The DocScanner app is well known for its productivity increasing features that can save you a great deal of time. Designed to scan & archive your documents with just a single tap, we listed here five key ways on how to improve your productivity with DocScanner.
#1 Let DocScanner take care of all the adjustments
Most scanner apps prompt the user to adjust the document after scanning – drag corners, correct white balance, rotate document – all that stuff. DocScanner, however, does all the adjustments for you. No need for time consuming manual adjusting. Just place the document on an even surface, tap once, and let DocScanner take care of the rest.
#2 Batch scan & sort documents using DocScanner’s auto-sort feature
Time to unclutter your desk covered with all kinds documents, receipts, and biz cards? Storing different types of documents to different cloud storage services? Then make use of the auto-sort feature. With auto-sort, DocScanner can tell the difference between a document, business card, receipt, and a whiteboard. Additionally, you can set different document types to be uploaded to different folders or different cloud storage services. See the auto-sort in use with Evernote on this Youtube video.
#3 Tap once to scan & auto-upload documents to the cloud
#4 Use DocScanner’s OCR ability to convert documents to plain text, and to make their content searchable
As you may know, DocScanner comes with an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) ability as a standard. Use the OCR feature to convert documents to plain text. Once the OCR has extracted the text, it is pasted to the PDF document as metadata. This way you can make your documents searchable on your iDevice, and on any laptop or PC. See a document being OCR’d on an iPad in this Youtube video.
#5 Sync DocScanner documents between iOS devices through iCloud
Since the release of DocScanner 6 iOS, there’s been a possibility for iCloud syncing between iOS devices. If you happen to be a proud owner of both an iPhone and an iPad, you can have your DocScanner documents available on both your devices. Just turn the iCloud on in the Settings menu. Once switched on, all your documents are backed up in the iCloud. The iCloud can also save the day, and your documents, when installing DocScanner to a new iDevice, or when doing a re-install.
A Google cloud integration has existed in DocScanner ever since 2010. That’s when the Google Docs was introduced to the app. Since then, Google Docs has evolved from an online office suite into Google Drive, a full-featured cloud file storage and synchronization service. Offering 5 GB of free online storage, and more if you pay, Google Drive is a considerable alternative as a cloud storage for your files.
Knowing this, we shot this video tutorial showing how to connect Google Drive with DocScanner. We also set DocScanner to auto-upload scanned documents to Google Drive. This way, you can upload all the documents you scan automatically to your selected folder on Google Drive, and make your life run smoother.
The DocScanner iOS app was recently updated with a new user interface theme. With the introduction of this new, darker theme, DocScanner makes a partial return to its original, darkened appearance.
The v6.0.11 update also makes page counts visible in the document manager, if a document has more than one page. The page count is displayed stylishly in a circle on the top of each multi-page document, allowing the user to quickly & easily see the page count.
This Friday we have great news for all Android users! DocScanner S is on promotion for 72 hours and is available on Google Play for just 99 cents! Normally $3.00, DocScanner S is an amazingly fast scanner app that produces matchless PDF documents. Featuring the same critically acclaimed image quality that the iOS version has, DocScanner S is a must-have addition for anybody’s productivity app arsenal.
Dropbox has been around for quite some time now, and new apps using it keep surfacing regularly. A one more way to use up your precious Dropbox quota is of course the DocScanner app.
Available for both iOS and Android, DocScanner is a document scanner app for mobile devices. It uses the device camera to capture the document, then processes it to look like it has been scanned with a regular desktop scanner. It simply transforms your mobile device to a handheld portable scanner.
Once finished with the scanning process, DocScanner creates a PDF document out of the real thing. The cool thing about DocScanner is that you can set it to auto-upload your scanned documents to Dropbox, immediately after they are processed.
Linking your Dropbox account to DocScanner is fast. If you already have Dropbox installed on your device, just a couple of taps in DocScanner is all you need to do. You can preset one or more Dropbox folders to receive documents from DocScanner.
A one DocScanner generated PDF document takes up around 1 MB, so with the free 2 GB plan you can upload up to 2,000 documents to your Dropbox account, and even more if you decide to go for the pro plans.
The DocScanner+Dropbox combo is already popular among students who use it for sharing digitized class handouts and lecture notes online. An invaluable tool for digitizing all paper documents, DocScanner just isn’t complete without Dropbox.