SilverFast is described as 'is renowned as the worldwide standard when it comes to scanner and digital imaging software. SilverFast is able to bring out every device's maximum quality and considerably exceed the results of the manufacturer's own software'. There are more than 25 alternatives to SilverFast for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, Linux, Mac and iPad. The best alternative is NAPS2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SilverFast are Simple Scan (Free, Open Source), VueScan (Paid), Skanlite (Free, Open Source) and TextGrabber (Paid).
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- XSane is a graphical scanning front-end for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy). It uses the SANE-library to talk to scanners. View 19 alternatives to XSane
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.998, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
- Free • Open Source
- Super simple scanning tool, that works with majority of scanners out of the box. This software does one thing - you can quickly and simply scan to PDF. View 29 alternatives to Scan2pdf
Development of KOMA Code apps stopped in January 2017. Last version of Scan2pdf can be still downloaded from the official website.
- Free • Proprietary