Scanner Pro 6 adds ability to scan documents in your photo library, 50% off for “limited period”

Readdle has just updated Scanner Pro to version 6, making it even easier to use your iPhone or iPad to scan documents. Improved edge-detection means that it continues to automatically align documents within the camera frame, and a Scan Radar feature intelligently analyzes your photo library to find pictures of documents.

This feature lets Scanner Pro to automatically find photos that look like document in your Photo Library. This means that you no longer have to launch the app to scan something – simply open your camera app from a lock screen and take pictures of things you want to scan. Once you launch Scanner Pro, it will automatically notify you about the new scans that it found.

The developers say they analyzed more than half a million documents to build the functionality … 

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A batch scanning mode means you can just pass documents in front of your camera and it will automatically scan each in turn with no need to press a button, making it easier to hold the phone in one hand while positioning documents with the other.

The app normally costs $5.99, but is currently available for $2.99 “for a limited time.”

If you prefer a desktop scanner, check out my review of the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100, and my guide to living a paperless life.

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  1. standardpull - 8 years ago

    I love these scanning apps. They are super-convenient. When I need to share a document, I no longer have to look for a flat-bed scanner or a fax machine.

    But I have a serious concern – I work with a lot of confidential and sensitive documents, and of course I am not permitted to share these documents with a 3rd party even if the 3rd party “promises” to keep them under wraps in most circumstances.

    It is quite unclear if Scanner Pro stores my documents on their servers, and if so, if they have the technical ability to read them. If so, then this application is inappropriate for many business practices.

    If they cannot guarantee that their software will never move my scanned content off of my device unless I explicitly allow it, then it is unsafe for many business practices. Sadly, their privacy statements do not address this concern.

    • denzhadanov - 8 years ago

      Scanner Pro only stores documents on device internally. There is no way we access or share your data.

      • standardpull - 8 years ago

        That is very awesome. You should put fact that in bold print on your site and in your privacy agreement!

        I’m in. Thanks!

      • Alessandro Geminiani - 8 years ago

        As you are here reading, could you please add PDF Expert to the Favorites shortcut. I have a workflow in which I export scan to PDF expert and it would save me 3-4 clicks. thanks

  2. Lucas Summers - 8 years ago

    Or you could just use Microsofts “office lens” app on iOS which does the same thing and is free.

  3. Monica Lexine - 8 years ago

    Scanner Pro is a great app! I used it last year to scan a 189 page family ancestry book. It took a lots less time than using a traditional scanner and the scans turned out great. I went “paperless” a few years ago, so it’s convenient to use Scanner Pro to scan bits of mail, receipts and magazine clips straight into Evernote. Now the only time I lift the lid on my scanner is when I need to scan a stray photo.

  4. AeronPeryton - 8 years ago

    Since I had Calendar 5 already, I bought the bundle of the two apps and saved another buck on top of the sale price. :)

  5. PhilBoogie - 8 years ago

    Completely Off Topic, but I just wanted to chime in to say that I almost missed this article…because of the new avatar/profile picture.

    Props to you Ben. (geez, I start to write like an American, whilst I prefer [to learn] some proper English. Even though I’m Dutch, but that’s completely beside the point)

  6. Josh Lambert (@jml12286) - 7 years ago

    Been using Scannable and recently Microsoft’s Office Lens. Both are also free and seem to accomplish what this paid app does.


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