Platform:

ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac

Task
Specifications

FineReader
Pro for Mac
FineReader
Express for Mac

Frequency

Occasional & Reccurent Occasional
Ability to handle complex document structures, complex formatting, etc. Any complexity:
from simple to extremely complex
Simple
Volume Any volume:
small to very large
Small volumes

Technical
Specifications

FineReader
Pro for Mac

FineReader
Express for Mac

Mac OS X version support

10.7, 10.8, 10.9 10.6, 10.7, 10.8

Scanner/MFP type suppor

ICA-compatible TWAIN-compatible

OCR & Document
Conversion Technology

FineReader
Pro for Mac

FineReader
Express for Mac

Recognition accuracy

Unmatched

 Superior 

Layout retention

 Excellent

 Good 

ADRT: Entire document structure reconstruction with original formatting including headers, footers, footnotes, captions, page numbering, etc.

Yes.
Delivered via ADRT 2.0

 No

Recognition languages

189

 171 

Asian languages support

 Yes (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese)

No 

Multilingual recognition Any number of languages in a document Up to 3 languages in a document

Barcode recognition

Yes No

Supported
Formats

FineReader
Pro for Mac

FineReader
Express for Mac

Input formats

PDF, TIFF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, BMP, GIF, PCX, DCX, JBIG, JBIG2

PDF, TIFF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, BMP, GIF, PCX, DCX 

Output: document saving formats

DOCX, RTF, ODT, TXT, XLSX, PPTX, PDF, PDF/A, HTML, EPUB, FB2, CSV

RTF, TXT, XLS, PDF (searchable), HTML

Output: image saving formats

TIFF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, BMP,  PCX, DCX, JBIG2

TIFF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, BMP,  PCX

Export type

Save to format, send to application

 Save and open

Ease-of-Use &
Productivity

FineReader
Pro for Mac

FineReader
Express for Mac

User Interface

  Advanced Mac OS X native interface with enhanced QuickTasks

Simple interface - interaction via QuickTasks only

Retina display interface adoptation, multi-touch trackpad support

Yes

No

Quick Tasks

Extended set. Task list automatically adjusts depending on most-used QuickTasks Basic set of four QuickTasks

Correction of recognition areas (Area Editor)

Improved (non-rectangle areas, vertical, upside-down, RTL and hieroglyphic text area drawing) Basic

Fast document quoting (recognize selected area & copy to clipboard)

Yes No

Automatic detection of document languages

Yes No

Pause Project / Return To Work: saving project to FineReader document

Yes No

Send results as an email attachment

Yes No

Multi-core support

Yes No

Section 508 compliance

Yes Yes

PDF conversion,
saving & protection

FineReader
Pro for Mac

FineReader
Express for Mac

Create searchable PDF

Yes Yes

Create PDF/A for a long-term archiving

Yes No

MRC compression

Yes No

Save to PDF, PDF/A of different types

Text-under-image, image-under-text, image only, text and pictures text-under-image

Convert PDF (even scanned) to editable formats

Yes Yes

Convert password-protected PDFs

Yes 
if password is known
No

PDF outline reconstruction

Yes No

Add/edit PDF properties

Yes No

Digital Camera
OCR

FineReader
Pro for Mac

FineReader
Express for Mac

Convert digital photos of documents

Yes Yes

Automatic correction of digital images

Enhanced (correction of image resolution, improved texture filtering, straightening curved text lines and image de-skewing; ISO noise, 3D perspective, motion blur correction)

Basic (correction of image resolution, straightening curved text lines, de-skewing images)

Manual instruments for enhancing photos

Levels, brightness & contrast, splitting dual pages, straighten curved text lines, reducing ISO noise, removing motion blur, crop, correction of trapezium dictortions, and other.

No

E-books
Creation

FineReader
Pro for Mac

FineReader
Express for Mac

Convert digital photos of documents

Yes

No