ReadIRIS will allow you to convert any paper document, image or PDF into editable and searchable digital files (Word, Excel, PDF, HTML, etc.) using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Simply scan your paper document using the built-in scanning wizard or import image from folders or digital camera. ReadIRIS will instantly convert it to the format of your choice without altering the original layout. Your digital documents will now be easy to edit, archived and shared!

IRIS ReadIRIS PDF 17 for Mac

Readiris 17 for MAC allows you to merge and split, edit and annotate, protect and sign your PDF’s. It’s also a global solution to convert, edit and transform all your paper documents into a variety of digital formats, intuitively with a few clicks.

IRIS ReadIRIS Corporate 17 for PC

The Corporate edition of ReadIRIS adds support for files over 50 pages, business card recognition, as well as automatic processing of hot folders.

IRIS ReadIRIS Pro 17 for PC

Affordable OCR software for business and home users. ReadIRIS Pro provides a very accurate OCR recognition rate at a low cost, but still has some of the advanced features that higher priced professional OCR software includes. The main limitation is that the Pro version is limited to documents under 50 pages.

MAC OCR Software

While the majority of OCR software is written for the Windows platform, a few of the major OCR engines have released versions for MacOS systems as well. Mac OCR software are often slightly more limited than their PC counterparts, and may not have the latest version of the OCR engine. However if you need to convert documents to text, Excel or searchable PDF files on your Mac, these are the best software options.

Currently, there are are professional versions of ABBYY FineReader and both pro and corporate versions of ReadIRIS available for MacOS.

When you scan a document that has text or numeric data on it, you are able to read and understand what is written in the scanned image. However, to a computer, the resulting image file is just as meaningless an assortment of pixels as a landscape photo. In order to transform this information into an editable format that you can search through, copy, and modify without retyping it manually, you will need the an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.

There is a wide variety of OCR software available. While they all share the ability to convert images of machine printed (not handwritten) text or numbers into an editable format, the various software often have different features, accuracy, prices, and language options.

Creates editable, searchable files and e-books from scans, PDFs and digital photographs. The most accurate OCR available for OSX, its unmatched recognition and conversion eliminates retyping and reformatting. Sophisticated yet remarkably intuitive, FineReader has an easy-to-use interface that makes even the most complex tasks simple.

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Chinese OCR

OCR Software with Chinese Language Support

Shop desktop, server and OCR data capture solutions that have Chinese language recognition capabilities.

When you scan a document that has text or numeric data on it, you are able to read and understand what is written in the scanned image. However, to a computer, the resulting image file is just as meaningless an assortment of pixels as a landscape photo. In order to transform this information into an editable format that you can search through, copy, and modify without retyping it manually, you will need the an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.

There is a wide variety of OCR software available. While they all share the ability to convert images of machine printed (not handwritten) text or numbers into an editable format, the various software often have different features, accuracy, prices, and language options.

Chinese OCR, which is the ability to convert Chinese characters to editable formats, is becoming more mainstream. Chinese OCR was first introduced by ABBYY FineReader. All versions of FineReader include support for Chinese characters. The latest versions of ReadIRIS and Nuance OmniPage also include support for Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese character recognition in their base packages.

ABBBY also offer Chinese OCR option in their enterprise server OCR solutions, FineReader Server.

FineReader Professional 15 includes Chinese, Japanese, and Thai languages in their base package. No special version or add-on is required.

FineReader Corporate includes Chinese, Japanese, and Thai character recognition in their base package. No special version or add-on is required.

Add-on license is available for ABBYY FineReader Server to add Chinese, Japanese & Korean (CJK) language support. Thai character recognition language pack is also available, but is sold separately from CJK.

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Hebrew / Yiddish OCR

OCR Software with Hebrew / Yiddish Language Support

Shop desktop, server and OCR data capture solutions that have Hebrew / Yiddish language recognition capabilities.

When you scan a document that has text or numeric data on it, you are able to read and understand what is written in the scanned image. However, to a computer, the resulting image file is just as meaningless an assortment of pixels as a landscape photo. In order to transform this information into an editable format that you can search through, copy, and modify without retyping it manually, you will need the an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.

There is a wide variety of OCR software available. While they all share the ability to convert images of machine printed (not handwritten) text or numbers into an editable format, the various software often have different features, accuracy, prices, and language options.

Hebrew OCR, which gives an ability to convert Hebrew scripts to editable formats, is a relatively new option that many OCR software still do not support it out of the box. ReadIRIS was the first major OCR application to offer support for Hebrew optical character recognition on the PC platform. More recently, ABBYY FineReader has introduced an option for Hebrew OCR in version 11. ABBYY FineReader Server had separate language pack to add Hebrew OCR option. But since April of 2020 Hebrew language pack is included in ABBYY FineReader Server .

ABBYY also offer Hebrew OCR options in their enterprise server OCR solutions, and FineReader Server. In this cases support for Hebrew OCR is optional, so when purchasing be sure to select the correct version. The links below will take you directly to versions that support Hebrew OCR. Lighter versions of […]

Arabic OCR

OCR Software with Arabic Language Support

Shop desktop, server and OCR data capture solutions that have Arabic language recognition capabilities.

Arabic OCR Applications

Arabic OCR Software for Optical Character RecognitionArabic OCR converts combinations of Arabic & Hebrew scripts into editable formats. This innovative recognition capability provides a competitive advantage that many OCR software programs do not have the capacity to support. Since ReadIRIS first developed optical character recognition to identify Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi characters on the PC platform, ABBYY FineReader has further advanced Hebrew and Arabic OCR capabilities for more modern, versatile applications.

ABBYY has incorporated Arabic OCR features into their FineReader Server.  This Arabic OCR component is an optional accessory of both programs, and new users have the ability to choose their preferred version when purchasing. The helpful links below will take you directly to our Arabic OCR supported programs.

Farsi OCR are less common than Arabic or Hebrew OCR. Farsi scripts are recognized by three OCR families now these are IRIS ReadIRIS, Abbyy FineReader, and Kofax OmniPage.

FineReader 15 supports Hebrew and Arabic character recognition.

FineReader Corporate also supports Hebrew and Arabic character recognition.

Arabic and Hebrew language recognition is included in the newest version of ABBYY FineReader Server.

ReadIRIS Pro now includes Arabic (PC version only), Farsi, and Hebrew character recognition in their base package. No special version or add-on is required.

Adds the ability to recognize files over 50 pages, business cards and monitor a hot folder to automatically process images in the background.

IRIS OCR

IRIS is a Belgian company that is the developer of one of the world’s top OCR engines. While more popular in European markets, their OCR and data capture solutions offer great performance and features for the price.

IRIS ReadIRIS OCR SoftwareReadIRIS will allow you to convert any paper document, image or PDF into editable and searchable digital files (Word, Excel, PDF, HTML, etc.) using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Simply scan your paper document using the built-in scanning wizard or import image from folders or digital camera. ReadIRIS will instantly convert it to the format of your choice without altering the original layout. Your digital documents will now be easy to edit, archived and shared!

IRISmart File is intelligent software for semi-automatic naming and classification of electronic and paper documents. Ideal for freelancers, microbusinesses and SME, IRISmart will help you carry out long, slow everyday administrative tasks quicker than ever before. Anyone who wants to file a large amount of paper or electronic files and invoices into ordered folders quickly and efficiently will find this intelligent software to be a major ally.

IRIS Powerscan is a full-featured document scanning and data capture application designed for high-volume document processing. Please contact us for a quote or demo of IRIS Powerscan.

IRIS IRISXtract for Documents is THE software system for intelligent, automated document processing, for all types of documents. The product line of the IRISXtract system is designed to handle ALL your data capture needs, from the inbound mail, whether hardcopy paper or electronic, through the detailed capture of specific pieces of information from specific documents, such as AP Invoices or HR applications. The data that is captured from the documents can be either machine or […]

Brands

When you scan a document that has text or numeric data on it, you are able to read and understand what is written in the scanned image. However, to a computer, the resulting image file is just as meaningless an assortment of pixels as a landscape photo. In order to transform this information into an editable format that you can search through, copy, and modify without retyping it manually, you will need the an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.

There is a wide variety of OCR software available. While they all share the ability to convert images of machine printed (not handwritten) text or numbers into an editable format, the various software often have different features, accuracy, prices, and language options.

Each brand of software offers a different combination of pros and cons and often focuses on separate segments of the market, from private users converting a few pages a week to large businesses that convert thousands of pages per day.

A selection of manufacturers are listed and described below:

ABBYY is an international company with 14 offices around the globe and headquarters in US (Milpitas), Western Europe (Munich), Eastern Europe (Kiev) and Russia (Moscow).

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ABBYY Software

IRIS

I.R.I.S. Products & Technologies develops technologies and products for Intelligent Document Recognition and markets its portfolio on a worldwide basis through strong partnerships.

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IRIS Software

Kofax has created one of the most powerful family of products for business automation. With products like OmniPage offers you a good versatile OCR packages for small or mid level businesses. And there is an OmniPage Server option for much larger document volumes.

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