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CamScanner -Phone PDF Creator

CamScanner -Phone PDF Creator

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

  • Autodetect and autocrop options
  • Sharing options
  • .PDF creator
  • Limited documents scans on the free version
  • It isn't indispensable
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Expert's Review

"Turn your Android into a document scanner"

Reviewed by / May 18, 2011

CamScanner uses your Android back camera to scan and manage documents

CameraScanner adds a new functionality to your phone: document scan. It works this way: from the app you take a picture of the document by using your Android back camera. CameraScanner has a specific features to enhance the appearance of the photo, to convert it into other formats and to share it. Thus, thanks to the "autodetect and autocrop image", you will fit the picture just to the size of the document. An "enhance image" option improve its quality and clear it. What's more, you can convert it to .PDF. That's especially useful if you want to share it. Actually you can share it by e-mail, sms, Dropbox or Google Docs. In order to help you out to find your scanned documents, you will be able to tag and search it.

This is the free version of CamScanner which has a limited amount of document scans. There's a paid version ($4.99) but you will have to upgrade from the free version (so you need to have it installed).

CamScanner has been developed by IntSig Information Co., Ltd., an emerging mobile app developer focused on camera functionalities.

CamScanner works properly. It helps you in those cases that you have to scan a document (in our case it isn't so often though). What we think is that you can do it just with your camera. It's true that is good having a .pdf creator and the autodetect and autocrop features included. But, apart from that, the rest of features could be make by other resources. So, CamScanner works properly but we don't find it a must have.

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Developer's original description available here
* The world’s No. 1 mobile document scanning and sharing app today!
* Installed on over 60 million devices in over 200 countries and regions around the world
* Over 50,000 new registrations per day
* CamScanner, 50 Best Apps, 2013 Edition – TIME
* Top Developer – Google Play Store
* “The application employs its own image cropping and enhancing algorithm that leads to clearer images.” – Makeuseof.com
* “CamScanner may just be the best deal for scanning documents on your phone.” – CNET.com

CamScanner helps you scan, store, sync and collaborate on various contents across smartphones, iPads, tablets and computers.

*Quickly Digitize Document
Just use your phone camera to scan and digitize all kinds of paper documents: receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates, etc.

*Optimize Scan Quality
Smart cropping and auto enhancing ensures the texts and graphics in scanned documents are clear and sharp with premium colors and resolutions.

*Extract Texts from Image
OCR (optical character recognition) feature recognizes texts in document images and extract them from images for later searching, editing or sharing.

*Share PDF/JPEG Files
Easily share documents in PDF or JPEG format with friends via various ways: post on social media, send attachment or document download link through email.

*AirPrint & Fax Documents
Instantly print out any documents in CamScanner with nearby printer via AirPrint; directly select document and fax to over 30 countries from the app.

*Collaborate on Documents
Want to get feedback on your documents? Invite friends or colleagues to collaborate on documents. They can view, comment and exchange ideas on documents in groups.

*Advanced Document Editing
Make annotations on documents with a full set of editing tools. Also adding customized watermarks are made available to mark your own documents.

*Quick Search
When you have plenty of documents, you can use Tags to categorize and easily find them. In addition, OCR for Search helps you find texts inside image and notes. Just enter one keyword, you can quickly find the document you want.

*Secure Important Documents
If you want to protect confidential contents, you can set passcode for viewing important documents; also, while sending document download link, you can set password to protect others from seeing it.

*Sync across Platforms
Sign up to sync documents on the go. Just sign in to any smartphone, tablet or computer (visit CamScanner website) you own and you can view, edit and share any document.
Premium Subscription Service:
-Get 10G cloud space for storing documents
-Add extra 40 collaborators
-Extract texts in images for later editing or sharing
-Documents link shared with password protection.
-Unlimited document annotations
-No default watermarks on PDF file generated
-No in-app ads

Payment models for Premium subscription:
-$ 4.99/month
Please note the subscription is automatically renewed at the end of the period unless you choose to cancel the subscription.

CamScanner users scan and manage
* Bill, Invoice, Contract, Tax Roll, Business Card…
* Whiteboard, Memo, Script, Letter…
* Blackboard, Note, PPT, Book, Article…
* Credential, Certificate, Identity Documents…

3rd Party Cloud Storage Services Supported:
-Box.com, Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox,

The free version is an ad-supported version and scanned documents are generated are with watermark, plus a limit of 30 pages of adding annotations; Uploading to Evernote/SkyDrive is only available for 7 days; Invite 10 collaborators per document at most.

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We’d love to hear your feedback: asupport@intsig.com
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Recently changed in this version

In this update, we added
1.Greatly improved app performance to a smoother experience
2.Generate a .txt file for OCRed texts and notes of a document (Premium only)
3.Option to “Email to Myself” when sharing document
4.Preview every auto-cropped image during the process of scanning multiple pages (Batch Mode)
5.Option to display pages by “last page on top”
6.Arabic language support

Lists with CamScanner -Phone PDF Creator

Some lists where this application appears: Useful Apps, System, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Analizadas por Mar GP, Installed apps.

Comments and ratings for CamScanner -Phone PDF Creator
  • (70)

    by premier1949 on 15/02/2014

    Muy buena aplicación. Faltaría un tutorial donde indique mas detalladamente no solo la aplicación, sino también donde guarda los documentos y demás detalles de la operatoria del mismo.

  • (70)

    by NapalmNelly on 20/04/2013

    Very easy to use, captures the doc and highlights it, can adjust the shot you're capturing, comes in very handy.

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    by bkdixit1974_2156172 on 11/10/2012


  • (70)

    by justin.shepherd23 on 16/07/2011

    I was hoping you could move the camera over the document to scan it a bit at a time then have it pasted together but as it is it has to take a whole picture. not accurate at all like that.

  • (70)

    by Matt Russell on 03/07/2014

    Nice and simple to use. Really good quality scans. Would be 5* if you could set up a path to auto save to a cloud account like Dropbox

  • (70)

    by Soniya Roy on 03/07/2014

    It would have been better had it been scanning in color as at lot of places black and white doesnt work.

  • (70)

    by Neeraj Mourya on 03/07/2014

    Excellent app for scan