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Paperless Alternatives

Paperless is described as 'Scan, index, and archive all of your paper documents' and is a document manager in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Paperless for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, iPhone, iPad and Android. The best alternative is Docspell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Paperless are Genius Scan, Paperless-ngx, Mayan EDMS and Paperless-NG.

Paperless alternatives are mainly Document Managers but may also be Document Scanners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Paperless.
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  • Self-Hosted

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

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  1. Docspell icon

    Docspell

    123 alternatives to Docspell 

    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 .

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Genius Scan

    • Android
    • iPhone
    49 alternatives to Genius Scan 

    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.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    2.  Mobile ScannerGenius Scan can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
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    Paperless-ngx

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    12 alternatives to Paperless-ngx 

    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.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Mayan EDMS

    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    24 alternatives to Mayan EDMS 

    Document management without the headaches.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    All functionality is accessible via a permission controlled setup panel.
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    Paperless-NG

    12 alternatives to Paperless-NG 

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

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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    PDF Search

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    31 alternatives to PDF Search 

    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.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchPDF Search lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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      Papermerge DMS

      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      11 alternatives to Papermerge DMS 

      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.

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

      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      12 alternatives to Teedy 

      Teedy is a lightweight document management system packed with all the features you can expect from big expensive solutions but still easy to use.

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

      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • VirtualBox
      • Self-Hosted
      • Docker
      10 alternatives to Ambar 

      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.

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      1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
      2.  Full-Text SearchAmbar lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
      Discontinued

      The last release was in 2018, and the GitHub repository of the project is archived, so no further development will be done.

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      Search throught Scanned Images (OCR functionality)
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      fileee

      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      53 alternatives to fileee 

      With fileee you can scan, organize and access your documents anywhere, anytime. fileee analyzes your documents, automatically recognizes important content and sorts your documents accordingly. Thanks to fileee, you always have your documents at hand and can find what you need in...

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      1.  Mobile Scannerfileee can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
      2.  Remindersfileee allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
      3.  Full-Text Searchfileee lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
      4.  File Taggingfileee can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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