CamScanner – PDF Creator is a tool that lets you convert any printed document to a PDF file, all on your Android device.
The only thing you have to do is take a photo of the document in question, using the photo tool that is part of CamScanner – PDF Creator. Of course, the photo needs to be somewhat centered and well-lit. The app will then process the photo in question, and in a matter of seconds it will have converted it to a PDF document.
Desktop scanners for domestic users are no longer in fashion thanks to the functions that our mobile devices are capable of offering us with applications of the likes of CamScanner PDFCreator. It’s a scanner app that uses the camera of our phone to capture any document and convert it to other formats.
Invoices, notes, bills, certificates, business cards… scan any document in a matter of seconds.
You no longer have to scan your documents with a PC, although it’s true that in certain workplaces such as offices, most printers also incorporate this function. But for the majority of us, we’ve got enough with an app of this nature as we’ve only got to aim our camera at the document to be scanned to transform a paper doc into a digital format.
It’s definitely one of the most complete tools in this sense, and it has already been downloaded over 100 million times by users from all over the world. That’s not at all surprising bearing in mind its great features:
- Use your phone’s camera to instantly scan any paper document.
- Configure the scan quality by applying smart cropping to the image and use the function to automatically highlight texts and graphics to make the document clearer and brighter.
- Use the word search function to find any text within the document.
- Optical Character Recognition (OCR) function to extract text from images to edit it or share it.
- Convert scanned documents to PDF format or to a JPEG image, and share them on social networks, by email or via instant messaging and chat apps of the likes of WhatsApp.
- Print documents on prints connected to Windows or Mac or send them by fax straight from the app.
- Perfect for collaborative work: invite your contacts to view an comment your scans (up to 40 collaborators).
- Edit documents by adding notes or watermarks.
- Protect your scanned documents by means of a password even when you share them through a link.
- Automatically upload the documents to online storage services of the likes of Box, Google Drive or Dropbox, and add them to productivity apps of the likes of Evernote.
Some of the above-mentioned functions have to be paid for. Therefore, if you want PDF files without watermarks you going to have to download the APK of the full version since CamScanner Free isn’t so complete.Requirements and additional information:
- Minimum operating system requirements: Android 4.3.
- Offers in-app purchases.
Once you have the PDF document saved to your device’s memory, you can work with it just like you would with any other file of this type. In addition, before saving the document, you can apply different filters to it to see if it looks better; depending on the quality of light in the photo, you might be able to obtain better results with a filter.
With CamScanner easily scans documents as well as shares them. Users can now not only scan but also store as well as sync their various documents over their Android deices. The CamScanner has been installed by more than 350 million on devices in more than 200 countries across the world.
Few of the amazing features of the app are as follows.
Instant Digitization of the documents:
Simply make use of the device camera and it will allow the app to scan and make a digital copy of Receipts, Notes, Invoices and Certificates.
Optimum scanning quality:
With features such as auto enhancing and the smart cropping; the text as well as the graphics of the scanned documents appears clear and sharp for viewing in optimum color schemes.
Easy text extracting from images:
With the OCR (Optical Character Recognition), recognizing the texts of the documents in image form is easy. Also, extract these texts from images to either search, edit or share. However, It is only available in CamScanner premium version.
Sharing JPEG and PDF files:
The scanned documents can be shared with friends and family in either JPEG or PDF formats. You can send them through variety of ways like Send as an attachment via Email, Email as a download link or Post on social media like Facebook.
Fax Documents & AirPrint:
If the you have access to any nearby printer, then the can easily take a print of the CamScanner’s document with the AirPrint feature. Also fax the document to nearly 30 other connections from a fax machine.
Editing of documents:
With a wide range of in-app editing tools, make certain annotations over the documents. If user needs to add certain watermark to their private documents, then they can make use of the customized in-app watermarks.
If there are lots of documents in the CamScanner app, then make use of the Tags to find a particular document. With the OCR, you can find a document by entering the specific texts present in their notes and images.
Security for important documents:
For the protection of the confidential documents, set a password for viewing certain documents. In addition to this, a pass code can also be set on the documents sent as a downloadable link.
Syncing over other devices:
User can sign up on the CamScanner to sync all of their documents on all of their devices. With this user can not only view but also edit and share every document on their account.
CamScanner – PDF Creator is an interesting tool for users who normally tend to work with printed documents, but who also want to be able to bring those documents anywhere.