In day to day life many time we may require to scan the document, business cards, pamphlets or other pieces of paper. But its not always possible to carry big scanner with you. no need of that too. as almost all have smart phones. so you can use your android phone as a scanner- just scan the documents with you phone’s camera and save as PDFs file. Its Amazing!
with android’s inbuilt camera app you can take photo of your document but you cant save it as a pdf file. so for that you need specialized apps. below are the few Best apps you can use for scanning and OCRing.
1. Google Drive:
Its Google’s official app used for cloud storage. It have document scanning and OCR capabilities. Open the app and tap ‘add new‘ , from the options choose ‘scan‘ it will launch the camera app. take the snap of your document and Google drive will scan and convert it in to pdf file. isn’t it easy? 🙂
Evernote also has capability to scan the document and save it as pdf file. launch the Evernote app, tap the plus sign and select ‘Page camera‘. now focus the camera on your document and scan it. you can access scanned documents from anywhere by your Evernote account.
There are some dedicated apps for document scanning and OCR.
3. Scan to PDF:
This app has no advertisements, watermarks, or other limited features.
4. Mobile OCR:
It won’t save a PDF copy of your original document, it will only extract text from a document — either one in an existing photo or one you take a snapshot of with the app. This is convenient if you just want the text from a document, but keep in mind that OCR isn’t perfect and you may have to do some changes by hand.
Let us know how you scan your documents.