ExactScan Pro

Developer: ExactCODE GmbH

Current Version: 19.8.7

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 16 MB - Download


ExactScan Pro is the professional scan suit for a paperless office on the Mac. Get organized and save time and money. ExactScan comes with over 400 drivers for professional document scanners from Avision, Canon DR-series, Fujitsu fi-series, Kodak, Oki, Panasonic, Visioneer and Xerox, which otherwise do not come with a Mac driver. Additionally it allows to use any other scanner with TWAIN or ImageCapture driver.

Scan all your documents for fast retrieval, and get rid of dusty paper archives. Find searchable PDF everywhere with Spotlight in a snap.

• Over 400 native built-in drivers for professional document scanners from Avision, Canon, Fujitsu, HP, Kodak, Oki, Panasonic, Visioneer and Xerox
• Support for a variety of third party scanners via ImageCapture and TWAIN drivers
• Save to PDF, TIFF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, BMP, PNM
• Advanced and intelligent image processing algorithms
• Auto-crop & de-skew
• Blank page removal
• Direct scan to print
• Profiles to configure scan workflow
• AppleScript support for professionals

ExactScan Pro additionally includes:
• OCR to directly create searchable PDF files
• Content based page de-skew
• Automatic rotation, color- and source detection
• Imprinter to print flexible text into the scanned image
• Barcode recognition to file stacks by barcodes
• Batch processing of existing image files

The following languages are supported by the OCR:
Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Norwegian.

For a detailed scanner support list please visit:
http://exactscan.com/compatiblescanner.html - to only perform OCR on already archived files you may also find our OCRKit application helpful.


Release Notes:

• fixed Preview performance
• various other improvements


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.20
Review by Gentle Explorer

Really great for document scan, file & search - If you want to move to a paperless office, this app is a great choice. It scans documents and OCRs them. Then, just save them in your file system and Apple's Spotlight search finds them…reliably! Think of the hours you will save looking for documents. Find documents in Apple's Spotlight with just a few keystrokes. Type in a customer name, or an invoice number, or an amount of the invoice or a phrase from a contract and Voila, the document is found. What is best is that you don't need to learn some document management system…just use Apple's Spotlight search. This app really streamlines the otherwise tedius scanning process. It detects whether documents are color or B&W, it auto-crops scans, and best of all: it OCRs documents. That is, you can scan in a document and the text on the document will be recognized and will be stored within the PDF file. You can then use Spotlight search to find the documents later on! (What good is scanning if you can never find your documents later…which is the problem scanning apps have if they cannot do OCR.) Multiple scanner types are supported, including inexpensive auto-feed scanners so you can dump in a stack of paper and let it inhale documents. Long ago this was a buggy app that crashed. Now, it is reliable and stable and very professional. The company has been excellent to work with and has diligently issued updates and polished off every flaw. It is something you can use 8 hours a day in your document retention department (as we do.) It may initially seem expensive, but the payback is fast if you are a business. Highly recommended.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
Version 2.18.3
Review by displaced_radionut

Waste of Time and Money - One feels like a fool when you purchase something that does not do what you thought it should or would do. When trying to convert PDF to something (like RTF) to get to Word, this is a complete failure; I messed around all afternoon with several files trying to get it to work…there was no joy. I was not able to get the scanning to work, so am not able to evaluate the OCR quality. I finally used the Mac native Automator application getting an acceptable conversion within a few minutes of starting from the one PDF file I really needed to convert. Automator got it into RTF which is something that I can use with Word. I had ReadIris 9 a few years back, liking and using it a lot then; it was not perfect, but generally got the job done with quality results. The bad part is that my old ReadIris 9 is not useable since upgrading to Lion. I almost got the new ReadIris version 12 earlier today, and wish I had now instead. Somehow, I think the results would have been better. I may have to let this transaction "gel" for a while before getting back to ReadIris.

Found helpful by 6 out of 17 people