FineReader PDF: OCR Converter 4+

Documents scanner & reader


    • 4.7 • 24 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



FineReader PDF for Mac reduces inefficiencies resulting from inaccessible, non-searchable documents, information, and workflows that involve a mix of paper and digital documents. With all new UI and OCR technology, FineReader PDF for Mac helps to quickly and reliably extract content within documents with unmatched accuracy and simplify daily work with documents.

• Extract, reuse, and edit content of PDFs, paper documents, and their scanned images by converting them to editable formats such as DOCX, XLSX, RTF, ODT, and others.
• Digitize the documents into PDFs to work with, archive, or share:
• searchable PDFs for easy retrieval,
• industry-standard PDF/A for reliable long-term archiving,
• PDF/UA to ensure accessibility.
• Protect documents digitized into PDFs with passwords.
• Manage document conversion: choose between Quick conversion scenarios to get the task done in a few clicks, or Advanced conversion to control all details of the process.
• Digitize without a scanner: capture the documents with iPhone® or iPad® directly to FineReader PDF with Continuity Camera, or transfer images taken earlier to convert them.
• Preview, read, and print your PDF documents with a built-in PDF Viewer.
• Support of Apple M1 processor (via Rosetta 2).
• Image Editor to improve the quality of document photos and scans.

• Edit information “sealed” in a PDF, scan, or paper document
• Reuse it! Extract portions of text for further quotation, copying/pasting, and translation
• Protect your digital documents
• Create reliable and searchable archives of PDF documents
• Make your documents accessible
• Create document copies for reading on the go
• Capture your documents with a mobile device and edit on a computer
• Correct photos and images of documents for best conversion results

Suitable for anyone who works with PDFs, scans, and paper documents on a day to day basis and need to edit and reuse their content, digitize them, or convert them to formats suitable for sharing, storing, and archiving. Especially useful in:
• Legal Services
• Government / Public Sector
• Education

The app is free to download and provides 7-days full access to all features. After 7 days free trial, enable Premium by choosing between:
• 1-year subscription with annual auto-renewal (additional 7 days for free is included),
• Perpetual license with a one-time purchase,
• Free plan, which provides viewing and navigating PDF files only.
The subscription is automatically renewed at the end of every one-year period unless you choose to cancel it at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. You can manage your subscription and switch off the auto-renewal by accessing your Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription to this publication.

Perpetual licenses and progressive volume discounts are available starting from 5 licenses to maximize savings across your organization.

Do you like FineReader PDF? Please leave a review in Mac App Store, G2 or Capterra software comparison platforms.

What’s New

Version 15.2.4

In this release we addressed key bug fix issues to bring you a more stable FineReader PDF experience:
• Fixed an issue with not being able to use the software after using CleanMyMac
• Corrected activation issues with time-limited licenses after using the software in trial mode.

The most important improvements in previous release:
• Correct Perspective tool to straighten images taken by camera reducing perspective distortion
• Split Pages tool allows users to split double pages of books and magazines
• Spanish has been added to the list of User Interface languages

Stay tuned! New features are coming soon. Read more at! Please write a review in the App Store. If you need us, please contact us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

crayton.benner99 ,

Accessible app with voice over on the mac

Hi. I have used this app for quite some t ime now and it works very good with voice over the screen reader on the mac. The only thing that doesn't work is when you scann something into the app and then you try to look at t he text that it scanned. what I end up doing though is converting it to something like a text document that then I can see what it scanned. Keep up the good work guys.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback! We would be very glad if you could tell us more about your experience with the program. If you agree, please contact us via ABBYY Help Center, so we can set up an interview. Regards,

ABBYY Customer Support


Son of Bob

Works like a charm, mostly used for getting accurate word counts for English and Hebrew pdfs, the EN comes out clean, the HE gets messed up beacuse the app doesn't recognize the characters correctly but it gives us an accurate word count which is what we need.

Developer Response ,

Dear user, thank you for your positive review! We would appreciate it if you provide us with an English/Hebrew PDF example via So we can investigate the situation with the Hebrew recognition.

chase.turner ,

Beware overlap with older Abbyy FineReader install...

Apparently, when I purchased the AppStore version, the application became confused with an earlier non-AppStore Abbyy version. With thanks to Abbyy's tech support group, uninstalling the older version and re-installing the AppStore version corrected my issue.

Developer Response ,

Dear user, thank you for your feedback. As we can see, our Support team helped you and solved the issue. We would highly appreciate it if you confirm it by changing the rating of your review. If you still have any questions left, please contact us by submitting a request via

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