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Open Source CamScanner Alternatives

The best open source alternative to CamScanner is Open Note Scanner. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to CamScanner and 18 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to CamScanner are GImageReader, Tesseract, OpenScan and Crow Translate.

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.
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  • Android
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  • Android Tablet
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  • Windows Phone
  • iPad

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

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  1. Open Note Scanner icon

    Open Note Scanner

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

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

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    Open Note Scanner vs CamScanner opinions
    Most users think Open Note Scanner is a great alternative to CamScanner.
    JohnFastman

    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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  2. GImageReader icon

    GImageReader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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  3. Tesseract icon

    Tesseract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    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.".

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    brunetton

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

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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.

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  5. Crow Translate icon

    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.

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

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  7. dpScreenOCR icon

    dpScreenOCR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Program to recognize text on screen.

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  8. (a9t9) Free OCR Software icon

    (a9t9) Free OCR Software

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    open-source OCR software and web service to extract text from image files and PDF. The application is available as online OCR web app, OCR API, or simple to install Windows store application ( to use, open-source and 100% spyware ).

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  9. OCRFeeder icon

    OCRFeeder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    OCRFeeder is a document layout analysis and optical character recognition system.

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  10. CuneiForm icon

    CuneiForm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CuneiForm (OpenOCR) is a text recognition software for printed templates. Manuscripts or PDF-files, the program can not recognize, however, but table structures.

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