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 recommendations from other Paperless users.

Physical scanners

Brand

Model

Supports

Recommended By

FTP

NFS

SMB

SMTP

Brother

ADS-1700W

yes

no

yes

yes

holzhannes

Brother

ADS-1600W

yes

no

yes

yes

holzhannes

Brother

ADS-1500W

yes

no

yes

yes

danielquinn

Brother

MFC-J6930DW

yes

ayounggun

Brother

MFC-L5850DW

yes

yes

holzhannes

Brother

MFC-J5910DW

yes

bmsleight

Brother

MFC-9142CDN

yes

yes

REOLDEV

Fujitsu

ix500

yes

yes

eonist

Epson

WF-7710DWF

yes

yes

Skylinar

Fujitsu

S1300i

yes

yes

jonaswinkler

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

Office Lens

Android

?

?

?

?

?

jonaswinkler

Genius Scan

Android

yes

no

yes

yes

yes

hannahswain

OpenScan

Android

no

no

no

no

no

benjaminfrank

Quick Scan

iOS

no

no

no

no

no

holzhannes

On Android, you can use these applications in combination with one of the Paperless-ng compatible apps to “Share” the documents produced by these scanner apps with paperless. On iOS, you can share the scanned documents via iOS-Sharing to other mail, WebDav or FTP apps.