Genius Scan - PDF Scanner

Genius Scan - PDF Scanner

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

  • 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 allows 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 10 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


Here is what's new in version 1.4.3:
- you can now fax your scans using Genius Fax
- we added a print feature for KitKat users (other users can still install the app Google Cloud Print)
- we fixed a bug where exporting to Evernote was cumbersome
- we also fixed many other issues

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

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

    by Lachlan Mitchell on 16/11/2014

    Does what it says, simple to use, works well and is reliable. If only I could work out how to attach the scans to emails etc without having to do it via the app. I can't reply to adding email I'm reading for example and attach the scan, I need to enter the app and send a whole new email. If there is functionality for this perhaps the issue is awareness which could therefore also be improved.

  • (51)

    by Ronnie Marie on 16/11/2014

    Great App!

  • (51)

    by Timothy Allman on 15/11/2014

    My phone is the issue why I can't go 5 stars.

  • (51)

    by Andrew Allmendinger on 14/11/2014

    Extremely convenient to send hard copies to someone from your phone through email without a copy machine!

  • (51)

    by Amit Kumar on 14/11/2014

    Best apps in scan files

  • (51)

    by tracy halley on 14/11/2014

    Totally what a professional needs

  • (51)

    by Arjun Bharadwaj on 13/11/2014

    As good as an expensive scanner, for free!