There are a lot of scanning apps in the App Store, but there’s only one that’s my favorite: Scanner Pro by Readdle ($6.99). It’s also my preferred method for getting paper documents into Evernote.
For both business and personal use, scanning paper documents is a huge deal. In general, turning documents from paper-based to pixel-based has many benefits. It allows us to archive our records, to make them portable, searchable and in many cases more readable. This in turn allows us to be more organized and to free up valuable space in our physical filing cabinets by taking advantage of the basically unlimited space in our digital filing cabinets.
Desktop and portable scanners obviously work well, but thanks to the growing library of available scanning apps, they are facing some serious competition. And that’s a good thing.
Scanning apps like Scanner Pro make it easy to quickly scan and digitize documents. Ideal for quick scan jobs that are a few pages or less (as opposed to a stack of 25 or 50 papers), scanning apps are just more convenient. They’re also very popular on Apple’s App Store as iPhone and iPad users have pushed a few different scanning apps near the top of the paid business apps category.
Personally I’m starting to become a bit of a scan-aholic. Thanks to apps like Scanner Pro, it’s so easy that if you’re not doing it… you’re almost a fool. By nature I tend to be a bit disorganized, but scanning docs and making sure they pop into an app like Evernote makes it easy for even the lazy to stay on top of their game.
Like many professionals I’ve got receipts to track and expenses to report. Like everyone with a house, I’ve got bills to pay and keep track of. For both of these situations (and many more), a scanning app can be a life saver.
Today I continue my look at some of the best, most useful of the top paid apps in the App Store by exploring the awesomeness that is Scanner Pro.
Quick, easy and accurate iPhone scanning
The thing about scanning stuff is that nobody wants to do it. Usually people have to do it, which means they want to do it as fast and as painlessly as possible.
Of all the scanning apps I’ve used I’ve got to say Scanner Pro is tops in terms of ...