Important: After I published a link to this post in my newsletter I found out that CamScanner is now downloading a trial version of the app instead of the free version by default.
This is very misleading and I can no longer recommend it in good conscience.
If you’re still interested in the app, you can read more about the various plans right here.
This is a sad development because it really is a fantastic app. But I just can’t recommend something that misleads its potential users.
I apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused.
Original post follows:
Have you ever seen something in a newspaper or magazine that you wanted to scan but you were away from home and didn’t have a scanner handy?
Or perhaps a friend showed you a document that you would have liked to have had a copy of, but there was no scanner available at the time?
With a wonderful free app called CamScanner, you can capture high quality scans of documents using your smartphone – no computer or stand-alone scanner required!
CamScanner can be used to scan most any kind of text document with excellent sharpness and clarity, even when the lighting leaves a bit to be desired. You can scan pages from a book or magazine, restaurant receipts, business cards, the labels on products at the grocery store…pretty much anything in fact.
As regular readers of this blog know, I’m all about finding free apps and programs, and CamScanner is one of the best apps I have ever used – free or paid.
As is typical for apps of this type, a premium version of CamScanner is available but the free version works well for me. I recommend that you give the free version a try as well.
To install the app just visit your device’s app store and search for CamScanner. It’ll pop right up.
Bonus tip: This post explains how to protect your Android phone or tablet from malware attacks.