Friday, 10 July 2009


Yesterday Abbyy announced the release of ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac. At the risk of promoting our most credible competitor, I've just bought a copy, and its accuracy is very good. They've also obviously worked hard to make it simple to use compared to its previous incarnation. You can't try before you buy, but if you need accuracy and will pay 89 Euros (they won't show me the price in $), it's the one I'd go for at the moment.


  1. Thank you for the news! I'd really appreciate it if you could post screenshots!

  2. Sorry, but taking more time to promote a competitor is asking too much! You can try VelOCRaptor with no risk, if Abbyy don't offer the same courtesy maybe you should talk to them.

  3. Absolutely understandable! I've already tried VelOCRaptor and like its simplicity, but it makes a lot of mistakes on the documents I scan (German, medium quality, often non-standard fonts)... Apart from that, I am convinced you are heading in the right direction!