ABBYY FineReader OCR Pro for Mac


Description of App: 

Mac App Store description: Easily turn documents of virtually any origin into information you can edit, quote, archive, search or share! ABBYY FineReader Pro complements the hassle-free efficiency of your computer by transforming paper documents, PDFs and digital photos of text into editable and searchable files. Say goodbye to time-consuming retyping and reformatting of documents – FineReader’s unmatched text recognition accuracy, language coverage and conversion features retain your original’s text, layout and formatting. It’s OCR the easy way – just as it should be! With just a few clicks you can: - Update documents with text corrections, date changes, modified conditions, links to other documents and more - Instantly pull quotes from text and extract data - Create searchable PDF files for archiving and sharing - Make documents accessible for text-to-voice and more KEY PRODUCTIVITY FEATURES: - Scans and converts documents and images into a wide variety of popular electronic formats including: DOCX, ODT, RTF, XSLX, PDF and PDF/A, PPTX, HTML, EPUB and FB2 - Accurate reconstruction of document structure, layout and formatting across multiple pages – including headers/footers, footnotes, table of contents, page numbering, captions, etc. - Creates editable, searchable and secure PDFs that are perfect for archiving and sharing - Creates E-books in EPUB and FB2 formats for tablets and portable readers - Performs image and photo pre-processing using ABBYY’s Advanced Digital Camera OCR technology - Applies advanced OCR features to complex conversion tasks YOUR ADVANTAGES WITH ABBYY OCR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDE: - Professional OCR results with up to 99.8% character recognition accuracy - Widest language support in the industry: 189 recognition languages (including Asian languages) in any combination of languages - Multi-channel document input enables you to scan paper documents for processing or convert scanned images, PDFs and digital photos of text - User-friendly interface with pre-defined Quick Tasks makes using FineReader easy and intuitive and provides Section 508 compliancy * According to internal ABBYY testing. Accuracy and formatting results can vary depending on factors such as document quality and scanner settings.



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Accessibility Comments: 

1. In the U.S., This app can be purchased either from the Mac App Store or directly from the ABBYY website. I am not sure about other countries. I purchased my copy directly from ABBYY and found the purchase, installation and licensing processes to be fully VO accessible.

2. I found most of the App screen elements to be VO accessible and properly labeled.

3. FR Pro allows processing of documents from 3 main sources: Open an existing digital document, scan a paper document, or import a document from a mobile device such as the iPhone camera roll. I found the process of opening existing documents fully VO-accessible as it uses the standard macOS File / Open dialog. When scanning a printed document, I found the interface between FR Pro and my Wi-Fi connected Canon MFP to be fully VO-accessible. YMMV depending on your hardware, interface and driver software. The process of browsing and opening files from the camera roll of my USB-tethered iPhone is also VO accessible.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

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