1. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    Hello all -

    I previously used Evernote's Scannable app. The app produces super high quality scans; so good, in fact, that it looks like the scan was made with a flatbed scanner.

    I then switched over to Scanbot. The image quality of a Scanbot scan is significantly worse than Scannable, but I stuck with Scanbot simply because it's easier to make a multi-page scan, and the resulting PDF gets automatically uploaded to my Dropbox without my having to do anything. So, I basically chose convenience and efficiency over scan quality.

    But, it would be nice to get the convenience and efficiency features without having to sacrifice on scan quality.

    Has anybody used a document scanning app that has high quality scans, makes it easy to make multiple page scans, and then auto-uploads the result to your selected cloud service?

    Thanks in advance.
    03-15-2016 05:06 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I am an avid user of the Scannable app and find it to be outstanding for scanning purposes. With the exception of receipts, most of the documents I scan are multi-page, and Scannable is as simple as 1-2-3 in that regard because it automatically searches for additional pages to scan. If you select the "always save to Evernote" option in the app's settings, it'll auto-upload to whatever folder you set it upload to.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 03-17-2016 at 03:45 PM.
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    03-15-2016 05:39 PM
  3. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    I am an avid user of the Scannable app and find it to be outstanding for scanning purposes. With the exception of receipts, most of the documents I scan are multi-page, and Scannable is as simply as 1-2-3 in that regard because it automatically searches for additional pages to scan. If you select the "always save to Evernote" option in the app's settings, it'll auto-upload to whatever folder you set it upload to.
    I agree that it's outstanding, but the multi-page scan is not quite as easy as it is with Scanbot and, more importantly, Scanbot lets me auto-upload to Dropbox. The auto-upload would be great if I already had an Evernote account and used it for other purposes, but I don't have much interest in creating an Evernote account simply for this purpose.

    I may end up doing that if there are no better options, but for now I'm holding out hope there's a better alternative for me.
    03-15-2016 05:43 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I agree that it's outstanding, but the multi-page scan is not quite as easy as it is with Scanbot and, more importantly, Scanbot lets me auto-upload to Dropbox. The auto-upload would be great if I already had an Evernote account and used it for other purposes, but I don't have much interest in creating an Evernote account simply for this purpose.

    I may end up doing that if there are no better options, but for now I'm holding out hope there's a better alternative for me.
    I understand, but because I do have an Evernote account with a great deal of data therein, it's a no-brainier for me.
    03-15-2016 06:13 PM
  5. piranhadonna's Avatar
    Try Scanner Pro. I use it and really like it. Scanner Pro - Scan any document and receipt to PDF by Readdle
    https://appsto.re/us/lva5t.i
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    03-15-2016 07:17 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Try Scanner Pro. I use it and really like it. Scanner Pro - Scan any document and receipt to PDF by Readdle
    https://appsto.re/us/lva5t.i
    Another vote for Scanner Pro. You can set automatic uploads to iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneNote, Evernote, or OneDrive.
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    03-15-2016 09:13 PM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    Scanbot

    Used to use Scanner Pro but quit when I realized they don't (or didn't) offer 2 way sync. Restored my phone and all my scans were gone. Could still see them in Dropbox but they wouldn't pull back into Scanner Pro. Contacted support who confirmed it.

    Switched back to Scanbot, which pulled in my Scanner Pro scans from Dropbox and has pulled in previous scans when I have had to restore.

    Scanner & QR-Code Reader App - Scanbot scans your document, photo, barcode and notes by doo GmbH
    https://appsto.re/us/p3TWX.i
    03-15-2016 10:18 PM
  8. Zac Shahan's Avatar
    I have used genius scan and it works fine for me. It is a paid app, but worth it for as many times it has saved my bacon. It will upload it to dropbox or you could probably set something up through IFTT to send it wherever you need. Hope this helps.
    03-16-2016 10:36 PM
  9. thejoeandrews's Avatar
    Another vote for Scanner Pro. I use it to scan bundles of 20 four page tests for my records when I teach a professional development class and then I upload them to GDrive. I've been very happy with the app and this process has worked great for me.
    abdon_junbug likes this.
    03-17-2016 12:41 AM
  10. kevin244's Avatar
    give some suggestion for tools that freely available
    03-17-2016 06:31 AM
  11. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    Wow, what a difference a day makes. A lot of people recommended Scanner Pro by Readdle. I took a look at the app description yesterday, and was not very impressed. It lacked several features that other apps, like Scanbot, have -- such as OCR, distortion correction, etc. So, I skipped it.

    This morning I woke up and thought to myself that if multiple people recommended Scanner Pro, perhaps I should give it a second look. Overnight they released version 7.0, and this new version seems fantastic. OCR. Distortion correction. Automatic uploads. Faxing. And now, even workflows!!

    I purchased it immediately, and it is amazing. Thanks for the recommendations.
    03-17-2016 11:27 AM
  12. robertk328's Avatar
    Wow, what a difference a day makes. .
    Cool, will have to take a look. Hopefully they add two way syncing. That's a deal killer IMO.
    03-17-2016 02:01 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Readdle makes some great apps. I have them all, except any for iPad only.
    03-17-2016 03:40 PM
  14. robbrick's Avatar
    If you connect Scanner Pro to iCloud, then all your scans will come back into the app. I have just received a new iPhone from Apple to replace my first one and all the scans came back into the app.
    03-18-2016 06:20 PM
  15. bcandiolo's Avatar
    Try CamScanner, used it with Android and it's even better with iOS
    03-18-2016 06:27 PM
  16. robertk328's Avatar
    If you connect Scanner Pro to iCloud, then all your scans will come back into the app. I have just received a new iPhone from Apple to replace my first one and all the scans came back into the app.
    Did you start new or restore from backup? iCloud didn't work that way before. I had both Dropbox and iCloud.
    03-18-2016 08:35 PM
  17. Sophos's Avatar
    Google docs will scan to . pdf and save to your Google Drive.
    03-18-2016 08:54 PM
  18. abdon_junbug's Avatar
    I use Scanner Pro also. I has never failed me.
    03-21-2016 12:39 AM

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