Alternatives to Nuance PaperPort for all platforms with any license

  • NAPS2 icon


    NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.

    Open Source Windows

    • NAPS2 appear to be largely a document scanner utility, whereas scanning is only a part of Paperport. Paperport is an entire document management system, including workflow, collaboration, indexing, manipulation, piping etc
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  • DEVONthink icon


    Meet DEVONthink — designed to manage and keep in order all those disparate pieces of information so important to your work or studies. As you become more experienced with DEVONthink and its easy, intuitive interface you will quickly...

    Commercial Mac

  • FileCenter icon


    FileCenter is easy-to-install, easy-to-use paperless office software which helps home and professional users scan, archive, organize, and find computer files. FileCenter is filled with time-saving features, giving you a complete...

    Commercial Windows

  • Globodox icon


    Globodox is a scalable, Windows-based document management software that enables medium or large organizations to securely manage and share documents. Extremely easy to deploy and use, Globodox is used by customers in over 50...

    Commercial Windows

  • Sohodox icon


    Sohodox is a windows-based document management software for small business and home that helps you to quickly create a centralized, searchable database of all your documents. Keep documents private or share them with other Sohodox...

    Commercial Windows

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    eDoc Organizer

    eDoc Organizer is a document management software solution for home and small business users. It is an easy to use applciation that can help you scan and manage your paper documents along side all your digital documents. Use eDoc...

    Commercial Windows

    • very similar list of features - scan, ocr, index, organise
      Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • KnowledgeTree icon


    KnowledgeTree helps customer-facing teams use and improve their best content. Sales people instantly find content that closes deals. Managers identify what collateral works best – and where gaps are. And marketing improves content to...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • WEBCON Business Process Suite icon

    WEBCON Business Process Suite

    Thanks to its unique workflow engine and capabilities, which far exceed those offered by the SharePoint standard, WEBCON BPS enables efficient handling of the most complex workflows. WEBCON BPS offers a multilingual, user friendly and...

    Commercial Windows Windows Mobile Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Simple Doc Organizer

    Simple Doc Organizer is a document management solution which is very easy to use, it's flexible and incredibly user friendly, with customizable and nice graphical interfaces. Simple Doc Organizer allows you to store, index and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Opendias icon


    The openDias project is an Open Source offering, to bring a professional document scanning and storage utility for the home user. OpenDias (Document Imaging Archive System) provides document storage and a document work-flow...

    Free Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9.5 FINAL, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Netdocuments icon


    Online document management where you can organize and store all your organizations documents in one secure location in the cloud. Create, open, edit and save documents directly from your desktop applications as you do today....

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • Central Desktop icon

    Central Desktop

    Create online workspaces to share files and documents, manage task lists and engage in group discussions.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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  • OpenText Capture Center icon

    OpenText Capture Center

    Automatically capture and interpret paper documents, scanned images, email, and faxes using sophisticated document and character recognition software

    Commercial Windows

  • Scan to PDF icon

    Scan to PDF

    Scan, Print, Fax, Download and Store Microsoft Office, PDF and Text Documents and images. This app turns your iPhone or iPad into a Handy Scanner, Fax, File Storage or an Air Printer in your pocket. It lets you scan high quality...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • Simple DMS icon

    Simple DMS

    Simple DMS is a robust document management application designed to help you keep your documents right at your fingertips. A virtual tree-like directory structure, categories, and tags keep your documents organized, while embedded...

    Commercial Windows

  • Documalis Free PDF Scanner icon

    Documalis Free PDF Scanner

    Documalis Express is a comprehensive is a full featured free alternative to premium options like acrobat professional. It's only limitation is that you can only work on 10 documents at a time.

    Freemium Windows

  • ecoDMS icon


    With ecoDMS you can archive all your documents audit-proof, manage them professionally and find them very quickly. The intelligent ecoDMS Template Designer automatically recognises documents, sorts the data to the right place. Made in...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Raspbian Raspberry Pi Docker

  • HyperOffice Collaboration Suite icon

    HyperOffice Collaboration Suite

    HyperOffice has been designed for growing businesses looking for collaboration features minus the costs and complexity of setting up SharePoint. Users get most of SharePoints features - intranet/extranet workspaces, online document...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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  • Neat icon


    Find scanners and scanner software to help you transform your receipts, documents and business cards into information that works for you. .

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

Nuance PaperPort Comments

Yep. Gonna have to agree with the consensus here. Good idea ...

Comment by frankfurrter
about Nuance PaperPort Jun 2011

Yep. Gonna have to agree with the consensus here. Good idea, poor execution of said idea. It really is a good concept, but the program is truly hideous.


...ste more time on complaining about this program.(Hm, the ...

Comment by Dommedagsprofet
about Nuance PaperPort Jun 2011

...ste more time on complaining about this program.

(Hm, the form didn't say anything about character limitation in the comments.)

Anyway, my point is that this program is ugly, unnecessary heavy and probably won't speed up your document organizing. :)


The idea behind it is good, but the program is not very goo ...

Comment by Dommedagsprofet
about Nuance PaperPort Jun 2011

The idea behind it is good, but the program is not very good.

The point with a program like this, is that it should speed up your document organizing. For me, it was about speeding up the process of scanning different things to different folders. I scan a lot of papers. The integrated Windows scanner feature has too many choices you have to make every time you scan and always starts the process over again for every page you scan.

PaperPort can scan multiple pages in fewer steps. The problem is: it disconnects from my HP ScanJet 4600 (WIA) between every page scan when doing multiple page scans. I have to enter the add page dialogue again every time. PaperPort also deselects its own scan window every time, so I have to Alt + tab twice to get it selected again. (Oh, forgot to mention: I only use keyboard shortcuts. Everything else is slow when it comes to routine work like this program is ment to do.) All in all, the scanner feature doesn't save me from much work. I like that it recognizes the characters and saves it to multiple-page PDFs, though.

The program is also built like a file browser. I have used the program for some time now, and I still haven't figured out how the file navigation works. The buttons are hidden away in a ribbon tab instead of being permanently available, and it doesn't use any standard Windows shortcuts for navigation at all. That sort of throws away the point of making an alternative to the Windows file explorer. The Windows file explorer is great! Why fix something that isn't broken...?

OK, I won't waste more time wa