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Readiris Pro

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Don't let Readiris Pro's simplicity fool you; behind its approachable exterior lies a mighty optical-character-recognition engine. The program performed very well in our speed and quality tests, even when we gave it text with complex formatting (tables, columns, and multiple fonts, for instance). It did have some problems recognizing images, but you can mark those areas for better results. Readiris Pro supports almost all Western fonts and can recognize mixed texts. It can output OCR files in several formats, including DOC, OpenOffice, HTML, and PDF. The clear and convenient interface has large buttons for the most common operations. The $129.99 price reflects the program's corporate orientation, but Readiris Pro is a fine choice for small offices with serious OCR needs.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "When It Works Its Great"

    October 6, 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good and useful product!"

    October 3, 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installation error"

    April 29, 2011  |   By kimada17

    Version: Readiris Pro 11 build 4704

    Pros

    None - installation error

    Cons

    No idea - wouldn't install

    Summary

    Windows Installer says: "Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid." I have no idea what that means and don't feel like taking the time to try and find an answer that I can understand.

    I'm using Windows XP SP3. Maybe this software would work better with a different OS.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "complete & utter garbage"

    January 3, 2011  |   By readirisproishopeless

    Version: Readiris Pro 11 build 4704

    Pros

    none none none none

    Cons

    in a word complete and utter garbage but there's no room here to explain why as you dont have enuff characters in this stupid review box. It cant for example load images in numberical order, so making a multipage doc in the right order takes hours.

    Summary

    you cant drag pages properly to re-order them. You cant drag more than one page to re-order. Re-ordering is a nightmare and it cant load pages in alphabetical order so it is useless. Dont waste your money.i'd have sacked the entire team if it was my company as this product is so falwed for basic required useage it's a joke

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  • 1.0 stars

    "No registration! No workie!"

    August 19, 2010  |   By informationguy

    Version: Readiris Pro 11 build 4704

    Pros

    none. Didn't get to test it.

    Cons

    This trial version forces you to register with them or it locks you from using it.

    Summary

    Not worth it. Takes forever to install and you must register with them.

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