Alternatives to VueScan for all platforms with any license



Indie / Classic

  • 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

  • NAPS2 icon


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

    Open Source Windows

    • It doesn't emulate the driver twain of old scanners
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  • 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...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • SwingSane icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • Smart OCR

    Convert scanned text, images and scanned PDF files into editable documents with Smart OCR.

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

  • 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

VueScan Comments

Good but expensive scanning 2 Helpful

Comment by lebaux
about VueScan Aug 2011

This tool is the top notch scanning tool. It works well with 99% of scanners and have tons of futures. Price tag is quite hefty though - $39.95 for Standard, and $79.95 for professional version is far more then average user is willing to pay for "scanning tool".