We scan the documents for various purposes. We may want to scan our old photographs or upload our scanned certificates on University website or we may want to scan a business card. You cannot always use scanner machine for this purpose. Cam Scanner solves this problem.
With Cam Scanner, You can scan printed documents, photographs, business cards and you can convert it into a PDF, JPEG or PNG. It automatically detects the edges of the document for cropping the image or you can select the area manually.
Cam Scanner has been rated by more than 1 million users on Google Play Store with an average rating of 4.5. The app has been installed by more than 50 million users on Google Play Store.
- Scan the documents, ID card, and QR code
- Add watermark to the documents
- Add collaborators and have discussions on the documents
- Print and fax the documents
- Share the documents
- Store documents in folders and search documents with tags
- Store documents on cloud – Cam Scanner account, Google Drive or OneDrive
- Access documents from Android, iOS and desktop devices(For registered accounts only)
Cam Scanner uses rear camera of the device to capture the images. It has various image processing tools that will help in cropping and enhancing the images and the final output looks exactly like it has been scanned.
But while capturing the image, make sure that enough light is projected on the document/image that you want to scan, else you will have to use camera flash but sometimes the reflection from the flash also gets captured and it does not give you the look of a scanned document.
You can also organize your scanned document in different folders or assign tags. This way you can easily find your documents.
You can upload the document to the cloud by creating an account in Cam Scanner. Sharing the documents becomes faster when you upload the documents to the cloud. If you have an account on OneDrive or Google drive, you can upload documents on those accounts also.
It also has the feature of OCR(Optical Character Recognition) which extracts the text from the document. But, it is not as good as Google Goggles.
The application allows you to scan a business card but it does not allow you to store the data printed on the business card as a phone contact. There are many apps available on Google Play Store which do this.
The paid version of Cam Scanner will cost $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. The paid version offers you additional 100GB cloud space, additional features in OCR, you can create an unlimited number of folders and add 40 extra collaborators and much more.
Note: Please make sure that auto-upload of documents is not enabled else your personal/confidential documents may be uploaded to the cloud.