ABBYY FineReader vs. PDFEscape

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABBYY FineReader
Score 8.1 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
PDFEscape
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
PDFEscape, from Avanquest Software headquartered in France, offers a way to open and edit PDF files online. PDFEscape is designed to free users from the typical software requirements for using the de facto document file format. It is available via a free plan, a trial of premium features, and premium plans that include a desktop version and advanced editing features.
$5.99
per month
Pricing
ABBYY FineReaderPDFEscape
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
Premium
$5.99
per month
Ultimate
$8.99
per month
Free
always free
no desktop version
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABBYY FineReaderPDFEscape
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscount available for annual pricing.
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User Ratings
ABBYY FineReaderPDFEscape
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABBYY FineReaderPDFEscape
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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Avanquest
This editor is not made for reference designing pdfs, but for simple editing, it is more than efficient. Many PDF editors require a subscription for something as basic as typing a name or date. PDFEscape is perfect for this and can be done online without any software download.
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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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Avanquest
  • It is free with little to no limits.
  • Has plenty of tools for editing.
  • The text tool is customizable for font and size.
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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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Avanquest
  • The upload document function often gives an error message at first upload and you have to go back to the main page to upload again.
  • A mimic font and text size tool would be of benefit.
  • The whiteout tool is a white box and not a pen, which could be easier.
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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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Avanquest
PDFEscape is in a league of its own with price and ease of use. Competitors have not met the same criteria and I constantly go back to PDFEscape.
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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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Avanquest
  • PDFEscape has saved money for the organization since it is free.
  • Timesaver
  • Ease of use (no training)
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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.