[App Review] Scanner Pro by Readdle (iOS)

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Scanner Pro by Readdle is this week’s iTunes App of the Week!  This nifty app “transforms your iPhone and iPad into portable scanners” by enabling you to scan documents, receipts, photos, and more.

➲ Key features

  • scans saved as PDF / JPEG files
  • real time border detection
  • fast (scans processed within seconds)
  • auto & manual editing options to create optimized, high quality scans
  • email / save to device
  • supports direct file upload to online storage (iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote)

➲ Hands-On

Screenshots:

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Scanning & saving a receipt

  1. Able to take input from Camera, or phone gallery. As soon as Camera launches, real time border detection kicks in (blue-ish box).
  2. Once photo is captured, optimization edits are automatically applied.
    User may also manually adjust individual settings such as brightness / contrast, color / black & white / grayscale, etc.
  3. Options to send to online storage.
  4. More options – to print, fax, add a password to the file, etc.
  5. Able to save to photo gallery, open in other apps, or upload to online storage (goes to screen 3).
  6. Able to name / rename the file.
  7. Email option launches the native email app, with the PDF file pre-attached in the draft email.
  8. The scan, saved as a JPEG image.

And here is the PDF file produced: Receipt.pdf

There are also many adjustable settings for border auto-detection, document compression, image stabilization, password protection, etc.

➲ General Comments

Speed, versatility, and high quality results. Exceedingly simple to use.

➲ My Rating

✮✮✮✮✮ (5/5)

➲ Download

Be sure to go get Scanner Pro now, before it jumps back to its regular price of $6.99!

Do you use any scanner apps on your phone? If so, which one(s) do you like, and why?

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8 thoughts on “[App Review] Scanner Pro by Readdle (iOS)

  1. I have a question about the ‘scanning’ though. I haven’t exactly tried the app yet, but how is the scanning different from me just taking a photo of something I wanted scanned?

    • Hey Claudia! Usually I would use such scanner apps to capture images/documents that tend to have more minute details, such as large amounts of text (eg. a full page document, itemized receipt for records, newspaper clippings etc..). Scanner apps tend to have optimized auto-processing upon camera capture, allowing for higher resolution images. These “scanned” images generally look better when converted to PDF files! Hope this explanation helps! 🙂

  2. You’ve made some really good points there! I looked on the net to learn more about this app and found most people will go along with your views.

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