About ABBYY FineReader PDF

ABBYY FineReader PDF is designed to help individuals and businesses create PDF documents and streamline editing workflows. It can be used to convert, edit, and share various types of custom PDFs, such as editable forms. Teams working in digital workspaces can collaborate and approve PDFs from remote locations across the globe. ABBYY FineReader PDF is available in multiple languages including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Chinese, and others.

This PDF solution uses OCR to automatically digitize document scans and extract text. Users can use the ABBYY FineReader PDF 15 mobile app to scan paper documents via iOS or Android devices. With search, replace, and redact features, users can search through entire document content including comments, headers/footers, and metadata. Other features include side-by-side document comparisons, split PDFs, protect and sign PDFs, fill out forms, mark up and annotate, commenting, plus more.

Pricing starting from:

US$199.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of ABBYY FineReader PDF

Create, edit, and organize PDFs
Create fillable PDF forms
Collaborate on and approve PDFs
Compare documents in different formats
Protect and sign PDFs
Digitize paper documents and scans with OCR
Automate digitization and conversion routines
Flexible licensing: per seat, concurrent, remote

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla , Albania, Armenia, Curaçao, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, St Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

Croatian, Czech, English, French, German , Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian

Pricing starting from:

US$199.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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ABBYY FineReader PDF Software - Adjust and extract table data
ABBYY FineReader PDF Software - Compare PDF documents
ABBYY FineReader PDF Software - Fill out forms
ABBYY FineReader PDF Software - Organize page layout
ABBYY FineReader PDF Software - Scan PDFs using the ABBYY FineReader PDF 15 mobile app
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Features

Total features of ABBYY FineReader PDF: 30

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Annotations
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Convert to PDF
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Capture
  • Document Generation
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Image Pre-processing
  • Indexing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Reader
  • Side-by-Side Comparison
  • Text Editing
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(234)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Akshila
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

ABBYY FineReader PDF

Reviewed on 03/11/2022

Overall this is really good to use and recommend to use.

Overall this is really good to use and recommend to use.

Pros

ABBYY FineReader PDF contains all the features that I need and is so user-friendly. Can do pdf conversion really easily. well manage the user interface.

Cons

No cons, really easy to use. really user-friendly interface.

Pattar and Co.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Extremely valuable tool in fostering automation for my small-sized accounting firm

Reviewed on 25/10/2018

For anyone in the finance industry, it is now simply understood that numbers are no longer...

For anyone in the finance industry, it is now simply understood that numbers are no longer "crunched" by overworked accountants battling customer-driven deadlines. That is all gone by way of automation. The only hang-up to a seamless input into automation is the fact that much of it still is stored as paper, believe it or not. My firm in particular made a push to start digitizing all of our records and in this process, I learned much about OCR technology. There are hundreds of products that say they can OCR, but the fact that ABBYY can process a HUGE variety of documents, fonts, etc. , this saves a lot of time correcting the output and actually getting searchable documents onto file storage. I just hope that this product continues to develop and remains at its reasonable price point.

Pros

It literally helped my firm save HUNDREDS of man-hours of data entry by running all of our scanned documents through ABBYY and relying heavily upon its OCR to produce a variety of formats which we were able to quickly cross verify and enter into the accounting software. In short, the quality and intelligence of their OCR engine is tremendously accurate and fast!

Cons

The licensing stuff is a little TOO strict and often the remote licensing procedure has to be manually restarted within WIndows Services. We eventually bought more licenses after realizing that ABBYY will be a critical component in my firm's efforts to digitize all of our records and hard copies onto our cloud-hosted server. However, for a very small business that may not warrant another license purchase, they will quickly find out that ABBYY is quick to detect multiple sessions of the same serial code and will block both out. A little excessive, but I can understand their strict use and protection of this fine product.

Steve
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Best Overall PDF software I've found.

Reviewed on 24/05/2022

For the price, still the best program out there, and much improved in recent years. Great alternativ...

For the price, still the best program out there, and much improved in recent years. Great alternative to the terribly priced and overwrought Adobe.

Pros

Ease of Use in combining and editing documents.
Simple to adjust, remove, merge, and edit text.

Cons

OCR function not wholly accurate, but no program is.
Image adjustment is slower and has a steep learning curve. I wish you could work on doc image without first running OCR (adds time). Steeper learning curve on OCR.
Commenting on docs not as clean/clear to follow along as on other programs.

Alternatives Considered

PDF Studio

Reasons for Choosing ABBYY FineReader PDF

Needed a reliable and affordable pdf editor. Reach of the products above failed one of those criteria.

Switched From

Adobe Acrobat Reader and Lumin PDF

Reasons for Switching to ABBYY FineReader PDF

I don't recall
Christian
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

ABBYY FineReader PDF: good, but not great, not yet

Reviewed on 24/05/2022

Pros

FineReader PDF appears to be a complete re-write and works well with macOS Monterey 12.4. It is extremely flexible in terms of output options when performing OCR on a PDF.

Cons

The previous macOS Fine Reader product allowed the user to specify, on one page, a region to be analyzed, and that region could be saved as a template of sorts that could then be applied to multiple pages in a single step, saving considerable time. That is, you'd draw the region once, and apply it to the remaining pages (if desired), which could be hundreds of pages. Now, we either have to accept the automatic area selection, or manually draw the regions on each page individually. Also, the software gives errors at times (which seem to go away with a restart of the machine) but I'm using a MacBook Pro 14 M1 Max, with 32 GB of RAM-- ABBYY should not need more than that. Finally, there are errors in the OCR output (missing returns) which means I have to manually examine the output and correct it. I wish FineReader PDF supported AppleScript as this would make it much more powerful for workflow automation. Overall it seems as if the product has some rough edges, but shows a lot of promise. I will keep watching for updates.

Karen
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Incredibly useful and easy to use!

Reviewed on 15/11/2022

Pros

My favorite feature was the way they made editing PDF's so simple!! It felt like a word document when I was editing my PDF documents and that just made the whole process so much easier!

Cons

I really wish they offered a one-time payment instead of just offering only yearly subscriptions which can add up overtime

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ABBYY FineReader PDF offers the following pricing plans:

ABBYY FineReader PDF 15 for Windows - Pricing varies for standard ($19 monthly) to corporate ($24 monthly) options. Digitize, retrieve, edit, protect, share, and collaborate on all kinds of documents in the same workflow. Edit digital and scanned PDFs with a newfound ease: correct whole sentences and paragraphs or even adjust the layout. Incorporate paper documents into a digital workplace with AI-based OCR technology to simplify daily work. ABBYY FineReader PDF for Mac® - $69 yearly Manage your documents more easily and perform all document tasks quicker in digital workflows. Convert PDFs, document images and scans with unmatched accuracy Achieve new levels of productivity when converting documents with the latest OCR technology and view and reuse content from PDFs of any kind with ease.

ABBYY FineReader PDF has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

ABBYY FineReader PDF supports the following languages:

Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian

ABBYY FineReader PDF supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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