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iPad Scanner app best one ?

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Want to go paperless but what is the best scanner program for iPhone and iPad that is reliable please ?

I found several but not sure which one to pick. Thanks.
 

bennibeef

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Well it saves to iCloud if you want it to. And you can look at the folder in iCloud drive
But it can also upload to Dropbox Box Google Drive etc... Or Onenote or Evernote
 
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Can you upload to icloud with it?
Yes. The app can automatically sync files via iCloud.

I also use scanner pro, because it has produced the best scan results for me thus far, and it has a pretty neat photo-cropping extension as well.
 
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I wish you could try scanner pro for free
 
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https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/scanner-mini-ocr-fahiger-scanner/id581365763?mt=8
You can try without the pro features.

But I still cant believe this mindset today. Its a couple of bucks for an app you want to use to change a part of your life and go paperless. Everybody doesnt mind a couple of bucks for coffee but for a useful app, a couple of bucks is too much?

Couple of bucks is definitely not a problem I just want to make sure I get the best scanner app the first time and don't end up buying 5 different ones.
 
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Also thanks I didn't realize the free erosion was called that.
[doublepost=1463040839][/doublepost]My problem right now with a scanner app is how do I transfer the scans from my iPhone or iPad to my computer as well ?
 
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There was a recent episode of the podcast Canvas where they talked about Scanning on iOS - they have several linked in the show notes.

Personally I'm using Scan+ by the PDFPen people (Smile Software), it works very well for me.
 
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Thanks but how do I get all my scans from my iPad or iPhone to my pc ?
[doublepost=1463042979][/doublepost]I bought Scanbot the $7.99 option but thought about supporting the app developer more and buying the $9.99 option.

See I don't mind paying for a app.
 
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Abazigal

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Is scanner pro better than Scanbot?

For me, scanner pro seems to produce more "whitish" scans. Scanbot sports a more modern and aesthetically pleasing interface for me (like the ability to delete a document by swiping on it), but the scans somehow turn up more yellow, plus the border detection software isn't as good. I find that documents scanned with Scanbot somehow always have a bit of the table surface left into the scan.

Scanner Pro somehow has a knack for getting the scan right the first time round.

Couple of bucks is definitely not a problem I just want to make sure I get the best scanner app the first time and don't end up buying 5 different ones.

That's actually what I do. Sometimes, if you want to be sure that the app you are using is the best for your needs, you need to be prepared to try out several of them and see which one works best in hindsight.

My problem right now with a scanner app is how do I transfer the scans from my iPhone or iPad to my computer as well ?

If you use a Mac, simply access the icloud folder from your finder.

If you use a PC, consider syncing the files via dropbox.

I wish you could try scanner pro for free

I got Scanner Pro back when Readdle offered it free for a while. But I also bought Scanbot and paid to unlock all the misc features. Ultimately, I am back to Scanner Pro because I still feel that it offers the best scan quality by far.

Have fun playing around with Scanbot!
 
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For me, scanner pro seems to produce more "whitish" scans. Scanbot sports a more modern and aesthetically pleasing interface for me (like the ability to delete a document by swiping on it), but the scans somehow turn up more yellow, plus the border detection software isn't as good. I find that documents scanned with Scanbot somehow always have a bit of the table surface left into the scan.

Scanner Pro somehow has a knack for getting the scan right the first time round.



That's actually what I do. Sometimes, if you want to be sure that the app you are using is the best for your needs, you need to be prepared to try out several of them and see which one works best in hindsight.



If you use a Mac, simply access the icloud folder from your finder.

If you use a PC, consider syncing the files via dropbox.



I got Scanner Pro back when Readdle offered it free for a while. But I also bought Scanbot and paid to unlock all the misc features. Ultimately, I am back to Scanner Pro because I still feel that it offers the best scan quality by far.

Have fun playing around with Scanbot!

Thanks I noticed the same stuff you did with Scanbot vs Scanner Pro.
 
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Another vote for Scanner Pro.

The quality was good when I used it with my iPhone 5, but it's phenomenal with my 6+. I am amazed at times just how well it scans documents. No need to grab my camera or wait till I get home to use my scanner anymore.
 
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What kind of documents do you all scan ? Just asking.

Also does Scanner Pro have passcode/touch id protection like Scanbot and folders ?
 
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What kind of documents do you all scan ? Just asking.

Also does Scanner Pro have passcode/touch id protection like Scanbot and folders ?

Typically invoices.

I can't answer the touch id protection query as I use Applocker on various apps for that purpose.
 
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I like scanbot. I had scanner pro (got it for free also) but deleted it. I'm not one to scan many things, but I like the features of scanbot better.
 
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Clincero

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Another vote for Scanner Pro from me. Plus, if you really want to go paperless, check out the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 scanner.
 
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bennibeef

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What kind of documents do you all scan ? Just asking.

Also does Scanner Pro have passcode/touch id protection like Scanbot and folders ?
At first it was just invoices but now i scan everything, notes, important documents, normal documents basically everything I need to keep and dont loose.
Even posters or Flyers or last week I "scanned" the sticker on a appliance on the backside because if I need the info on it, getting back there sucks.

And how do I get these files off of my iphone? I sync it (well it syncs itself) via dropbox to my Synology nas and there is everything. And you dont need a big Dropbox account or something if its synced to the nas, it gets deleted from dropbox.
 
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Abazigal

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What kind of documents do you all scan ? Just asking.

Also does Scanner Pro have passcode/touch id protection like Scanbot and folders ?
For me, as a teacher, all manner of documents from students' work that I would like to photocopy, to assignments that I want to display to the class, to handouts or circulars I just want a soft copy of.

Quality is good enough that I haven't felt the need for a dedicated scanner.

But no, scanner pro doesn't seem to have touch-ID protection.
 
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Another vote for scanner pro from me.

I used to use (and still do on the odd occasion I am scanning a pile of stuff) my scansnap scanner.
They are really good, but for most things scanner pro does the job very well.

It is usually a copy of a black and white document that I need to send somebody, or a receipt or something like that. Not usually needing the very best quality, so convenience is a big factor.

The newer algorithm to 'de-bend' a wobbly page from a book works pretty well (not usually perfect but good enough for my uses) and the automatic capture is great. Just wave my iPad over the paper.
I scan maybe 5 documents a week.

If you are on the fence about buying it or not I would totally rcommed you just go for it. They often have sales but it is a top quality app. Often updated and improved.
Along with onepassword it is my nobrainer.

Oh, it also has Touch ID and password protection (its buried a little in the settings..but it's there.)
 
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