SwiftScan is the best mobile scanner app for documents and QR codes. Create
free, high-quality PDF or JPG scans with just one tap. Send files via email or
as a fax. Upload them to iCloud Drive, Box, Dropbox, Evernote and other cloud
services. SwiftScan packs all the power of a desktop...
I’m most likely one of the many iPhone users to try every last productivity app the App Store has to offer. For me personally I have to scan and organize dozens of documents for work. I’ve played around with every scanning app, file manager, and general PDF management app in the App Store and let me tell you Scanbot does the job of at least 3 or 4 apps combined. The quality of the scans are amazing, the file management features are incredible, sharing options, markup, etc all top notch. Security was a huge plus also(nothing is stored on their servers, you have the option to password encrypt any file you please. Throw in the fact it’s a fax machine with very reasonably priced in app credits and what you got is a solid, reliable, secure powerhouse of a productivity app! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for this type of app.
It was a great app...until recently
Have used this app for years to keep track of receipts for business and it has been everything I could need. It has been amazing. This last month something I was promoted to buy an upgrade and locked out of use of the app. It appeared that in order to access the use of the app and to recover previous scan I would need to purchase an upgrade. This issue was compounded by the fact that, first I’m not sure why I have to buy it b/c it was working finely to this pint and second, every time I tap on any storage options there is an error message so even if I did want to purchase it, I can’t. It at least three days of very concerned on/off searching to figure out how to regain control of the app. I did eventually figure out how to do this, but am no longer anywhere as enthusiastic about this app. To hold my 7 months worth of tax receipts hostage as a marketing tool is a very low tactic. Bottom line, be prepared for a hard sell into their premium tier. This app seems to be more about making money for the developer than the ease of use for the consumer.
Make sure you have your game face on.
Granted I haven’t even gotten an opportunity to use the app to the capacity of my own choosing as of yet...I’m still incredibly disappointed that what looked like the introductory page, (showing off all of the features and whatnot) was actually a sorry way for this company to get the customer to buy $8.99+ packages. I’m only 29, and I’m not stupid, but I’ve been extremely sick for a somewhat extended period of time...so yeah, I don’t always have the time or the brain power for tutorials; however, I am SO GLAD that I happened to glance down near the very bottom of that “introductory page” and see those price increases with each extra feature. *Stop patting yourselves on the back for putting the prices in a pretty, unique color from the rest of the page, because you lose the ability to congratulate yourselves when you literally decrease the font by 3 or 4 points* I’ll still use you if your product seems to work well, (although I’ve already noticed that the “free version” charges very high amounts to purchase the credits necessary to use the fax feature.
Abruptly upgraded to a subscription model
This is absolutely the best scanning app out there, and I’ve been using it for years in pro mode after paying like $4 once. Now they’ve abruptly switched to a subscription model, which is fair and I totally support it, but there was no transition. Yesterday I was doing just fine with Scanbot, but today I can’t do the same stuff without paying up. The company’s blog says all features that I previously paid for will still work and I’ll only need to start a subscription if I want new features, but yesterday I was using folders, and today I can’t because it’s apparently a new feature since the folders look a little different. The iOS Notes app has since become able to scan documents pretty much just as well. I ignored this before since I’d already paid for this app, but now I find myself back in evaluation mode and I’ll have to consider weaning back to Notes since it’s getting a nice update soon.
A comprehensive and complete tool scanning
When I first installed ScanBot I just needed a tool for capturing receipts in a user friendly way. What I ended up was much more. This app auto detects when the receipt or document is in fully in the camera view and then takes the picture. This app talks to every cloud storage system including OneDrive. It is flexible in how you name documents and manage them. It is visually beautiful, flexible, stable, and easy to use. This tool makes travel, purchases tracking, and expense reports much easier. The pro features are also worth the in app purchase. UPDATE: The new version has taken a perfect tool and made it better. The new file naming is fast, flexible, and intuitive. I scan things for many reasons. I can now easily include the receipt reason as part of the file name.
Best scanning app
Overall, this is my favorite scanning app. It’s my go-to first choice. Scanbot is quick, nice-looking, and handles multiple use cases. The border detection is quite good, and smart naming and the ability to auto-upload to cloud services are both really nice. The white background scanning capability doesn't seem to really work all that well (at least when last I tried). However, this is not a huge deal, as previous to this, I just got used to putting on a contrasty surface to scan anyway. My only one real complaint is that the iCloud sync causes documents to sometimes reappear after I delete them. iCloud Drive sync issues aren't really something that developers have a lot of control over. It's obvious that the developers of ScanBot made user experience a priority. And that's what makes this my default scanning app (along with the excellent scanning accuracy of course). I do wish it would allow single page scans to be saved as JPEG without having to save to camera roll, as Evernote Scannable can do. In the past, I found the OCR to be completely useless, but in more recent testing, I found that it's either been vastly improved or I was just really lucky with it for a change.
Scanbot is my choice for best Scan App currently available across entire App Store. I began using Genius Scan some 3-4 years ago and found it to be clearly a capable app, I also worked fairly extensively with Scannable. Yet in using both Apps above, each of which were adequate for the basic task at hand, but only Scanbot offered me an incredibly easy and intuitive interface while still accommodating a power user looking for a large set of features in the apps ability to connect more extensions than I could ever use, and offers an endless array of connectivity solutions satisfying the most discriminating power user. Skip the learning curve which I dealt with and go with scanbot from out of the gates.
“This is more than fair,” say developers
If you want to read the blog post on why the developers switched to a subscription model, you’ll find a list of rationalizations that don’t hold water, narcissistic boasting, and some mention of how they’re still better than some imagined evil straw-man developers. Then they actually say “this is more than fair,” as if they aren’t biased by their financial concerns. It comes off as quite out of touch. They say people who paid for pro features in the past are grandfathered in, and that’s good, but there is no clear and visible language stating that. I had to go to their responses to these reviews and their blog to see that. Ultimately, the reason I’m upset is the feeling no amount of logical arguments against it can silence: a feeling of instability. You think you buy some software and can use it for years, but this sudden switch—without warning—reminds you that anything you think you bought and own can be ripped away from you on a developer’s whim. Especially in an age of automatic updates in the background, where you have no chance to read release notes until it’s too late. I have nothing against developers getting the pay they deserve for a good product, but I thought I already opted in to a price I thought was fair for my individual use case and how long I estimated the software would remain useful.
Scanbot support works!
I bought this app a couple years ago and was very happy with the functionality so much so that I recommended it to several colleagues. In the last two weeks though the app crashes within seconds of opening and I am unable to access any of my scans on the phone. I sent an email to support via their support portal and within a day I got a very detailed response with steps to try. Ended up deleting and reinstalling and that fixed the problem. Saving grace was that I had auto backup turned on from the beginning so my previously scanned files were safe. Very happy once more that my fav business related app is working again.
Automatic scanning and fax pricing needs improvement
The automatic scanning algorithm used is very good in that scans are taken quickly when aligned. Although, if you compare to “Genius Scan” you’ll see the algorithm used is little to quick and does not let the user see always when the item to be scanned is aligned and can cause multiple mistakes to happen. Although I’m really liking the dark text quality in black & white scans. Scanbot’s fax pricing is questionable. Both Genius Fax and Scanbot offer 10 pages for $6.99. But Genius Fax offers also 1 page for $.99 cents. It appears the faxing sources are the same, but Scanbot is purposely trying to force you to buy the higher priced $6.99 option to profit the provider and themselves. Additionally, Genius Fax offers the user an option for a fax number and Scanbot doesn’t.
Version 9.0 works for me
Using in iPhone 7 running iOS 12.3.1. Upon installing this latest version the app launched to a black screen and stayed black. I forced-quit the app and launched again and again it launched to a black screen. After letting it just sit for about a minute the black screen went away and the app functions fine. Maybe the app was updating all the scans I had stored to work with this new version? Seems to be faster than prior version as developer says. I noticed a subscription option in the app but I seem to retain all the same full app functionality without paying for that. This is, imo, still the best scanning app available on iOS.
Find myself using it more and more and more and...
I really didn’t expect that this app would become a central part of my life. Initially I bought it to scan receipts for an insurance claim. These days I use it almost daily as my primary document scanning and filing tool. Now that it has fax capability it’s replaced another app! One thing I wish for, but haven’t asked for yet, is the ability to combined two or more PDFs, or other types, into a single file. Would simplify tasks such as faxing docs from multiple sources in the cases where I’m not scanning multiple pages at once. Would also allow me to delete another party’s app! Keep up the great work!!
Fantastic App / Support
I wrote these guys because I paid for the OCR, but couldn't find a way to use it with my flatbed scanner. I explained what I was trying to do, and they got back to me (on Easter Sunday, no less) to tell me how to do it. Their email was pleasant, easy to follow, and worked like a charm. (I wasn't even expecting a response). Kudos to the developer! The text recognition is probably on par with Acrobat DC (depending on the quality of your original document), but it doesn't retain formatting as well. Ultimately, I got way more than I expected for $5 vs around $149/year for a subscription to Acrobat. I'm very pleased with the purchase, and recommend this app to anyone who needs to archive paper documents in a search-friendly way.
Who needs a scanner when you have a phone?
Scanning documents is instantaneous, and it is done on your phone! I really like that I can simply grab my phone to take a picture of an important document and it turns into a PDF. Plus, you can make it color, black and white, adjust the crop, and more. No more scanners, USB's, and running to the nearest office store to pay to have a document scanned. I bought the pro version because I wanted to combine multiple documents into one PDF (a function not available in free version). I also got a coupon to send to a friend who will also get the pro version for free. I am very pleased with this app.
Best of 4
Scanbot is my fourth and favorite document scanning app. It finds page edges more reliably than DocScan, Docr or Scanner Pro. When it does miss, the manual cropping control is steadier than Scanner Pro, which was prone to shifting as my finger came off of the screen. The automatic contrast and brightness adjustment usually yields sharp, easily-printed documents, with few grey areas or extraneous dots to slow inkjet printers to a crawl. ID cards with photos, though, often need manual adjustments to make the text and photo good at the same time. Scanbot does not correct distortion from wavy or folded documents. This is only a rare issue for me, but your needs might differ.
Yes. SwiftScan - Document Scanner is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 18,890 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for SwiftScan - Document Scanner Is 41.9/100.
Yes. SwiftScan - Document Scanner is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 18,890 SwiftScan - Document Scanner User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for SwiftScan - Document Scanner Is 41.9/100.
SwiftScan - Document Scanner works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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