WinScan2PDF, Scan Documents, Save As PDF

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 7, 2011
Updated • Nov 22, 2012
Software, Windows software

I do not like scanners and printers. Why? Because it can be really difficulty to troubleshoot them. That's a pretty selfish reason, I know, but I'm cursing more than usual on days that a family member or friend asks me to fix a printer or scanner.

Lets talk about scanning for a moment. Most people use the software that came with the scanner to scan. That software is usually bloated and not the most appropriate, but if everything is configured it should do the job.

Users who like to speed up things use third party software instead, and WinScan2PDF is such a software.

The free portable program offers one feature: It turns one or multiple sheets of paper into a pdf document. Usage is dead simple and should not pose troubles for anyone.

The program displays three buttons and two options in the main interface. Non-German speaking users should click on LNG in the lower right corner to change the language to English or one of the other supported interface languages.

You select the source first with the button on the left. Just select the scanner that is connected to your computer. Most users will find only one scanner in the list.

You can then opt to scan in multiple pages that will be all turned into the same pdf document or just one page. If you do not check the Multiple Pages checkbox only one page will be turned into a pdf document. A click on Scan to PDF initiates the scan.

The first document that you put into the scanner will be scanned and converted into a pdf document after the scan.

And that's it. No fancy interface, options or anything. Ideal for quick scanning and the creation of pdf documents.

WinScan2PDF is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit editions and versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. You can download the program from the developer's website over at Software OK.


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  1. Pretty said on August 6, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Awesome helpful!!! Thanks

  2. Moritz said on April 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    A useful piece of sw indeed – and I’d like to add one discovery of mine for my Windows Phone – it’s an app that converts to PDF images you shoot with your phone’s camer. It’s called PDF Scanner and it’s on the Marketplace. AFAIK it’s aslo available for other mobile OS. It’s also very simple to use and it can save you in situations when you’re away from a computer and/or a scanner.

  3. JD said on April 7, 2011 at 4:49 am

    That’s great software, thanks Martin.

  4. Robert Palmar said on April 7, 2011 at 3:44 am

    I share your frustrations , Martin.
    Typical scanner software is bloated.

    This targeted little number is perfect for its intended use.
    Small, simple, portable. Proving less is can indeed be more.

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