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    Open Source Paperless Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Paperless is Docspell. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Paperless and eight of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Paperless are Mayan EDMS (Free, Open Source), Paperless-NG (Free, Open Source), Paperless-ngx (Free, Open Source) and Ambar (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2022
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    Scan, index, and archive all of your paper documents.
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    1. 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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      Document management without the headaches.


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      A supercharged version of paperless: scan, index and archive all your physical documents.
    2. 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.
    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.

      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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      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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      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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      Documents is a document manager application designed to work with GNOME 3. It's included in the default set of core applications since GNOME 3.2.

      Discontinued

      Last version 2 years ago. Gitlab repo is now an archived project.

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