Readiris Pro

Readiris Pro

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 60 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    403,929
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 30, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (Time limit: 30 daysLexicons: English and French only); $129.99 to buy

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2 stars

"Not free, so that claim is false. End of."

September 11, 2014  |  By stephen_jacks58

 |  Version: Readiris Pro 14

Pros

Not free, but merely a demo, So any other claim s false. Stop wasting my life, CNET. If I want to pay, I'll do my homework and buy the best. Under no false pretences. And why. on this software. is there no option for "British English" (sic)? There are only sixty million of us, you know...,

Cons

Yet again, CNET intimates that something is free when it is absolutely nothing of the sort.

Summary

Why does CNET continue to advertise software as "free" or (adding insult to injury) "free download" - when from their first time you try to use it, it demands payment? I am getting so sick of this that words fail me. At least, printable ones do.

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5 stars

"Totally Awesome!!!"

September 05, 2014  |  By solo247

 |  Version: Readiris Pro 14

Pros

After trying a number of OCR readers, I came across Readiris, and got the exact result I was looking for immediately on the first try. It's amazingly easy to use and processes quickly.

Cons

a bit pricey, but the performance is way better than most OCR software, so its worth it if your don't mind the price.

Summary

buy it and use, or first try the trial version, which works great too. It's an awesome piece of OCR software that does exactly what it professes.

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1 stars

"Zero Customer Support"

May 08, 2014  |  By FBCGSecretary

 |  Version: Readiris Pro 14

Pros

Who knows? We may not by this due to non-existent customer support.

Cons

We have the Readiris 12 and were thinking of upgrading to 14. I called the number on the order page because we have a legitimate question. Was on hold for over 6 hours total. The information above about their DUMMY PHONE NUMBER that no one ever answer is TRUE, TRUE, TRUE !!!! Beware if you every need to speak with someone, that this WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

Summary

Buy at your own risk, if you think you may need customer support.

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3 stars

"When It Works Its Great"

October 06, 2013  |  By gcvsea

 |  Version: Readiris Pro 11 build 4704

Pros

OCR allows the user to unselect fields that don't need to be read for OCR.

Cons

Every single time I have installed this software or an update I run into problems and need to contact tech support. I inevitably get installation errors. For example, I'll be using the software and get a pop-up asking me if I want to download and install an update. If I click yes, the software update downloads, but then won't install because it says I don't had Readiris installed on my Mac.

Usually, tech support will respond in a few days, but I'm not sure Readiris could make installation and updates any more difficult.

Summary

If you are looking for basic OCR scanning, try Vuescan.

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5 stars

"Very good and useful product!"

October 03, 2013  |  By olaurent_iris

 |  Version: Readiris Pro 11 build 4704

Pros

Converts Jpeg files into editable Word files. It can also create PDF files. The layout is perfectly respected... I don't know how they do that but it works just fine!

Cons

Sometimes, when the resolution is too low, it just doesn't work... You should always use well scanned documents (300 dpi)

Summary

Magic!

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3 stars

"not what i needed"

April 16, 2012  |  By russlaf

 |  Version: Readiris Pro 11 build 4704

Pros

works as advertised

Cons

needed more complete testing toconsider using

Summary

limited

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1 stars

"Do Not Buy IRIS if you Expect Tech Support"

January 24, 2012  |  By TexasSkunk

 |  Version: Readiris Pro 11 build 4704

Pros

Simple to use when it works

Cons

No Tech Support available. You fill out a form which never get responded to. You are simply ignored. You don't even get Indian support - nothing!!!!!!
Your submission is not ever acknowledged.

Summary

IRIS OCR software seems to work okay BUT if you encounter any problems they are NOT there for you. Their phones are not manned. All you get is a recording telling you to go to their Web site and fill out a form. So far I have filled out this form four times over the past week and a half, asking for simple help with the same problem. Every time the form appears to submit properly and I am advised that I will receive an email acknowledgement. Never happened. No acknowledgement, no response, no help and no way to contact this company by telephone and no, the responses are NOT going in my Junk File. They are simply not responding to a legitimate request for assistance. Go to CNet or http://ocr-software-review.toptenreviews.com/ for seemingly unbiased reviews of the top ten OCR programs and choose something else. You may be one of the lucky ones that have no problems but if you do, do not expect any Tech help from IRIS. You will be on your own based on my experience. I currently have a BBB complaint filed against them. Will see what that brings.

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1 stars

"Worst Software on the market"

December 28, 2011  |  By frknfnle

 |  Version: Readiris Pro 11 build 4704

Pros

Works one page at a time.

Cons

Does not save settings, poor tech support, poor online support, does not want to scan multi pages (freezes up), too expensive, and on and on. Have contacted tech support on a number of occasions and was replied to 50% of the time and still has not resolved the issue. For $130 it should work right out of the box. Only reason I purchased it was that the stripped down version was the HP software for my scanner.

Summary

Save your money, look elsewhere.

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2 stars

"Maybe that's why it's on sale for $60(?)"

November 22, 2011  |  By wkb4447

 |  Version: Readiris Pro 11 build 4704

Pros

I was suspicious about the claims of this product because it just sounded too good to be true. It is. Whether it works on your system or not depends on a lot of variables, few of which can be ascertained prior to sale. My friends that have it (and paid full price) are not inpressed and urged me to pass up the sale price.

Cons

Trouble loading
Irregulararity in transcribing certain fonts
Image problems (not serious)
Not compatible with some off-shoot non-Adobe, pdf-created documents.

Summary

Great idea. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

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1 stars

"problem with download"

September 13, 2011  |  By bhardas

 |  Version: Readiris Pro 11 build 4704

Pros

it may be good program but it does not download properly

Cons

it may be good program but it does not download properly

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General
Publisher I.R.I.S.
Publisher web site http://www.irislink.com/
Release Date July 30, 2003
Date Added July 30, 2003
Version 8.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Intel® Pentium® based PC or equivalent. 32 MB RAM.
Download Information
File Size 211.54MB
File Name RI14Prowin.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 403,929
Downloads Last Week 351
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Time limit: 30 daysLexicons: English and French only
Price $129.99

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