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Keeping track of important documents, managing receipts on long trips, or looking after your kids’ burgeoning calendar of birthday parties is hard work. Having a phone with you certainly makes things easier, but add Adobe Scan into your catalogue of productivity apps and you’ll end up more efficient than you imagined.
Simply point your phone’s camera at a paper document, and Adobe Scan will make a stab at framing the exact dimensions of the paper then convert that photographic scan into a PDF. You don’t even need to tap anything; flick to the next page in the document, and Scan will add it sequentially into the PDF.
When it’s all done, you can perform a bit of cleanup beyond the automatic sharpening and flattening the app does for you; this includes things like reframing your scans for a perfect finish, adjusting the colour depth, and (optionally) sharing the PDFs with anyone who might need to see them. Adobe Scan even employs optical character recognition to make text on the page searchable and copyable when you later view your PDFs in Acrobat Reader, and stores them all online so they’re where you need them to be.
Adobe Scan turns your smartphone into the world’s most straightforward scanner