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What's the best scanner for your phone?

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  1. 9
    Adobe Scan

    Adobe's free scan app with text recognition superpowers

    Just launched, from Adobe (obviously) - worth a look for sure
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  2. 9
    Scanbot

    Create premium quality document scans with iPhone

    I've been using this since it launched a couple years ago. You can quickly scan, crop and upload to just about any service you use. It also recently updated with PDF editing and faxing.
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    Patrick Kanaley
    Patrick KanaleyBiz Dev @ BrandYourself · Written
    I've tried a ton of phone scanners. This one is simple, quick, and has super useful naming options and fast uploads to most commonly used services. Just the right amount of features and they don't get in the way.
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    Rick Sheahan
    Rick SheahanSoftware Engineer in Seattle. 🐹❤️ · Written
    Gets you right into the action quickly, and supports a bunch of integrations with other services. Pretty good quality "scans" and powerful features.
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  3. 8
    PhotoScan by Google

    Photos from the past, meet scanner from the future

    Best for photos as it doesn't have a text-recognition feature, but has the advantage of being seamlessly integrated with Google Photos so you can search for your images later.
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    • Alma
      AlmaProject manager

      The app reminded me of the old photo archive I stored over two decades. The scan quality is great.

      It's wearisome to scan over 1k photos. I guess most of the app users ditch it after the firs hundred of scans.

    • Seth Hawkins
      Seth HawkinsContent Marketing Manager, Vivint

      PhotoScan is a phenomenal app for quickly converting printed images into digital images. Forget your scanner. This app is faster and easier to use. Simply hold your phone above a photo and scan at a handful of points and your photo is digitized and uploaded to your Google Photos account. One of the best uses for this app is family history. You can quickly archive all your family history photos from a photo book without lots of extra touching of old or delicate photos.

  4. 7
    Scanner Pro by Readdle

    A scanner in your pocket

    Quoc Huy Tran
    Quoc Huy TranProduct Manager · Written
    This one is my top priority when I work remotely. My team is extremely busy and they don't have time to read my documents (product features and flow). We often draft product flows, screen by screen and capture them by using Scanner Pro app. Sharing and reading the scanned files is fun, it also helps increase our team's productivity.
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    Nick Abouzeid
    Nick Abouzeid37Words at Product Hunt ✌️ · Written
    Works super well. Nothing crazy.
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  5. 7
    Evernote Scannable

    Multi-purpose scanning app from Evernote (iPhone)

    If you're already using Evernote, this would be your best bet.
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  6. 5
    Productivity Tools by Dropbox

    Scan, share, collaborate & provide feedback on your ideas

    Have found this very useful Dropbox scan feature. Plus it gets synced with your account
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    Michael Marion
    Michael MarionSoftware Engineer · Written
    Dropbox Scan works way, way, way better than I thought it would. I bought an Epson DS-30 scanner for my desktop and can get comparable, good-enough scan quality from Dropbox eight or nine times out of ten.
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  7. 5
    CamScanner

    Turns you phone into a Scanner for Document Management.

    Pavan Sethi
    Pavan Sethi19building things. · Written
    Have used this forever. Simple, fast, free.
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  8. Works really well if you have windows products around.
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    Daylen
    DaylenStudent and Wikipedian in Vancouver · Written
    Cross-platform and integrates with Microsoft Office
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  9. Works great, makes all my scans into a pdf, that I can text, email, etc.
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    Bev Stoch
    Bev StochCo-founder, Rozebuds, Inc. · Written
    Functional and easy. Creates PDF, crops, send docs seamlessly via email and more. Helps me with these functionalities while on the go.
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  10. Chase Thomas
    Chase ThomasStudent at Cornell University · Written
    App has an integrated scanner that works great
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    Zatana
    ZatanaProduct manager,zatana · Written
    nice
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