Scanning apps to help you snap and share documents on the go
From adding signatures on screen to sending faxes, scanning apps have more tricks up their sleeve than ever before. And with companies like Evernote and Microsoft launching their own variants, we look at the new apps in the market.
Scanner Pro 6: Last month, Scanner Pro by Readdle got its best update yet. The highlight, its Scan Radar that automatically identifies documents from your phone’s photo library. Old scans can be re-edited and you can also send faxes. `190 on iTunes. Details: readdle.com
Office Lens: Four-month-old Office Lens is a pro with business cards. The app recognises information on the card scan and lets you add the details as a new or existing mobile contact. And since its Microsoft’s, it exports copies to PowerPoint and Word. A boon for the forgetful. Android and iOS. Details: microsoft.com
Scannable: With optical character recognition and auto lighting adjustment, Scannable is an Evernote product. Launched earlier this year, it is one of the few that can recognise handwriting. It is compatible with Evernote’s ScanSnap portable scanning machine, too. Free on iTunes. Details: evernote.com
Acrobat Mobile and Fill & Sign: Launched in March, both apps are mobile offshoots of Adobe’s new desktop document interface, Document Cloud. While they let you edit and sign documents and PDFs with your phone, Acrobat Mobile lets you scan images separately. Across platforms. Details: acrobat.adobe.com
Smart Document Scanner: Launched earlier this year, this app is a handy companion people working with numbers. From scanning bank statements and prescriptions to calculating expenses shown on a bill, we think all ‘accountants’ must have one. Free on Android. Details: smartdocscanner.com