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Simple Scan Alternatives for Windows

Simple Scan is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is NAPS2, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Simple Scan and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Simple Scan are VueScan, PDFill, XSane and PaperScan.

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.
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  1. NAPS2 icon

    NAPS2

    42 alternatives to NAPS2 

    NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    2.  PortableNAPS2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfaceNAPS2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Discontinued

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

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    Almost everyone thinks NAPS2 is a great alternative to Simple Scan.
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    i use is and it's very good

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    Works fast, easy setup, works out of the box, is openSource

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  2. VueScan icon

    VueScan

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    27 alternatives to VueScan 

    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.

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


  3. PDFill icon

    PDFill

    147 alternatives to PDFill 

    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...

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    1.  Fill PDF FormsPDFill supports forms in PDF files.
    2.  Sign PDF filesPDFill support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    3.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    4.  PDF annotationPDFill support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    5.  Split PDF filesPDFill can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    The only free pdf-software able to split very big pdf-files over 200 pages
    Rotate PDF Pages, but only 90, 180 or 270°
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    Some users think PDFill is a great alternative to Simple Scan, some don't.
  4. XSane icon

    XSane

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AmigaOS
    20 alternatives to XSane 

    XSane is a graphical scanning front-end for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy). It uses the SANE-library to talk to scanners. It is designed for acquiring images with scanners (there are other devices like cameras and videodevices supported by SANE and you will see that xsane may...

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    Discontinued

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

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    Most users think XSane is a great alternative to Simple Scan.
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    PaperScan

    • Windows
    • Linux
    26 alternatives to PaperScan 

    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.

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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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  6. Scanned Image Extractor icon

    Scanned Image Extractor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    4 alternatives to Scanned Image Extractor 

    Scanned Image Extractor is a tool for efficiently extracting rectangular photographs from album or (multiple) photograph scans. It is semi-automated, hence it tries to suggest recognized photographs but you have to verify, delete bad suggestions and possibly add missing...

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    1.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    2.  Ad-freeScanned Image Extractor doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Discontinued

    No update since 2015, dependencies on Linux systems are broken since it's too old.

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    SilverFast

    • Mac
    • Windows
    26 alternatives to SilverFast 

    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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    Scan2pdf

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    30 alternatives to Scan2pdf 

    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.

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    1.  PortableScan2pdf can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    Development of KOMA Code apps stopped in January 2017. Last version of Scan2pdf can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Some users think Scan2pdf is a great alternative to Simple Scan, some don't.
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    Scanitto Pro

    • Windows
    43 alternatives to Scanitto Pro 

    This scanner software is lightweight, fast and not overloaded with tons of unnecessary features. Fine-tune your scanner settings, make one-click document copies and save documents to multi-page PDFs – its a choice you will never regret making!

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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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  10. WinScan2PDF icon

    WinScan2PDF

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    24 alternatives to WinScan2PDF 

    Save scanned documents into new or existing PDF ... by using installed scanner.

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    1.  PortableWinScan2PDF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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