This optical character recognition software turns scans, PDFs and digital photographs into searchable and editable documents. The company boasts "unmatched recognition accuracy."
The software recognizes documents written in one or several of 189 languages.
$169 for professional, $399 for corporate//
ABBYY FineReader is a fast and accurate solution for recognizing text in a wide range of PDF documents. While it's not perfect at OCR, it's pretty close.READ OUR FULL REVIEW »
ABBYY FineReader 11 easily converted scanned memos submitted to the Obama-Biden Transition team to searchable PDFs, getting the text mostly right.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
FineReader made quick work of these reports from lawmakers, which could potentially show conflicts of interest. The resulting PDFs made finding search terms easy.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
FineReader made this document set, a collection of transcripts from combatant tribunals, into searchable PDFs almost perfectly. A reporter searching for specific words would have no trouble using this product when converting such basic documents.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Although FineReader recognized much of the text on these congressional reports, the software had trouble with the poor scan quality and missed quite a bit.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »