On Friday, I suddenly realised that I had to submit a document by 5pm.
It was 3:45pm, and I was interstate – away from my computer and scanner.
Yes, I could’ve taken a photo of the document from my smartphone, but I needed the document to be in PDF format, not photo format. And to be perfectly honest, I didn’t want my recipient to know that I had forgotten to send through that document I had promised!
Here was my solution:
1. I downloaded the app “Tiny Scanner” onto my Android phone. For those of you with Apple devices, I recommend downloading “Scannable” (We all use this at ReadyTechGo)
2. Once the app finished downloading, I held the document up in front of me, and held my smartphone in front of the document so it could fit onto the screen
3. The Tiny Scanner app automatically detected the document, cropped it and snapped an image of it. Could’ve done this using the camera function on my phone right?
HOWEVER… it coverts it into a PDF, and I clicked on the “Share” icon and emailed it straight off to my recipient.
They didn’t even know that I did all this, sitting in the back of an Uber…
Pretty nifty hey?
If you want to turn your device into a portable scanner, check out these two apps. Must have for anyone working on the road or travelling:
Evernote Scannable is available on Apple devices, and quickly scans documents, business cards, sticky notes, and more using nothing more than your smartphone and its camera.
Tiny Scanner turns your Android device into a portable document scanner and scans everything as images or PDFs. You can scan documents, photos, receipts, reports, or just about anything.
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