WITH YOUR ANDROID DEVICE
Every time I show a client how to turn their device into a portable scanner, I get a “WOW” … It’s so much easier than using a physical scanner, and saves you time!I’ve written about scanning apps previously, and mentioned some of our favourite apps.
As I am constantly on the lookout for user friendly apps, when I come across a goodie, I just have to share it with you.
This one is for all the Android users out there! This app also works on Apple devices, but I felt like I needed to give our Android users a little TLC this week
When I meet an Apple user, I always introduce them to the Scannable App, and I have finally met it’s Android equivalent.
|ADOBE SCAN APP
Available on both Android and Apple devices, Adobe Scan is a free app which turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR).
Turn anything — receipts, notes, pictures, documents, business cards, whiteboards — into an Adobe PDF with content you can reuse.
To get started on this app, you do need to create an Adobe ID.
Some tips for using this app:
- Hold your device nice and steady on top of your document, receipt or card
- The app will automatically detect the document, and crop out anything surrounding it (eg. Tables or backgrounds around the document), leaving you with a nice “scan”
- There is auto enhance feature which strips out any darkness
The “scan” that I took (Image on the left) was in low light, and by clicking the “Auto Colour” function, it brightened up my “scan”!
Try it out for yourself, and let me know what you think of turning your Android device into a portable scanner!