app talk: CamScanner – PDF Creator & More

CamScanner – PDF Creator

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed a paper document converted into a digital form, but there’s no scanner in sight?  Or maybe you like scanning old photos to upload into Facebook or Instagram.  Guess what? Flatbed scanners are no longer needed.  If you have a smart phone (Apple, Android, or Windows) the CamScanner app turns your smartphone into a scanner for managing documents.  Not only is it quick and easy, but it can be done from any location, at any time.

Put simply, this is how CamScanner works:  Take a picture of the document/photo, CamScanner will auto crop and enhance it, while still allowing you full control of any changes.  Once your document/photo is saved, next you have the option to PDF it and/or shares your file via several options (email, Dropbox, etc).  By signing up for a FREE CamScanner account, you also get 200mb of free cloud storage and document syncing across various electronic platforms (smartphones, tablets, computers and the cloud).

With just CamScanner’s basic FREE features you’re able to scan documents, batch scan, do merging, rotating, cropping, enhancing, text searching, along with password protecting and categorizing via preset Tags.  Watermarking and limited annotations (via In Note) are also included features inside this powerful app.   If you’re still in need of additional features, a paid premium is also available.  An added plus for students and educators…upgrade to the full version for Free when you use an .edu email address.

I’m rating CamScanner as one of the top 10 apps on my list of favorites.