Nowadays, there's no need to purchase a scanner, your iPhone already has a very decent camera to take photos. And a scan is basically a photo, isn't it? Once you've taken the picture, you've only got to remove the edges, frame it well, and do whatever you want with it. Save it on your phone or any drive, send it by email or any instant messaging application, or simply delete it.
TurboScan turns your iPhone into a complete and powerful scanner.
What can TurboScan offer us?
This scanner for documents, recipes, books, photos or whatever you want, goes a step further and incorporates functions and features that will probably make digitizing much efficient and even comfortable. But don't expect it to do everything for you!
The app offers us controls to quickly adjust the brightness, color or rotation of the document. Furthermore, its developers guarantee that thanks to its patented technology called SureScan, you can get hold of extremely sharp scans even in low-light conditions.
SureScan, our patented scanning mode for sharper scans.
Apart from the controls for the most basic functions, TurboScan comes along with a wide range of features. It automatically detects the edges of any document to help you achieve an optimal result. Furthermore, as you go you can name the documents as you like, add or remove pages, merge documents, even through the clipboard, print and modify their size (which can be very important if you have to send them to an addressee by email)...
As an additional function, we can mention its compatibility with our iPhone's Touch ID and a lock code, so we can keep all our sensitive information and documents safe, just in case James Bond comes along and wants to get hold of all our scans.
Tips to scan documents
Despite the advanced technology that its developers say that this app incorporates, amongst the recommendations that they give to scan correctly, we have to point out:
- Make sure the document has good lighting conditions (what happened to their wonderful patented technology?).
- Use the flash in the event of low-light conditions (doesn't sound like SureScan is that good after all).
- Leave margins to be able to adjust the edges without problems.
We do have to mention a great feature of this app. And that's that, once the scanning process is over and the images have been processed as described above, we can upload them to loads of different cloud storage services, send them by email, save a copy on iCloud or use AirDrop.
Last but not least, if you want to become a real digitization professional, you can always download the Pro version of this app available at a reasonable price of about 7 dollars.