10 Best Scanner and Printer Apps

Usually, scanners and printers come with software packages. It is possible that you may not like the software that come with your scanner or printer hence the need to look for better software alternative. There are a couple of such applications for image processing, Optical Character Recognition, batch scanner, and printing management.

Here are some of the top ones.

Top 10 Printer and Scanner Apps

1. CamScanner

This is a very powerful software for Windows 10 mobiles that can work perfectly even if you do not own a scanner. Using this app, you can scan documents by simply taking snapshots with your windows mobile device. The app is available for free at the windows store, but if you want more quality, you can opt for the premium account that costs $4.99 per month.

Available on  (Android, iOS, Windows)

2. Cura

Cura was developed by David Braam and is one of the top 3D printer slicing application. It can be used with different kinds of printers and can run perfectly on Windows, Mac, as well as Linux Operating Systems.

Available on (PC)

3. Google Cloud Print

Despite being around for a while, the Google Cloud Print remains one of the top printer software available. It runs on all major operating systems including Windows 10, Android, iOS and allows printing from any  application as much as Google Cloud Printer is installed on the machine.

Available on (Android, iOS, Windows)

4. NAPS2

NAPS2 is an open source software that can be used to scan documents and convert them quickly into PDF, TIFF, JPG, and PNG file formats. The full name of the software is Not Another PDF Scanner 2, and it is a cool software for windows 10. With NAPS2, you have a straightforward application that can help in scanning as well as in editing of scanned pages. It is also compatible with TWAIN and WIA drivers.

Available on (Windows PC)

5. OminiPage Standard

This is a very powerful Optical Character Recognition software that can provide perfect text scanning. It has two distinct premium versions – the standard version and the ultimate version, and both are very powerful in their own rights. They are also compatible with a range of scanners and output formats. OminiPage also has the ability to do OCR conversions in over 120 languages, making it one of the very best scanner software packages available for Windows PC.

Available on (Windows PC)

6. PaperScan Scanner Software

This is a multi-purpose software that supports so many scanners and scanning devices. It has a Free edition, a Home edition, as well as a Pro edition. It allows scanned documents to be saved in either PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, or WEBP file formats. The Pro edition also offers a whole lot of editing options and also allows you to mark the documents or images with sticky notes, texts, arrows, and other shapes.

Available on ( Windows PC)

7. Readiris Pro 17

This is a wonderful Optical Character Recognition software that enables the scanning of documents into computer formats that can be edited. It is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, and can scan documents into PDF, TIFF, ODT, RTF, GIF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, TXT, HTML, and ePUB formats. It can compress file sizes for saved documents; it offersoptions for merging, indexing, and organizing of PDF pages; it allows for batch conversion; it can also extract texts from image formats. Indeed, this ranks among the best scanner software available and the Cooperate versions retailing at $99 are worth all the value.

Available on (Windows PC)

8. ScanSpeeder

This software is most ideal for people who scan lots of pictures. It allows you to scan numerous photos at a time and also will automatically split the pictures into image files. The software enhances the quality of scanned images and also allows you to embed captions in images and this makes it easy to search for the images in the computer. It works with most scanners and is available at $29.95 for Standard Edition.

Available on (Windows PC)

9. VueScan

This is another cool software that offers customization options for scanning. The software works perfectly with several scanners and enables scanning of documents into PDF, TIFF, and JPEG formats. It is quite flexible and allows for cropping and adjustment of image colours. VueScan has Standard and Professional editions and at $69.95, the Pro version has a lot of value to offer.

Available on (Windows PC)

10. Windows Scan

This Microsoft Corporation free scanner software makes it easy for you to scan documents, allowing you to select the areas of the images or document you want to scan, the format you want, as well as where you want the scanned files to be saved. The software works with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.

Available on (Windows)

The briefly described software and apps are among the top scanner/printer applications available till date. There is a possibility that better ones will be developed in the future. Each has some features that make them relevantly unique and not all the features are captured in this article. You can further dig for more information about each of them in order to make the right decision of the one to use for your needs.