Hamrick Software's VueScan software for OS X has earned a good reputation among Mac users. It allows the use of a wide range of scanners even though their vendors do not provide or no longer support OS X drivers.
VueScan Mobile for iOS was introduced in 2011, and the company has now announced VueScan Mobile Free for Android. The app allows the use of Canon, Epson and HP Wi-Fi scanners and all-in-ones directly from an Android device.
"A year ago we also decided to make a reduced version for free – the VueScan Mobile Free App - which still contains all the essential features needed for scanning. We wanted to give everyone with a supported scanner the opportunity to experiment with VueScan without any obligation to pay," said Ed Hamrick, a partner at Hamrick Software.
"The VueScan Mobile Free App makes scanning extremely convenient. Simply press the Scan button and, in a few seconds, the document will appear on your Android device, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch."
The iOS versions of VueScan Mobile and VueScan Mobile Free were also recently updated with a number of big fixes.
Mr Hamrick added "we will be announcing support for new platforms over the next 6 months" - candidates presumably include Windows Phone, Windows RT (for Surface) and BlackBerry 10 (RIM has been working very hard to court developers).