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    Best SwingSane Alternatives

    SwingSane is described as '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' and is a Scanner App in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SwingSane for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is NAPS2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SwingSane are Document Scanner (Free, Open Source), VueScan (Paid), PDFill (Freemium) and Skanlite (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 26, 2020

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


      No release since 2019-07-27, see

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    2. Simple Scan is an easy-to-use application, designed to let users connect their scanner and quickly have the image/document in an appropriate format.

    3. 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
    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...
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    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.

      • 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.


      The program is no longer updated.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

    6. Scan, Print, Fax, Download and Store Microsoft Office, PDF and Text Documents and images.
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    7. 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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    8. 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.


      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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    9. Save the scanned documents into PDF. WinScan2PDF is a very small (~40k) portable/installed program that allows you to scan documents and save them on your computer as a PDF by using any installed scanner.
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