How to Archive/File Documents with iPhone Cam?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ULEE, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. ULEE macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
    Hello guys,

    unfortunately I am not very good with filing my paper documents. I always have them floating around somewhere and I really dislike paper at the same time. I'd much rather never use paper documents again so...I am asking for your advie on how to manage them more easily:

    I am looking for a software/app that easily allows me to file my paper documents and store them digitally. Ideally an App that will let me "scan" the document using the camera of my iPhone, tag it and automatically upload/backup and sync with my Mac.

    I tried to use Dropbox but it is not possible to lable the scanned documents properly and they are also stored as .jpeg.

    Do you have any recommandations? I have a hard time believing such App's just do not exist.

  2. ULEE thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I find it hard to believe that the camera on the iPhone would give you enough resolution to make a usable copy of documents.
  4. ULEE thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
  5. Europe calling macrumors regular

    Europe calling

    Jun 27, 2007
    The Netherlands
    I'm using the free version of Genius Scan, and it works great. Take a pic from the document, its software recognises its shape, and there are some enhancement tools as well. It's saved as a PDF ;)
  6. Madmic23 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2004
    I've used Paperless from Mariner software, and it works great!

    Sadly, it's not for your iPhone. You have to scan the documents on to your Mac, but the program is great at keeping things organized as it lets you add a bunch of meta data. It does some OCR as well to recognize invoice amounts, vendors, etc. It stores your scanned files as PDFs in a folder that you specify, and then you can sort through them in the program using a coverflow like interface.

    Check it out.

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