10 Best Document Scanner Apps for Android and iOS | 2019

Best Document Scanner Apps
Best Document Scanner Apps

Do you want to urgently scan a document but do not have a scanner? This is one of most common problem generally a working man face in India. People have to go to shops for scanning the documents which cost high. But, very few people know that they can also scan the document with the camera of the smartphone. No, I am not talking about the capturing the photo. There are few mobile apps that can use a smartphone camera to capture the photo and then turn into a PDF document. The output looks very similar to what we get with the scanner. In this post, I am listing 10 best document scanner apps for smartphones.

Best Document Scanner Apps

1. Google Drive

Google Drive document scanner

If you are an Android user, you already have Google Drive installed in your device. IOS users can download the Google Drive app to enjoy its scanning feature. Clicking on create a new document icon offers various options to create a new document. In this, select the scan option. It will open the camera of your device. Capture the document with the camera and then see how perfectly it has scanned the document.

Download Google Drive

2. CamScanner

CamScanner scanner app

CamScanner is one of the most popular documents scanning app. It is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms. It is an easy to use app which can scan documents to output a PDF file. It is available free of cost, but there is a pro version of the app which offers few other features including 10 GB of cloud space. If you can pay, you must check the pro features.

This app can also crop images, extract text from images and enhance the images. This is why you must check this app once. I am sure you will like it.

Download CamScanner

3. Office Lens

office lens

Office Lens app is by Microsoft. It is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms. This is also a nice app and can scan your document with the help of the device’s camera and then convert the document into an editable format. So, you can also edit this scanned document. Is it not a really cool feature.

Download: iOS | Android | Windows Phone

4. Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner, OCR

Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner, OCR

Adobe Scan is another brilliant app that allows you to scan notes, forms, documents, receipts, and images to PDF files. You just need to point the phone’s camera to the document you want to scan and the app will automatically scan it. It also permits you to reorder the page if you need it. You can also scan multiple pages into a single PDF file. It also allows color correction of the scanned documents.

Download for iOS | Android

5. Genius Scan

Genius Scan

Genius Scan is another nice document scanner app available for iOS, Windows Phone, and Android platforms. This app can also scan your documents and can convert it into PDF or JPG files. It also features perspective correction that can correct perspective distortion in your photo. It can create multi-page PDF documents as well. You can also protect your scanned documents using PIN or fingerprint.

Download Genius Scan

6. Evernote Scannable

Evernote Scannable

Scannable is the app by popular note-taking app Evernote. This app can also convert your paper documents into digital documents. You can scan your documents and convert them into PDF format. This app can also scan business cards. Soon after scanning, you can also share the documents via email, message or send to Evernote.

Download Evernote Scannable

7. Clear Scanner: Free PDF Scans

Clear Scanner: Free PDF Scans

Clear Scanner is another good and lightweight app to scan documents or images to save that in digital format. You can scan documents and images to JPEG and PDF sending on your need. This is fast and even supports Cloud Print. You also get several editing features if you need them.

Download: iOS | Android

8. TurboScan: scan documents & receipts in PDF


TurboScan is a powerful and full-featured Android scanner app. It allows you to scan and share multipage documents in high-quality JPEG and PDF formats. It also supports multipage editing features such as page adding, reordering, and deleting. It is lightweight app and works fast.

Download: Android | iOS

9. Fast Scanner: Free PDF Scan

Fast Scanner: Free PDF Scan

Fast Scanner is also a reliable document scanning app available for both Android and iOS. You can use it to scan your photos and documents to save it in PDF or JPEG format. It can add multiple pages to scanned documents. You can add new pages or delete existing pages. The app is free to download and contains ads.

Download: Android | iOS

10. Smart Doc Scanner

Smart Doc Scanner

Smart Doc Scanner is another intelligent scanner to digitize your documents. The app can connect images to text in more than 40 languages and also includes a spelling check. It supports almost all popular image formats such as JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIP, and WebP.

Download: Android

Final Words

Now you have a long list of document scanner app for Android and iOS. Read the description and select one based on your needs. All these work well. I personally use Google Drive to scan my documents and receipts to save it in PDF format.

Let me know what app do you use. Share it in the comments.


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