Scanner Recommendations

As Paperless operates by watching a folder for new files, doesn’t care what scanner you use, but sometimes finding a scanner that will write to an FTP, NFS, or SMB server can be difficult. This page is here to help you find one that works right for you based on recommentations from other Paperless users.

Physical scanners

Brand Model Supports Recommended By
Brother ADS-1500W yes no yes danielquinn
Brother MFC-J6930DW yes     ayounggun
Brother MFC-J5910DW yes     bmsleight
Brother MFC-9142CDN yes   yes REOLDEV
Fujitsu ix500 yes   yes eonist

Mobile phone software

You can use your phone to “scan” documents. The regular camera app will work, but may have too low contrast for OCR to work well. Apps specifically for scanning are recommended.

Name OS Supports Recommended By
    FTP NFS SMB Email WebDav  
Genius Scan Android yes no yes yes yes hannahswain