ABBYY FineReader Express Edition is a highly accurate and easy-to-use multilingual OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software designed specifically for Mac users. Based on ABBYY's intelligent document recognition technologies, FineReader Express quickly turns any scanned paper document, PDF files and digital camera images into editable and searchable formats while keeping the original layout and formatting intact.
Superior accuracy of text recognition and layout retention
ABBYY FineReader Express Edition delivers outstanding accuracy when converting a variety of document types into popular editable and searchable formats, such as RTF, XLS, HTML and searchable PDF. It performs high-quality results even on difficult-to-read images like faxes, images taken with digital cameras and documents scanned at low resolution. It also precisely recreates formatting elements of original documents, such as tables, graphics, columns, bullets and numbering. When analyzing a document, the application automatically detects three types of areas: text, image and table areas, which ensures accurate layout retention. If necessary, areas can also be manually selected and corrected before recognition.
Comprehensive language support
The application supports 171 recognition languages including English, German, French, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak, Malay, Indonesian, and many others. Of those, 36 languages have dictionary support to provide the best possible conversion results. It also accurately recognizes multilingual documents written in up to three different languages.
One-click conversion tasks
ABBYY FineReader Express Edition comes with four pre-defined QuickTasks for the most common document conversion procedures, including "Convert to text document", "Convert to spreadsheet document", "Convert to HTML document" and "Convert to searchable PDF". QuickTasks allow documents to be opened, recognized and saved in a specified format with just a single click of the mouse.
Ideal tool for PDF conversion
It will become an ideal assistant for Mac users working with PDF documents. FineReader Express Edition converts any type of PDF document (except secured PDFs) into popular formats for further editing, repurposing or archiving. It can also be used to convert image-only (or scanned) PDFs to searchable PDF format.
Digital camera OCR
Have you ever thought about capturing documents with a digital camera? With ABBYY FineReader Express Edition, you can easily convert them into text files. Go beyond the capabilities offered by traditional scanning devices, like capturing text from large posters, banners and timetables on the street, or capture pages from thick, bound documents such as books, which are typically hard to scan.
Multiple image processing and merging
ABBYY FineReader Express Edition can open and process several document images simultaneously and then merge and save them as a single file in a specified format. This feature saves time and effort when converting pages of books, magazines and any multi-page documents. It's also useful when combining several PDFs in a single file for compiling a report or other larger document.