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CamScanner

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+
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About CamScanner

CamScanner is an app that turns the camera of your mobile device into a document scanner. With it, you’re able to scan a range of documents, from invoices to receipts.

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CamScanner is one of the more robust scanning apps for iOS and Android. You can scan anything you’d like, including your receipts. Processing is quick and easy, and there are even options for converting to PDF or JPEG. It even has a file system, allowing you to tag your scans and organize them in categorized folders. It has support for Cloud storage services, such as Google Drive and Dropbox, and will even let you print by way of Cloud Print. CamScanner will even let you fax one of your scans for a small fee.

The software turns scanned documents into PDF files, which are automatically uploaded to cloud services such as Box, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and OneDrive.

Targeted specifically at business users, the app lets you invite colleagues to view and comment on scans. However, they must have a user account to do so. There’s also an advanced editing feature, which lets you add annotations and watermarks to documents, making them look more professional. For improved security, you can add passcodes to documents.   

Ideas for using CamScanner in learning and teaching

There are many different ways in which CamScanner could be used in teaching and learning both in and out of the classroom.
  • During class – CamScanner can be used to allow for students to take an image of their work and send it to others for them to edit and add to. Alternatively, as the teacher you could use an image of something the students have in front of them to highlight parts and draw the students attention to what they should be examining.
  • For assessment/feedback – CamScanner can be used to grade papers for online submission purposes. The students have been asked to scan their handwritten mathematical formula with Camscanner, submit it through Moodle so the marker can digitally mark the work and return it to the student without paper needing to be submitted.
  • In the library – CamScanner can be used as a great tool for students to use to create their own set of notes on their subject. When in the library they can scan any relevant pages with the app and annotate onto them which saves the quality of the books and prevents the student from having to carry a lot of books around with them.

Is it free?

CamScanner is free to download on Android and iOS, but you can upgrade to a premium plan to get 10GB of storage, send document links with password protection, batch download documents, and more besides. 

For the Premium Account you have the option to pay either $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year. For the business version, which provides better options for team collaboration, it costs $6.99 per user per month, or $69.99 a year.

Will it work on my device?

CamScanner is available on multiple platforms so if you’re using an Apple device is works on iOS 6.0 and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. On Android you will need the 2.3 version or higher, and on Windows phone you will need Windows 8 and above.

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App Details

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Skills

Organisational and Productivity Skills

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

IntSig Information Co.,Ltd

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Publisher's Description

CamScanner helps you scan, store, sync and collaborate on various contents across smartphones, iPads, tablets and computers.

Features

Quickly Digitize Document
Just use your phone camera to scan and digitize all kinds of paper documents: receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates, etc.

Optimize Scan Quality
Smart cropping and auto enhancing ensures the texts and graphics in scanned documents are clear and sharp with premium colors and resolutions.

Extract Texts from Image
OCR (optical character recognition) feature recognizes texts in document images and extract them from images for later searching, editing or sharing.

Share PDF/JPEG Files
Easily share documents in PDF or JPEG format with friends via various ways: post on social media, send attachment or document download link through email.

AirPrint & Fax Documents
Instantly print out any documents in CamScanner with nearby printer via AirPrint; directly select document and fax to over 30 countries from the app.

Collaborate on Documents
Want to get feedback on your documents? Invite friends or colleagues to collaborate on documents. They can view, comment and exchange ideas on documents in groups.

Advanced Document Editing
Make annotations on documents with a full set of editing tools. Also adding customized watermarks are made available to mark your own documents.

Quick Search
When you have plenty of documents, you can use Tags to categorize and easily find them. In addition, OCR for Search helps you find texts inside image and notes. Just enter one keyword, you can quickly find the document you want.

Secure Important Documents
If you want to protect confidential contents, you can set passcode for viewing important documents; also, while sending document download link, you can set password to protect others from seeing it.

Sync across Platforms
Sign up to sync documents on the go. Just sign in to any smartphone, tablet or computer (visit CamScanner website) you own and you can view, edit and share any document.

Premium Subscription Service:

  • Get 10G cloud space for storing documents-Add extra 40 collaborators
  • Extract texts in images for later editing or sharing
  • Documents link shared with password protection.
  • Unlimited document annotations
  • No default watermarks on PDF file generated

CamScanner users scan and manage

  • Bill, Invoice, Contract, Tax Roll, Business Card…
  • Whiteboard, Memo, Script, Letter…
  • Blackboard, Note, PPT, Book, Article…
  • Credential, Certificate, Identity Documents…

3rd Party Cloud Storage Services Supported:
Box.com, Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox,

The free version is an ad-supported version and scanned documents are generated are with watermark, plus a limit of 30 pages of adding annotations; Uploading to Evernote/SkyDrive is only available for 7 days; Invite 10 collaborators per document at most.

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