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FineReader PDF - PDF Document Scanner App + OCR

FineReader PDF - PDF Document Scanner App + OCR

ABBYY Mobile

Create scans with AI, extract text to PDF, Word, TXT and more in 193 languages.

4.6 Ratings 24K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads

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  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Soham Hazra
    After using this app I am convinced that Google Play shows a lot of partiality when showing search results. I have been constantly looking for a quick & reliable solution for document scanning. I Never saw this app's name on the search results( yes, I was searching for a proper scanning app for a long time). But had I ever come across this app I hadn't installed those useless so-called scanners. So, extremely delighted to drop a review, I think this should be enough to appreciate the hardwork.
  • Everything I wanted and more! Nov 30, 2019

    By Allenmusil7
    This app is an indispensable tool for anyone who wants to preserve their writing. I’ve been using this scanner for about a year now and it has made my life so much easier. I do a lot of journaling and I have tons of handwritten notes that I feared would get destroyed and this app has allowed me to preserve all of it by scanning it into a digital copy and emailing it to myself as a PDF. It’s easy and I’ve never had a single issue with it. It’s worth every cent. It puts my mind at ease by knowing that even if my hard copies get ruined, all my hard work is still backed up on my computer. Highly recommended!
  • Jun 28, 2021

    By Ti Vu
    One of the better scanner programs (worth buying). Would be nice if able to store scans on microsd card; store in tiff format and adjust scan quality (dpi)/compression and an archival setting. What is scan setting? Those features would earn app 5 ⭐. PC app is very good. What's with all the tracking 10 APIs?
  • Expensive for the lack of efficiency Sep 3, 2018

    By mnichols-sd
    If all you’re looking for is the ability to occasionally scan a PDF/file/image to attach to an email, this works great. However, if you’re using it everyday for something like scanning receipts, there are too many steps to go through for each receipt. Each receipt requires that you scan, crop, name, upload for OCR (which asks to choose the language every time, then wait while the document uploads), then when the OCR is done, save it to my iCloud account (which has multiple screens to jump through to find the iCloud Drive). It’s too time consuming for me. If it was $8 a year, I might not complain, but I won’t renew my subscription unless they offer a way to make these manual steps automatic each time I scan a new receipt.
  • Reduced to a subpar advertising ad with nags Apr 30, 2019

    By WHRHS-65
    This latest version is a dumbed down piece of junk, slipped together with its only intent to make you PAY for the earlier ease of use I came to applaud. Stay away. Do NOT upgrade to this version. A slap in the face to us by crass consumerism, this only leads me to believe the company was purchased by someone else who saw an opportunity to stick their grubby hands in our wallets. *********. UPDATE *********. April 30, 2019 There has been a greatly improved release that, so far, eclipses the earlier release and shows great promise of flexibility for the user. Kudos to the developer and team for an app worthy of my Top Ten Best.
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By tahir shah
    There is no option to apply auto croping setting to all pictures same size. But we have to crop one by one to unnecessary areas. The function is owsom if added to this app
  • Fastest, most compatible app for scanning Nov 16, 2020

    By TheFinalWolf
    Just chiming in to state this is my #1 app for getting things from physical to digital. I’ve tried the vast majority of the most popular scanning apps on the app store (including paid ones), but this remains the best for scanning quickly and exporting to whatever app I want to use for more detailed editing; it can do some editing in the app, but I prefer something like PDF Expert for that part). Scanner Pro could be a contender for this app, but it’s too slow and hinders the workflow when you just want to be fast.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Melissa Logan
    Always a great experience,have recommended it to several people .
  • Excellent in most ways Sep 6, 2018

    By Alanakate
    Really a nice app, so I'm willing to put up with some quirks. One of them: since it snaps pix automatically, there are some misses. You can't delete these from a doc until after you've saved it, which is not intuitive. On the other hand, the advantages of auto scans far outweigh the disadvantages. I use FineScanner to upload scans to Dropbox, which works great. The scans are excellent quality and you can tweak color, quality, and contrast. I don't know how FineScanner compares with other scanner apps because it has always done what I needed it to do and done it well, so I haven't felt the need to look elsewhere.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Lara
    Flawless OCR maker..
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Soham Hazra
    After using this app I am convinced that Google Play shows a lot of partiality when showing search results. I have been constantly looking for a quick & reliable solution for document scanning. I Never saw this app's name on the search results( yes, I was searching for a proper scanning app for a long time). But had I ever come across this app I hadn't installed those useless so-called scanners. So, extremely delighted to drop a review, I think this should be enough to appreciate the hardwork.
  • Everything I wanted and more! Nov 30, 2019

    By Allenmusil7
    This app is an indispensable tool for anyone who wants to preserve their writing. I’ve been using this scanner for about a year now and it has made my life so much easier. I do a lot of journaling and I have tons of handwritten notes that I feared would get destroyed and this app has allowed me to preserve all of it by scanning it into a digital copy and emailing it to myself as a PDF. It’s easy and I’ve never had a single issue with it. It’s worth every cent. It puts my mind at ease by knowing that even if my hard copies get ruined, all my hard work is still backed up on my computer. Highly recommended!
  • Jun 28, 2021

    By Ti Vu
    One of the better scanner programs (worth buying). Would be nice if able to store scans on microsd card; store in tiff format and adjust scan quality (dpi)/compression and an archival setting. What is scan setting? Those features would earn app 5 ⭐. PC app is very good. What's with all the tracking 10 APIs?
  • Expensive for the lack of efficiency Sep 3, 2018

    By mnichols-sd
    If all you’re looking for is the ability to occasionally scan a PDF/file/image to attach to an email, this works great. However, if you’re using it everyday for something like scanning receipts, there are too many steps to go through for each receipt. Each receipt requires that you scan, crop, name, upload for OCR (which asks to choose the language every time, then wait while the document uploads), then when the OCR is done, save it to my iCloud account (which has multiple screens to jump through to find the iCloud Drive). It’s too time consuming for me. If it was $8 a year, I might not complain, but I won’t renew my subscription unless they offer a way to make these manual steps automatic each time I scan a new receipt.
  • Reduced to a subpar advertising ad with nags Apr 30, 2019

    By WHRHS-65
    This latest version is a dumbed down piece of junk, slipped together with its only intent to make you PAY for the earlier ease of use I came to applaud. Stay away. Do NOT upgrade to this version. A slap in the face to us by crass consumerism, this only leads me to believe the company was purchased by someone else who saw an opportunity to stick their grubby hands in our wallets. *********. UPDATE *********. April 30, 2019 There has been a greatly improved release that, so far, eclipses the earlier release and shows great promise of flexibility for the user. Kudos to the developer and team for an app worthy of my Top Ten Best.
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By tahir shah
    There is no option to apply auto croping setting to all pictures same size. But we have to crop one by one to unnecessary areas. The function is owsom if added to this app
  • Fastest, most compatible app for scanning Nov 16, 2020

    By TheFinalWolf
    Just chiming in to state this is my #1 app for getting things from physical to digital. I’ve tried the vast majority of the most popular scanning apps on the app store (including paid ones), but this remains the best for scanning quickly and exporting to whatever app I want to use for more detailed editing; it can do some editing in the app, but I prefer something like PDF Expert for that part). Scanner Pro could be a contender for this app, but it’s too slow and hinders the workflow when you just want to be fast.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Melissa Logan
    Always a great experience,have recommended it to several people .
  • Excellent in most ways Sep 6, 2018

    By Alanakate
    Really a nice app, so I'm willing to put up with some quirks. One of them: since it snaps pix automatically, there are some misses. You can't delete these from a doc until after you've saved it, which is not intuitive. On the other hand, the advantages of auto scans far outweigh the disadvantages. I use FineScanner to upload scans to Dropbox, which works great. The scans are excellent quality and you can tweak color, quality, and contrast. I don't know how FineScanner compares with other scanner apps because it has always done what I needed it to do and done it well, so I haven't felt the need to look elsewhere.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Lara
    Flawless OCR maker..
  • Mar 12, 2021

    By Janice Kho
    It was once my fav scanner app, but suddenly it show "no apps can perform this action" when I wanted to share my file. Even after uninstall and reinstalling the app...same issue occurs. Guess I should just move on and download other scanner app
  • Not free Feb 20, 2020

    By Ojgujiguji
    I gave this 2 instead of 1 star only because while it was really neat to see how this works, and it seems to do it as well as advertised, that’s all you get for free. This is probably a great app but I’ll never know because I never got an opportunity to properly try it before I was locked out in true bait and switch fashion. One is lead to believe that the user is limited to scanning/storing 5 pages at a time. In truth you get 5 attempts to scan and item and that’s it. I first fumbled with my phone while trying to hold a book open long enough to take a decent photo. Then by the time I figured out which type of text to convert it to, after a bit of trial-and-error, I discovered I had used up my 5 tries and felt like a total sucker. You can play then you have to pay. So enjoy those 5 minutes.
  • Mar 11, 2021

    By Lucia K.
    What's the point of scanning the doc, when the result looks like 80th copy made on a cheap copy machine from 1990s? The text is practically illegible.
  • Mar 20, 2021

    By Natalya Reshetnikova
    Only allows automatic sending to Google disk. Other options such as yandex.disk need to be built-in.
  • Used to be a 5 Star App now just use Apple Notes Jul 23, 2021

    By Alexandough
    This used to be my scan app. I have used it for years. I scanned everything. I used the free version, it displayed ads, no problem. Then it updated and it only allowed 10 scans total. Not 10 each document, but 10 pages total. I have documents that I scanned over 10 pages that are now gone forever. It was nice while it lasted, I would buy the app, but they want to subscribe monthly or yearly or whatever. Good thing iPhone now allows you to scan documents via the “Notes”. Open notes and use camera and it has “Scan Notes”. It will make a file on your iPhone for free. The FineScanner app is irrelevant. Sad, I liked it and it was very useful, but a 10 page limit has ruined the app.
  • Terrible Frustrating UI Jan 22, 2019

    By ios-user-resu-soi
    The crop screen is poorly designed; it’s too easy to double tap and reset the cropping guide. Furthermore, accidentally tapping “apply to all” will ruin all your previous work (deleting 300 pages worth of manual cropping is NOT fun). The “edit” interface is even worse. Try selecting pages to rearrange the order; it’s a disaster with inconsistent and unexpected behavior that will basically ruin all the work you put into scanning a book. This happened to me on two different book scans (the second time being extra careful). Terrible terrible UI design. Shameful. Bottom line: this app was designed by some low paid devs who don’t care about the quality of their work. I will be cancelling payment and looking elsewhere. I would advise you do the same.
  • Sep 5, 2019

    By Chris M
    app is terrible. got a one year subscription for 70% off and still overpaid. if you scan a page that's even slightly bent, god help you. hard to deal with when free apps like text fairy don't have that problem. here are examples of what this app considers to be words: “v' tl'ir"cn, cUI11, prt) 1 CI, and "8 a8° rn. this is with good lighting, a non-blurry image, and the camera positioned 15-30cm above the text, as they recommend. don't waste your money.
  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Nucleus Rhyme
    A nice scam. You pay yearly. If it's a calling card or a one page poster the app will give you the OCR almost instantly. Now if you have something larger you will have to wait literally weeks for the upload. And while you wait for the fake upload, no other job will be taken, all *waiting* for the first job.
  • Apr 20, 2020

    By Kowitz Ein20
    It is complicated! And I cannot use it easily to read the documents auf deutsch catch it with the camera! There are other documents can as much much better to make a photo of the document!!! Shame on you for this to ask for money for it all so! Ridiculous is dead!
  • Not great quality, especially for the price Oct 19, 2019

    By adamtcalvert
    I started using the free version and it seemed to do ok. But then I bought the paid version and the quality has somehow been reduced. Instead of a crisp clean scan that I would expect for so much money, it looks like a Xerox from the ‘80s. . . . The even more frustrating part is that a little later I discovered that Microsoft has their own version of this product that works 100 times better, gives more export options, and...wait for it...is completely free! Don’t waste your money on the paid version. Get Microsoft’s Office Lens.

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  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Soham Hazra
    After using this app I am convinced that Google Play shows a lot of partiality when showing search results. I have been constantly looking for a quick & reliable solution for document scanning. I Never saw this app's name on the search results( yes, I was searching for a proper scanning app for a long time). But had I ever come across this app I hadn't installed those useless so-called scanners. So, extremely delighted to drop a review, I think this should be enough to appreciate the hardwork.
  • Everything I wanted and more! Nov 30, 2019

    By Allenmusil7
    This app is an indispensable tool for anyone who wants to preserve their writing. I’ve been using this scanner for about a year now and it has made my life so much easier. I do a lot of journaling and I have tons of handwritten notes that I feared would get destroyed and this app has allowed me to preserve all of it by scanning it into a digital copy and emailing it to myself as a PDF. It’s easy and I’ve never had a single issue with it. It’s worth every cent. It puts my mind at ease by knowing that even if my hard copies get ruined, all my hard work is still backed up on my computer. Highly recommended!
  • Reduced to a subpar advertising ad with nags Apr 30, 2019

    By WHRHS-65
    This latest version is a dumbed down piece of junk, slipped together with its only intent to make you PAY for the earlier ease of use I came to applaud. Stay away. Do NOT upgrade to this version. A slap in the face to us by crass consumerism, this only leads me to believe the company was purchased by someone else who saw an opportunity to stick their grubby hands in our wallets. *********. UPDATE *********. April 30, 2019 There has been a greatly improved release that, so far, eclipses the earlier release and shows great promise of flexibility for the user. Kudos to the developer and team for an app worthy of my Top Ten Best.
  • Fastest, most compatible app for scanning Nov 16, 2020

    By TheFinalWolf
    Just chiming in to state this is my #1 app for getting things from physical to digital. I’ve tried the vast majority of the most popular scanning apps on the app store (including paid ones), but this remains the best for scanning quickly and exporting to whatever app I want to use for more detailed editing; it can do some editing in the app, but I prefer something like PDF Expert for that part). Scanner Pro could be a contender for this app, but it’s too slow and hinders the workflow when you just want to be fast.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Lara
    Flawless OCR maker..
  • Disappointed May 2, 2019

    By PolandSprings
    Trying to downsize but this app has issues. Shows “processing” for days same document and the only way to stop it is to delete the document. Also I have set up my mail but it continuously asks me to set up my mail when I try to email to myself. Hope there is a way to fix this! Also, if I try to scan a document while the “processing” wheel is spinning, the app closes. I was forced to delete a document I no longer have a hard copy of.
  • Best scanner for mobile professionals May 12, 2020

    By PathMax
    Many times I will be working with a PDF file, but I want to make many edits to it in word, such as find and replace. I open my PDF file in the FoxIt PDF app, or any app, then click the export icon, and then select ABBYY. Right now I am subscribing at $9.99 per year. This is also great for downloading PDFs and then having them text recognized. There is a limit to 100 pages of cloud recognition. If they could change that to 1,000 pages, I would appreciate it.
  • Jan 8, 2020

    By Peter Pollard
    Wow! 5 stars as I recall using an ABBYY OCR product for a Windows desktop like decades ago! Was it supporting WordPerfect (as well as Word) then? Was very good and now we can use it on a smartphone - brilliant! Huge language support too! 08/01/2020 - thanks for the workaround ABBYY. I only referenced WordPerfect (which arrived before MS Word) just to demonstrate how long ABBYY has been supporting its OCR software. Enjoy folks!
  • Functionality Sep 23, 2019

    By MC2AF
    I don’t find that application technology is all that functional or life changing very often, but I can honestly say that since a friend introduced me to ABBYY FineScanner, I would not be as effective without it. It saves me time from having to sit at a laptop or digital sender in order to submit critical documents. It is the single most used application on my phone when I have to quickly scan and submit documents for any reason. Well done!
  • Perfect! Aug 19, 2018

    By donovong
    I was in a jam this morning and needed a good OCR app quickly, so I checked the PC Magazine review and this was the best rated app on there. I downloaded the app, scanned my document and it converted what was only an image into Word format for me in seconds. This saved me a ton of time I would have had to otherwise spend typing the document manually and also “saved my bacon!” I will definitely buy the “Pro” version. All apps should work this well, this seamlessly and this easily.
  • Jun 28, 2021

    By Ti Vu
    One of the better scanner programs (worth buying). Would be nice if able to store scans on microsd card; store in tiff format and adjust scan quality (dpi)/compression and an archival setting. What is scan setting? Those features would earn app 5 ⭐. PC app is very good. What's with all the tracking 10 APIs?
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By tahir shah
    There is no option to apply auto croping setting to all pictures same size. But we have to crop one by one to unnecessary areas. The function is owsom if added to this app
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Melissa Logan
    Always a great experience,have recommended it to several people .
  • Excellent in most ways Sep 6, 2018

    By Alanakate
    Really a nice app, so I'm willing to put up with some quirks. One of them: since it snaps pix automatically, there are some misses. You can't delete these from a doc until after you've saved it, which is not intuitive. On the other hand, the advantages of auto scans far outweigh the disadvantages. I use FineScanner to upload scans to Dropbox, which works great. The scans are excellent quality and you can tweak color, quality, and contrast. I don't know how FineScanner compares with other scanner apps because it has always done what I needed it to do and done it well, so I haven't felt the need to look elsewhere.
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Pbro. Leo Bravo
    It used to be an outstanding App powered by Google. Now that Google Lens recognizes handwriting perfectly, it makes no sense this app does an awful or no hw recognition.
  • Nov 28, 2019

    By Rohan Barfoot
    Awesome scanner probably one of the best easily out beats Microsoft scanner as well as some of the other extremely popular and high on the list picture and information scanning applications . I use it for a legal documentation all the time and it's basically like it went through a commercial scanner within extremely high quality image and information showing at the end results
  • 1 year sub signup; 1 week in... Feb 7, 2020

    By univurshul
    So far so good, support replies are good if you have an issue. My take is it’s good on an iPad Pro, book scan feature a little slow; need to scan in small batches, sometimes it doesn’t recognize optimally despite lightning adequately etc. Basically scanning books and getting the pages flattened perfectly is an imperfect thing today. But it tries really hard, and it rivals a $20 scanner so can’t complain. There’s some UI scrolling improvements needed here. Also need a feature to re-crop after processing.
  • Oct 14, 2019

    By Alan Kasper
    It took just a moment to recognize the data in a table and accurately add it to a spreadsheet. Once you pick the best resolution there is no stopping the scanning. I am happy to sign up for the premium and will easily get my money's worth. Thanks
  • Feb 17, 2020

    By DigVJ
    Hey ! Guys I am loving this app 😍 just a feature which is letting me away to give it 5 star is to add signature in that scanned doc. So please it's my humble request to you to add signature feature for free and that too with two options:- first to add signature by hand writing and other to add signature by taking photo of signature written on a blank page so that it will scan that signature and apply it to that doc. Please I loved your work guys just add this feature. Humbly requesting you!!
  • Nag screen Apr 1, 2019

    By Gwiwer
    Any app that I’ve paid for should not have a nag screen asking me for reviews. I’ve given my review, and this horribly needy app keeps demanding a review. I would recommend to anyone else to do the same for any app that they have paid for. If the app is free, then it is reasonable to expect a nag screen, but not after you paid for it. For every nag screen that pops up when I open this app, I’ll keep leaving a one star review.
  • Expensive for the lack of efficiency Sep 3, 2018

    By mnichols-sd
    If all you’re looking for is the ability to occasionally scan a PDF/file/image to attach to an email, this works great. However, if you’re using it everyday for something like scanning receipts, there are too many steps to go through for each receipt. Each receipt requires that you scan, crop, name, upload for OCR (which asks to choose the language every time, then wait while the document uploads), then when the OCR is done, save it to my iCloud account (which has multiple screens to jump through to find the iCloud Drive). It’s too time consuming for me. If it was $8 a year, I might not complain, but I won’t renew my subscription unless they offer a way to make these manual steps automatic each time I scan a new receipt.
  • Too much Nov 22, 2019

    By dogstar3
    If you want a simple scanner this is not for you. It tries to get you to upgrade constantly and has all kinds of features I don’t need. Maybe for some people but not for me. At the very end of my simple insurance card scans they show a thumbnail of the documents and the word - recognize. What? Do I recognize my own documents? Yes. I tapped it ... it looked like it was going to re-format the document. So I didn’t recognize it! Now. Did it go through? How long do I have to spend sending a four page insurance card to the person billing me. I reduce the stars to one!
  • Jan 12, 2020

    By Klaus-Jürgen Wolf
    It does what it is able to do with the hardware. And that's not much on a mobile phone. But even with readable scans the result is frequently beyond discussion. Better get yourself a PC and a proper flatbed scanner.
  • No way to edit after first scan Aug 8, 2020

    By podcastsRcool
    It’s quite good. I would pay the premium subscription if it weren’t lacking a critical feature. After your first time scanning a page, there is no way to return to the image editor, to apply a different filter or recrop or anything. I can understand it not retaining the ability to edit the original photo capture, but why can I not edit after saving? I shouldn’t have to rescan to edit a page.
  • Not good at curved books Apr 26, 2020

    By PalagiIoane
    I am hoping to scan books, but the compensation for open pages is straight lines, not curved. So I have to flatten the books rather than letting them curl open. This stresses the spines. I did wonder why my scans were black and white, but this was a setting I was able to change later, although not intuitively. It think this should be a setting under Settings.
  • Subscription based. 4 pages in the trial. Jun 16, 2020

    By Darling Alice Liddel
    I really dislike the “As a Service” model that everyone is going to these days. This is actually a really good app, but the fact they want $6/mo or $21/yr or $30 for a lifetime is kinda hard to wrap my head around. I know people gotta eat. But make it a $10 app and it would be a no-brainer. This would smoke every other scanner app in the App Store.
  • Where do files go? Jul 24, 2018

    By Power-user-Tom
    Can’t figure out where in my Dropbox it puts the files. Didn’t let me choose nor change destination folder. It says removing watermarks is a paid feature, so maybe I don’t care anyway. Genius Scan is not as good at recognizing edges BUT doesn’t have these issues, so I guess I’m sticking with that.
  • Wanted to rate higher but 2 big problems stopped me Nov 18, 2019

    By ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
    Can’t edit once saved, and difficult to use when scanning long documents because you have to swipe through every page to check if the crop was correct.
  • Not free Feb 20, 2020

    By Ojgujiguji
    I gave this 2 instead of 1 star only because while it was really neat to see how this works, and it seems to do it as well as advertised, that’s all you get for free. This is probably a great app but I’ll never know because I never got an opportunity to properly try it before I was locked out in true bait and switch fashion. One is lead to believe that the user is limited to scanning/storing 5 pages at a time. In truth you get 5 attempts to scan and item and that’s it. I first fumbled with my phone while trying to hold a book open long enough to take a decent photo. Then by the time I figured out which type of text to convert it to, after a bit of trial-and-error, I discovered I had used up my 5 tries and felt like a total sucker. You can play then you have to pay. So enjoy those 5 minutes.
  • Used to be a 5 Star App now just use Apple Notes Jul 23, 2021

    By Alexandough
    This used to be my scan app. I have used it for years. I scanned everything. I used the free version, it displayed ads, no problem. Then it updated and it only allowed 10 scans total. Not 10 each document, but 10 pages total. I have documents that I scanned over 10 pages that are now gone forever. It was nice while it lasted, I would buy the app, but they want to subscribe monthly or yearly or whatever. Good thing iPhone now allows you to scan documents via the “Notes”. Open notes and use camera and it has “Scan Notes”. It will make a file on your iPhone for free. The FineScanner app is irrelevant. Sad, I liked it and it was very useful, but a 10 page limit has ruined the app.
  • Not great quality, especially for the price Oct 19, 2019

    By adamtcalvert
    I started using the free version and it seemed to do ok. But then I bought the paid version and the quality has somehow been reduced. Instead of a crisp clean scan that I would expect for so much money, it looks like a Xerox from the ‘80s. . . . The even more frustrating part is that a little later I discovered that Microsoft has their own version of this product that works 100 times better, gives more export options, and...wait for it...is completely free! Don’t waste your money on the paid version. Get Microsoft’s Office Lens.
  • It used to work great Mar 16, 2021

    By fTexas2021
    Update- the reply from the company was useless, providing the instructions to cancel my subscription. Thank you, I did that already. Will you return my money? I already paid for the annual use, but now it’s not letting me use it unless I upgrade to premium (1 more $) I’m already paying but can scan a single page? Also, at some point last year scans started to be blurry and the auto paper stopped working well.. :( disappointing...
  • Terrible update Jul 11, 2018

    By Capt. Ryan
    I’ve happily used this app for years without issue. I’m now deleting it for good after the recent update. You can no longer scan books or magazines without lots of sizing and quality issues. I believe this is done intentionally to coerce you to buy their premium subscription, which conveniently (for them) solves this new issue. The screen is now plastered with Buy Premium banners as well, which is just tacky.
  • Too many clumsy steps Feb 22, 2021

    By CS5059
    You just want to scan a document and save it to Google drive or something, at each step you have to repeatedly click on menu options over and over again for every document. So if you’re scanning a number of docs it’s very tedious and the app just gets in the way.
  • Broken after last update Oct 30, 2017

    By mwl7698
    the images appear normal in the thumbnail after capture but magnify to a very small area when attempting to edit. when in the edit screen, the corner adjustments will not respond. I had to turn off auto crop and close the app 4 times before I could properly edit an image.
  • Mar 12, 2021

    By Janice Kho
    It was once my fav scanner app, but suddenly it show "no apps can perform this action" when I wanted to share my file. Even after uninstall and reinstalling the app...same issue occurs. Guess I should just move on and download other scanner app
  • Mar 11, 2021

    By Lucia K.
    What's the point of scanning the doc, when the result looks like 80th copy made on a cheap copy machine from 1990s? The text is practically illegible.
  • Mar 20, 2021

    By Natalya Reshetnikova
    Only allows automatic sending to Google disk. Other options such as yandex.disk need to be built-in.
  • Terrible Frustrating UI Jan 22, 2019

    By ios-user-resu-soi
    The crop screen is poorly designed; it’s too easy to double tap and reset the cropping guide. Furthermore, accidentally tapping “apply to all” will ruin all your previous work (deleting 300 pages worth of manual cropping is NOT fun). The “edit” interface is even worse. Try selecting pages to rearrange the order; it’s a disaster with inconsistent and unexpected behavior that will basically ruin all the work you put into scanning a book. This happened to me on two different book scans (the second time being extra careful). Terrible terrible UI design. Shameful. Bottom line: this app was designed by some low paid devs who don’t care about the quality of their work. I will be cancelling payment and looking elsewhere. I would advise you do the same.
  • Sep 5, 2019

    By Chris M
    app is terrible. got a one year subscription for 70% off and still overpaid. if you scan a page that's even slightly bent, god help you. hard to deal with when free apps like text fairy don't have that problem. here are examples of what this app considers to be words: “v' tl'ir"cn, cUI11, prt) 1 CI, and "8 a8° rn. this is with good lighting, a non-blurry image, and the camera positioned 15-30cm above the text, as they recommend. don't waste your money.
  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Nucleus Rhyme
    A nice scam. You pay yearly. If it's a calling card or a one page poster the app will give you the OCR almost instantly. Now if you have something larger you will have to wait literally weeks for the upload. And while you wait for the fake upload, no other job will be taken, all *waiting* for the first job.
  • Apr 20, 2020

    By Kowitz Ein20
    It is complicated! And I cannot use it easily to read the documents auf deutsch catch it with the camera! There are other documents can as much much better to make a photo of the document!!! Shame on you for this to ask for money for it all so! Ridiculous is dead!
  • ABBYY used to be the best, but sadly, no more Sep 24, 2017

    By Cardinal 55
    The quality of the picture scans has become abysmal on both this app and the pro version. It’s one thing to have functions change (ocr now limited to 100 pgs), but now the pictures are often so terrible that large portions may be blurred or blotchy (the more glossy the original the worse it is). It is really upsetting how bad it is - one would do better using the HDR feature in the native camera app and then importing it into the app. Really really frustrating
  • Only for black and white books Oct 27, 2019

    By zterretz
    Good for b&w books. Horrible when the book or magazine has text in color. Probably because it is optimazied only for b&w. I do not understand why the developer limited the app in this way. Very slow because it sends your copy to the servers for analysis. Privacy concern. They maintain a copy of your scan in the servers. Why? There is no choice to stop this once you bought the App. There is only a few apps like this, none of them are good enough, probably this is the most acceptable app, but from my point of view, it is still far far away of being acceptable. I only use it when I have no other choice. And why is it constantly asking for ratings? Update: I regrets to buy this app. I messed up a whole 10 pages ocr recognition.
  • Super Sneaky Feb 10, 2021

    By Dina Bee
    As a long time user and have purchased the app sometime ago, usage is now limited to a set number of pages, as if it’s a free trial, and is trying to force signing up fir a subscription. After years of having the app, it’s being deleted. While this was one of the few that did scanning and OCR early on, there are so many scanners and text converters now, where you get full functionality and no subscription fees. I’ll never trust buying anyhing outright from ABBYY.

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FineReader PDF - PDF Document Scanner App + OCR

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