One of the most popular productivity apps on the iPhone has finally made the jump to the iPad. Scanner Pro is now available in the iOS App Store as a universal app. Scanner Pro is a free upgrade for those who already own the iPhone version, but new customers who want it for the iPad will have to buy it.
The app was introduced for the iPhone two years ago and since then has seen more than 350,000 downloads and a long run at the top of Apple’s business/productivity app charts. The iPad version took so long to be developed due to the limitations of the first and second-generation iPads. They lacked in the camera requirement that this app needs in order to function well. The new iPad finally has a decent camera.
The app is simple and straightforward, so it’s no secret why it’s popular, even on a small screen. When you want to scan a document, book or magazine page, business card, white board from a meeting, or anything else you want to import or save in digital form, you open the app and hit the camera button. The app scans the image instantly. It will automatically find the right borders of your scan and crop out the stuff you don’t need, though you can manually fix it if you need to. After tweaking the contrast and the brightness if necessary, you can save it to your iPad (as a JPEG or PDF) in Photos, iBooks or the Kindle app, send as an e-mail, print, fax or upload it to your Google Docs, Dropbox or Evernote account.
Once you’ve got your PDF saved on your iPad through Scanner Pro, you can open it with PDF Expert and if it’s a contract, document or a form, you can sign or fill it out right on the iPad, mark it up in note-taking and annotation app Remarks or print it to any Wi-Fi connected or networked printer with Printer Pro.
Such incredible features make this the ideal app to use in the business world.
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