I’m old enough to remember a world without computers in every office and the introduction of the desktop PC. There was a time when most jobs didn’t automatically involve sitting in front of a Dell monitor and watching your dreams die in front of you . I bring this up as one of the cornerstones of the IT revolution in business was “the paperless office”. I remember writing about it in the “pro” column of countless IT essays. And you don’t need me to tell you how that worked out.

Nuance Communications, Inc, a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, are still fighting the good fight however and released PaperPort Professional 14, a scanning and document management application for Windows.

Want fast and simple scanning, easy-to-use document organisation, robust support for PDF, and connectivity to network folders and applications? Well PaperPort 14 has that in spades. Scanning is made faster and easier through new Scan-and-Open additions to One-Click scanning, supporting nearly any TWAIN, WIA and ISIS scanning device. Scanned pages are higher quality due to enhancements in image processing, which increase OCR accuracy by up to 34%.

Nuance has also included PDF-MRC compression with the product, which creates industry-standard PDF files that are eight times smaller than regular image PDF files without compression (monstrously large pdf files were the bane of my existence a few years back). The product’s ability to organise paper and digital documents is greatly enhanced through new folder views, support for Windows rightclick actions and support for Windows 7 jump-lists.
PaperPort Anywhere also lets users automatically store their desktop documents in cloud services like Google Docs or Evernote, and access those documents via PaperPort 14 on Windows, through web browsers, and using free apps for the Apple iPad, iPhone and Google Android devices.
PaperPort 14 and PaperPort Professional 14 are available through Nuance’s global network of reseller partners. PaperPort 14 is £49.99 and PaperPort Professional 14 is £99.99 for individual users, with volume discounts available through the Nuance Open License Program. For additional information on PaperPort and PaperPort Anywhere, as well as pricing and volume licensing programs, please visit or email