What are the best Scanner Apps?

asked by Yossef Eduardo Golbspan
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13 solutions
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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

    Debra Simpson
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I use this app more often than I originally thought I would when I first downloaded it. I needed to be able to scan some papers and send them to a co worker when I first downloaded it and since then I use it all the time for sending copies to co workers or just to scan the papers for a quick reference for myself. The other day I was at the grocery store and my wife wanted me to pick up something for her and then had a ton of questions about the product, I scanned the label and sent it to her and she could see what she wanted to know and I didn't have to stand in the middle of the store to figure it out or spend 10 minutes on the phone reading the label to her. Great app."
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    #2QR & Barcode Scanner

    QR & Barcode Scanner
    QR & Barcode Scanner is a free app developed by Gamma Play which can read code types such as ISBN, URL, location, and e-mail. It features coupon code scanning for receiving discounts from shops.  
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kathy Mitchell
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I am always looking for a scanner app, since I am out shopping often. The QR & Barcode Scanner is the best app that i've found. It's free, which is a plus right away. It also includes a way to scan for voucher codes, which is priceless. It's easy to use, and has a great interface. Definitely recommend."
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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.

    Benito Téllez
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I really like Genius Scan. Genius scan has been very helpful while I am at work. I have also found it to be useful in my personal life as well. "
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    #4Barcode Scanner (ZXing)

    Barcode Scanner (ZXing)
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kevin Taylor
    Written on October 7, 2017
    "Barcode Scanner is a great scanning application that is able to decode any barcode you throw at it. It's interface is very simple and you don't need to fiddle around in any other useless stuff. You just open the app, have the camera scan the code and you're done. Definitely my best barcode scanner."
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    #5Office 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

    Harold Berry
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "This app works so well for me that's its'crazy.. We use this in our office all the time to document meeting no and making even the worst handwriting look pretty. It does a great job at recognizing once it's been captured. Can't live without it and a must-have for any project manager or people manager who could use some help taking notes!es it into a rich text format. "
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    #6Scanbot

    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.

    Russell Jones
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I downloaded Scanbot to retrieve the QR codes around, and I'm being very happy with it. The app works great, and it also upload my favorite PDF scans to my google drive: great!!"
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    #7Tiny Scanner

    Tiny Scanner

    With Tiny Scanner, you can convert any document into a digital file. The app lets you save as PDF, send it via email, Dropbox or Google Drive, and protect the file with a password. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kathy Williamson
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I meet with clients remotely and it is a serious pain to get documents from them sometimes. I can take reams of paper back to my office if needed, but Tiny Scanner is a better solution to scan, get a PDF, and send it back to the office, or fax it somewhere that does not accept email transactions. Note: it is only free for a trial, then costs $5."
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    #8Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows you to have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    Sai Mehta
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "It is very handy for families that share multiple devices. I work from my laptop mostly but sometimes my wife wants the laptop. So I can save the file I'm working on, give her e laptop and grab the iPad and keep working. Other times I'm doing something on the iPad and my daughter wants to watch cartoons so I save my file give her the tablet and finish my work on he laptop. I love it!"
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    #9Clear Scanner

    Clear Scanner

    Clear Scanner is an app helps you to digitalize any document you want. Take a photo and edit properly in order to get a PDF. Also, the app lets you save as JPG.  

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Anna Simmons
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "Perfect when I'm not at my desk and don't have access to my scanner. Easy to use and will give you high-quality, clear scans. Other apps I tried were glitchy or required me to pay for the app. The scanning process with this app couldn't be more seamless, and it's free! There are multiple ways to save your scans - for instance, in color, black and white, as a photo or document. Works great for my needs."
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    #10Vision Code Scanner

    Vision Code Scanner

    Vision Code Scanner is a free barcode and QR code scanner developed by AmCan Tech for Android devices. The app auto-detects codes and can scan thirteen different variants of barcodes and QR codes.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Avi Parshan
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Vision Code Scanner is a useful QR and Barcode Scanner for Android. There are zero permissions whatsoever, meaning no ads, tracking, or anything out of whack."
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    #11Cam Scanner Pro

    Cam Scanner Pro

    Cam Scanner Pro is a business tool app for Android devices that scans a document and convert it into another format. It features an automatic scan, PDF scanner and uploading a file to Evernote, Dropbox, and Google Drive.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    fedo clm
    Written on November 2, 2018
    "Cam Scanner Pro is new free Document Scanner app and business tool exclusively for your Android device! Extremely useful mobile tool gives users the power to scan any type of document, transform it into PDF format and share it right from your device. Document CamScanner Pro helps you scan, store, sync and collaborate on various contents across smartphones, iPads, tablets and computers."
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    #12QR Droid

    QR Droid
    QR Droid is an app developed by DroidLa for scanning QR codes, barcodes, and data matrix. It features auto-sync on Google Drive account, QR code zapping for Wi-Fi networks, and creating XQR codes. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Marilyn Cooper
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "I'm always on the hunt for the best Scanner Apps, since this is something I use frequently. I came across the QR Droid Code Scanner, and I love it. It's multilingual which really comes in handy. It's simple to use, has a nice interface, and gets the job done without any complicated issues. Would definitely recommend. "
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    #13Pocket 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 20, 2018
    "With Real-time edge detection, People can create JPEG scans or multi-page PDFs in seconds. Pocket Scanner turns my iPhone or iPad into a portable document scanner for efficient document management."

Summary

Best What are the best Scanner Apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CamScannerApps 15 Free
2QR & Barcode ScannerApps 9 Free
3Genius ScanApps 7 Free
4Barcode Scanner (ZXing)Apps 5 Free
5Office LensApps 4 Free
6ScanbotApps 4 Free
7Tiny ScannerApps 3 Free
8Google DriveApps 2 Free
9Clear ScannerApps 1 Free
10Vision Code ScannerApps 1 Free
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