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Free CamScanner Alternatives

The best free alternative to CamScanner is Microsoft Lens. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to CamScanner and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to CamScanner are Open Note Scanner, GImageReader, Tesseract and Google Lens.

CamScanner alternatives are mainly Document Scanners but may also be Screenshot Capture Tools or Translators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CamScanner.
This page was last updated Jun 9, 2022
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • HUAWEI AppGallery
  • Windows Phone
  • iPad

CamScanner turns your phone into a portable scanner. Archive all your paper documents, receipts, notes, whiteboard...

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  1. Microsoft Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.

    Microsoft Lens vs CamScanner opinions
    Some users think Microsoft Lens is a great alternative to CamScanner, some don't.

    It's free, and it has all the requirements I needed such as convert into PDF and images. It also provides OCR, wow

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    Automatic touch up and croping

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    because can't take foccus

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    Doesn't clear up text nearly as well as cam scanner. Doesn't have nice folder/file management system (have to save immediately as an image, or to OneDrive). Feels like cam-scanner 0.5 in terms of functionality.

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  2. Open Note Scanner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    This little application provides a way on scanning handwritten notes and printed documents.

    Open Note Scanner vs CamScanner opinions
    Most users think Open Note Scanner is a great alternative to CamScanner.
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    One of the few - perhaps even the only - open source scanning apps for Android. Gives comparable results to Camscanner. Needs OpenCV Manager to be installed, but that's a formality (the latter requires no permissions.)

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  3. GImageReader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.

  4. Tesseract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.

  5. Google Lens

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    With Google Lens you can get information about items around you, like landmarks, posters, or barcodes, using your phone's camera.



  6. OpenScan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    OpenScan is an open source app that enables users to scan hardcopies of documents or notes and convert it to PDF or JPEG files. Its motto is "No ads. No data collection. We respect your privacy.".

    OpenScan vs CamScanner opinions
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    brunetton

    Unfortunately no filters like "real" scan apps; so this is basically the original photo

    Positive comment about 1 month ago
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    Very fast and extremely easy to use. No ads or privacy scandals. Free and open source. Scans, crops, and touches up documents as well as CamScanner.

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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  7. Adobe Scan

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Adobe Scan turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR).

    Most users think Adobe Scan is a great alternative to CamScanner.
  8. Crow Translate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator programmed in C++ / Qt that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing translate API.

  9. Capture2Text enables users to quickly OCR a portion of the screen using a keyboard shortcut.

  10. 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.

    Genius Scan vs CamScanner opinions
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    brunetton

    Using AI to detect pages borders, and good filters to remove shadows + no need to enter any personal information + no ads + export to jpg / pdf => Really good to me !

    Positive comment about 1 month ago
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