OCR Software ABBYY FineReader 

FineReader is an all-in-one OCR and PDF software application for increasing business productivity when working with documents. It provides powerful, yet easy-to-use tools to access and modify information locked in paper-based documents and PDFs.

The best choice to work with paper-based PDF documents


A single solution to edit, review, protect, compare, and convert PDFs and scans
Award-winning technology from trusted leader in OCR

FineReader  combines exceptional-class document conversion, PDF management and document comparison features into a single modern interface. It offers all-in-one business solution, optimized for daily tasks with paper-based PDFs and scans.

20+ years expertise in OCR

FineReader stands out for it’s exceptional recognition accuracy and extended OCR capabilities, providing businesses with the world-best ABBYY OCR toolset.

  • 99.8% accuracy
  • Document areas control
  • Clean tables & charts extraction
  • Convenient verification tool
  • Smart image preprocessing
  • Train new characters option

Seamless integration of OCR into PDF features

You can now handle any type of PDF document, even scanned, in the same way as you work with digitally-born PDFs, without noticing the difference.

  • Search inside any PDFs
  • Edit and re-use content from scans
  • Cross-format document comparison

Powerful automation with Hot Folder

Easily convert large amount of PDFs or images in a fully automated and unattended way with the Hot Folder app.

  • Schedule document conversion
  • Set up “watched” folders
  • Control conversion settings


FineReader simplifies working with paper-based documents and PDFs by combining powerful OCR and conversion technologies with essential PDF tools.

fr-features-scan-convertConvert PDFs and scans

World-leading OCR technology to accurately convert paper documents, scans and PDFs to Word, Excel®, searchable PDF and other formats.

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fr-features-editEdit and comment PDF

Edit any PDFs including scans, create PDF from multiple files, comment and annotate, search in, protect and prepare for sharing, fill in forms and more.

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fr-features-compareCompare documents

Quickly identify text changes between different versions of the same document – whether a scan, PDF, Word document or presentation.

fr-features-automate-conversionAutomate conversion

Streamline document conversion using the Hot Folder tool to schedule batch processing and track documents for conversion with “watched” folders.

Industry Cases


FineReader helps law practices and in house legal departments achieve greater productivity by making legal documents actionable. Enables attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff to easily process, manage and make the most of the information in paper and image-only documents and PDFs.


With FineReader, educational institutions and library services can provide lecturers, researchers, and students with special needs with a powerful tool for accessing information in books, articles and study materials – and for sharing it with others via PDFs.


FineReader helps government organizations manage paper-heavy processes more effectively – by eliminating error-prone retyping and document recreation when working with paper-based documents or converting documents for long-term archiving.