ABBYY FineReader vs. PDF Studio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABBYY FineReader
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
ABBYY, headquartered in Moscow offers FineReader, a PDF editor that allows users to convert, edit, share, and collaborate on PDFs. FineReader also converts scanned documents into searchable PDF files.
$16
per month per user
PDF Studio
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
PDF Studio is a PDF editor that aims to provides all PDF features needed at a low cost. PDF Studio maintains full compatibility with the PDF Standard. Users can: Create PDFs from Scan, MS Word, Text and Images Annotate PDFs with Comments & Text Markups Create, Fill In & Save PDF Forms Secure Documents with Passwords and Permissions Merge, Split & Assemble Documents Apply Watermarks, Headers and Footers Create Bookmarks / Table…
$99
one-time fee
Pricing
ABBYY FineReaderPDF Studio
Editions & Modules
FineReader PDF Standard for Windows
$16
per month per user
FineReader PDF Corporate for Windows
$24
per month per user
FineReader PDF for Mac®
$69
per year per user
FineReader PDF Standard for Windows
$99
per year per user
FineReader PDF Corporate for Windows
$165
per year per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABBYY FineReaderPDF Studio
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsEach user license key can be used on 2 computers (for the same user) on any of the supported operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux). Each user license is perpetual and allows to continue using this major version of our software (version 2018) as long as it works on your operating system. Payment is a one-time fee, with no monthly or yearly subscription or commitment. Any upgrade to future major versions is optional.
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User Ratings
ABBYY FineReaderPDF Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABBYY FineReaderPDF Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
ABBYY
FineReader is critical for any business that handles scanned documents or works with files that need conversion to Excel, PDF, Powerpoint or various other programs. It's ability to automatically process, read documents and suggest tables is impressive. It can take printed documents and convert all of the text to a editable format which is a huge time saver. In regards to tables it can automatically find and identify columns and separate them out for immediate use in Excel
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Qoppa Software
For Linux users it is without a doubt the best option and the most developed so far.
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Pros
ABBYY
  • OCR scanning
  • Refining scanned text
  • Sophisticated and flexible OCR settings/adjustments
  • High-quality editing and document comparison tools
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Qoppa Software
  • Editing PDF pages easily.
  • Organizing PDF pages quickly.
  • Adding comments to particular items within a PDF.
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Cons
ABBYY
  • A versioning system of the work done or the editions that have been saved in the files, or a tracking of changes between one version and another would be fabulous
  • An improvement that would be asked would be as previews or suggestions of the type of file that could be beneficial to use in an edition
  • The redesign of the panels is that of the analyzed document, the edition and the changes in my opinion need a resizing to have a better view of the work
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Qoppa Software
  • I would like to be able to generate indexes of the documents that I am adding to a file.
  • To be able to scan a file and convert it from a PDF simply having the scan parameters.
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Usability
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
Qoppa Software
As I answered before, the graphical interface is the best developed of the options that exist for Linux.
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Support Rating
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
Qoppa Software
Anytime I have had questions they have been able to be found in the forums of PDF Studio.
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Alternatives Considered
ABBYY
While Adobe Reader can identify documents and convert them to some other various formats, it cannot process the documents to identify tables for use in Excel. We only had success by letting Adobe read a file for any identifiable text but it wasn't always accurate. FineReaders ability to handle hundreds of pages at once felt leaps and bounds above Adobe
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Qoppa Software
PDF Studio doesn't involve an expensive subscription, plus has all the features without the cluttered UI. It is intuitive to use and I prefer it to Adobe Acrobat, Foxit, PDF XChange, AcePDF, and others. Minimal design with refined tools. Frankly, I am just relieved to have a perpetual license for a product that just works.
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Return on Investment
ABBYY
  • ABBYY FineReader is an irreplaceable tool for preparing documents for document management systems and getting the most of them afterward
  • Great time saver in various scenarios related to work with scans and photos of documents
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Qoppa Software
  • Allowed me to get a customer a quote faster.
  • Won business proposition due to the ability to organize and sort through customer documentation quickly.
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ScreenShots

ABBYY FineReader Screenshots

Screenshot of a display of the options: view, edit, and convert PDFs or compare different versions.Screenshot of PDF editing in FineReader, which is almost like a Word document, where users can rewrite text paragraphs, edit the content in tables, or rearrange the layout.Screenshot of the software's collaboration features, with the ablity to comment on, annotate, or mark up documents.Screenshot of PDF to Word document conversion.Screenshot of fillable fields, in a PDFScreenshot of PDF organization options, which include the ability to merge and rearrange pages, or adding Bates numbering and stamps.

PDF Studio Screenshots

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