Advanced Scan to PDF Free

Advanced Scan to PDF Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 90 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5.3
  • Total Downloads:
    284,929
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 01, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,417
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

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Advanced Scan to PDF Free creates high-quality PDFs from your scanner, camera, files, and other sources and saves them or sends them. It's designed as an easy means of sending digitally signed paper documents over the Internet using the PDF format, which is practically universal to business. But it's a good choice for anyone since it's easy to use, handles a wide range of image and document formats, works with most scanners and cameras, and creates accurate facsimiles of source material.

Advanced Scan to PDF Free's layout and ribbon toolbar take styling cues from Microsoft's Office suite, but the dark theme gives a unique look. The ribbon's tabs access PDF Preview, Scan to PDF/JPG to PDF, Tools, and Help (including a video tour). Under Tools, we could set and remove passwords, apply digital signatures, and view security information. PDF Preview is a full-featured tool for printing, zooming, rotating, and saving PDFs. The default tab -- Scan to PDF -- imports, scans, saves, and sends PDFs. It recognized and worked well with our scanner (and multiple drivers). We also imported images from our files.

Advanced Scan to PDF Free's large previews and toolbar-based size and compression settings made it easy to create and save high-quality documents from every source we tried. This tool is fast -- practically instantaneous with single documents and small batches. Clicking "Send PDF" attached the image to an e-mail message ready to address and send. Finished PDFs looked great in our usual viewer. Advanced Scan to PDF Free is attractive, easy to use, and produces top-quality results. It can serve businesses and individuals, and the cost is the same: free.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"can be used until you find something better"

July 04, 2015  |  By pofigator

 |  Version: Advanced Scan to PDF Free 5.5.3

Pros

Pretty straightforward GUI. Can do encryption and signing.

Cons

Very very very long keyboard shortcuts. Not good for frequent scanning.

Summary

Good for one-off scanning jobs.

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1 stars

"starts good; ends bad"

June 15, 2015

 |  Version: Advanced Scan to PDF Free 5.5.3

Pros

Scan is high quality

Cons

I tried scanning several documents. On short multi-page documents, the program consistently scanned but failed to save the final page. When I tried a 20-page document, it scanned (the pages were visible on the side) but I get a "out of memory" error message that refused to go away despite clicking on it more than 50 times. I couldn't save the document and could not exit the program (except by using task manager).

Summary

It just doesn't work like it should. I need to go back to the drawing board.

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5 stars

"Good features for free"

April 08, 2015  |  By planetaryqdsc

 |  Version: Advanced Scan to PDF Free 5.5.3

Pros

Free.Very good .meets all my needs

Cons

No complaint

Summary

This is an easy to use,fast piece of software that installs easily.

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1 stars

"Beware - this does not work right"

April 08, 2015  |  By azace

 |  Version: Advanced Scan to PDF Free 5.5.3

Pros

Started download to install scanner software, this program installed a google chrome add-in, a weather app, and an antivirus scan, all of which looked like a SCAM! One thing it never did was install any scanner software. Now I have to run anti-virus and trojan software make sure unwanted crap is off my computer. One was called WeatherApp, one was dregol virus scan, and one was dregol chrome add-on. Hard to get them OFF my computer - did not want to uninstall...

Cons

Don't do it!

Summary

I have only had ONE time in all the times I have used cnet.com download that worked right - and that one didn't do what I needed. Guess I will stay away from now on.

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5 stars

"Very efficient."

March 23, 2015  |  By KevanBurgoon

 |  Version: Advanced Scan to PDF Free 5.5.2

Pros

This is a great product.

Cons

Still looking

Summary

This is a good tool for finding updates for software I don't use very often on my computer.

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5 stars

"Good a product!"

March 10, 2015  |  By MartiniPleasure

 |  Version: Advanced Scan to PDF Free 4.5.4

Pros

Flawless performance

Cons

None I can think of.

Summary

Undoubtedly a good software. I recommend to you.

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5 stars

"A necessity for me"

March 09, 2015  |  By FolsomBruce

 |  Version: Advanced Scan to PDF Free 4.5.4

Pros

My friend recommended it to me is - just what I need. The quality of the converted documents is quite satisfying.

Cons

Well, nothing to be said

Summary

Simple to use, it get everything done in one day.

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1 stars

"Horrible! Loaded with adware! Stay Away!"

March 07, 2015  |  By ramman73

 |  Version: Advanced Scan to PDF Free 4.5.4

Pros

Loaded with adware. If you want lots of adware loaded, despite unchecking all the boxes, and declining all the permissions, this is the way to go!

Cons

Doesn't work with my scanner (Brother MFC series). Loaded with adware. Took extensive searching to unload all the extras this program installed, even after telling it I didn't want these items.

Summary

Total garbage. It doesn't work to scan (the primary point) and loads your computer with adware. I thought cnet bans this type of garbage, not rates it #1.

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5 stars

"Quick, simple and easy"

February 05, 2015  |  By mcbreck

 |  Version: Advanced Scan to PDF Free 4.5.4

Pros

I've used Paperport the last few years and this LOOKS like the same software but wow is it better. Paperport stopped recognizing my scanner / printer, is ultra slow at loading anyway and was really slow at scanning IMO. Advanced Scan immediately recognized my scanner, is really lite at only 16mb, loads instantly and is really fast at scanning text B/W documents. I scan my client's documents for my record keeping and it sort of shocks me how much quicker I do that since shifting to this software.

Cons

Be aware of malware. I downloaded the program and when I tried to upgrade to a newer version - malware prohibited that possibility. Just do not upgrade and you'll be fine. With the original download I didn't have any malware issues so this "con" isn't an issue for me.

Summary

Terrific. Ultra easy to use and for text documents it does a great job. No clue if it does a great job on photos as I don't do that but I suspect that's only as good as your scanner and the software isn't all that important.

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5 stars

"Convenient to send paper documents"

December 23, 2014  |  By AsadXie

 |  Version: Advanced Scan to PDF Free 4.5.4

Pros

I have found it a convenient way to send my paper document to my friends through email.

Cons

Haven't found any.

Summary

The scanning is of high quality and no need to worry about if there is something blurry.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.5.3
Version 5.5.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements or bug fixes.
General
Publisher BlueFoxPDF
Publisher web site http://www.scantopdfconverter.com
Release Date March 29, 2015
Date Added April 01, 2015
Version 5.5.3
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.22MB
File Name AdvancedScantoPDFFree_CNET.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 284,929
Downloads Last Week 1,417
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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