Scan­bot 7


TechLife Australia - - DISCOVER - [ ALEX COX ]

PA­PER DOC­U­MENTS ARE de­pend­able and don’t need bat­ter­ies. But mov­ing from dead tree to dig­i­tal of­fers a bunch of ben­e­fits (not least en­vi­ron­men­tal), par­tic­u­larly if your phys­i­cal fil­ing isn’t quite up to scratch.

Scan­bot, which is now far faster at scan­ning than it once was, is the per­fect iOS app to get dig­i­tal doc­u­ments sorted: point your cam­era at a piece of pa­per and it’ll turn it into a per­fectly aligned, per­spec­tive-cor­rected PDF. And it does a great job: even crum­pled doc­u­ments end up read­able, and Scan­bot is clever enough to com­pen­sate for any shad­ows nicely.

To do more than scan­ning in sin­gle pages you’ll need to stump up some cash; the Lite ver­sion, at $7.99, adds OCR to trans­form doc­u­ments into search­able text, but it’s the Pro ver­sion ($10.99) that re­ally shines, in­tro­duc­ing an­no­ta­tions and the abil­ity to in­ter­act with el­e­ments like web ad­dresses and phone num­bers in your scanned doc­u­ments. Scan­bot can also pull dou­ble duty as a QR and bar­code scan­ner, though if you have the prod­uct with the bar­code in front of you, it’s a lit­tle re­dun­dant.

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