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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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The standard suite will work for most users, but you have to upgrade to the pro suite or the unlimited suite in order to get the cloud sharing for multiple accounts. So, if you are looking at just sending documents from one user to another user, the standard version will work, but if you are trying to use it as a calibration software, you will need to upgrade all users to the more expensive version to unlock those features.
Read full review Pros OCR scanning Refining scanned text Sophisticated and flexible OCR settings/adjustments High-quality editing and document comparison tools Read full review As was previously mentioned one of the greatest strengths of the program is the versatility of using across multiple platforms or being able to open the corresponding zip files on multiple platforms without having to install additional software. Another strength it has in the the graphical user interface (GUI). It is, and always has been, one of the better ones in the industry, as compared to other compression software. Read full review Cons 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 Read full review Winzip used to be free. There are extra fees for each additional package. Only the Pro version has access to Corel PDF Fusion. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
WinZip is easy to use and manage.
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Listen, nobody can get a perfect 10 (just ask your boss at review time, you can't say you are a 10 because then you'd have nothing to strive for!). WinZip's Support team knows their product, which is a fantastic thing to hear, unlike when you call giant companies (Microsoft, Vipre, and Norton) and their turnaround in their support center is so disgusting that their Support team only knows how to read off of a script
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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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WinZip has been in my arsenal since the beginning and hasn't given me a reason to go elsewhere. The functions and features have always been there when I needed them.
Read full review Return on Investment 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 Read full review WinZip has enables us to communicate more quickly with clients. Clients who might be more well versed on a topic can determine if they need to download attached examples. Read full review ScreenShots ABBYY FineReader Screenshots