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4 tools to help you scan documents on the go

Scanning documents is the one thing you would just want to get done with. It is the routine task that needs to be done right but you never enjoy doing it. Gone are the days when you had to physically go to a machine and scan the documents. Nifty apps help you do that just anywhere within a few seconds.

We have handpicked a few apps that do a great job of scanning documents. We love to review useful tools, especially relevant to remote working. You can check our collection across other categories at Remote Tools.


Scannable by Evernote is a document scanning app only for iPhone. It has an automatic scanning functionality that scans very quickly. It has a nifty integration with Evernote which allows one to organise scanned documents neatly. Even though its OCR is not the most advanced, its conversion of business cards into phone numbers is extremely useful.

The official description is very apt,

Scannable captures the paper in your life quickly and beautifully, transforming it into high-quality scans ready to save or share. Whether on the go or at the office, send paper on its way and move on.


An easy-to-use scanning app with a pretty UI. It packages this with numerous nifty features such as background uploading to cloud, smart naming, a good OCR and even a PDF editor.

Scanbot's official page lists out what the app is capable of,

Scanbot is the easiest and fastest way to create high quality scans with your iPhone, iPad or Android device. When you scan a document, Scanbot makes hundreds of decisions to capture the document perfectly, crop the document, straighten it and apply a filter.


A Mac-only app, Prizmo is more than a document scanner. With Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capabilities across 23 languages, it supports extraction of text from an OS X app and to perform various other edits to documents easily.

Prizmo folks go on to describe the powerful nature of the app,

An innovative scanning experience for the Mac. Prizmo is a scanning application with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in 23 languages with powerful editing capability, text-to-speech, iCloud support, and translation into 59 languages. Prizmo can be used by everyone, thanks to its support of VoiceOver.


An app that allows for easy scanning of documents and sharing in various formats across different channels. As the input is from a phone camera, it also does a good job of readjusting the fringes for any background elements that are mistakenly captured.

CamScanner's official description simply lists of features the app has to offer,

Mobile Scanner, Easy Scan & Share. Office documents snapshot & Smart image doc management. High-resolution scan & image editor available. Hand-written annotation & Customizable watermark generation. Available on both Android and iOS.

That's all for now! We will be back with a new set of interesting tools.

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