The invention of scanning devices provides an easy means of converting hard copy document to softcopy which could have been otherwise impossible. However, the main challenge with the use of scanning devices is that the documents are transferred as images which makes them impossible to edit. The invention of the Optical Character Recognition (OCT) technology proffers a solution that allows users to scan documents in an editable format. This is perhaps the leading application when it comes to OCR scanning of documents.
The application obviously scans documents into editable formats such as RTF, TXT or DOC. The program can acquire a document directly from the imaging device or open existing images and PDF documents for reading and character recognition and extraction. The best part of this program is that it presents the user with a user-friendly interface to access all the powerful features of the application. With an intuitive typical Windows application interface, the new user can access the powerful features of the program without investing loads of time to learn the application.
It has the ability to read documents from up to 190 languages, and document source from various formats including DOC, XLS, TXT, CSV, PDF, HTML, among many others.
It is part from text editors / documents category and is licensed as shareware for Mac OS platform and can be used as a free trial until the trial period will end. The ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions compared with the full version.