I'd like to have an app that can use a real network printer-scanner to scan documents on Android, but all I can find are apps which use the camera.

Are there apps that could use a printer to scan documents?


  • Some printers have this feature. Check into Brother and HP printers. They can scan directly to mobile if on the same network
    – user218076
    Commented Jun 3, 2021 at 3:56

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To do this you need to have TWAIN scanner, visible in your local network, WiFi connection in your local network and application like this

Depend of WiFi settings you may need to have your scanner connected to WiFi, not wired lan.

  • This seems to do what I want so I'm taking this as a solution, thanks! Are there open source apps for this though?
    – Kureteiyu
    Commented Jun 1, 2021 at 19:17
  • @TheDevKiller, from what I found they involve PC as service to manage the scans. Is this OK for you? Commented Jun 1, 2021 at 20:47
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    It's a bit constraining. But anyway I found Lexmark's app which does this great so it will do the job. Thanks again!
    – Kureteiyu
    Commented Jun 3, 2021 at 14:02

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