Paperless
Paperless
3.0.7

3.3

Paperless free download for Mac

Paperless

3.0.7
18 October 2019

Digital documents manager.

Overview

Paperless is a digital documents manager. Remember when everyone talked about how we would soon be a paperless society? Now it seems like we use paper more than ever. Let's face it - we need and we use paper. But Paperless 3 is one of those incredibly useful applications that will help you manage all your paper and digital documents and at the same time positively affect the environment.

When it's tax time no more bringing a shoebox full of receipts to your accountant. According to ruling Rev. Proc. 97-22 from the IRS, a digital document is acceptable. With Paperless 3 you can create a Smart Collection and keep all your documents neat and tidy and in one place. Additionally, once you store your receipts in Paperless 3, you can select the receipts to email, print, or export to PDF, or even show as a chart.

Paperless 3 has the ability to keep up and maintain the task of not only reducing your need for paper but managing the paper you use. Simply scan your receipts, bills, statements, warranty cards - any paper document and the OCR function of Paperless 3 recognizes the data and adds it to the Details Window. The built-in search functionality even lets you find and organize receipts and documents into Smart Collections. Already have your documents as PDFs or other file formats? No problem. Simply drag and drop them into Paperless 3. By taking your paper receipts, product manuals and other documents and creating an electronic record you've already reduced your need for paper.

What's new in Paperless

Version 3.0.7:
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xcoxco
15 October 2019

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This is a fine package. I use it and EagleFiler to manage documents. Each packages has its respective strengths, which I take advantage of.
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Version 3.0.6
xcoxco
15 October 2019
This is a fine package. I use it and EagleFiler to manage documents. Each packages has its respective strengths, which I take advantage of.
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Version 3.0.6
Maddogiam66
20 May 2019
Awesome product. Going paperless is always something I dreaded doing but once I put my mind to it - it has really become sort of a lifestyle. Every document or receipt I touch gets scanned and put into this application. I'm up to 2GB so you can tell I've been doing this awhile. Never had an issue with company or support.
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Version 3.0.5
Svenster
09 February 2019
This company is an absolute nightmare.

Just spent two hours trying to upgrade my paperless licence, yes I actually want to give them money!

And I’ve been locked out for trying to tell them their shopping cart won’t take my money!!!

Yes I have the screen shots!

So I’ve given up!!!
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Version 3.0.3
higherterrain-com
10 January 2019
They are still flogging an over priced piece of software. Have the come out with anything lately that hasn't already been done.
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Version 3.0.2
wrk24wheel-2
21 December 2018
Not worth the upgrade from v2 if you already own it. Only noticed a couple of bug fixes that have been broken for several versions and is now working. Other than that OCR, still doesnt work that great. About all they did was change to a Dark them and charge for it. Not even worth $5 for an upgrade yet alone $30. I have been using this app since its inception and have always been on the fence about it. The developers are real slow to fix bugs and it seems like they break things each time they release a new version. I would actually give the upgrade 1 star, but overall since it is a new version to some that have never used it, I would give the overall app 3 stars. This app has always been a love/hate relationship as it does what I need it to, sometimes. It is not the easiest document management software to use and like I said earlier, the OCR is all but useless even in this new version. If you do decide to upgrade and try it, make sure YOU back up your app as one of the bugs is that it states it will do if for you, but doesn't.
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Version 3.0.0
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Mariner Software, Inc.
Mariner Software, Inc.
27 December 2018
Hi wrk24wheel-2:
Sorry your impression of Paperless 3 was underwhelming. The feedback on this upgrade has been about 99% positive so it's always a little disappointing to here customers not happy. A few comments regarding your post: To address your claim that we "only fixed a couple of bugs and added support for Mojave's Dark mode", well, that's not exactly true. As a matter of fact, we touched (new or modified) several million lines of code in Paperless 3. I've included a link to a handful of new features we added with this major upgrade...

http://marinersoftware.com/products/paperless/pap-whatsnew/

This only really scratches the surface of what we added/improves in Paperless 3.

With regard to OCR, yeah, that's always a tricky technology. There are a ton of factors that go into getting the most of your OCR so it's a little tough to troubleshoot why your scenario isn't working up to your expectations. Feel free to drop our support folks a line <support@marinersoftware.com> and I'm guessing they will be able to give you a few helpful hints.

Lastly, I don't really understand what you are referencing with backing up? Works perfectly on our end and we haven't had any reports of issues so I really can't comment on your last paragraph.

We'd encourage you to take a second look at Paperless 3. We are always here to help an open to suggestions on how to improve the product.

Mariner Software
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Scott-r
Scott-r
30 January 2019
I agree. I've been using 2.x pretty much since it came out and have been anticipating 3.x only to be disappointed by what they released. They did fix the duplex scanning bug, but they should have provided THAT (a bug fix) as an update for 2.x, not make you buy a whole new version.
I see absolutely no improvement in Autofill (still mostly useless), and they incorporated none of the suggestions for 2.x that I'd emailed them about over the years and they'd SAID were really good ideas.
At most, the new version would appropriately be called 2.5, not 3.0
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Mariner Software, Inc.
Mariner Software, Inc.
30 January 2019
Scott-There was a ton added to Paperless 3 which you can find here (a partial list) - http://marinersoftware.com/products/paperless/pap-whatsnew/
We can't comment on the suggestions you made over the years since you don't reference them here. If you want to email support@marinersoftware.com I'm sure we can give you a status of what was added, is still coming, or isn't in the cards.
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troy-tudor
troy-tudor
09 February 2019
A ton, no just 10 underwhelming features
* Improved OCR and Autofill functionality based on massive amounts of testing.
* Added Simple Reports feature displays a text report for the receipts in the main window and allows you to print the reports and the receipt images.
* Improved Reports functionality – more accurate recording.
* Dropbox support moves the Library into the Dropbox folder for you to manage.
* Revamped User Interface – new icons, slightly different layout – all to make you more productive.
* Support for Mojave Dark Mode – try it – looks awesome!
* Added New Database fields for better management of your data.
* New and Improved file saving-quicker,easier, safer.
* Added Watch Folder feature allows you to direct the contents of the watch folder to go into a specific Library.
* ScanSnap Home software support for ScanSnap scanners.

Further, if you had to touch a million lines of code to achieve that you probably should be review your development methods.

The biggest change I see is, v3 runs notably slower than v2.x

If you're serious about the future of this product, I propose you have a forum on your own website where users can provide feedback, and you use the license fees to provide regular updates to the software
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Scott-r
Scott-r
09 February 2019
troy-tudor: they used to have forums on their website but removed them, saying they'd become a complaint board. Maybe they should have reflected on that?
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troy-tudor
troy-tudor
09 February 2019
wrk24wheel-2. I found the backup under ~/Library/Application Support/Paperless/Upgrades/v3
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reehmeo
03 June 2018
Looking at dumping Neat, anyone know if this is s suitable option? I need to organize and be able to reference scans of my business receipts.
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Version 2.4.1
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cig0
cig0
11 July 2018
DEVONthink. I got Paperless as part of e bundle a year ago but DEVONthink is just such an amazing product, I haven't looked back.
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Noraa
Noraa
23 September 2018
Been using Paperless for a number of years, and it's pretty good. It offers a ton of organization options and integrates really well with ScanSnap scanners (haven't tried it with other scanners). Its interface is a bit dated at this point, and its OCR tech is only OK. With that being said, version 3 just entered beta - and while I haven't used the beta, according to Mariner Software, it has much improved OCR (and I assume the interface has been updated).
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Levelbest
14 May 2018
I became frustrated with Mariner products a long time ago. It isn't that they make bad products, its that they almost never update them once you have purchased them. Mariner is a company full of one hit wonders. Buy them if you need them, again, I am not deriding their offerings. But, as some reviewers here have posted updates have not been forthcoming in a while, that is Mariner customer speak for, forget waiting for an update because it is not going to happen. I got Leap a long time back and it is OK. HoudahSpot is my favorite go to tool I use with my Scansnap scanner to keep track of saved searches for new PDFs.
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Version 2.4.1
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reehmeo
reehmeo
03 June 2018
i've heard this before? Any change of recent?
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Noraa
Noraa
23 September 2018
According to their latest blog post, Paperless 3 just entered beta - not sure when we'll see a final version (or even a public beta), but at least it's going somewhere. It's also been updated to v2.5 - not sure why that isn't showing up here.
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dabcca
31 October 2017
I've been using Paperless for years to store my bank statements and other important documents. While it has serves it's purpose and the developer promptly maintains the program to run on OS updates the program is long overdue for a major upgrade. Missing features include no syncing between computers or the cloud and improved PDF viewing with annotation. Someone below was informed that major update is around the corner; however, that was well over a year ago. I will continue to use it but if I was starting from scratch I'd probably look to another program with syncing.
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Version 2.4.0
Jimw
31 October 2017
This is an update to my last review. Continued issues with the product hanging when quitting has caused me to abandon this product given the potential possibilities of forced quits corrupting the database. As such I did want to trust critical data to this product. Technical support for this product. as some other users have previously reported has been in my opinion; abominable. After a number of communications with Mariner, the result was that the company blamed Apple for all of its issues, stated that they had informed Apple about this, and that Apple had done nothing and they were not to do anything about it until Apple fixed it. A call to Apple Tech Support indicated they they had not received any such information to their knowledge, but they would be in contact with Mariner about it to try and get it resolved. Today I see an update released from Mariner that may address the issue but are still publicly blaming Apple for the issue in their release notes. This raises the question for me that if they are experiencing this issue, which they blame on Apple which in my opinion is a very disparaging manner, give I have over 500 apps on my primary machine, why are none of the other Apps experiencing this same issue?

What is an even bigger issue for me is the fact that I applied for a refund within the trial period, since I had switched over to DevonThink Office Pro and intended to turn in my license and destroy all copies of the product on my machine. Instead they pointed me back to MacUpdate for the refund, through which I purchased the product when it was on special. MacUpdate would not oblige as they plainly state on their purchase agreement that no refunds are available from MacUpdate for products purchased through their website which I found to be plainly stated and quite valid. I also suspect that Mariner knew this when they sent me back to MacUpdate for a refund. After much negotiation, they finally agreed to make an exception and provide a refund of $25 to me; but only if I agreed to accept the refund through my PayPal account. However I do not have a PayPal account due to some of their reported history and concerns about identity theft. So I suggested either a check or credit to my credit card. They refused indicating that unless I set up a PayPal Account they would not provide a refund. Since it was not worth $25 for me to abandon my values and concerns, I am being refused the refund. So I am now giving this product a 1 star rating due to their customer service; refusing to take ownership of the issue; and a refusal to provide a refund via check or the same way I purchased the product despite requesting in the designated time period along with the refund being an exception.

Given this experience with Mariner and having researched other users dissatisfaction with Mariner's support and integrity, I currently do not foresee the day that I ever will purchase another Marriner product.

One final note: During my conversation with Mariner, I mentioned that I was replacing Paperless with DevonThinkProOffice. The response was to make disparaging remarks regarding Devon technical support. I have been using Devon for several months now and have contacted their support for a number of questions. The response so far has been prompt, accurate, with offered answers and solutions. So at this point I have found their support to be excellent. and contrary to Mariner's comments.
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Version 2.4.0
Jimw
01 August 2017
I am a first time user of this product getting it on the Mac update promotion. When it works it works well. However I am having frequent hangups with the product whenever quitting it. This forces me to use "Force Quit" to quit the program. It concerns me since all my documents that I saved to it are contained in a database file. I worry about continuing to force quit may damage the database and cause me to lose all my data that I've saved. Unfortunately the only support available for Mariner software is by email. I sent a message today but of course they've yet to answer it. Additionally some of the menu listings are not obvious. For instance the ability to change categories titles and other things are all contained in a menu listing called "Show Library Configuration". Not very intuitive naming from my perspective. Once you figure it out the product is actually quite flexible. You can delete or change the names of most of the fields. You can also add new ones that fit your needs. They include many of the common stores and merchants. Unfortunately it is all or nothing. You could add your own individually, but to get the preset ones you either have to select them all and then delete the ones you don't want, or add the ones you want individually. Luckily you can group delete. What would be nice is if they had these items sorted by groups and that you could display the groups and choose the ones that you want, rather than having them all and then deleting the ones you don't want. I would really like this app if it wasn't for all the hangs and crashes. But given the current issues with it, right now I Highly recommend it.
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Version 2.3.9
1 answer(s)
Jimw
Jimw
21 August 2017
I just reread my review and find that a word got left out. It should have said "I Highly do NOT recommend it.
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$69.95

3.3

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  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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