Smartphones have replaced many of the gadgets, and when we want to save paper and introduce paperless office we need scanner but no one buys scanner now a days because there are tons of apps that scans documents and can be easily stored in google drive, drop box or can be sent easily by email. When we want to make things go fast we need a good smartphone and a nice app which can do our work seamlessly.
The problem: The scanners are often not cheap, at least in view of the fact that there are now more and more Scanner Apps for Mobile Systems. I take personally “scan” only with my iPhone and Scanbot – thanks to increasingly sophisticated cameras, the results of the scans in this way are also getting better and are more than adequate.
Basically, there are between the various scanner apps for iOS actually no great differences. The is more often found in small and medium-sized details again, such as an OCR text recognition, which I think is essential – indeed can be the documents theoretically continue to work on the computer and provided with a text recognition.
// iScanner ( $0.99 )
iScanner will turn your iPhone or iPad into full-featured powerful and fast document scanner.
With iScanner you can scan books, receipts, any kinds of documents, paper notes, writeboards, schedules, timetables – anything you might need in your day to day life.
– Automatic detection of document edges and perspective
– Advanced image processing with enhancement and color correction, noise removing and more
– Multipage scanning and document managing
– Full featured file manager with folders, drag&drop, file editing and more
– Share documents, email and print in one tap
– Upload scans to cloud services like DropBox, Google Drive, Evernote
– And many More
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//Genius Scan (Free – $ 6.99)
Genius Scan should certainly belong among the oldest of its kind and located Apps once before in a free version, while the Pro version fails with $ 6.99 .The differences between the versions are not large, the most important features (document management, wireless sharing, multi-page scans and Co.) are included in the free version. The Pro version offers a BEYOND (automatic) upload to the cloud to, documents can be via AirPrint print, the app can be protected by TouchID and PDF documents with a password and finally, the paid version is also ad-free.
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//TinyScan (Free – $ 4.99 )
Also TinyScan is one of the apps that are represented in the App Store since the earliest times. Also TinyScan is like all other apps as free and as a pro version available, with the differences between the versions here are likely to be at its lowest. Because the only difference lies in the cloud upload directly from within the app, where you can of course still be used to store the documents on the iOS Sharing menu, for example, Dropbox and Co.. Otherwise also TinyScan provides an integrated document management, multi-page scans and the like – as a small feature can be personalized with TinyScan also digitize photos and there is an extension for the Fotos.app of iOS. 8
// CamScanner (Free – $ 0.99)
CamScanner is also an app that has been available for a long time. Again, there is quite an extensive document management with tags, the subsequent editing of documents, a successful automatic frame detection, annotations (but only pencil and watermarks here), WiFi-sharing and the like. Also on board is an OCR text recognition, which was however rather semi-optimal in my experiments and often not yielded the desired results – either were the recognized text is defective or missing a big part. However CamScanner could be something for people who are traveling with different systems, because the app is also available for Android and Windows Phone available. If you want to synchronize their documents between the devices back and forth, as though 4.99 euros a month will be due.
// Microsoft Office Lens (Free)
The Office Lens app from Microsoft is the only app in the dance that is completely free. But this is likely also represent the Office Lens app with the least functional, yet it is worth a look. This makes it possible not only text documents, but also digitize records whiteboard with the camera and Office Lens also offers an OCR text recognition, certainly not negligible. Otherwise rather be described as minimalist: simple interface, no post, no document management, no subsequent processing of documents, no multipage documents. But it can also export documents Office Lens directly into Word or PowerPoint format.
// Scan me ($ 4.99 )
Scan me is – if one disregards update – the most junior person in the dance of the scanner apps for iOS. Nevertheless Scan me is one of the most comprehensive apps, because the app does not only offer a simple scan function, it also provides an OCR text recognition, an integrated document management, post-processing of documents and can PDF documents with annotations (markers, notes, digital Create and save signature). Likewise also QR codes can be scanned, saving another app might. Actually, the only criticism: There is no free trial, however, which speaks for the self-confidence of the developers who scan me himself as a “premium scanner app” call.Functionally, the concept fits perfectly.
// Scanner Pro by Readdle (Free – $ 5.99 )
Scanner Pro by Readdle has received quite an extensive update only recently.From Readdle one is accustomed quality apps and so also Scanner Pro makes here no major exception. Basically, there is nothing you could miss, apart from the OCR text recognition. Document management, multi-page documents, finishing with manual contrast and brightness controls, wireless sharing, automatic cloud upload and more. As a small selling point there with a small radar function that scours your photo folders for documents and as well TinyScan comes Scanner Pro with an extension for Fotos.app of iOS 8 therefore.
// Scanbot (Free – $ 4.99 )
Scanbot is the new scanner app from the home of the former Dop developers – and the experiences that have been made ??with the document management system, you realize at Scanbot. Thus, besides the usual and already often-mentioned basic functions a very good OCR text recognition, you can sign documents with passwords, annotations, notes and signatures, and more.Notable special features there are also some: so also QR codes can be scanned, there is a very extensive and smart tagging feature for your documents and the integrated administration and you can watch also reminders for due dates of invoices. As for the functions, Scanbot likely to be the certainly most extensive app – much more than just a scanner app.
As regards the function dealing, so there are many little things that actually provides any of Apps. Real differences are then in the case of OCR text recognition, the operation and the small amenities, such as a direct start the camera at app launch or firing automatically as soon as a document was recognized Scanbot can definitely impress with its functions. – many features, but without seeming cluttered, because actually everything is very clearly structured. Directly behind me then follow me and Scan Scanner Pro from Readdle.