Genius Scan - PDF Scanner

Genius Scan - PDF Scanner


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  • Add images from gallery or back camera
  • Auto-detect borders
  • Automatic enhancing filters
  • Order and unify documents
  • We're missing customizable filters
  • Cannot import other files from your sdcard
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Expert's Review

"Let's scan it!"

Reviewed by / Nov 07, 2013

Genius Scan uses your rear-camera to scan any document and convert it to PDF

Here in Androidzoom we've reviewed some scanner apps. However, the ones that makes the difference are there that apply some added-value features to boost the quality of the final outcome. Genius comes up with some of that tools. Let's focus on them.

First off, Genius Scan easily detects borders from paper sheets, blackboards, screens or any other gadget that able to be scanned. Likewise, it allows to unify different scanned documents to generate a single PDF file. Let's put some order in your documents.

In addition, Genius Scan automatically adjusts filters in order to enhance image quality. You can only set it black&white which is really useful for text documents. It would be great if we could control it but, anyway, the outcome is quite acceptable. I haven't mentioned it: you can add documents from your gallery or scan them with your cam. I'm missing an option to import other files from your memory (.pdf, .doc, etc.)

Despite of this catches, Genius Scan is set in a good-looking layout and it's really easy to use. It's strongest point is auto-detect border and the outcome quality.

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Developer's original description available here
Genius Scan is a scanner in your pocket. It enables you to quickly scan documents on the go and email the scans as JPEG or PDF with multiple pages.

In addition, you can unlock the Genius Scan+ features which allow you to export your scans wherever you want: Box, Dropbox, Evernote or any other cloud service app installed on your Android phone that supports JPEG or PDF files.

The Genius Scan scanner technology includes smart page detection, perspective correction, image post-processing. Typically, when you take a photo of a picture, you are not perfectly aligned and the light is not perfect. Genius Scan takes care of that for you.

Still not convinced? Genius Scan has more than 15 million users and has been featured multiple times.

But first, the key features (aka.: what makes this scanner different from the camera)
- Detects page frame and corrects perspective
- Enhances the scan with color or black-and-white post-processing
- Emails the scans as JPG or PDF
- Creates PDF documents with multiple scans
- Export documents to any app supporting JPG or PDF files
- Documents are processed on the phone, not sent to a third-party server

Wondering how our users use Genius Scan?
- To quickly scan a form you just printed when you don’t have a scanner
- At the university, to take a picture of a whiteboard
- On the road, to archive receipts
- To make a copy when you have no copier available
- To archive handwritten notes or share them with colleagues
- Save the perfect recipe after cooking
- Save handwritten memos, or book pages for future reference
- Share a good restaurant menu on Twitter

Web reviews:
"This is an absolutely amazing app." -

"Next time you plan to hit the road don't forget to download a copy of Genius Scan to make life easier for yourself and your accounting department". -

User reviews:
"Great scanner! It replaced my flatbed scanner for all my documents"

"This scanner app works great and is easy to use. I played with it for a few minutes and actually got some work done. Superb!" - rafirondon

"One word: awesome... and useful" - farewellraymond

Recently changed in this version


This version fixes a couple bugs and enables import of PNG images from the gallery.

Before that v2.0 brought a lot of improvements:
- new Material Design
- a Search feature
- PDF options such as the page orientation and page format (A4, letter, business cards…)

Enjoy this new version and let us know if you have any feedback at

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Comments and ratings for Genius Scan - PDF Scanner
  • (51)

    by Karen Albor on 17/04/2015

    When I'm on the go and have zero access to a laptop, I go straight to this and it works like a charm. It also helps if you know how to position the camera and have some lighting.

  • (51)

    by Pat Tal on 16/04/2015

    Great app . No issues at the moment .

  • (51)

    by Lillian Chen on 16/04/2015

    Allows me to save ANYTHING i take to pinterest/gallery/email/text (pro version) i cant live without it now

  • (51)

    by flapmio 2 on 15/04/2015

    I find that I am only able to export the scans to storage/emulated/0. I would like to be able to export anywhere including external SD card.

  • (51)

    by Josh Sooter on 15/04/2015

    The scan quality is pretty good. Organizing scans is not as easy as I'd like.

  • (51)

    by Mick Willdo on 15/04/2015

    Does everything it says. I had an issue with exporting to my PC. I emailed them and got an instant, successful response. Recommend.

  • (51)

    by Tim Pollardwaldron on 15/04/2015

    Been using it for a year, cleans up pics for email and enlarging for greater detail.

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