Paperwork is designed to be as simple to install and use as possible.
The interface sports 2 panels, the left panel lists your documents sorted by date, and the right panel shows the pages of the currently selected document.
To scan a new document, simply load your document into your scanner’s feeder or place it on the scanner bed, and click scan. The scanning function is performed by SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy), together with a Python library written by Paperwork’s developer.
You can also import documents with the following formats: PDF, PDF folder, Image folder, BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF. Multiple files can be imported at the same time.
Next, you’ll want to apply optical character recognition (OCR). Here’s an image of Paperwork after applying OCR.
There’s 3 icons near the top right corner of the scanned image. These icons let you copy the selected OCR text to the clipboard, edit the scan (more on that later), or delete the scanned page.
Any comments about the accuracy of the OCR itself should be directed to Tesseract itself. Tesseract is a capable OCR engine with good accuracy although this is dependent on the quality of the image. Here’s our rating of Tesseract and other OCR Engines.
Complete list of articles in this series:
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|lnav||Advanced log file viewer for the small-scale; great for troubleshooting|
|Paperwork||Designed to simplify the management of your paperwork|
|Abricotine||Markdown editor with inline preview functionality|
|mdless||Formatted and highlighted view of Markdown files|
|fkill||Kill processes quick and easy|
|Tusk||An unofficial Evernote client with bags of potential|
|Ulauncher||Sublime application launcher|
|McFly||Navigate through your bash shell history|
|LanguageTool||Style and grammar checker for 30+ languages|
|peco||Simple interactive filtering tool that's remarkably useful|
|Liquid Prompt||Adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh|
|Ananicy||Shell daemon created to manage processes’ IO and CPU priorities|
|cheat.sh||Community driven unified cheat sheet|
|ripgrep||Recursively search directories for a regex pattern|
|exa||A turbo-charged alternative to the venerable ls command|
|OCRmyPDF||Add OCR text layer to scanned PDFs|
|Watson||Track the time spent on projects|
|fontpreview||Quickly search and preview fonts|
|fd||Wonderful alternative to the venerable find|
|scrcpy||Display and control Android devices|
|duf||Disk usage utility with more polished presentation than the classic df|
|tldr||Simplified and community-driven man pages|
|lsd||Like exa, lsd is a turbo-charged alternative to ls|
|broot||Next gen tree explorer and customizable launcher|
|Deskreen||Live streaming your desktop to a web browser|