Readiris Pro 12 For Mac
- Version including specific features for professional users
- Redesigned User Interface
- SmartTasks Buttons
- High-Quality Compression technology (iHQCTM level 1 only)
- Output Formats (DOCX-ODT-XPS)
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(...although the installer application was blocked by OS X Gatekeeper - just control-click on the installer and choose "Open")
Original review from October 2012:
This product is clearly a port from another platform. When I can get it to work -- and I have been a Mac, Windows, and Linux application developer -- then it does a fantastic job of recognizing the text and creating PDF documents.
But the product does not work with OS X Mountain Lion.
The software installs with hard-coded file permissions (user ID 501) into the /Applications folder. If this user ID does not exist, then the product will not work: it crashes immediately upon launch with no diagnostic information or feedback. Reporting this as a bug (which should be very easy to fix) is not possible. I have not been able to get a response from the company addressing this specific issue.
In 2010, the company released an update, version 12.0.5 Updater. This improved things somewhat. Now instead of silently refusing to launch, the program displays a dialog which says "Administrator rights are required to run this software for the first time." The only option is to click a "Quit" button to dismiss the dialog. Doing so does nothing to resolve the issue. This is not a standard OS X dialog; a Mac user would not perform a common procedure in response to such a message.
The company added an item to this product's FAQ web page at [...] - as I write this, it is the last such FAQ item on the page. The instructions tell the user to modify the file permissions on the "/Library/Application Support" folder.Read more ›
They do not list an upgrade price. Nothing.
I used their email link. No response. Twice!
Who needs that? My time is too valuable!
If you need help -- and you will, I promise, because the product is very iffy -- you will get batted around among clueless and unresponsive I.R.I.S. employees, until you finally give up. I regret dealing with these people.
If you want a much better (a.k.a. functioning) product and much better (a.k.a. existent) customer service consider ABBYY FineReader Express. I've been very happy with it.
I took back the new scanner, bought ReadIrisPro, and it worked perfectly with my Macbook Air and my 10-year-old Epson scanner.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Readiris is a great product and I have had a lot of success scanning and converting text pages with a high degree of reliability and accuracy.Published 8 months ago by Vernon
A bit clunky, Did not really need it. Was not aware that Adobe Acrobat X Pro. that I have did the same functions.Published 12 months ago by A_Uzer
I returned it when I could not install it on my Mac. The disk utility said the disk was corrupt.Published on March 29, 2014 by Curmudgeon in the Kitchen
New Mac needs Readiris 14 BUT even that is hard to use. No customer support either. I loved Omni Page Pro BUT it does not come in a Mac version.Published on February 4, 2014 by Coach Roy
The best feature in this OCR/PDF converter is called Drop2Read. You just drag a PDF into it and out pops an RTF file, fully compatible with Pages and Word. Read morePublished on October 26, 2013 by G. Ware Cornell Jr.
Its not easy to use, have to jump thru a lot of hoops, but it does what I want it to do, and so I am satisfied with it. Besides the price was very good compared to others.Published on September 21, 2013 by Musketeer Man
Just what I expected. It works great and does what I wanted. Would buy again if I needed it again. Will buy more items for my Mac this way.Published on June 29, 2013 by Nancy K. Cruse