I am disappointed that where every document processing tool provides some way to process documents in batch, there is nothing available in Abbyy.
Abbyy has an extremely precise OCR technology, and I have found that to be better than even Adobe Acrobat however lack of some of the basic capabilities makes it a second-class tool. Here are my issues:
- OSX version is just an OCR wrapper but not a full-fledged PDF editor. In Abbyy's defense, they don't claim it to be one.
- No integration with Apple Automator or Shortcuts
- No native batch processing
- No command line
- PDF Redact support
If Abbyy at least provides a command line, then some of the other toolchains can be built, but I don't understand why it is taking so much time.
To fill this gap, I tried wondershare PDF element, which has Abbyy Engine, but their HTML output is nowhere near as good as Abbyy Finereader.