What are the best document scanning apps?

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    #1CamScanner

    CamScanner

    CamScanner is a free app that scans your documents and sharp the image. Then you are ready to keep them safe on cloud storage, or sent them via fax, email or print.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rebecca Ortega
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I love Cam Scanner! I know anyone should have Cam Scanner for school or work. I urge people to get Cam Scanner as soon as possible because it is the best document scanning app."
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    #2Office Lens

    Office Lens

    Microsoft app to convert images into Word, Powerpoint or PDF document. With this app, you can scan any paper or board. It is a fast way to digitalize files.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Vincent Perkins
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "Better than Adobe Scan. The texts on images are clear even though my hands were shaking when i snapped them. Usually i need to try 6 times or more with Adobe Scan to get satisfying image but with office lens just 1 or 2 try is enough. Please make the OCR readable in Arabic & Persian "
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    #3Genius Scan

    Genius Scan
    Genius Scan makes easier to digitize any document. You can edit the scan and export it to PDF file.  Moreover, the app lets you protect your documents with a password.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Xiang Pan
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Genius Scan is a great scanning apps and has many great features. I like that i can use a password to protect my scans for private files."
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    #4Scanner Pro

    Scanner Pro

    Scanner Pro is a helpful tool to digitalize documents. You can convert into PDFs any receipt, agreement or paper document. Also, the app lets you defend your PDF with a password. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Paul Parker
    Written on October 18, 2017
    "I have owned this app for years and generally switched between it and Scanbot to get the best scans. I just used it again for the first time in a few months today to scan a multi-page document and I am blown away. Under fairly poor lighting conditions (at nighttime under a yellow lamp) Scanner Pro gave me a perfect OCR scan of my document. Both pages were perfectly aligned, the edges of the pages were perfectly clean, the angle looked perfect, the crease in the paper was gone, and the pages looked perfectly white even though I took the scan under yellow tinted lighting. I tested the scan’s OCR by searching a few random words (in PDF Expert) and it worked perfectly. Wow - I don’t know what secret sauce Readdle has been infusing into this app lately but it’s miles ahead of where it used to be, even though it’s always been one of the top quality scanning apps in the App Store. Bravo, Readdle! Keep it up! PDF Expert and Documents have been invaluable apps to me; I hope Readdle keeps pushing forward. "
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    #5Pocket Scanner

    Pocket Scanner

    Pocket Scanner is a free app for iOS devices which turns your iPhone or iPad into a document scanner. It allows you to create JPEG scans, add writings, texts and photos and convert the files into multi-page PDFs.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Anonymous
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Pocket Scanner is the app for quickly scanning documents to multi-page PDFs. it can organize them for efficient management"
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    #6Scanner Mini

    Scanner Mini

    Scanner Mini lets you convert any photo into a digital file. There are tools to edit and correct your scans. Moreover, with this app, you can transform any scan in a text file. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Matthew Anderson
    Written on October 13, 2017
    "Scanner Mini is my goto app for scanning all of my documents. Been using it for months now and couldn't be happier. And best part about it - it's free."
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    #7Scanbot

    Scanbot
    Scanbot helps you digitalize documents. The app lets you convert photos into PDFs and scan QR codes. Also, you can convert scan into text and share scans via e-mail.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Jesse Mendoza
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "This app has a lot of useful features. The file formats it outputs are very popular so sharing documents would not be a problem. The multiple ways you can store and upload scanned documents is another useful feature. This looks easy to use and I would be glad to have it on my phone."

Summary

Best What are the best document scanning apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CamScannerApps 8 Free
2Office LensApps 4 Free
3Genius ScanApps 4 Free
4Scanner ProApps 4 Paid
5Pocket ScannerApps 3 Free
6Scanner MiniApps 3 Free
7ScanbotApps 3 Free
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