TAB Reader 5.3 is a new minor update representing following changes and new features.
Support for ArcGIS 10.5
TAB Reader 5.3 version can be installed and used with ArcGIS 10.5.
Updated user interface
TAB Reader 5.3 presents updated UI of the tool dialogs. New dialogs are now more compact, clean and easier to use.
Extended support for TAB files
TAB files referencing the Access databases (MDB, ACCDB), DBF, and Excel files are now supported.
Extended support for MapInfo thematic maps
Following thematic maps now can be imported to ArcGIS: Dot Density, Pie Chart, Bar Chart.
Support for selection layers
Selection layers in MapInfo workspaces are now supported and imported to ArcGIS as definition queries.
Support for string functions
String functions (e.g. Chr$, Format$, FormatNumber$ etc.) in MapInfo workspaces are now supported and transferred to ArcGIS.