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NAPS2 Alternatives for Linux

NAPS2 is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Simple Scan, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to NAPS2 and nine of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to NAPS2 are VueScan, gscan2pdf, PaperScan and Skanlite.

NAPS2 alternatives are mainly Document Scanners but may also be PDF Editors or Document Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of NAPS2.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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

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    Simple Scan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Simple Scan is an easy-to-use application, designed to let users connect their scanner and quickly have the image/document in an appropriate format.

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    Most users think Simple Scan is a great alternative to NAPS2.

    does not work with BenQ 5000

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    VueScan

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Third-party software for film scanners and flatbed scanners.

    VueScan is a powerful, easy-to-use program that: -Scans documents, photos and film -Creates PDF, JPEG, TIFF and TXT files -Supports over 1200 scanners.

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    gscan2pdf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    gscan2pdf can scan, clean the scan and do OCR on the scan or imported images (incl. existing PDFs, DjVus or other file types), and make PDF and DjVu-files with embedded OCR-text. It works together with tesseract, ocropus, cuneiform an gocr-OCR-engines

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

    • Windows
    • Linux

    PaperScan Scanner Software is a powerful TWAIN and WIA scanning application with an OCR engine centered on one idea: making document acquisition an unparalleled easy task for anyone.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Erasing names, signatures etc is something NAPS2 doesn't offer(yet)

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    Skanlite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Skanlite is a simple image scanning application to scan and save images. Skanlite is based on libksane, an interface for SANE library to control image scanners.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSkanlite consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    CopyFish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Copy, paste and translate text from any image, video or PDF.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Copy text from images, PDF and Youtube videos
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    This program does not perform scans, just capture web images

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    NAPS2 does scanning. This one does not.

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    XSane

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AmigaOS

    XSane is a graphical scanning front-end for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy). It uses the SANE-library to talk to scanners.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.998, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Opendias

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    The openDias project is an Open Source offering, to bring a professional document scanning and storage utility for the home user. OpenDias (Document Imaging Archive System) provides document storage and a document work-flow application to the home or small business user.

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

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9.5 FINAL, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    SwingSane

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    SwingSane is a powerful, cross platform, open source Java client (frontend) for Scanner Access Now Easy (SANE) servers (backends). SwingSane provides access to scanners connected to SANE servers on a network on any platform that supports Java and Swing.

    ⚫︎ PortableSwingSane can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Last update is from 2015.

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