Alternatives to VueScan for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

  • NAPS2 icon

    NAPS2

    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
      Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • XSane icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux AmigaOS

  • WinScan2PDF icon

    WinScan2PDF

    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

    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

  • 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

    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

  • SwingSane icon

    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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    SilverFast

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Smart OCR

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

    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

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".

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