It was just few years back when we scanning a document meant connecting a scanner first, then placing the document in the required orientation and then keeping the digital format in memorable format.
But just imagine the way offers have been now, where you either need to produce the previous bill number to avail the discount. Every time you went to home and instead snapping pictures of the cool gadgets you bought you had the urge to OCR the bills to your computers.
But thanks to the smartphone. (Are the really smart, i doubt) We don’t need to have so many steps. Instead we have now capable apps to do the job done uberly through camera. Here are top apps for scanning document on your Android and iOS smartphones.
Evernote has myriad of functions and note taking one of the primary one. Very few people know about the inbuilt feature of it to take pictures and store it as documents even PDF formats. Now how cool is that?
With in the note app, tap the plus-sign button and select Page Camera. There you go. The best part it you can scan multiple documents and then merge them into a single one.
Google drive is another multi-utility app available for both android and iOS. Simply snap a document and it gets saved into your drive in the form of PDF. It will automatically (obviously) add the OCR so that its easily searchable in the drive.
Unlike the two of the apps mentioned above, this app is a premium but at first glance looks like worth paying. The interface is clean and easy enough to operate. Once you have scanned the document, you can scan them directly to Dropbox, Evernote and Google Docs.
CamScanner is another option if you wanted to turn your smartphone into an OCR scanner. The app lets you access documents from the web from its web interface www.camscanner.net where you can also edit file name, tags and other attributes of file.
TurboScan is among those apps which deliver better performance with high image quality. If your main objective is about document scanning accuracy, and want documents to be crisper and clear, TurboScan is what you should get.
DocScanner is another option for iOS, Android and Mac users which offers a decent interface. The app also has the feature to detect the edges of the pages so this can be an addon.
If personally i would have to pick one, i would go with either with Google Drive or Evernote app. Not only because these are free to use, but also offer the best possible synchronisation on different devices. For a premium service, i have my reservations with Scanner Pro.