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Paperless for Mac

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Very good
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out of 16 votes out of 2 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Oct. 11, 2014
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    Free to try (30 DAY TRIAL); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


Paperless for Mac is designed to organize and manage all of your documents, receipts, and other important paperwork and PDFs in a single interface, and it does a decent job of it. While the setup process can be a bit involved and we experienced some slowdowns when importing files, the organizational tools provided by Paperless make it a great central storage solution on your Mac for all of the stray documents you scan on a regular basis.

The installation process for Paperless can be extensive as it installs libraries, imports files, and requests access to various resources on your computer. Once done, however, the app should be ready to use for any scanning, importing, or document management and organization on your machine. The interface is clean and very reminiscent of other Apple libraries with cover shots of all of your PDFs in a single, searchable space. You can add a new document by scanning it with your scanner, use OCR to recognize and extract text from a document, or create new folders to organize your documents in special categories. Because the library processes everything separately from your Mac, the import process and opening a file for the first time can be slow, so the use of Paperless can be frustrating the first few times through, but once your library is set it's a solid replacement for Finder-level organization.

If you have a lot of documents lying around, scans all over your computer, or receipts you'd like to digitize, consider downloading Paperless for Mac. The speed can be frustrating at first, but as a receipt and document organization tool, it does a fine job.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Paperless for Mac 2.3.1.

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2 stars

"Unstable. Unusable"

May 27, 2015  |  By mingyu555

2015-05-27 20:18:15  |  By mingyu555

 |  Version: Paperless 2.3.3


Cheap. minimal system requirements


Where do I start?
I've been using this software for almost 2 years and I'm honestly thinking of going back to paper because of how terrible this program is. I tried. I really tried to like this application, but it seriously sucks. Here are the reasons:
1. It crashes. A lot. The updates will improve stability for a while, but the next update then breaks everything. Be prepared to yell at the software for losing half an hour's worth of scanning, sorting, etc often. It crashes when you try to combine documents. It crashes when you try to edit documents to rotate them. It crashes when you don't do anything at all.
2. Minimal support. Good luck with sending all your crash reports. No one follows up on them, and given the glacial update cycle, good luck getting any reproducible bugs fixed--if they don't make other areas of the app crash first. Seriously guys, do you even have a QA department?
3. The automated categorization/tags feature is useless. It's right less than 10% of the time.


Save your money and your sanity. Look elsewhere. I'm investing my next round of software upgrade funds on metal filing cabinets.

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5 stars

"Great Receipt & Document Manager"

January 27, 2015  |  By 2014BuckeyeChamps

2015-01-27 00:17:49  |  By 2014BuckeyeChamps

 |  Version: Paperless 2.3.3


auto-fills data from receipts
expense reports
stores all kinds of files


no cloud support or iOS app


I think the other reviews here are either pretty harsh or for the 1.x version that came out years and years ago. This app is a workhorse for me and has pretty much every receipt for every single thing I've bought since 2010 as well as most all communications with banks, credit card companies, utilities, bills, warranties, etc..

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3.3
Added support for ScanSnap iX100 scanner, Improved OCR date matching, Improved bug reporting libraries.
Publisher Mariner Software
Publisher web site
Release Date October 11, 2014
Date Added October 11, 2014
Version 2.3.3
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Personal Finance Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 45MB
File Name Paperless_Mac_2_3_3.dmg
Total Downloads 4,375
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30 DAY TRIAL
Price $49.95

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