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  • NAPS2 icon

    NAPS2

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

    Open Source Windows

  • Simple Scan icon

    Simple Scan

    Simple Scan is an easy-to-use application, designed to let users connect their scanner and quickly have the image/document in an appropriate format. It's very simple, there are no advanced features, but it works well for...

    Open Source Linux

  • iCopy Free Photocopier icon

    iCopy Free Photocopier

    iCopy Free Photocopier is a free and open source application that lets you combine your scanner and printer into a powerful, easy to use photocopier by only pressing a button. You can use Automatic Document Feeders (ADF) too! You...

    Open Source Windows

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    XSane

    XSane is a graphical scanning front-end for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy). It uses the SANE-library to talk to scanners. It is designed for acquiring images with scanners (there are other devices like cameras and videodevices...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux AmigaOS

  • FCorp Imaging icon

    FCorp Imaging

    Imaging is a Collection of Image Related Tools (Image Viewer, Image Converter, Image Resizer, Image Optimizer, etc). Features : 1. Color Picker 2. Duplicate Image Finder : find duplicate image 3. Google Image Link Generator :...

    Commercial Windows

  • Genius Scan icon

    Genius Scan

    Genius Scan is a scanner in your pocket. Quickly scan your documents on the go and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF files. Our scanner technology includes smart page detection, perspective correction and image enhancement. In...

    Free Android iPhone

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    Skanlite

    Skanlite is a simple image scanning application that does nothing more than scan and save images, based on the KSane backend. Skanlite can open a save dialog for every image scanned or save the images immediately in a specified...

    Open Source Linux

  • Scanitto Pro icon

    Scanitto Pro

    This scanner software is lightweight, fast and not overloaded with tons of unnecessary features. Fine-tune your scanner settings, make one-click document copies and save documents to multi-page PDFs – its a choice you will never...

    Commercial Windows

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    WinScan2PDF

    Save the scanned documents into PDF. WinScan2PDF is a very small (~40k) and portable program that allows you to scan documents and save them on your computer as a PDF by using any installed scanner.

    Free Windows

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    fileee

    You only digitize your documents — fileee will take care of the rest. Type and content of the document will be recognized automatically. You will never have to exhaustically search for documents, never forget about bills or loose...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    FreeKapture

    FreeKapture give you the option to scan from your scanner, and then save the image: its a free Twain image capture application from TSoft that should work on any Windows (98 and on) Twain compliant system. TWAIN is, allegedly, an...

    Free Windows

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  • ScanToPDF icon

    ScanToPDF

    ScanToPDF Standard Edition is THE solution for scanning multiple pages to PDF. Ideal for home or office use, the standard edition is easy to use and scans multiple pages from the scanner to PDF document with just one click of the...

    Commercial Windows

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    ScanDrop

    Scanner to Online. ScanDrop (beta) is simple - one easy, free scanning software application that helps you scan and upload your paper into your favorite online storage provider: Google Docs, Evernote or OfficeDrop Online. Press...

    Freemium Mac Windows

    • Discontinued Wesbite is gone.
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    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

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    Handyscan

    Handyscan is your personal document scanner. With it you will be able to use the device’s camera to scan (picture) physical documents and send them to your inbox or to any email recipient, either in JPG or PDF format. You can scan...

    Freemium Windows Phone

  • Softi Scan to PDF

    Scan to PDF software for Windows 7 Vista and XP. Most Twain devices supported from HP, Canon, Brother, Kodak ect.

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued Official website inaccessible but download still available at download sites.
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  • HD Scanner icon

    HD Scanner

    Turn you phone into portable scanner for documents, receipts, business cards, etc. Email scanned PDFs or upload them to SkyDrive, Dropbox and other cloud services. HD Scanner is designed to excel at core scanner qualities: image...

    Commercial Windows Phone

  • DocScan icon

    DocScan

    When you need a digital copy of some paper document to send out, but there is no flatbed scanner nearby, it can help you! With DocScan, scanning and sending a document as high-resolution PDF or zipped JPEG is a matter of seconds....

    Free iPhone iPad

  • SwingSane icon

    SwingSane

    An easy to use, cross-platform scanning front-end for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • JetScanner icon

    JetScanner

    Turn your iPhone into a jet Fast multi-page document scanner with JetScanner! Perfect companion for busy users, JetScanner automatically produces small, clear, and legible standard PDF documents from any photos at a very high...

    Commercial iPhone

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    SilverFast

    SilverFast is renowned as the worldwide standard when it comes to scanner and digital imaging software. SilverFast is able to bring out every device's maximum quality and considerably exceed the results of the manufacturer's...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MetaDMS Scan Software icon

    MetaDMS Scan Software

    MetaDMS Scan Software is a freeware application for Windows XP/2000 / Vista, designed for convenient scanning of paper documents from scanners that support TWAIN protocol. Features: Multipage PDF available without document...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, 1.04, was released on August, 2009. You can still download it from Download.com
  • Flegita

    The Flegita (Gnome Scan project) aim to provide scan features every where in the Gnome desktop like print is.

    Open Source Linux

  • métier Scan2PDF icon

    métier Scan2PDF

    •With only one click you will be able to scan one page or even a whole pile of pages. •Optical Character Recognition •Integrated PDF Archive Multilingual: Languages (English, French, German, Italiano, Nederlands, Portuguese, Spanish...

    Commercial Windows

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Comment by roxannedimacale
about Scan2pdf Sep 2016

Savvy ideas . my students a few weeks ago came across https://goo.gl/s0qN8K to edit pdf - It's extremely easy to try and it's great .

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Simple program

Positive Comment by lstefaniv
about Scan2pdf Oct 2011

Scan2PDF:
- simple, lightweight program
- several languages offered
- crashes occasionally

Scan2PDF does its job: scan files and saves it in a PDF format. I have a very basic portable flatbed scanner, the CanoScan LiDE100. I simply installed the drivers for the scanner, and Scan2PDF does the rest. An additional plus is that it's free. Portable version also available on the website.

A word of warning though: Scan2PDF does crash occasionally, so save your PDF scans often. You'll know it's crashed when a pop-up from the program written in German states that there's an error. (Or so I assume that what it says since I can't read German.)

Additional note:
I have also tried ScanToPDF, Softi Scan to PDF and Soft ScanWiz. All these alternatives is available for a free trial period, then it asks you to cough up the money. ...Which I'm not willing to do.

ScanToPDF is essentially identical to Scan2PDF, but without the crash issues, and not free.

Softi Scan to PDF has a nicer interface than Scan2PDF and ScanToPDF. Also allows you to save frequently without creating a new PDF file (very important feature), or replace a PDF file altogether.

Softi ScanWiz is what I like most of all the paid alternatives. Has all the features of Softi Scan to PDF. Also allows you to add additional pages to a PDF file, rearrange PDF pages, and the use of different scan formats.

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Simple scanning

Comment by lebaux
about Scan2pdf Aug 2011

Simple yet effective scanning tool. It is free for personal use, business users have to donate any amount to the author.

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