ABBYY FineReader 16 pros&cons, competitors/alternatives and coupons/deals FAQ
ABBYY FineReader Pros and Cons
- It supports more than 60 languages
- It can correct spelling mistakes automatically
- You can easily convert scanned documents into editable formats like Word or Excel
- It does not support scanning directly from your mobile device
What are the main ABBYY FineReader competitors? Are they better?
There are many PDF management tools which can be compared to ABBYY Finereader PDF, eg. Nitro Pro PDF, Adobe Acrobat DC, PDFelement, Kofax Capture, Foxit PDF Editor, PDFfiller and many others. I have tested many of them and it’s hard to say which one is better, all have their own pros&cons. In terms of popularity, I would single out two competitors – Nitro Pro PDF and Adobe Acrobat. It would be unfair not to show you the search trends results for ABBYY Finereader vs Adobe Acrobat vs Nitro Pro. Check it below.
As you can see Adobe Acrobat is an absolute winner in this race and goes far beyond the nearest competitors Nitro Pro PDF with almost eightfold advantage in search queries. I was almost shocked to see that users searched Adobe Acrobat forty times more than ABBYY FineReader. But the good news is that if we compare prices for these 3 rivals, we will see another picture. FineReader PDF is more than twice cheaper than Nitro Pro PDF and more than three times cheaper than Adobe Acrobat DC. Nitro Pro PDF discount price is $154.97 for 1 license, Adobe Acrobat DC Professional promotion price is $239.88/1 year and the best price for ABBYY FineReader PDF Standard with discount goes for $69.30/1 year (normal price is also cheaper than competitors, it’s $99/1 year).
Is it difficult to use ABBYY FineReader?
Absolutely no. The program comes with a simple interface that makes it easy to use even by beginners. There are just two buttons on the interface — one for scanning documents and one for converting them into editable format. The program will automatically detect what type of document you’re trying to scan and adjust its settings accordingly; all you have to do is press the “Scan” button and feed your document into the scanner!
Is ABBYY FineReader performance consuming?
Not at all. From the main system requirements, I can highlight 4 GB RAM, 1.6 GB free space, 1 GHz x64 processor, usual video card with 1024×768 resolution at that’s all. While testing it on my system (which is a bit above from the recommended) I haven’t noticed that ABBYY Finereader 16 Standard is demanding on the system and there were no signs of slow performance.
How to apply/redeem ABBYY FineReader coupon code?
In the sopping cart click on the check box “I have a coupon code”. In the popup window insert you voucher code and hit “apply” button. If a promo code is valid you will see a discounted total price if it’s not the price remains the same.
Why the company refused to provide ABBYY FineRedaer perpetual licenses?
Subscription license is a normal method providing software/services for many tech companies worldwide. But not all of them offer just subscriptions, many let’s you to choose between perpetual or subscription plans. I couldn’t find a definite answer why the company stopped selling lifetime licenses, which I suppose were more popular among users, but managed to find this article from ABBYY explaining this https://support.abbyy.com/hc/en-us/articles/6453667454995-Why-subscriptions-
Is there ABBYY FineReader 3-year deal subscription plan?
While searching for the tech documentation and other stuff I came across an interesting subscription conditions document, here it is https://pdf.abbyy.com/media/4021/brochure-finereaderpdf-subscriptionconditions-en.pdf
According to this document apart from 1-year subscriptions you can purchase 3-year subscription plan for FineReader PDF for Windows (Standard or Corporate) and FineReader PDF for Mac. The revision for this document is dated September 14, 2022 so it should be rather new. I suppose you should contact ABBYY sales representatives as I didn’t find a way to increase subscription years in the shopping cart or anywhere else.
Can I combine several ABBYY promo codes to get bigger discount?
No, applying several ABBYY coupons won’t make any changes to your final price. The discounted price will be shown to the latest discount code you have redeemed.
What is the best ABBYY FineReader discount coupon?
The range of ABBYY promo codes varies from 30% to 50% of the regular price on the official website. Exclusive coupon codes at our website can help you to save up to 70% on FineReader 1 year and 1-month subscription licenses.
Are there ABBYY FineReader volume discounts?
Yes, in case you are planning to purchase a large amount of subscriptions (actually starting from 5+) for your business you can expect to get an extra discount. All volume discounts options are discussed individually with ABBYY sales representatives. I couldn’t find any sales phone number or a live chat but at least there is a short form to contact sales here https://pdf.abbyy.com/contact-us/
Can students count on extra discount?
Though there is a special landing page https://abbyy.store/education/ at the official ABBYY store devoted to “educational licenses” I couldn’t find any references to extra ABBYY student discounts on it. Actually, it was empty at the time writing but I suppose if it exists there should be some extra discounts for students and teachers. Probably the company runs promotions and deals for students on special events, eg. Back to School deals or some big holidays like Halloween, New Year, Cyber Monday, etc. So, it worth checking that page from time to time. There is also ABBYY student’s promo page with some basic info how it can help teachers/student in education.
Is there ABBYY upgrade/renewal discount?
Yes, when your current license is going to expire you will get a notification email with a special offer to renew your license and get exclusive discount for the latest version.
Are ABBYY updates and upgrades the same?
No, update versions of the program happen within 1 version, eg. you have Finereader 15.2 version and after release of 15.3 version you can update your current to the latest free of charge. You can check whether the new update has been released from the program itself, go to “help” button -> check for updates.
Upgrade version is a major change in the program, eg. upgrade from FineReader 15 to version 16 has made the program more stable, improved many features and added some new. Check the full list of changes and improvements of your current version of FineReader (starting from version 11) in comparison with the latest version 16 in this features comparison table https://pdf.abbyy.com/finereader-pdf-individuals-upgrade/
The great news for all customers who own FineReader 15 is that the are eligible for a free upgrade to ABBYY FineReader 16! Here is a complete guide who to upgrade free of charge https://pdf.abbyy.com/the-new-fr16-upg-guide/
Are there ABBYY FineReader Black Friday 2023 deals available?
The official date for ABBYY Black Friday deals 2023 is November 24. As a rule, the company begins to promote great discount codes and coupons before the official date. I can advise to check for the best ABBYY deals and vouchers starting the November 1, 2023.
ABBYY FineReader Deals & Special Offers
70% Off ABBYY FineReader 16 Standard Coupon Code (1 Year Plan)
60% Off ABBYY FineReader 16 Corporate Discount Coupon (1 Year Plan)
60% Off ABBYY FineReader Pro 16 for Mac Promo Code (1 Year Plan)