The 4 best free scan apps for digitizing your notes.
Free scan apps come in many sizes. There are endless scan apps that you can use to digitize your notes. Below we have highlighted the 4 best free scan apps for IOS and Android!
Adobe Scan App
Adobe Scan has developed an app for scanning documents and is one of our all-time favorites. While scanning, the app searches for a document. When it is found, the scan will be made automatically. You also have the option to manually make the scan.
After making the scan, the dimensions are automatically cropped. Of course you can also manually crop and rotate at the end.
After scanning, you are able to save the entire file as a PDF. The app will also automatically recognize the text and with the help of Acrobat you are even able to edit the document. The scans can be opened via Adobe Document Cloud. Adobe Scan also has OCR functionality that automatically digitizes written texts.
Figure 1: A simple visual image of scanning with Adobe Scan. Source.
Microsoft Office Lens Scan App
Another star in the field of scanning apps is Microsoft Office Lens. One thing is more than certain: it won't get any more user-friendly.
Figure 2: start, scan and save. These images show that you will be able to make scans and save them in your desired file in no time. Source.
Microsoft Office Lens immediately recognizes whether a document is available to scan. As with Adobe Scan, it is also possible to scan the page manually. After scanning, you can still crop and rotate the page.
You could even add multiple pages or write an extra note on them. The great advantage of Microsoft Office Lens is its flexibility. With numerous integrations of other Office products (OneNote, Word, OneDrive, Powerpoint) you can directly export the scan.
Genius Scan App
As the word says: GENIUS. Scan your paper documents on the go and export them as multi-page PDF files.
The scanner app automatically recognizes the image and also automatically crops the image. In this fast way you will be able to scan a lot of pages in no time. That's how you keep structure!
Smart scanning also makes it possible to remove shadows with imperfections, apply filters (such as black and white photos) and scan a batch.
Even text recognition is one of the Genius Scan's options. To get the most out of it, items such as text recognition, creating contacts and backups can be purchased for a one-time rate between €2-25 euros.
Figure 3: A visual impression of the fresh Genius Scan app. Source.
Scanbot Scan App
The Scanbot just does what it's supposed to do. Just like the Genius Scan, the Scanbot has options for additional premium features. The Scanbot has a slightly lower rating than the other apps. This could have to do with the user-friendliness of the app and the overview of the gallery that contains the images.
Figure 4: An example of the Scanbot scanning app. Source.
Conclusion about Scan Apps
In the flooded sea of thousands of scanning apps, these are the 4 most highly valued and most trusted scanning apps in the market. As the ratings indicate, Microsoft Office Lens is an absolute must among Android users. For Apple enthusiasts, an Adobe Scan and Genius Scan will probably be more than enough. It is also good to know that premium features are possible if you really want to use the scan app intensively.
Scanning must be fast and easy, so that it does not become a difficult task. No hassle with saving. And no hassle with scanning. In our opinion, those are the best 4 free scanning apps that meet these requirements. Good luck choosing!
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