ABBYY Finereader 9.0 Express Edition Review

We considered using a single license of the ABBYY Finereader 9.0 Express Edition for the Paper Upgrade Project for a side project, but ran into significant problems after purchasing it which caused us to return the product. Below is a recap:


  • Price. $49 currently 6-27-2012
  • Easy to use and reliable.


  • No drag and drop feature (e.g. TIF's) like Professional or Corporate edition
  • No scripting option or finereader.exe file like Professional and Corporate edition
  • No resolution option when outputting to searchable PDF. Default is too low (~ 300DPI).
  • These cons are not listed in their product comparison page.