Scanner Pro, iPhone document scanner, gets major update

24 Mar

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Today Readdle announces the release of Scanner Pro 2.0, the latest version of their popular iPhone application, which transforms the device into portable scanner. Scanner Pro 2.0 adds GoogleDocs integration, camera stabilization, automatic edge detection and passcode protection for the entire application. Scanner Pro 2.0 is available on the Apple App Store at $6.99 to new customers and as a free upgrade for existing users.

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Scanner Pro 2.0 easily handles situations when a hard copy document should be scanned and there is no scanner nearby. It lets people scan multipage documents, email them and even upload to Dropbox, Evernote, MobileMe iDisk or any other WebDAV enabled server. The application incorporates special algorithms to enhance image quality and make it as readable as possible.
Google Docs integration allows taking the advantages of the recent optical character recognition function. It allows users to upload scans page by page to their Google Docs accounts and convert them into text documents for later editing on any desktop computer. There is also an option to upload a whole document as a PDF file.

Camera stabilization added in Scanner Pro 2.0 prevents images from becoming blurred while taking photos. Application automatically chooses the moment to take a shot so a shake caused by a hand movement is minimal.
Automatic page borders detection finds document edges on the image and crops it accordingly, while password protection prevents an unauthorized access to scans.

What advanced scanner features does Scanner Pro have?

  • Ability to compose multi page documents
  • All results are industry standard PDF files
  • Optional 40-bit RC4 level PDF encryption
  • Image quality enhancement algorithms
  • Uploading files to MobileMe iDisk and other WebDAV enabled web storages

What does Scanner Pro let you do?

Scan multipage documents
Scanner Pro can handle any type of document ranging from simple one page letters to multipage agreements. You can add and remove pages, reorder them and even combine pages of different size, like A4 and A5, in one document.

Make industry standard PDF files
All scanned document are saved as PDF files that could be easily shared with other people and read on any computer and many mobile phones.

Protect documents with password
Scanner Pro allows you to set password for PDF files you create. Only people who know the password will be able to open the document.

Transfer documents to Mac and PC
Connect any Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista computer to the iPhone
running Scanner Pro via Wi-Fi and copy scanned PDF files from iPhone. No additional software required to make it work.

Send scans by email
Just scan any document you want and tap send button. Yes, it’s that simple.

Preview documents before sending
Built-in PDF viewer lets you preview scans exactly the same as they will look like for anyone who will read the document. You will always know what you are sending.

Upload Scans to online file storages
Scanner Pro supports uploading documents from the application to any WebDAV compatilbe web service like MobileMe iDisk, Box.Net and Humyo. It’s fast, reliable and easy to use.

Utilize Evernote integration
Higly anticipated Evernote integration lets you convert printed documents, receipts and even handwritten texts into searchable notes accessible from anywhere. Get rid of the paper!

Who are Scanner Pro competitors?
There are several products that position themselves similarly to Scanner Pro. Most well known of them are JotNot and DocScanner.

In short, why Scanner Pro is better for business?

  • Designed to work with multipage documents
  • Supports documents with landscape orientations
  • Can create password protected PDF files
  • Lets share documents in a number of ways

Facts at a glance
System Requirements
iPhone with 2.2.1 firmware

Pricing
USD $6.99.

Scanner Pro is available in the App Store. Check it out now!

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