Organizes documents of all natures into a single place
on 216 votes

License: Commercial $99.90
Total downloads:24,570
Operating system:Windows 2000/XP/XP Professional/Vista/7/8/10/11
Latest version:14.0
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Create PDFs from digital files and scanned paper, and makes all the paperwork searchable. Provides solutions for scanning, editing and converting any files into PDF format. Thus all the hard copies and documents can now be turned into electronic format documents for an easier control over them.

PaperPort 14.0 was available to download from the developer's website when we last checked. We cannot confirm if there is a free download of this software available. This tool was originally created by Nuance.

You can execute this PC software on Windows 2000/XP/XP Professional/Vista/7/8/10/11 32-bit. Commonly, this program's installer has the following filenames: PaprPort.exe, ScannerWizard.exe, pppagevw.exe and KillPaperPort.exe etc.

The program lies within Office Tools, more precisely Document management. The most popular versions of the PaperPort are 14.0, 11.2 and 11.1. This PC tool can operate with the following extension: ".max".

PaperPort is sometimes referred to as "ScanSoft PaperPort", "ScanSoft PaperPort Viewer", "ScanSoft PaperPort 10". We cannot guarantee that the program is safe to download as it will be downloaded from the developer's website. Before launching the program, check it with any free antivirus software.

From the developer:

PaperPort enhances the capabilities of your scanner or all-in-one device to quickly transform paper — mail, photos, legal paperwork, tax information, forms, bills, receipts warranties, and other important documents — into high-quality, searchable PDF files with the click of a button. It even puts all the PDF files on your desktop in clearly marked, color-coded folders, so information is always at your fingertips.

You may want to check out more software, such as DocuShare Client, Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-8690DW or Visioneer OneTouch PowerTools, which might be similar to PaperPort.

How to scan multiple pages PaperPort
The program automatically scans multiple pages if they are selected and recognized. Check driver and hardware versions to remove compatibility issues.
How to use double-sided scanning in PaperPort
Turn on double-sided scanning in the Scanner options. First scan one side of a set of multiple pages, and then the other side of the same set.
How to run OCR in PaperPort
Either scan a document or select an existing document to process with the OCR function. Launch the automated conversion process and access the results after notification.


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DR 7 months ago

Where can I get a viewer to open old .max files?

Pedro Rincon 3 years ago

I've been using PaperPort 14 on Windows 10 since it was introduced. With virtually no problems. My issues with paper port started earlier this year, with loading the program. So, I've been using alternative apps to accomplish many of the tasks I used to run using PaperPort. Particularly, scanning documents to be stored.

Ron Hays Last year

Pedro Rincon, I had the "Re-Load issue as well, I completely uninstalled it, cleaned it out of the registry, and re-installed it and it now runs fine.

Ken 3 years ago

PaperPort desktop will not install on Windows 10. Direct scan works but when I scan to desktop, it will not open. Unusable on Windows 10.

Don 4 years ago

I'm a long time user of PaperPort but the latest version (14.0) will not run under Windows 10 and I have found the supposed update to 14.5 is impossible to install so I've lost the use of this program and can no longer recommend it to anyone unless you're still running XP.

kins 6 years ago

It's good for scanning.

sanjeev 6 years ago

PaperPort is very useful software.

EruditeOne 6 years ago

You can search the Web for "PaperScan 3 Free Edition".

mujeeb 7 years ago

Very good software.

Joe Lyda 7 years ago

I purchased an ADS-1500w Brother Scanner and the software on CD was included. I find it disturbing that Mac and Windows OS's are supported and no Linux OS options. I purchased the Scanner for Linux compatibility and your bundle is totally useless.

EruditeOne 6 years ago

I think it has various versions that you will find useful.

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