How to Get ABBYY Screenshot Reader Without Spending a Dime

Have you ever wondered to extract any text from graphic files with a single click of button? OCR technology is making it real. OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition technology. It’s also known as text recognition technology, a smart algorithm that converts images into editable text. One of the available OCR products in the market is ABBYY Screenshot Reader. It normally priced at $9.99, but users have a chance to get ABBYY Screenshot Reader as a giveaway.

ABBYY Screenshot Reader Overview

ABBYY Screenshot Reader

Publisher: ABBYY
Homepage: ABBYY Screenshot Reader Homepage
File size: 70 MB
Price: $9.99
Supported OS: Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000 (SP2 or higher)

ABBYY Screenshot Reader divided into two main features. The first feature is screenshot capture. It allows users to capture any region of desktop area. It can capture both of text and images. The second feature is OCR function. It turns any screenshots into editable text. It allows users to extract text from any image files. ABBYY Screenshot Reader also has an ability to save list from an image into an excel file.

ABBYY in Poland gives away ABBYY Screenshot Reader licenses to anyone who filled their questionnaire. To get ABBYY Screenshot Reader license, simply follow these steps below:

1. Visit the ABBYY Screenshot Reader questionnaire page. It is written in polish, you can use this English translated version to assist you when filling the questionnaires.

2. Fill all provided questions. Make sure there is no single question that you miss. In the end of the questionnaire, insert your email address and click on the red button.

Fill all provided questions

insert your email address and click on the red button

3. They will save your email address and check the answers. Once it’s fulfilled their requirements, they will send ABBYY Screenshot Reader license directly to your email. This license would be sent in several days, be patient.

The license would be sent in several days

Besides using ABBYY Screenshot Reader or other paid OCR software, there are also several free methods to use OCR technology. I will write the tutorial on the next article. [via]

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Chris Febian is the founder of He spent his time by testing new software and writing some reviews of them. This blog is one of his favorite place to publish his reviews.

2 Responses

  1. Nina Anderson says:

    Last week I purchased SmartOCR and I sincerely recommend it to anyone looking for accurate OCR for a low price:

    • Chris Febian says:

      I think, $99 for the standard version and $199 for the pro version is more properly called as an expensive than called as a low price :)
      anyway..thanks for pointing this out. It’s look like a great OCR software.

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