Scanbot Offers High-Quality, Hands-Free Document Scanning On The Go


iOS (Android coming soon): Whether you’re saving receipts or snapping a shot of the whiteboard in class, Scanbot takes high-quality snapshots with your phone’s camera. Then, the app saves them to your preferred web service, including Google Drive, Evernote and Dropbox.

You could always just take a picture of that receipt or those meeting notes, with your camera app, but what makes Scanbot so special is its high image quality (up to 200dpi, even if you hold your camera away from the document), blur correction and text sharpening. It can also optimise scans for black and white, grey, or colour. All you have to do is hold your phone over the item to be scanned, and Scanbot finds the best shot and takes it — you don’t even have to tap the screen.

Once Scanbot has your scanned item, it can auto-upload it directly to Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, OneDrive, Box or Yandex.Disk. Alternatively, you can edit the image — as a JPG or a PDF — right in Scanbot. The app lets you highlight important things (such as prices, for example, or names) or add your digital signature before sending it on. The app is brand new, launching today with its iOS app first. The Android version is in beta (I’ve been testing it) and should be out in a few weeks. You can snag it in the iTunes App Store at the link below — it will set you back $5.49, but during launch week it’s on sale for $0.99 — not bad if you use your phone’s camera to capture notes regularly.

Scanbot [iTunes App Store via Scanbot]


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