When it comes to smartphones, many of us want to be able to use them to do all manner of useful home office tasks just to make our lives easier. So it’s a phone, a camera, a handy email client, social networking centre and all the rest. But what about a scanner? Well, it can do that extremely well too.
CamScanner is an exceptional application designed to make high quality document scanning easy for you using your smartphone. It’s really quite sophisticated, making it easy to scan multiple pages into one document or to auto-crop the image to exactly what you wish to keep.
Get The Application
The CamScanner application is available on Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Blackberry. It’s free to test an ad-supported, limited version and $4.99 to buy the fully functional Android application. Give it a go and see what you think!
If you ever need a quick rundown through the various features of CamScanner, there is a handy Quickstart guide to talk you through it. All of the features are explained there with simple diagrams to ensure easy comprehension. You should have no problems scanning multiple pages into one document, adding or deleting pages, creating PDF files or uploading to the cloud. The quickstart guide can help you recall anything you’ve forgotten about.
Creating CamScanner Images
CamScanner allows you to take new photos for document scanning or to import images from photos already in your photo collection. When you take photos using CamScanner the anti-shake capture will assist in getting you the best possible image.
Later, the processed images you created with CamScanner can be saved back into your photo collection if you wish.
Use CamScanner to capture pages, book covers, receipts, whiteboards, billboards, posters and more.
CamScanner will automatically suggest cropping the image to the obvious edges of the document and will automatically enhance the image colour for you. At any time down the track you can re-process your images and make adjustments.
Scanning Multiple Pages Into One Document
Any time you start a new document and move to adding a page from camera view you’ll see that there’s a sliding option to take just one photograph or a collection of photographs for the one document. Once your page images are captured you can easily re-order the pages and delete or add pages.
CamScanner lets you tag your documents in order to keep track of them easily.
Documents created with CamScanner can be viewed in detail via the CamScanner application, which makes it easier to read text on the scanned pages than if you were to use the camera application to view them.
Creating PDF Documents
With a touch of a button any image or collection of images in CamScanner can be converted into a PDF.
Email Or Upload To Cloud
From viewing any CamScanner document, the file can be emailed or uploaded to the cloud. Cloud options include Dropbox, Box.net and Google Docs, so it’s easy to make use of these CamScanner files elsewhere.
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Does CamScanner solve your scanning needs? If not, what else do you need a scanning application to do?