Paperless with CamScanner

CamScanner: Save Environment, Go Paperless

In this fast era, we need documents anywhere and anytime. To cope up with this requirement we need some device, device sound a bit off because it will be difficult to carry a device all the way to store documents. what if we have an app that serves this purpose of scan device. Yes! an app, CamScanner is an app that is free of cost available on the Apple and Android store.

Get this app from the play store, click a photograph of the document that you want to scan and here you go… After taking photo CamScanner will automatically edit the photo by setting brightness, contrast, cropping and many more. You will get your document photo just like you have scanned it with a scanner. Once you have done with the scanning you can save the document in with JPG or PDF format and share it with your friends through social media, email.

Features of CamScanner

CamScanner gives you the impression of using a scanner for scanning the document with other advantages as well

  • Image Adjustment.
  • Turn Pictures into Editable Version
  • Extract Information from Paper Documents
  • Choice of file Format either JPG or PDF.
  • Sharing the files on Social Media.
  • Email of files in the chosen format with the choice of size.
  • Storage of documents over the cloud.
  • Password Protection
  • Conversion into multiple page PDF’s
  • Tag Addition to documents
  • PDF Direction( Portrait or landscape)
  • Page Size of PDF
  • Watermarked PDF’s
  • Performs OCR on your scanned documents
  • annotate Scans with notes

What is the cost of CamScanner App?

Free version of CamScanner is enough for your requirements through the premium version gets you some additional features like more cloud storage space, no Ads editable OCR, Maximum Document Number is unlimited, Maximum Pages per Document is unlimited, Maximum Batch Mode Scans is unlimited and most important the app will sync to other cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive.

Premium Account starts from $4.99 / month.

CamScanner FAQs

Is CamScanner secure?

Yes, CamScanner is secure as it uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) with 2048 bit RSA and 256 bit AES encryption to transfer data between your phone and CamScanner servers.

However, the free version of CamScanner on Android platform got infected with harmful trojan lately. But now things are back on track, its back on Google Play as well.

Where are CamScanner files saved?

CamScanner files are stored in CamScanner folder on your phone. It can be on internal memory or external storage based on where your app is installed.

Go to Settings > Applications > CamScanner to check

Open the same location in any of the File Managers on your phone.

You’ll see a folder named CamScanner, it has all your files.

How do I sync CamScanner?

You should turn on CamScanner sync from the app settings. Once it shows the sync is 100%, then you can check on other device or computer system.

Then go to the CamScanner website and open login page. Login to your account.

There you can see all the files which you uploaded from your mobile app.

How do I retrieve data from CamScanner?

You can backup your data on your device or sync it to other devices using Backup option in the app settings. You can restore it later using your account on another device.

How do I stop CamScanner premium?

The subscription in use cannot be canceled or refunded.

If you are using an Apple device, You can cancel the subscription using Manage App Subscriptions section of your Apple ID.

If you are using an Android device, go to Google Play, sign-in your account and go to Subscriptions menu.


Problems  or Missing Features inside the app

  • Time Consuming if we have a lot of pages to scan.
  • The mobile camera need to be of high quality
  • Too many ads in the free Version

How do I Download CamScanner?

Get it on Google Play

Alternative Apps

1. Microsoft Office Lens – PDF Scanner

Microsoft Office Lens

2. Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner, OCR

Adobe Scan PDF Scanner OCR
Adobe Scan PDF Scanner OCR

3. Scanbot – PDF Document Scanner

Scanbot PDF Document Scanner
Scanbot PDF Document Scanner

Rating for the app

CamScanner proved to be a very effective application, and an awesome way to quickly scan using the phone camera. It works really well with different types, size of documents. So, I will give 4.5 out of 5.

Final Verdict

CamScanner OCR feature is marvelous, by this text extraction is very easy from paper materials to one can directly edit through the phone.

CamScanner is highly recommended for the use of a small number of documents and one can create an online account to sync the documents. It omits the requirement of a physical scanner. CamScanner is an efficient tool to copy and save essential documents.

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CamScanner: Save Environment, Go Paperless

by Mohit Sehgal time to read: 3 min