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
Promotion!! Refer friends to CamScanner, get free Premium.

The world’s No. 1 mobile document scanning and sharing app with over 100 million installs in more than 200 countries

* Over 50,000 new registrations per day
* CamScanner, 50 Best Apps, 2013 Edition – TIME
* Top Developer – Google Play Store

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

*Mobile Scanner
Use your phone camera to scan receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates, etc.

*Optimize Scan Quality
Smart cropping and auto enhancing make the texts and graphics look clear and sharp

*Quick Search
By entering any keyword, you’ll see a list of docs with the word in their titles, notes or images (Registrants only)

*Extract Texts from Image
OCR (optical character recognition) extracts texts inside images for further editing or .txt sharing. (Paid app only)

*Share PDF/JPEG Files
Easily share docs in PDF or JPEG format with others via social media, email attachment or sending the doc link

*AirPrint & Fax
Instantly print out docs in CamScanner with nearby printer; directly fax docs to over 30 countries right from the app

Invite friends or colleagues to view and comment on your scans in a group. (Registrants only)

*Advanced Editing
Making annotations or adding customized watermark on docs are made available for you

*Secure Important Docs
Set passcode for viewing important docs; meanwhile, when sending doc link, you can set password to protect it

*Sync across Platforms
Sign up to sync documents on the go. Just sign in to any smartphone, tablet or computer (visit you own and you can view, edit and share any document. (Registrants only)

Premium Subscription Features ($ 4.99/month or $49.99/year):
1. Edit OCR results and notes of the entire doc, exporting as .txt file
2. Create Doc Collage for multiple pages
3. Add 10G cloud space
4. Add 40 extra collaborators
5. Send doc link with password protection and expiration date
6. Auto upload docs to Box, Google Drive, Dropbox , Evernote and OneDrive
7. Batch download PDF files in web app (
8. Every benefit registrants enjoys
9. Everything paid app offers

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, Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, OneDrive

The free version is an ad-supported version and scanned documents are generated are with watermark; Invite 10 collaborators per document at most.

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Recently changed in this version

In v3.6.1:
1.Fixed the bug in viewfinder screen on 8-inch device.
2.Fixed crash on app launch for Android 3.2 tablet

In v3.6.0:
1.Increase syncing speed
2.Sort docs by name
3.Name any page of a document
4.Re-capture and replace any page of a document
5.Optimize tagging feature
6.Quickly slide to find certain page when a doc has many pages
7.Support both landscape & portrait view on tablets

Lists with CamScanner -Phone PDF Creator

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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


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    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 Brian Koo on 25/11/2014

    I'm already loving the fact that the pro version is free for anyone with an .edu email address. Lots of opportunities to earn storage space and I will write a comprehensive review once I have learned more about it.

  • (70)

    by Don Kawachi on 25/11/2014

    Love this app. Am entirely digital and now send documents straight from cams canner to my dropbox.

  • (70)

    by Brian W. on 25/11/2014

    Nice to have an app that does what the developers claim. I use it frequently.