6 OCR Software Comparison, Omnipage vs. Acrobat vs. FineReader

Updated: October 10, 2016 / Home » Desktop Computer Software » Document Imaging Software OCR

For those with tons of incoming faxes, having a OCR software that converts text into searchable PDF will come in handy. Apart from speed, accuracy and the ability to preserve the original layout is important.

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6 OCR Software Comparison, Omnipage vs. Acrobat vs. FineReader

Below is simple comparison of all the paid OCR software available in the market. If you’re looking for basic free OCR, you might want to visit out previous article on Free Google OCR and free OCR in Microsoft Office 2010

Retains Layout
Retains Font
Formats into
Searchable PDF
Spell Checker
Converts Tables
Languages Recognized120405218460198
Mac OS X

12 comments on “6 OCR Software Comparison, Omnipage vs. Acrobat vs. FineReader

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    OCR FREE [ Reply ]

    OCR loses its convenience if the software is too difficult or confusing to use

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    microsoft [ Reply ]

    Overview: OmniPage 18 is the fastest and most precise

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    Jacqueline Howard [ Reply ]

    OCR Solutions for Windows

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    peipei [ Reply ]

    I stopped using Omnipage years ago

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    unlimited [ Reply ]

    Presto! OCR 2013 is the best! give them a try

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    Victoria Justice [ Reply ]

    OmniPage 18 delivers improved speed and convenience

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    Russell Holly [ Reply ]

    DIY Book Scanner with smartphone with good quality camera

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    Batch OCR Program for PDFs? can it be done?

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    Satyen Shah [ Reply ]

    Acrobat’s OCR (as of version 9) is surprisingly awful. I witnessed more accurate OCR twenty years ago. I had very good results with Finereader 10.

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    Michael [ Reply ]

    The link you’ve embedded for the free google ocr doesn’t link to the correct page.

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    lionel [ Reply ]

    Abby finereader has many functionnalities but fail on recognition compare to omnipage pro i have .
    I buy abby v12 pro since my old omnipage version don’t work on widnows 8.1 . abby v 12 don’t install on my windows 8.1 64 bit version and support is nightmare and ineefficient .. avoid abby !!

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    I tried Finereader 11 (paid $60), Omnipage 18 (paid $30), and Acrobat XI (paid $90) OCR and found Omnipage to be the fastest and most accurate of the bunch at recreating documents. However, I found the Omnipage interface confusing and Acrobat lacking in advanced formatting features (mainly file size reduction options).

    However, I’d strongly recommend against Omnipage for the simple reason that my activation key was invalidated after three installs. The response I got from Nuiance technical support was only: you exceeded your install limitations. In contrast, I’ve requested additional activation codes from Abbyy about half a dozen times due to frequent clean installs of Windows.

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