DocScanner 8

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Description of App: 

"With DocScanner, you can turn any document into a PDF by simply snapping a photo. The ability to scan anywhere, any time may fundamentally change your relationship to scraps of paper. Of the major scanning apps, DocScanner's image quality is a cut above the rest." - The Wall Street Journal January 8, 2011With DocScanner you can make multipage PDFs by taking photos of any documents, invoices, whiteboards, receipts etc.
DocScanner crops, sharpens and corrects the white balance and more.

Take a picture of a document with iPhone’s camera, email it as PDF.DocScanner has industry leading image processing algorithms which automatically turn the picture to look like you have scanned the document with a flatbed scanner.Using custom algorithms DocScanner takes most of the iPhone’s camera and corrects perspective, whiteness, noise and other parts of the image to produce beautiful and clear scans.

Use DocScanner to capture whiteboards and receipts, digitize your Moleskine notebook to a PDF-file or Evernote.DocScanner is not limited to paper documents only. You can use it to make clear captures of meeting notes on a whiteboard and later on include those to your presentations. You can scan multipage documents such as your whole Moleskine notebook. It is great for scanning receipts of your business expenses. You can even set up a synchronization rule to email all of your receipts to your accountant.

Search text within your document library.DocScanner has an internal OCR-function that recognizes text and turns the documents you have captured with the camera to searchable text. The matching text in searched words get highlighted. In addition you can also copy the recognized text and e.g. send it with e-mail.

Wi-Fi Share.DocScanner has an internal web server that makes your library of documents accessible via web browser. Once your iPhone is connected to the same wireless network with your Mac, you can open Safari and go to the address shown on your iPhone’s screen. Your documents in document library can be viewed and downloaded as PDF from the web-interface. Your iPhone shows the requests in real time.

Use Evernote as your second brain.If you are unfamiliar with Evernote, it is a cloud storage service for documents with lot of additional document related functionality, such as search and handwriting recognition. We happen to love Evernote and use it by ourselves. We have been working closely with them to make DocScanner the best Scanner App to feed your Evernote account. It has various ways to send a document to Evernote for different use cases. You can also set a synchronization rule to define even more specific use cases. Once you are up and running with the setup you can sync with one tap. DocScanner can be found in the Evernote Trunk too. You can set Evernote account up for free or buy their premium plan.

Drop your documents to your Dropbox.When DocScanner was released, we started to get request to integrate with Dropbox almost immediately. That’s not strange, as Dropbox is super-useful, popular and clean cloud storage service. DocScanner is listed in Dropbox App Directory.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

5.0.2

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is very accessible.

The only issue that I have encountered so far is on the page where you adjust the settings for a new scan. On this page some of the controls are presented as images with the text label below. The images are the active elements, but they do not have labels. So, VoiceOver announces a series of 3 unlabelled buttons, and will then read the text labels for each. Once you realize what is happening, this is not a major problem, although it would be good if the developer addressed this.

Apart from this minor problem, the app is fairly simple to navigate and use.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.