Recently CamScanner, my go-to android app to scan documents on my smartphone, made the news for using an advertising library that injected malicious code onto devices. I don’t know if the developers were aware of this or not; but, it was enough for me to uninstall CamScanner and start looking at other options.
What I found was this. There are 3-three really good document scanner options out there that will not cost you a cent that is developed by names we all have come to recognize. Those names being Microsoft, Google and Adobe (see below). — Rick @ What’s On My PC
This option you will be prompted to set up a Microsoft account if you do not have one. The document scanner works very well, but what I found is that it is limited in sharing options. I ended up uninstalling this one from my phone due to this. If you are big Microsoft user, then this app would be a good choice.
I already had Google Drive installed on my phone and did not know that it has an option built into the app that allows you to scan documents. What you do is this:
Scan a document
- Open the Google Drive app .
- In the bottom right, tap Add .
- Tap Scan .
- Take a photo of the document you’d like to scan.
- Adjust scan area: Tap Crop .
- Take photo again: Tap Re-scan current page .
- Scan another page: Tap Add .
- To save the finished document, tap Done .
Add a scanning shortcut to your Home screen
To set up a shortcut to scan documents:
- Open your Android phone or tablet’s widgets.
- Find the “Drive scan” widget.
- Touch and hold the widget.
- Drag it onto your Home screen. You may be asked to select an account.
- Choose the folder you’ll save documents inside. If you want to create a folder, tap New Folder .
- Tap Select. You’ll see the folder name in the widget.