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    NAPS2

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

    Open Source Windows

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    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

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    VueScan

    Third-party software for film scanners and flatbed scanners. VueScan is a powerful, easy-to-use program that: -Scans documents, photos and film -Creates PDF, JPEG, TIFF and TXT files -Supports over 1200 scanners

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

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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

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    TextGrabber

    ABBYY TextGrabber easily and quickly scans, translates and saves your chosen text or QR-codes from virtually any printed material. Simply take a picture of the text on 60+ languages or QR-codes and immediately edit, hear it spoken...

    Commercial Android iPhone

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    Prizmo

    Prizmo 2 is a revolutionary scanning application with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in over 40 languages with powerful editing capability, text-to-speech, and iCloud support. Main Features ? Specific Processing for Business...

    Commercial Mac iPhone

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    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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    Scan2pdf

    Super simple scanning tool, that works with majority of scanners out of the box. This software does one thing - you can quickly and simply scan to PDF. Futures list: - Load images from your harddisk - Scan images with and without...

    Free Windows

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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

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    ZoomReader

    In combination with your iOS device's built-in camera, ZoomReader lets you magnify and read printed text by first taking a picture of an object like a book or menu, then converts the image into text using state-of-the-art Optical...

    Free iPhone

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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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    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

  • 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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    SwingSane

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Image To Text

    ImageToText app allows you to extract editable ASCII text from images, and share the results by EMAIL or EVERNOTE. Simply take a picture of a document that you would like to extract text from, and e-mail the image to yourself...

    Free iPhone

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    Smart Scanner

    48h sale! Just take a photo of a text with phone number, e-mail address or URL and immediately call, write e-mail or open URL in Safari. Or just scan and OCR any text. Smart Scanner is much more than just a scanner app, it...

    Commercial iPhone

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    TextDetective

    Text Detective finds and reads text in printed documents within seconds using your iPhone’s camera. The detected text can easily be read, edited, copied and pasted into documents, emails or other apps. It even stores all the scanned...

    Commercial iPhone

  • Flegita

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

    Open Source Linux

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    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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