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    Simple Scan Alternatives

    Simple Scan is described as 'easy-to-use application, designed to let users connect their scanner and quickly have the image/document in an appropriate format' and is a popular document scanner in the system & hardware category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Simple Scan for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is NAPS2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Simple Scan are VueScan, gscan2pdf, XSane and PDFill.

    Simple Scan is mainly a Document Scanner but alternatives to it may also be PDF Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Simple Scan.
    This page was last updated May 11, 2022
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    1. NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.

      Discontinued

      No release since 2019-07-27, see https://github.com/cyanfish/naps2/releases

      NAPS2 vs Simple Scan opinions
      Almost everyone thinks NAPS2 is a great alternative to Simple Scan.
      i use is and it's very good
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Translator5 Works fast, easy setup, works out of the box, is openSource
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    2. Third-party software for film scanners and flatbed scanners.
      Some users think VueScan is a great alternative to Simple Scan, some don't.


    3. 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.
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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.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

      Most users think XSane is a great alternative to Simple Scan.
    4. With PDFill you can create, fill, delete and submit PDF form fields; insert new formatted text, check, image, hyperlink, whiteout, highlight, drawing, comment and annotation anywhere in the document; save, print or email the filled and password-protected PDF; save and resume...
      Some users think PDFill is a great alternative to Simple Scan, some don't.


    5. 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.
      Skanlite vs Simple Scan opinions
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      Does not save in PDF format.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      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.
    6. Scanned Image Extractor is a tool for efficiently extracting rectangular photographs from album or (multiple) photograph scans.

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      No update since 2015, dependencies on Linux systems are broken since it's too old. No source to fix/compile again the new lib versions.

    7. Mopria Scan makes it possible for Android users to scan documents using any compatible scanner or multi-function printer on the same WiFi network. Digital scans can be then organized, renamed and shared as PDF or JPEG files.
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      SilverFast 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.
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