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.
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.
What could be a better way to start a new year than introducing a new app!
PhotoRevival is a universal iOS app for digitizing & reviving your old photos. Simply capture your photos with the device camera, then use PhotoRevival to restore them. In PhotoRevival, you can choose from 23 different filters to apply. When finished with the restoration, you can share your photos instantly on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr – or upload them to the cloud.
If you want, you can paste your photo to a Polaroid sheet, and write a message on it with your finger. On the top of all this, PhotoRevival can import from HP network attached flatbed scanners via WiFi – use your scanner to bring photos to PhotoRevival with the utmost quality.
Old or new, sometimes there are interesting articles in the newspapers you wish to digitize for showing friends & relatives, or for archiving for later use. In fact, now you don’t even need a flatbed scanner to do that. All you need is the DocScanner document scanner app, and an iOS or Android based smart device with an integrated camera, and you are good to go. In some cases, the article might not even fit into a scanner, so a smart device with a digital camera is a much better way to digitize it.
So here’s how to do it
3. To share the article, you can export it to your favorite cloud storage. DocScanner currently supports Evernote, Google Drive and Dropbox. You can also email the article to one or more recipients using the built-in email feature.
Universities and colleges these days can be the last fortresses of the paper era. Although most professors and teachers write their lecture material with a word processor, it is commonly distributed as regular handouts. This can be troublesome if you miss a lecture, and there is a limited number of handouts. In some cases you may also wish to copy the lecture notes your friend has made. Usually you would just go to your friend, and ask if you could make a copy of his handout or notes.
Well, this is still the case, except now in the Post-PC era you don’t have to go looking for the nearest copy machine. All you need is your smartphone or tablet with DocScanner and Evernote installed and you are good to go. Digitize any document with DocScanner and share it on Evernote with a single tap. So here’s how to do it.
First, have DocScanner and Evernote installed in your device, and register an Evernote account. Create a new Evernote notebook. You can share the notebook with anybody you like. Start DocScanner, and set it to send scanned documents to the Evernote notebook you just created. Scan the handouts and lecture notes you need. Voilà! – You now have them digitized in your Evernote notebook. You can create as many notebooks you like. This helps to keep your handouts and notes organized. Create a notebook for each lecture or subject.
The DocScanner + Evernote combo is at its best on your tablet. The tablet screen is usually big enough to view the documents in readable size without any zooming in, and most tablets come with a high resolution camera to allow on the spot scanning of any handout or lecture notes paper. Copying and sharing handouts and lecture notes has never been this easy and productive!
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The DocScanner image quality has been evaluated as “a cut above the rest” by the Wall Street Journal. DocScanner produces the sharpest and most paperlike PDF documents from any paper document.
#2 It increases your daily productivity
DocScanner is designed to be the most productive scanner app in the market. To achieve this goal, DocScanner automates much of the traditional scanner app functionality. In addition to one-tap scanning & uploading to file hosting services such as Evernote, Dropbox, and Google Docs, DocScanner features a realtime preview of scan result, document type auto-recognition, auto-sorting by document type, and automatic document post-processing for non-stop scanning.
#3 It works seamlessly with your Apple devices
DocScanner is a universal iOS app. It works natively both on the iPhone and the iPad. In addition to app universality, DocScanner supports iCloud for easy synchronization of your documents between your Apple devices. DocScanner is also available as a Mac app.
#4 It helps you to extract text from documents
DocScanner is one of the few document scanner apps on the market with a built-in Optical Character Recognition (OCR). With OCR, you can painlessly extract the text out of your documents. The DocScanner OCR is available on 36 different languages.
#5 It comes with wireless features that add extra value to you
DocScanner supports AirPrint for easy, wireless printing. It also offers a possibility to use a network attached HP flatbed scanner as an external image source. This feature is available as an In-App Purchase (IAP).