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Genius Scan Alternatives

Genius Scan is described as 'scanner in your pocket. Quickly scan your documents on the go and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF files' and is a document scanner in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Genius Scan for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad, Android Tablet and Windows. The best alternative is NAPS2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Genius Scan are OpenScan, Microsoft Lens, Adobe Scan and Scanbot.

Genius Scan alternatives are mainly Document Scanners but may also be Document Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Genius Scan.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Android
  • iPhone

Genius Scan is a scanner in your pocket. Quickly scan your documents on the go and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF...

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

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ PortableNAPS2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceNAPS2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

    No release since 2019-07-27, see https://github.com/cyanfish/naps2/releases

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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.".

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedOpenScan is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeOpenScan doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Mobile ScannerOpenScan can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeMicrosoft Lens doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Mobile ScannerMicrosoft Lens can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
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    Almost everyone thinks Microsoft Lens is a great alternative to Genius Scan.
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    Adobe Scan

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

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

    ⚫︎ Mobile ScannerAdobe Scan can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Scanbot

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Scanbot is the leading Document and QR Code scanner app for iOS and Android. You can create premium quality scans of every document. Edit, sign and upload them to your cloud. Experience the new QR code and smart data type detection.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Scanbot without registration.
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    CamScanner

    • 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 discussions anywhere and anytime.

    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ Mobile ScannerCamScanner can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in CamScanner without registration.
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    Warning

    As reported by several news articles, old Android versions of Camscanner were infected by malware and removed by the Google Play Store. Android Police verified that versions released between June and July 2019 included that malware, newer versions are safe: https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/08/28/camscanner-play-store-malware/ Anyway uninstalling the app and looking for an alternative is suggested

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    Notebloc

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Document scanner app. Free. Save and share as PDF or JPG.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Paperless-NG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    A supercharged version of paperless: scan, index and archive all your physical documents - jonaswinkler/paperless-ng

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  9. Paperless-ngx is a document management system that transforms your physical documents into a searchable online archive so you can keep, well, less paper. Paperless-ngx forked from paperless-ng.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Paperless

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Scan, index, and archive all of your paper documents.

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    Discontinued

    The last release was in January 2019, and the GitHub repository has been archived by the owner. It is now read-only and no further development will be done.

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