believe it also helps with final proposals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish the interface was more intuitive. Also the program is one of the best at being accurate in the information it scans but it still has room for improvement. I work with architectural drawings and architects like to use their special font and ABBYY has a hard time picking it up. If it could translate different fonts besides the basic text fonts better it would greatly improve my use of the program and i think make it an all in all better product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a chance, use the 30 day trial to get a feel for it. I believe you will like the program! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scanning schedules to excel format to manipulate. I also use it to merge proposal PDF files as to make them all in one file for ease of use for whoever at the end will be reading the document. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

I use ABBYY to manage PDF versions of historic texts that I use for research Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Clean interface and easy to use tools, text recognition function Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I was a bit disappointed to find that the only way to use a spell check function was in the OCR app. Witht he new features in 15, the ability to edit whole paragraphs, it is more likily that people will be doing more extensive editing in a PDF. Why not give tham a simple spell chjecker there? Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Simple but powerful tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Other PDF readers just seem to be too pedantic. With ABBY I can get in and get my work done. Also, I really did not want to deal with a software (Phantom PDF and Acrobat) that you could not buy outright. The subscriptions can get pretty expensive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

Using Hot Folders and OCR recongintion. We are using the Corp. Version to go paperless with our AP Invoices Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The support has been very helpful with identifying out needs and selecting the right options for our project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

After speaking with ABBY i had to contact a 3rd party to order. I couldn't just order from the very helpful ABBYY support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The Customer support was very help, and the software is easy to use with no background knowledge. We are able to train users to use this software with ease even if they are not "computer savy". Lots of tools come with the basic package that can be used, not additional costs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Hot Folder operation is great. Plop a file in and next thing you know OCR has recognized and moved Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It does a great job at OCR and I am able to easily change PDFs to text documents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not dislike any part of it. It is amazing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It makes the process of braille translation so much easier. I highly recommend it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Fine reader to change documents to txt documents. This allows me to easily create braille documents for students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technical Writer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

was able to scan in 1,000 pages of manuscripts straight into Word for editing. Marvelous! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Few to zero downsides to this program. They've done a great job. Industry standard for a reason. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OCR home use, auto feed scanner, if your document is already printed then this OCR seems to do the job and allows you to scan straight to Word. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For $200 I was able to scan in manuscripts and avoid typing them in again. Saved loads of time. Loads. Huge benefits to this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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EM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

I have been using Finereader for some time. I hate Adobe products. they are clumsy and often bug-ridden. That said, what drew me to version 15 is that I have to edit articles for publication and many come in PDF form. These are major edits for publishing in digital and print magazines. That has always been clumsy with Adobe. The last improvement with ABBYY makes that sooo much more efficient with its expanded editing capabilities. That is the primary reason I updated and it turned out to be worthwhile.

the other reason I like this is because it is less expensive than Acrobat, for what i believe is a better product and licensing costs are important. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

its ability to do versatile editing on a large scale. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not have anything to say here. everything works well for me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

would highly recommend trying this out vs. adobe Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

article editing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GP
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

I have projects that involve new editions of past products that were released some 30+ years ago. Fortunately, I am able to access scans to user guide documentation, etc. when there are no source files available that can be used. My project involves scanning a PDF, removing certain elements like header/footer and defining some sections as images, and then doing final clean up work within ABBYY prior to exporting as a Word document. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

OCR capabilities for defined sections of document and having the ability to ignore certain areas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While ABBYY offers a way to recognize tabular data and reference it as a table, I find that the recognition does not work very well. So I usually capture tabular data as an image that will be rebuilt from scratch. The time and effort to try and manipulate data as a table object is too much effort. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I have compared and tested other products in the OCR space and found ABBYY reader to be the best product to work with. There is a bit of a learning curve, but the output is the best. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With ABBYY, I am able to produce an editable source file that can then be updated which would otherwise not be possible or very time consuming to accomplish. I consider ABBYY the best product on the market when it comes to OCR capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ML
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

We have only held an ABBYY license for a couple of months, but I have already used ABBYY primarily for 3 tasks. 1. Comparison of construction subcontract to find changes within an updated subcontract version; 2. Reliable conversion of contracts to Word format; 3. Changes and comments to a PDF contract. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

I like its reliability and ease of seeing differences in documents. We have used and tested other software programs. ABBYY was by far the easiest to use and reliable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are 2 features that it does not have 1. The ability to automatically convert emails to searchable documents; and 2. the creation of fill in forms. One of its competitors had these features, but ABBYY won out in the document comparison features, ease of use, and presentation of results. For the features that we use weekly, ABBYY excels Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take advantage of the trial period. Put it through its paces. We compared with 4 other products. ABBYY excelled in meeting our needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a time saver. In the past we would have to convert documents, compare documents manually line by line, or fumble with other PDF software to make changes to PDF documents. ABBYY has saved us valuable time. It also helps morale because no one wants to spend time reviewing large contracts hunting for version changes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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TH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

I have worked for the Accessibility department of California State University, East Bay for almost two years and Abby made my work alot easier!! My main work was to make pdfs accessible for the students and Abby was the only software that helped me achieve it with utmost efficiency. There have been situations wherein students come with scanned pdfs where in they scan two pages into one page and later want it in an accessible format. Thanks to Abby we could help each of them in achieving the same. All the university's posters and brochures would undergo an accessibility check via our department and if something wasn't accessible we would make it accessible using Abby. So thank you for coming up with this brilliant tool! it not only helped us, but also helped alot of students in their academics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The best part of Abby that i liked was how it helps me mark the readable sections and helps us differentiate between an image and the reading section. it also helps us give an Alt text making our work even easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

haven't come across any downfall of it yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's easy to use. you can make your pdfs pretty accessible if you're using it with a screen reader. Works well when you want to separate pages too. Also helps you extract specific page. I highly recommend using this tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All the university's posters and brochures would undergo an accessibility check via our department and if something wasn't accessible we would make it accessible using Abby. So thank you for coming up with this brilliant tool! it not only helped us, but also helped alot of students in their academics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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TP
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

We use ABBYY to convert paper documents handed out by teachers into editable text that can be converted to a student's grade level, read by a computer reading program, or translated into AAC pathways. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

ABBYY has one of the best text recognition programs I've found, which makes my job quick and easy. I can even trust it enough to allow students to use it themselves with very minimal proofreading. A+ Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am looking forward to even more advances in the OCR so that I don't even need to proofread! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There is no substitute for having good OCR software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ABBYY allows student independence in a secondary-level education setting that would be almost impossible otherwise. Students who have reading disabilities can be read the information from handouts the same as any other student who can read it themselves and can edit it to take notes. AAC can be easily translated so students with verbal disabilities can participate in class discussion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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MH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

ABBYY is an excellent OCR program, and the Business version includes functionality that lets you edit all-image PDFs and also compare PDFs or PDFs to Word documents. I've used it to create a searchable database of organizational documents. I'd love to see ABBYY create a search tool that ships with its business version--of the sort that Nuance (now Kofax) PaperPort provides. That's the one thing that FineReader is missing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Accuracy, ability to select speed vs. accuracy settings (useful when you have high-quality 12 point material so the engine doesn't need extra "thinking" time). Ability to edit a PDF to make a minor change or update when the original Word version of a document has been lost, or only a scan exists. Document comparison features. Ability to delay/batch process is nice, though I don't use it much. Wide array of languages available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish it had a tool for searching a set of folders--creating a complete document management solution like PaperPort (which is made by ABBYY's competitor Nuance/Omnipage). There are some types of PDFs with active content (as one finds on US Government grant applications) that ABBYY's PDF solution will not open. One literally needs Adobe for that. I'd like to see ABBYY fix that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

They are the best OCR solution out there. It should be on your short list. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ABBYY is a useful tool in creating a wholly digital office. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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MA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

I use ABBYY Finereader to convert PDF drawing parts lists to Excel. This is then imported into a indented and summarized bill of material. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Very few programs I tried do as good a job separating charts into Excel. Many just give you the whole chart not separated into separate cells. This does not help any when doing a bill of material. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Have not been able to get ABBYY Finereader to automatically update after spending dozens of emails with technical support. Reportedly the next version should fix this issue. Was using ABBYY Transformer which worked just as well for our application. However, ABBYY discontinued Transformer and we had to purchase the full up and more expensive Finereader 15. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Compare it with other software doing exactly what you want to use it for. For use, ABBYY was the best we found. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

use ABBYY Finereader to convert PDF drawing parts lists to Excel. This is then imported into a indented and summarized bill of material. This is much faster than typing in the parts lists. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead Application Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

We have used ABBYY in our projects to read PDF, convert it to word in order for us to update the file then convert it back to PDF. It was good since the format of the document was retained. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Abbyy FineReader, in terms of the cost it's very reasonable (it's cheaper) and can compete with Adobe Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There was a scenario that they have upgraded from ver 14 to 15, one of the functionality was removed. It was confirmed when I created a support ticket. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A good alternative for Adobe at a low cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems with the licensing cost. We just need to pay an annual maintenance fee which is a good benefit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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DC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

We're creating a database of missionary biographies from the 18th Century onward in order to do NLP topic modeling. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

We find the workflow of the OCR editor to be excellent for proofing old texts. The Verify feature, along with its various views of the original text and the proposed OCR result, make it easy and fast to go through a large document in a short amount of time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We haven't found a dislike yet, and we have processed dozens of very long documents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's an excellent solution! If you need to convert books, especially old books, to text, ABBYY is perfect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

While most of the texts we are processing are available publicly on Achive.org or Google Books, the OCR results from ABBYY are far superior to the TXT files from those sources. Therefore we are using ABBYY to reprocess the publicly available PDF image scans. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

As an engineer I often need to extract data from tables found in books and even magazines. FineReader will accurately extract the data from a scan of the table, saving me a tremendous amount of time in putting them into an excel spreadsheet. Additionally, I write a lot of test protocols and reports that require assembling documents from word, excel and other formats. FineReader makes it very easy to do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't really have anything I dislike. FineReader does what I need it to do and it makes it easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have had no problems with FineReader. The benefits for me are the extraction of data from scanned documents, as described above. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Editor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the product helped with:

We couldn't convert old paperback books as quickly and efficiently as we do without ABBYY Finereader. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

We find it's accuracy in OCR to be about 99.99% over hundreds of pages that really decreases the amount typo, or I should say, scano corrections. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There's room for improvement on the application of styles. There should be a way to force all text to a certain style in the recognition process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Because of the accuracy and ease of use of ABBYY Finereader, we are able to reduce the conversion time from print to digital by hours. The software paid for itself in the first week. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The OCR accuracy is great and it's very easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The "text editing" area could be more flexible. Sometimes it's hard to get things looking the way you want as far as layout. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use ABBYY FineReader PDF 15 for OCR in a very busy disability services office. Students benefit greatly from how quick and easy it is to use, and we can turn around accessible books much faster than with other products we've tried. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

All aspects and options are very easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Automatic addition of the (ABBYY FineReader PDF 15) to the subject line. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very is to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The editing of pdf purchase orders with changing dates and quantities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lawyer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Best OCR (including excellent automatically inserted headings), enormous flexibiility to make all kinds of edits, and comparison of two pdf documents works much better than Acrobat's version. The printer function has many more options than most printer apps.

I greatly appreciate the one-time charge, compared to Acrobat DC's $15 per month charge. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Haven't figured out how to drag pages between two different pdf documents. Haven't found ability to program repetitive actions, as I am able to do in Acrobat to reverse collate pages in a document that is scanned back to front. I also think the user community is considerably smaller, such that Google searches for ways to solve problems are less helpful than with Acrobat -- compounded by the Help system being opaque. However, Acrobat's Help system is just as bad.

Also, external systems sometimes work better with Acrobat, which is what they are used to.

It is sometimes hard to locate an expected function, but this is inevitable with a complicated program, and Finereader is pretty good at putting things where they seem to belong. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its the best, but perpare for a fairly steep learning curve. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very usuable comparison of pdf files with changes is the biggest benefit for me, after the great OCR that is the original reason I got the program. I have lately been comparing 50 page printed PowerPoint files the are being edited by several people, and the comparison document does really well despite the graphic complexity of the typical PowerPoint printout. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

ABBYY has a wide variety of functions for handling PDF files and it is what makes it really interesting. This editor allows you to create and export PDF files. Another characteristic that seems very convenient to me is its OCR function, which recognizes text in documents. Conversion options are also available for MS-Word, Excel or other files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have only had a mishap with this software and it is that I once tried to organize a document that had an old version but the entire structure of the file was lost. In my opinion, this editor will not be useful for documents with old versions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This software is very complete in my opinion. If you need a standard program to manage your PDF documents, I recommend using ABBYY FineReader. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the company where I work, we create documents that contain information about our business processes. All this documentation is shared with customers or suppliers, so we use the PDF format as standard and use this software to create or convert to PDF. We have also been able to convert our old corporate documents to digital format thanks to ABBYY's OCR function. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Describe the project or task the product helped with:

Converting to Word or Excel accurately. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Accuracy, I believe is the most important and what differentiates ABBYY from the rest. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Form Editing not as easy as Nuance FormFiller. It is significantly harder to enter information in forms and it does not pick up blanks as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Figure out what you want in a PDF editor. If is for form editing, go with PaperPort, for anything else use ABBYY. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to convert to Excel accurately is really important as if it is not accurate, the numbers will not be accurate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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