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ABBYY FineReader celebrates 25 years on the market

The end of the year is time for recollection and reflection. This year we have something big to be thankful and proud of: ABBYY FineReader celebrates 25 years on the market! Today a powerful PDF editing application drawing its power from exceptional quality OCR, FineReader has come a long way and undergone some transformations since its launch back in 1993.

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OCR, PDF and FineReader

ABBYY first introduced FineReader in 1993 (more than 20 years ago), with the idea of empowering people to gain access to data locked in paper documents. In those days, paper was ubiquitous, but the information contained in it was not accessible to the user sitting in front of a personal computer or even for the computer.

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