ABBYY is aware that FineReader Pro for Mac doesn't fully support macOS Big Sur. This information has already been published in FineReader Pro for Mac product specification.
Current FineReader Pro for Mac runs on Big Sur, but some technical issues are especially evident to our power users in specific scenarios. The known issue is working with areas: it is impossible to edit areas detected automatically and draw an area manually.
We are sorry for the difficulties that our users have encountered.Please subscribe to this article (click the Follow button) to receive a notification about the update availability.
If you have additional questions, contact the Support team.
ABBYY is currently working on a completely new version of FineReader Mac, with the latest ABBYY OCR technologies inside, new architecture, modern UI and UX and more. This new version will be fully compatible with Big Sur and is currently scheduled to be released at the end of March 2021.
The Beta version of new FineReader Mac product has already been released. Please contact the Support team if you would like to participate in beta-testing. Using the beta-version is not a full-fledged solution; however, ABBYY hopes it would still allow solving, if not all, but at least a part of our users' issues while using the current version of FineReader with the new operating system.
Once the new version is officially released, we will update this article.