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Simple Scan Alternatives for Mac

Simple Scan is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is VueScan. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try XSane or SwingSane. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Simple Scan and five of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Simple Scan are SilverFast and ScanDrop.

Simple Scan alternatives are mainly Document Scanners but 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
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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  1. VueScan

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Third-party software for film scanners and flatbed scanners.

    VueScan is a powerful, easy-to-use program that: -Scans documents, photos and film -Creates PDF, JPEG, TIFF and TXT files -Supports over 1200 scanners.

    Some users think VueScan is a great alternative to Simple Scan, some don't.
  2. XSane

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AmigaOS

    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    The program is no longer updated.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.


  3. SilverFast

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

  4. SwingSane

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    SwingSane is a powerful, cross platform, open source Java client (frontend) for Scanner Access Now Easy (SANE) servers (backends). SwingSane provides access to scanners connected to SANE servers on a network on any platform that supports Java and Swing.

    Discontinued

    Last update is from 2015.

  5. ScanDrop

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Scanner to Online. ScanDrop (beta) is simple - one easy, free scanning software application that helps you scan and upload your paper into your favorite online storage provider: Google Docs, Evernote or OfficeDrop Online. Press Scan, then Upload and your paper is now available y.

    Discontinued

    Wesbite is gone.

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