Legal work is often still filled with paper and hand-written notes. These can be easily lost, and digitizing and sharing them can be a problem. CamScanner, an app for Android and iOS, is an elegant solution to this problem.
CamScanner is a highly regarded mobile app that allows you to scan documents, whiteboards, notes, or anything else you can think of, into a digital file on your phone. In addition, you can convert to PDF for transfer to your computer, send to someone else, or upload to cloud. Imagine being able to simply take a picture with your phone’s camera of your notes, crop and edit, then forward to colleagues via email, WhatsApp, WeChat, or a link to other social networks.
The app also allows for these useful features:
- Optical Character Recognition (OCR): Convert images to text files. Supports 16 languages including Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean.
- Auto edge cropping: Allows you to capture documents by phone, remove busy background, and generate high resolution JPEG or PDF files.
- Auto enhancing: Makes the PDF look clear and sharp. You can easily export the files in multiple ways and sync to the cloud with high speed.
The best news is that CamScanner is a free application on Google Play and the Apple App Store with a paid upgrade to the more feature-rich version. The app has been out for a few years now and the buzz is certainly out that if you want to turn your written notes into quick, sharp looking documents, CamScanner is one of the best games in town.