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With ScanTango, you can forget those wimpy flatbed scanners and long scan times. Welcome to a new scanning reality on the Mac. Use rugged, high speed scanners engineered specifically to make conversion of paper to PDF a breeze. With one touch of a button, scan even complex double-sided documents and distribute them automatically using E-mail, Print, Fax, Save to Disk, and FTP. Watch your document problems go bye-bye at the rate of seconds per page.

What's New

Version 2.6.6:
  • Fixed a crash problem when scanning on OS X 10.6 (but was OK on later OS versions).


OS X 10.6 or later

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Donperreault Member IconComment+600

What a joke for this price and no OCR. I'll stick with SnapScan.

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Version 2.6.3
zxpt Member IconReview+0

We use the Tier 0 version of ScanTango for our Strobe XP100 scanners. ( I also have VueScan and a flatbed but use it just for thick material like books, otherwise why bother...) Even with this cheep second hand manual feed scanner ScanTango simply rocks! It's easy to set resolution presets, scan, rearrange the order, erase, crop and redact pages. The app is also a great tool for editing existing PDF docs using the same built-in features. My wife doesn't like cumbersome scanning apps but loves this one because it's a very uncomplicated and gets the job done fast without frustration.

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Version 2.5

'No member profile found for "zxpt"'
- No offense intended, but is is zxpt a real MacUpdate member?

M-Rick Member IconComment+152

What makes it better than VueScan which as OCR and support a lot of settings for less expensive with the pro version ?

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Version 2.4.5

VueScan's advanced features seem geared toward photographers and others for whom color fidelity is extremely important. (The histogram feature, for example.) ScanTango is for people whose top concern is scanning a lot of paper and quickly processing those scans.

That's my category. However, while the features sound great, it's weird that there are no reviews in the Mac media, and I can't understand the beyond-premium price.

macnerd1984 Member IconComment+291

No OCR - For $99 I'd expect a lot more than this. Forget it.

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Version 2.4.5
umijin Member IconComment+72

I can't quite see what this program brings that isn't already there in the software bundled with Fujitsu's Mac versions of the Scansnap.

Plus, it doesn't even do OCR.

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Version 2.4.4

At Amazon, a reviewer commenting on the Fujitsu S1500M writes, "Speaking as a usability engineer who has also worked in the Mac OS team at Apple, the software interface is remarkably disappointing, especially for a Mac OS app." To see the rest, put "/review/R39QE4BU19SIOV/" after amazon dot com—I'll just say that I agree. The Human Interface Guidelines exist for a reason!

Besides that, I want to be able to reorder pages, delete pages, and drag-and-drop pages out (or in!), before saving multi-page scans. I want to be able to do manual deskewing. (ScanSnap tries, but I can do better.) I want thorough in-program automation and Apple-scriptability.

In short, ScanTango is just what I want—but at twice the price I'd pay, which is why I'm not even trying the demo. (I could see $70 if it had OCR.)

I'm open to other suggestions.


Wait—it gets worse. $99 is only for "Tier 0" scanners: TravelScan 464, DocketPORT 467 and 487, and the Fujitsu fi-60F.

Any other scanner they support, including Fujutsu's ScanSnap models, is in "Tier 1"—which raises ScanTango's price to $150!

The developer's main business seems to be Optix, enterprise-class document-flow software—the kind where the price isn't listed anywhere on the website—and ScanTango is just a small chunk of that. So I can see both how it continues to exist and why the developers wouldn't care if they sold many copies or not.

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Downloads 8,175
Version Downloads 178
Type Drivers / Scanners
License Demo
Date 15 Aug 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $99.00
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