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ABBYY FineReader PDF Alternatives

ABBYY FineReader PDF is described as 'OCR software that provides unmatched text recognition accuracy and conversion capabilities, virtually eliminating retyping and reformatting of documents. Up to 190 languages are supported for text recognition' and is a very popular app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to ABBYY FineReader PDF for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Tesseract, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ABBYY FineReader PDF are NAPS2, PDF-XChange Editor, GImageReader and Paperwork.

ABBYY FineReader PDF alternatives are mainly PDF Editors but may also be Document Scanners or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ABBYY FineReader PDF.
This page was last updated Jun 3, 2022
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  1. Tesseract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.

    Tesseract vs ABBYY FineReader PDF opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Tesseract is a great alternative to ABBYY FineReader PDF.

    quality of OCR is very so-so. FineReader 14 also includes many PDF features

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  2. NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.

    Discontinued

    No release since 2019-07-27, see https://github.com/cyanfish/naps2/releases

    NAPS2 vs ABBYY FineReader PDF opinions
    Most users think NAPS2 is a great alternative to ABBYY FineReader PDF.

    I tested several options--some free and some paid--and this is the best option for ease of use, install footprint, and features.

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    cannot convert to doc file

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  3. Compact and fast loading PDF viewer and editor.

  4. GImageReader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.

    Almost everyone thinks GImageReader is a great alternative to ABBYY FineReader PDF.
  5. Paperwork is a personal document manager for scanned documents (and PDFs).



  6. Full-featured solution to view, create, edit, comment, collaborate online, secure, organize, export, OCR, and sign PDF documents and forms. Now available with ConnectedPDF technology.

    Discontinued

    Foxit has replaced "Foxit PhantomPDF" with "Foxit PDF Editor Pro". You are not able to download or purchase "PhantomPDF" anymore.

  7. OCRmyPDF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    OCRmyPDF adds an OCR text layer to scanned PDF files, allowing them to be searched - jbarlow83/OCRmyPDF

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  8. Pocket Scanner Ultimate is the stand-alone version of Kdan’s Pocket Scanner series. Search “Pocket Scanner Cloud” in the App Store and try out the app & cloud services for free!

  9. (a9t9) Free OCR Software

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    open-source OCR software and web service to extract text from image files and PDF. The application is available as online OCR web app, OCR API, or simple to install Windows store application ( to use, open-source and 100% spyware ).

    Almost everyone thinks (a9t9) Free OCR Software is a great alternative to ABBYY FineReader PDF.
  10. FreeOCR

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    FreeOCR is a scan & OCR program including the Tesseract free ocr engine, also known as a Tesseract GUI. It includes a Windows installer, and it is very simple to use.

    FreeOCR vs ABBYY FineReader PDF opinions
    Most users think FreeOCR is a great alternative to ABBYY FineReader PDF.

    Free OCR lacks the options such as recognizing Tables, and having the possibility to command the OCR to look for specific formats.

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