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Genius Scan

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+
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About Genius Scan

Genius Scan is a simple, flexible, scanner app with a nice set of features. Once you scan your document, contract, or note, you can export it as a JPEG or multiple-page PDF file, which is handy. If being able to fine tune everything about your scanned documents is the way you want to go, Genius Scan is an excellent option. 

Genius Scan is a good scanner app for iOS and Android devices. Easily scan documents by taking a picture with your phone. GeniusScan turns them into a scan and you can then email them out from the app. Like most people, I don’t have a scanner when I need one. Genius Scan definitely makes life a bit easier when you are on the go.

Genius Scan Review

Genius Scan is the document scanning app that meets all your document scanning needs. Genius Scan is a very easy-to-use app that will scan anything, correct the perspective, and give you tools to enhance it in black and white for better legibility. You can also batch scan so you can add pages quickly. You can create JPEG or PDF files with multiple pages. Similar to other document scanning apps, you can organize all your scans in folders and export them to your favorite cloud service. You’ll have to pay for a subscription to take advantage of the Genius Scan cloud service. The subscription costs $3 per month or $30 per year. This app is compatible with Touch ID.

You can separate documents into folders, name each document or folder, and even tag documents. This means you can have taxes from multiple years in different folders that can still be found by searching through your tagging system.

If having a clean and intuitive UI that gives you access to a few features without going overboard is what you're after, then it's Genius Scan that you should take a look at. The one flaw with Genius Scan is that to get access to the full sharing capabilities, you'll need to pony up $4.95 for a premium subscription.

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Teacher Ratings


Android, iPad, iPhone





Organisational and Productivity Skills


In-App Purchases - No


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Genius Scan is a scanner in your pocket. Quickly scan your documents on the go and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF files.

Our scanning technology includes smart page detection, perspective correction and image enhancement. The batch scanning lets you scan dozens of pages in a matter of seconds. In addition, Genius Scan offers powerful tools to organize and safely export your documents.

More than 20 million users have downloaded this scanner app and thousands of small businesses are trusting it. Apple featured Genius Scan several times and named it “App of the Week”. Genius Scan is constantly praised by its users.

How users use Genius Scan - PDF

  • Quickly scan any document anywhere, when you don't have a scanner at hand
  • Avoid buying an expensive scanner that you are never going to use
  • Have your employees on the road send contracts, sales agreement to the headquarters immediately upon signature.
  • Expedite expense reports by quickly creating a PDF with all your receipts and send them to Expensify
  • Get rid of all your paper documents by archiving them to Dropbox
  • Quickly scan a form you just printed when you don’t have a scanner
  • At the university, take a picture of a whiteboard
  • Archive handwritten notes or share them with colleagues
  • Save the perfect recipe after cooking
  • Save handwritten memos, or book pages for future reference
  • Share a good restaurant menu on Twitter

Key Features:

  • Detects the page frame, crops it and corrects the perspective: you don't need to take a perfect straight shot. Genius Scan will remove any unnecessary background
  • Enhances the legibility of your document: black and white or color post-processing
  • Batch scanning let you quickly scan pages in a row
  • Batch import from the gallery to import dozens of photos at a time
  • Emails the scans as JPEG or PDF files
  • Creates PDF documents with multiple pages
  • Organizes your documents with titles, tags and powerful search
  • Smart document names let you adapt Genius Scan to your workflow
  • Exports the documents to Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Expensify, Facebook, Google Drive, OneDrive (and OneDrive for Business), OneNote (and OneNote for Business), FTP, SugarSync, Twitter, WebDAV and other applications
  • Prints over AirPrint
  • Shares document over Wifi for easy access from your computer
  • Documents are processed on the phone, not sent to a third-party server
  • Protect your documents with Touch ID and encrypt PDF files with a password
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