Best scanning apps for Android in 2020 to scan your documents

Technology is taking a leap year on year. The main goal of the modern era is to make the machine as compact yet powerful as they can. Believe it or not but the first commercial Xerox machine was almost the size of two washing machines sitting together, weighing approx 650 pounds. even after such a huge body they prone to heat as hell. The smartphones these days are the most capable tool everybody carries in their pockets. Nowadays, mobile phones are capable of doing tasks of many other gadgets such as alarm clocks, calendars, music players etc.

Modern smartphones are now overtaking even bigger gadgets like cameras, TVs for entertainment and even Xerox machines in some cases. For a quick document and image scan, your smartphone can always help you out with it. So here are the top five scanning apps for you in 2020 for android devices.

Best scanning apps for Android in 2020

Adobe Scan

Adobe scan is a very intuitive app for scanning any notes, forms, documents, receipts, and images to PDF files. The app is simple to use, just point your camera towards the document and the app will automatically recognize it, crop and skew it and will scan it. The app has certain useful features like colour correction of the scanned documents, it allows you to reorder pages and also to scan multiple pages and add them in a single PDF. Moreover, there’s even a built-in OCR that lets you reuse scanned content. Adobe Scan checks all the boxes of essential features including sharing your scanned documents via email or saving them in cloud storage. The app ad-free and free to use.

Google Drive

While we all think we need to download a third-party scanning app, many of us don’t explore our phones enough. It even took me a while to realize that most of the android phones come with a preinstalled scanner. Google Drive is always there in most of the android phones and it does have a scanning feature! All you need to do is simply open drive, tap on the ‘+’ sign and go to scan. That’s it! the drive uses the stock camera of your device to scan. The tool has basic cropping abilities, colour enhancements and image quality selecting options for the users. The coolest part is all the documents are saved in the Drive, also, you don’t need to download any other apps.

Office Lens

Microsoft’s Office Lens is a classic scanning app. Like all other apps, this one also gets the job done easily. The app has all the basic and advanced features to scan documents or any text carrying flat subject like cropping and skewing, conversion of captured images to PDF, Word, or PowerPoint files. It allows you to save your scanned files to OneNote, OneDrive, or your local storage. The app also supports other languages like German, Spanish or simplified Chinese. The best and most unique part about this app is it gives you a reminiscent of the ecosystem of Windows Phones which I personally loved!

CamScanner – Scanner to scan PDF

CamScanner is one of the best scanning apps available on the Playstore. With over 100 Million downloads, this app is super cool to use and loaded with almost every feature one can require. The app besides every basic task like cropping and saving the scanned file to internal storage, it provides you with many colour filters to enhance the scanned document, it can also create PDF files with multiple scanned documents and you can reorder the pages. You can also save the scanned copies in JPG format. CamScanner was recently removed from the PlayStore for data privacy concerns but it is now back and is safe to use.

Smart Doc Scanner: Free PDF Scanner App

Smart Doc Scanner is a great scanning app for android devices. It covers most of the essential features. It has OCR support to read texts from images in more than 40 languages. Smart Doc Scanner is actually smart! It also has a feature of spell-check. You have options to change page size, scan multiple documents and put them in a single PDF file. This app does the zooming and cropping better than most of its competitors. The app has integrated support for cloud services like Google Docs and Dropbox and supports saving in many image formats like JPG, PNG, BIP, GIP and WebP. The app doesn’t display ads but it does have in-app purchases.

These are the best scanning apps you can use in 2020 in your Android smartphones. You can choose the right one out of them according to your preference and also do let us know which scanner do you use. Stay tuned for more such content.



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