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SimpleCopier Scan-to-Print Utility

By January 16, 2004

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My scanner came with a utility to make copies but somewhere along the line it stopped working. Recently, I came across the free software SimpleCopier which performs the same task and also does quite a bit more. I had a chance to try it out today and it worked like a champ.

Besides sending scans directly to your printer, SimpleCopier also lets you scan in color, grayscale or B&W; crop, flip, and rotate the scan; adjust brightness, contrast, and color; adjust size and resolution; place a text watermark on the image; send scans directly to email; program your scanner buttons for different functions; and more. It gives you a large print preview so there's no surprises.

SimpleCopier can send your scans directly to another image editor, so you could even use it as a replacement for your scanner's default interface. For those that only want the copier function, there is a simple mode that hides advanced options.

The software comes with English and French language files, but you can download other language files. It's free with no ads, nags, or spyware. A donation is requested if you enjoy the software.

Update 09/04/07: Since I originally wrote this, the software has become shareware and costs around 30 Euros to use it beyond the trial period.

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September 2, 2007 at 5:49 am
(1) Giovanni says:

It’s now sharewre, you must pay for it :(

December 14, 2007 at 6:43 am
(2) Robert says:

Simple COpier has turned to shareware license.

It is no more freeware… !

August 26, 2010 at 5:46 am
(3) shimon says:

it’s not a FREEWARE anymore…

November 21, 2010 at 11:32 pm
(4) Digital Observer says:

This is what happens when online content is abandoned… This article is dated 2004 and as far back as 2007, the status of the software changed.

It’s time the author or the editors at About.com made some kind of correction to the article.

November 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm
(5) Sue says:

Digital Observer: I did make a notation at the end of the post. See “Update” in bold? Also the comments make it clear that it is no longer free. Follow the link for scanning software for similar utilities.

November 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm
(6) Sue Chastain says:

I’ve taken freeware out of the title. Hope that clears up any confusion.

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