Paperless is a simple Django application running in two parts: a consumer (the thing that does the indexing) and the webserver (the part that lets you search & download already-indexed documents). If you want to learn more about its functions keep on reading after the installation section.
Why This Exists¶
Paper is a nightmare. Environmental issues aside, there’s no excuse for it in the 21st century. It takes up space, collects dust, doesn’t support any form of a search feature, indexing is tedious, it’s heavy and prone to damage & loss.
I wrote this to make “going paperless” easier. I do not have to worry about finding stuff again. I feed documents right from the post box into the scanner and then shred them. Perhaps you might find it useful too.
- The REST API
- Migrating, Updates, and Backups
- Extending Paperless
- Scanner Recommendations