Paperless Alternatives

    Paperless is described as 'Scan, index, and archive all of your paper documents' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are eight alternatives to Paperless for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, SaaS, iPhone, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Genius Scan, which is free. Other great apps like Paperless are Mayan EDMS (Free, Open Source), Docspell (Free, Open Source), PDF Search (Paid) and Ambar (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 13, 2021

    1. 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.
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Document management without the headaches. Automated OCR of documents, automatic categorization, flexible metadata, extensive access control, Mayan EDMS has all this to offers and many more features to help you tame your documents.
      show more


    2. Docspell is a personal document organizer. You'll need a scanner to convert your papers into files. Docspell can then assist in organizing the resulting mess 😉.
      show more
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      PDF Search is an app to search multiple documents insanely fast. It enables you to find any information in seconds within lots of documents. It uses its AI-powered algorithm to detect the best related pages. Just search your documents, reference books or notes using PDF Search.
      No screenshots yet
    3. Ambar is a smart documents archive with automated crawling, OCR, deduplication and ultra-fast full-text search. Imagine having billion of files in different formats like xls, doc, txt, pdf, ppt, etc..., in any encoding.
      show more


    4. A supercharged version of paperless: scan, index and archive all your physical documents.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Teedy is a lightweight document management system packed with all the features you can expect from big expensive solutions but still easy to use.
      show more
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Open source document management system designed for archiving and retrieving your digital documents. Instead of having piles of paper documents all over your desk, office or drawers - you can quickly scan and upload them to Papermerge DMS.
      show more
    Showing 8 of 8 alternatives