world of digital papers with these mobile apps
Nowadays, Smartphones have entered into the lives of many people. People do almost everything with their Smartphones. They not only use the Smartphone for taking pictures to cherish the memories. Now they also act as the scanners. With this, the world can go paperless by using any one of the following scanner apps. this will make world of digital papers with the help of these apps, users can store documents, class notes, business cards. Users can scan the documents if they want to sign and send digitally.
Productive scanner apps
Android apps that help the users to go paperless and also help to be productive are as follows.
Evernote comes with greater functionality. Now, it has scanning features too. There is also the widget available for this app, which allows the users to place this widget on their mobile phone’s home screen for quick scanning the documents or the business cards into the Evernote app.
For doing this, users have to sign in into an account, if they don’t have the account; they have to sign up to get the new account. At the lower right corner of the screen, users will find a plus icon and they have to tap on that icon.
Above the plus icon, there appears a pop-up list, from that list users, have to tap one of the new note types. The right screenshot of the screen displays a scanned image. This document will look smooth and silky. With that Evernote will give a warning message stating, it will not look good, so the user has to change the angle of the camera to remove that glossiness from the document. This shows that the app has nice attention towards the clarity of the document.
Users can place a widget of this app on the mobile’s home screen so that they will get the instant access to the new feature of this app.
There will be two different widgets for this. Users have to place the two widgets on the home screen by dragging them to the home screen. This usually happens in the Android phones for placing the widgets on the home screen.
Tap on the widgets to open the widgets drawer. Some Android launchers or the Android phones work differently from others. Do as per the phone’s instruction for placing the widgets on the home screen.
The app’s widgets have the following functions.
- Shortcut- for opening the Evernote app.
- Document camera- this function scans the document and adds it to the default notebook.
- New note- it starts a new, fresh blank note on Evernote.
- Audio note- it opens a new audio recording note for doing the voice memos.
- Drawing note- this feature opens a new drawing note on the Evernote app and it acts as the best platform for capturing visual ideas.
- Search- it helps to search for the Evernote account.
- Text to speech- single action widget will start a new note. It also has an option to record the speech.
All the first six functions will appear in one widget. All these functions will appear in the widget when it gets customized. Users can add other kinds of note functions like business card scanner if the user has multiple business cards.
The seventh note will appear in the separate widget. Evernote will allow the user to place a single functional widget instead of placing the widget bar, which holds the one to six functions.
Evernote app will allow the user to select, which new features to place on the widget bar. And it provides the shortcut to open the Evernote app. Users have to customize it to access all the features in the widget bar. When the user is placing the widget on the home screen of the phone, a screenshot appears on the screen.
More button contains all the available functions in the widget. Users can tap on the ones, which they don’t want to use at first. If they tap at those particular functions, they will be removed. Users can select the green or black color screen at the bottom of the customization screen.
Evernote is one of the best apps and it has OCR features in it. This OCR converts the pictures, handwritten documents and many others of this same kind into the digital format. Users get more features with the paid subscription. For the mid level plus plan, the subscription plans will start at $25 per month and the premium plans will cost $45 per year.
Some of the scanning apps will support a shift to the Evernote also. If such apps don’t support in a direct manner, Android will add Evernote in the share menu. Any app, which uses the Android menu can add content its content in Evernote.
Microsoft Office and OneNote have joined hands to offer the service called Office Lens. First, they want the users to try it for free. This app works in a simple manner. Place the camera in the document or photo, it will capture a shot. The user has to save that captured one by clicking the save icon, it will ask, where to save that image. It will ask the name of the user then it will automatically point and selects OneNote and a gallery and saves the image in the gallery. The app allows the users to save that image in OneDrive, Word, PowerPoint or in a PDF file.
If the users want to crop a photo, they can crop it before saving. Users need not do this regularly because the app itself does the cropping job for the documents.
Users can tap on the scanner icon before scanning to check the pictures, whether they are in the correct format or not. This app will scan the documents, a white board in the classroom or in any other meeting rooms, a photo or the business card. Users have to select the best one for the best outcomes. If the user selects the business card, it will only show the gallery and OneNote as the places for saving it. It saves OneNote in an option called Contacts. To check the Notebook on the phone, users can find it in the recent history in the Office Lens; when the users’ taps on it in the history, Notebook automatically opens in OneNote. Office 365 users can get the most benefits from the app. This app works with a free Microsoft like Outlook, Hotmail or Live.
Cam scanner is the best option for the people who don’t wish to use Office Lens or Evernote. This app suits both the Android and iOS devices. People who own both Android Smartphone and an iPad will get the best benefits out of this app.
The Android Cam scanner app offers some rich and exciting features. They can make use of the features with free of cost. Cam Scanner handles image and scanning and also QR codes.
The user has to point the scanner towards the QR code; for which, they will get a website link; users can open that URL to visit that particular page. Users have to switch between the right and left screens to transfer between the QR code scanning and the document scanning.
There are many scanner apps available for both the android and iOS. People can make use of them to enjoy the digital representation of their documents, images and other things. As everything is based on mobile and technology, it is better to shift to the paperless world. By scanning the documents, photos, and other important things; people will not miss the important documents so that, they can use them for the future use. And by the scanned photos and images, people can cherish the memories forever.
Author Bio :- Andrew Shah is a digital marketing manager at Zoplay.com, a leading PHP script development company that offers valuable services to clients. As a professional, he is interested in developing new mobile apps with Zoplay scripts that will benefit both customers and business owners.