Desktop scanners for domestic users are no longer in fashion thanks to the functions that our mobile devices are capable of offering us with applications of the likes of CamScanner PDFCreator. It's a scanner app that uses the camera of our phone to capture any document and convert it to other formats.
Invoices, notes, bills, certificates, business cards... scan any document in a matter of seconds.
You no longer have to scan your documents with a PC, although it's true that in certain workplaces such as offices, most printers also incorporate this function. But for the majority of us, we've got enough with an app of this nature as we've only got to aim our camera at the document to be scanned to transform a paper doc into a digital format.
It's definitely one of the most complete tools in this sense, and it has already been downloaded over 100 million times by users from all over the world. That's not at all surprising bearing in mind its great features:
- Use your phone's camera to instantly scan any paper document.
- Configure the scan quality by applying smart cropping to the image and use the function to automatically highlight texts and graphics to make the document clearer and brighter.
- Use the word search function to find any text within the document.
- Optical Character Recognition (OCR) function to extract text from images to edit it or share it.
- Convert scanned documents to PDF format or to a JPEG image, and share them on social networks, by email or via instant messaging and chat apps of the likes of WhatsApp.
- Print documents on prints connected to Windows or Mac or send them by fax straight from the app.
- Perfect for collaborative work: invite your contacts to view an comment your scans (up to 40 collaborators).
- Edit documents by adding notes or watermarks.
- Protect your scanned documents by means of a password even when you share them through a link.
- Automatically upload the documents to online storage services of the likes of Box, Google Drive or Dropbox, and add them to productivity apps of the likes of Evernote.
Some of the above-mentioned functions have to be paid for. Therefore, if you want PDF files without watermarks you going to have to download the APK of the full version since CamScanner Free isn't so complete.