Our goal was to make scanned PDFs searchable, yet printable. The problem with OCR using iPhone’s camera is the lack of quality. For this reason we ended up hiding OCR data behind the scanned image. In future versions we will improve the quality and add possibilities to scan documents for editing. Maybe we will integrate with some of the popular office apps like Documents to Go® or Quickoffice at that point.
Other news features are:
- Two finger gesture for rotating pages
- Untitled documents are automatically named using OCR data
DocScanner is all the time under active development and we are usually updating the app once in month. Currently we are working with following new features.
Dropbox integration, syncing capabilities, tags & folders
In near future the spooler feature of DocScanner will have possibility sync documents to supported services. This means that syncing all documents to iDisk, WebDAV, Evernote, Email or Dropbox will be easy.
As we will add features for organizing Documents with tags and folders it would be also possible to sync only documents in some folder or with some tag. For example you can:
- Tag all your receipts with a tag receipt
- Create sync rule for sending all documents with tag receipt to pre-defined email
- Every time you sync all the new scans with the tag will be automatically sent.
This should make managing e.g. you corporate credit card purchases bit more automatic.
Order pages, Annotate documents
Another thing we are exited about is the possibility to edit documents. Soon DocScanner will have all new interface capable of ordering pages, combining documents and annotating PDFs. Since ordering pages is pretty self-described lets focus to annotating PDFs.
Quite usual use case is that someone gives you a paper form and asks you to fill the form, then email it. Another variation of the same case is that you get and email containing a PDF and you have to sign it, then email. In near future DocScanner will be capable of handling these both use cases.
The new annotating feature lets you add text fields, free drawings and signatures to documents. To make this really usable we will add a way to import email attachment PDFs as well. In the beginning we will support only Gmail. This is due the fact that there is no possibility for third party applications to read emails directly from the iPhone’s Mail App.