ABBYY FineReader vs. PDFfiller

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABBYY FineReader
Score 8.5 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
PDFfiller
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
pdfFiller is a comprehensive online document management platform that provides businesses with the services of form-building, PDFs editing and e-signing. The vendor says their tools help businesses to streamline document management, make workflows fully paperless, freeing up time and resources through intuitive process automation.
$8
per month
Pricing
ABBYY FineReaderPDFfiller
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
Basic
$8
per month
Basic
$8
per month
Plus
$12
per month
Plus
$12
per month
Premium
$15
per month
Premium
$15
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABBYY FineReaderPDFfiller
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$8 per user/month
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
ABBYY FineReaderPDFfiller
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.3
(51 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(24 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(28 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABBYY FineReaderPDFfiller
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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airSlate, Inc
I chose to hit #9. I believe we all have abilities to broaden our needs so for the majority you may end up thinking this is a 10 if having used comparison tools or remembering those times when a certain "other" signature and document completion tool didn't go as planned or seemed less familiar. I will always welcome the clients and professionals who need my response to send their documents to me for PDF filling. On the random flip when I have to have communication rapidly flow on the go in a last minute piece of time, these people will receive my PDF™ items. And if tips and tools are necessary, they are rather easily placed where they can be worked out by anyone.
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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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airSlate, Inc
  • Create and edit forms with ease.
  • Send forms out for signature and field completion to clients, vendors, and employees.
  • Saved us a ton of time and space around the office, since we have been able to eliminate the fax machine and scanner.
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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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airSlate, Inc
  • multiple users can not login at the same time. When the 2nd user login to the same account, it will logged out the 1st user automatically.
  • For using advanced features of this software users need to pay a lot. It's very expensive.
  • Unavailability of task manager. It can help users to add their tasks on the dashboard itself and give reminders of those tasks.
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Likelihood to Renew
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
airSlate, Inc
I will always be a faithful PDFfiller customer. The product has saved me a lot of time over the years and I find a great deal of value in the platform. If I move on to another company someday, PDFfiller will be going with me wherever I go.
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Usability
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
airSlate, Inc
I don't fully understand all the features and I could probably be using it better, especially the templates. The organisation of exisiting files could be better (ie similar to folders on a pc/laptop). I haven't really invested much time into exploring it further than filling out forms; There possibly is an organisation solution I haven't discovered yet
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Support Rating
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
airSlate, Inc
If you need help, you can easily search for it and find online tutorials that walk you through how to do specific things step by step. You do not have to read a 20 page manual or sit for a 10 hour training session, it is refreshing that you can take it at your own pace and learn things as you need to
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Implementation Rating
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
airSlate, Inc
When I was hired on by my current company I was already a paying customer, so I just brought it with me. Once I showed our President/Founder how simple it was to use for our contracts, agreements, and NDAs, it has been a staple in our company ever since. That was almost 3 years ago. We've closed quicker because of the speed at which we can turn signed docs around.
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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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airSlate, Inc
I have used other editors such as Adobe Acrobat and, in my opinion, for the money Adobe costs, if the need is just to edit pdf I would go with PDFfiller. It is a really easy tool to use. It's learning curve is not that steep and it does pretty much everything I need from it.
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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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airSlate, Inc
  • not traveling with a printer
  • able to do work a lot faster
  • documents always look very professional
  • all the paperwork i need to fill out is typed, not handwritten into forms which looks much more professional. Almost as if I had an assistant to type out my documents
  • I love the fact that I can make an edit to an existing PDF. I dont have to go back and forth and ask for editable copies of word documents, etc.
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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.

PDFfiller Screenshots

Screenshot of Documents can be uploaded and then editedScreenshot of Includes a free iOs and Android app to manage documents on the go.Screenshot of Editor's interface with a sticky noteScreenshot of Text fields' optionsScreenshot of E-signing via pdfFillerScreenshot of Sharing options & other functionalities