ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac Now Supports Mac OS X Native Automation Tools

ABBYY UK Ltd., a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced the new release of FineReader Pro for Mac, a professional OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software product for efficient document scanning and conversion on Mac computers. Newly added support for Mac Automator actions and AppleScript commands now gives customers the ability to create automated document conversion tasks or workflows, further enhancing productivity when working with documents.

Working with the Automator tools and AppleScript commands, FineReader Pro for Mac users can link document processing steps together to create simple, self-running OCR workflows. For example, a user could create a “watched folder” function which automatically processes documents, or whole batches of documents, as they are dropped into the folder. Watched folders can be also set to process documents only at scheduled times. Users can additionally automate frequently used OCR tasks which launch with a simple “drag-and-drop” operation, or create a special task which applies text recognition to screenshots. Automated tasks, or workflows, based on ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac can be set up to run efficiently without the need to launch the FineReader interface.

Aimed to simplify everyday work with documents, FineReader Pro for Mac streamlines routine document processing tasks. Users can easily edit, share, archive and search through their documents by converting them to popular electronic file formats. They can also effortlessly extract and quote text from scans, PDFs and digital photos. FineReader Pro for Mac offers an easy-to-use scanning and conversion interface, and saves converted documents in file formats such as DOCX, ODT, RTF, XLSX, searchable and protected PDF and PDF/A, PPTX, HTML, EPUB®, and FB2.

The latest version of ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac also supports OS X Yosemite.