This might be the easiest way to get scannning done, but there aren’t a lot of extra frills. Credit: Screenshot Notes
If you have an iPhone, are in dire need of a PDF scanner, and don’t want to download a new app, you can scan by using your pre-installed Notes app. Simply tap on the camera icon, choose “Scan Documents,” and follow the prompts. This is great if you need a quick job, but there aren’t many additional features beyond a simple scan.
This might be the easiest way to get scannning done, but there aren’t a lot of extra frills. Credit: Screenshot/iOS store Adobe Scan
Adobe Scan is super easy to use, and reviewers say the scans come out looking great. Your scans are automatically saved on Adobe Document Cloud, so you can access them from any phone, tablet, or computer. It’s free, and it’s reliable.
Free and simple Credit: Screenshot/iOS store CamScanner
This free app allows you to scan, merge, and access cloud storage — like iCloud or Google Drive. But the app does add a small watermark on your scanned documents, so it might not work for every document scan.
It’s free, but it adds a watermark Credit: Screenshot/iOS store SwiftScan
SwiftScan has a ton of features that other scanners don’t have, like file naming, faxing, organization tools, and dozens of cloud storage services. There are free versions of the app for iPhone, iPad, and Android, but the $7.99 upgrade to “Pro” is what really steals the show.
If you can’t convince yourself to download an app, you can always scan documents at your local printing kiosk and at some office supply stores. Happy scanning!