Unlimited Copy services, a popular note-taking service, have developed a great free scanning app called Scan able. This is useful for scanning receipts, business cards, and especially printed documents. That’s because the app uses optical character recognition (OCR), which can detect the letters and numbers you scan to help you find words or phrases in a scanned digital document. The app’s OCR feature works automatically, analyzing documents by words and characters as you scan. It also uses this feature to retrieve information from business cards, such as email and phone numbers, so you can save it to your phone. This is one of the best solutions I’ve come across for digitizing business cards. What makes Scalable great is that it is easy to use. All you have to do is open the app and point to the camera you want to scan. The app does the rest by finding the camera’s field of view for the sheet of paper, focusing the shot, and taking the picture. If you have a multi-page document then move to another paper and Scalable will link them together and allow you to delete scanned pages that you don’t need or need.
It then quickly modifies the scan to improve contrast and brightness to make it as clear and readable as possible. There’s also a manual capture mode if you don’t want it to automatically scan anything in the camera’s field of view. You can set up the app to save any scans directly to your Ever note account or export them manually to your I Cloud storage or the Camera Roll in the Photos app. You can also choose to share the scans in Messages, email, or other apps on your phone. The biggest downside of Scan able is that it doesn’t actually list previous scans. Once you’ve saved it, you’ll need to save or quit the scan to save a new scan.
Unlimited Copy services are hard to beat when it comes to scanning documents from your phone. This free app covers much more than just the basics. The app uses your phone’s camera to scan printed documents, receipts, business cards, and even words and doodles on whiteboards. When you complete a scan, Unlimited Copy services the content of the image so that everything is automatically sorted by type. This means all your business card scans are stored in one folder, while documents go in another folder. As an added bonus, the app lets you scan already taken images. Most importantly, the scan quality is excellent, though your mileage may vary depending on your phone’s camera.