Scanbot is hands down the best mobile scanning app on the market today. Easy to use and incredibly efficient, Scanbot effortlessly creates PDFs and JPGs with the tap of a button.
Trying to go paper free can be really hard, much harder than optimistic environmentalists may have you believe so having an app like Scanbot to help more the process swiftly along has been an absolute godsend for me and my business.
The simplicity of this app is at the heart of its popularity. When you open the app, you’re immediately greeted with the scanning screen meaning it’s ready to get down to business straight away – no waiting around for the app to load, no unneccesarily overcomplicated menu screens.
A magic little feature of this app is that it gives you on screen advice on how to take create the best scan of your document. Hold your phone or tablet too close to the page that you’re trying to scan and you’ll be warned to move away. Likewise, if the document is too dark, you’ll be told so you can move to a brighter spot to facilitate the best scan. When you’re perfectly positioned, the app will prompt you ‘don’t move’ and after a second or two it will complete the scan by itself. Don’t worry, if you’re in a rush and aren’t too pushed about scan quality, you can scan with a simple tap as well!
Having been burned by the quality promises of scanning apps before, I was shocked to see how professional Scanbot’s scans looked. When I compared the Scanbot scans to scans completed on a professional scanner, the two were indistinguishable from one another. Unlike other scanning apps, the scans made on Scanbot don’t just look like shoddy pictures of your documents. They look like real, professional scans and are of high enough quality that you’d be happy to send them to any of your business contacts.
Scanbot supports just about every cloud service you can think of. DropBox, iCloud, Google Drive, Evernote, Slack and tonnes of other platforms work seamlessly with Scanbot so I have yet to be presented with a problem when sharing important documents with clients on their cloud.
You can download a version of Scanbot for free – giving you unlimited high quality scans – but as I needed to be able to scan, edit and sign documents I opted to go for the Scanbot Pro package which I got for the once off price of €7.99. This package gives me unlimited scans, OCR & Search, editing and signing capabilities and loads of other lovely features that are all making my paperless dreams come true.