5 Best Mobile Document Scanning App for iPhone / Android / Windows Phone.

Now a day’s scanning receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates or any other documents  is not a tough work. You can do this by your SmartPhone, even while you travel. There are lots of Scanning apps available on App Store ( of iOS, Android, Windows) in which some scanning apps do its job very well but some are really poor in performance. For general users, it’s very difficult to find which one is the best scanning app for him. After reading this article you can easily find the best scanning app for you.  After testing a number of these apps, Technical Diary team pick list of the five best document scanning app for iOS, Android or Windows. You can find the list below,

1. CamScanner – (Android/iOS/Windows Phone)

CamScanner is well-known and well-loved scanning App. It is available for free (or rather, freemium) for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. CamScanner has been installed over 100 million installs in more than 200 countries and regions.

You can use CamScanner to scan receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates, etc. Camscanner is easy to use, it scans any document to PDF directly. It will also auto-crop and “enhance” scanned images, like sketches and drawings to fit.

CamScanner Technical Diary

CamScanner-Technical Diary

CamScanner is a great collaboration tool too, can invite your friends or coworkers to view and comment on your scans in a group.A $5/mo or $50/yr premium account gets you additional features like more cloud storage space, editable OCR, auto syncing to other cloud services like Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive, and password protection for your shared PDF documents.

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2. Evernote Scannable – (iOS)

Are you a heavy Evernote user? Evernote scannable may be the best option for you. Evernote Scannable on the iPhone and iPad allows you to instantly scan business cards, sketches, receipts, paper documents, and even multi-page documents with ease, and automatically file and organize the resulting images and files in your Evernote account.

Evernote Scannable Technical Diary

Evernote Scannable Technical Diary

The best thing about Scannable is that you don’t have to line up and take a shot—the app handles that for you. Just bring the open camera into view of your document, and it’ll pick the right time to snap, scan, and process the image.One of the highlights of Evernote Scannable is you can easily turn your business cards into contacts. Just scan the business card, the app will pull information from business cards and LinkedIn, add profile photos, and save it all to your contacts list.

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3. Google Drive – (Android/iOS)

Google Drive is not just a place to save images, videos or documents, but also helps you to directly scan and save documents to the cloud storage. Best of all, Google Drive is free on all platforms, and your scans are neatly saved both on your device and in your Google Drive account for safe keeping or retrieval later.

Google Drive - TechnicalDiary

Google Drive – TechnicalDiary

To scan an app with Google Drive, open the app, touch the red + button in the bottom right corner, then touch the scan button, then use the camera to take a picture of the document you’d like to scan.

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4. Genius Scan – (Android/iOS/Windows Phone)

Genius Scan from Grizzly Labs also comes in our list. Genius Scan is a simple, cross-platform document scanner that makes snapping quick images or generating PDFs of receipts, notes, sketches, or anything else as simple as a single tap. With Genius Scan, you can easily scan your documents on the go and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF files. The app automatically lines up, isolates, and enhances the final scan, bringing out text and making it more prominent in the final image, and then converting the whole thing to PDF and keeping it in your library so you can email or share it later. The app also gives you some basic editing tools, like auto cropping and archiving. It also fixes image perspective, so even that shot you took of a receipt on the restaurant table at an angle will wind up looking flat when the PDF is generated.

Genius Scan - Technical Diary

Genius Scan – Technical Diary

It’s completely free, but a $7 upgrade to the premium version (via in-app purchase) strips out the ads, unlocks the ability to import PDFs, automatic upload as soon as you scan, and the option to save to cloud storage services like Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, and more.

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5. Scanbot – ( iOS )

Scanbot comes next into our list. It’s not just a document scanning app, it can also scan QR codes. You can scan documents easily, with Scanbot cloud integration you can save the files easily to iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, etc.

Overall, it’s the only app in the category that meets all our criteria: simple, accurate scans with background uploading to a variety of cloud services, accurate OCR, and even simple editing usually reserved for PDF management apps.

scanbot - Technical Diary

Scanbot – Technical Diary

These above are the top 5 scanning app for iPhone / Android / Windows Phone. You can choose one of them according to your requirement. please let me know, from above 5 which one you prefer.  If you have any confusion write in comments, our technical team always ready to help you. Don’t forget to subscribe our free Email notification service.

S Sharif

Founder of Technical Diary. Software engineer and passionate about technologies to learn and share. Crazy about best practices and new technology. I have worked in C#,ASP.NET MVC, HTML5, AngularJs SharePoint and SQL Server. I always try to keep myself updated and learn and implement new technologies. You can connect me on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn.

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5 Responses

  1. Brandywine says:

    I watend to spend a minute to thank you for this.

  2. s Sriniwas says:

    I came here to say this. It does such a great job, I really like it.

  3. Pooja says:

    Thanks for this useful article.
    Today I know google drive has inbuilt scanning feature. I am an android user and my mobile has preloaded google drive app. So, I need not to install another scanning app.

    • S Sharif says:

      It depends on your requirements. If Google-drive full filled your requirement then don’t go for another one.

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