June 10, 2011

Review: Doc Scanner for iPhone

I’ve been using Doc Scanner for iPhone and like it. It allows you to scan paper documents, notebook pages, white boards, etc, and convert to pdf.

(+)

multipage scans
relatively fast
send pdfs to Dropbox or iDisk
reasonable file size
password protect pdfs

(-)

OCR not work sometimes
sometimes need to seek brighter lighting

I use this to bridge the analog / digital gap.

I write in notebooks when I feel like it (or when taking notes on a device would be inappropriate) and then scan pages I want to my digital files. I can add pages later to a scan if I add another notebook written page on a topic. This allows me to have a notebook with chronologically arranged notes (ie - notes on a recurring work meeting on pages 3, 11, 20, 43 with written links between) and pdfs of notebook pages arranged topically in digital form (notebook pages 3, 11, 20, 43 grouped together into one pdf). These pdfs properly titled and/or tagged should be easily locatable with Spotlight.

Rating: 4.5 / 5

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