NAPS2 Reviews

Epson compatible works much better then original EPSON app

about NAPS2 · ·

I've an older Epson printer/scanner/fax: EPSON AL-CX11NF AL-CX11.
My EPSON scan / scanner / fax /laserprinter has no recently updated applications, horrible web-interface requires java etc. etc. The Epson hardware is still great, but suddenly the outdated multi-page scan app didn't function any more. It's probably an issue on my Windows 10, but tried many things but couldn't recover. Also the built-in scan functions on windows are horrible therefore looked for alternatives.

The acronym to remember here is TWAIN.
Due to the fact that this scanner supports TWAIN I found the NAPS2 - it worked straight away and as a charm. It does what I need (A4 size, multipage with user prompting between pages, scan directly to PDF and via the app I can even remove pages before saving) it is very simple to setup and remembers my preferred settings including naming conventions etc. etc. It's so much more user-friendly then The EPSON included apps.

It probably works with any TWAIN compatible device from other vendors and NAPS2 saved me having to purchase new hardware!

Comment by rdch106
about NAPS2 · Apr 2017 ·

Complete with a lot of functionality. Portable version available. Support for many printers and scanners. The OCR function works well!!


Great scanning tool

Fantastic tool for the task! Simple to use. Has most of the features needed for the job (reorder per dragging would be nice. But hey, this is free).

Very active development: Thanks for fixing rotation so quickly (Didn't keep rotation upon save in 3.3.1). Use it all the time now. Compared with the scanning feature of FSviewer I especially like the option predefined settings, which keeps my Canoscan from repeatedly going through the warmup phase and delaying multiple page scans.

The OCR performed poorly in my setting, but I do OCR of my PDFs in PDF-XChange-Viewer anyhow.