Free document scanning at your fingertips

I always find I need a scanner at the least opportune moments. Time is precious and having to physically get to a scanner and go through the long and drawn out process of scanning a document is not a good use of anyone’s time. Good news. There is an easier and more efficient way. All of your document scanning needs can be met thanks to the CamScanner app, which is available through iTunes, Google Play, or Windows.

Camscanner is one of the best, free document scanning and sharing apps available. Using your device’s camera, you can scan and digitize all kinds of paper documents. Then, you can optimize the scan quality by using the smart cropping and auto-enhancing features provided to ensure the texts and graphics are clear and sharp. Save the file and share as a PDF or JPG file through email, Google Drive, Dropbox, or send it to the nearest printer. The app saves all scanned documents so they can be accessed and shared or printed at a later time.

CamScanner’s other features include faxing to over 30 countries, advanced document editing, quick search for finding documents, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues on documents. There is even a feature that allows you to sync documents on the go so they can be accessed from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. A premium edition, also available for $4.99 per month/ $49.99 per year, offers several other features such as password protection for your shared documents and the ability to extract texts in scans for later editing or sharing.

I find myself using this app multiple times a month (sometimes even several times a week) for work. The high quality scanned results always look professional. Better still, as long as I have my phone camera and the app, I can scan no matter where I am, whether I’m in a grocery store, doctor’s office, on a trip or riding in a car. Download the app for free today and never look for a scanner again.

If you like this app, consider attending our next app class at 10am on August 1st,  Apps for iPads, iPhones & Android Devices. In this session, you’ll learn about apps for organizing, traveling, cooking, and more. Hope to see you there!

If you are interested in learning more about CamScanner, please visit their website.

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