Alternatives to Scan2pdf 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

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux

  • PDFill icon


    With PDFill you can create, fill, delete and submit PDF form fields; insert new formatted text, check, image, hyperlink, whiteout...

    Commercial Windows

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    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...

    Open Source Windows

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    FCorp Imaging

    Imaging is a Collection of Image Related Tools (Image Viewer, Image Converter, Image Resizer, Image Optimizer, etc). Features : 1....

    Commercial Windows

  • XSane icon


    XSane is a graphical scanning front-end for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy). It uses the SANE-library to talk to scanners. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux AmigaOS

  • Skanlite icon


    Skanlite is a simple image scanning application that does nothing more than scan and save images, based on the KSane backend. Skanlite...

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • WinScan2PDF icon


    Save the scanned documents into PDF. WinScan2PDF is a very small (~40k) and portable program that allows you to scan documents and...

    Free 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...

    Free Android iPhone

  • fileee icon


    You only digitize your documents — fileee will take care of the rest. Type and content of the document will be recognized...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • FreeKapture icon


    FreeKapture give you the option to scan from your scanner, and then save the image: its a free Twain image capture application from...

    Free Windows

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    ScanToPDF Standard Edition is THE solution for scanning multiple pages to PDF. Ideal for home or office use, the standard edition is...

    Commercial Windows

  • ScanDrop icon

    ScanDrop Discontinued

    Scanner to Online. ScanDrop (beta) is simple - one easy, free scanning software application that helps you scan and upload your...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • AXPDF Scan to PDF Converter icon

    AXPDF Scan to PDF Converter

    AXPDF Scan to PDF Converter scan your paper documents into PDF format quickly, accurately and directly. In addition, you can import...

    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...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • Handyscan icon


    Handyscan is your personal document scanner. With it you will be able to use the device’s camera to scan (picture) physical documents...

    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

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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...

    Commercial Windows Phone

  • DocScan icon


    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...

    Free iPhone iPad

  • SwingSane icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • JetScanner icon


    Turn your iPhone into a jet Fast multi-page document scanner with JetScanner! Perfect companion for busy users, JetScanner...

    Commercial iPhone

  • SilverFast icon


    SilverFast is renowned as the worldwide standard when it comes to scanner and digital imaging software. SilverFast is able to bring...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MetaDMS Scan Software icon

    MetaDMS Scan Software Discontinued

    MetaDMS Scan Software is a freeware application for Windows XP/2000 / Vista, designed for convenient scanning of paper documents from...

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

Scan2pdf Comments


Comment by roxannedimacale
about Scan2pdf Sep 2016

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


Simple program

Positive Comment by lstefaniv
about Scan2pdf Oct 2011

- 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.


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.