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    • 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 Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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