Scanner Apps for Android

Struck in Travel while you are supposed to send a scanned copy of your report? Want to share a business card urgently with your office?

You just need an Android Phone, Steady hands and any of the app that we mention in this article. That’s it. Here are some of the apps that you can use to scan and send the documents online in PDF, Image, Word or any other formats you want.

Top Scanner Apps for Android

The apps listed below are ranked from the top based on customer reviews and ratings.

1. Cam Scanner


The best of its kind scanner app, extremely handy for professionals and students. Scan any kind of document you want, Including Invoices, Visiting Cards, Printed documents. The app is user-friendly and has a better algorithm to automatically crop, align and enhance the brightness/contrast of the scanned document. You can export the scanned file as PDF/JPEG and email it to anyone from the app itself.

Are you someone who wants to protect your confidential documents. Then you can apply passcodes for viewing documents and thus enhancing your privacy. No wonder this app has got the “Editors Choice” tag over it and is the world’s leading mobile scanning app.

2. Tiny Scanner

Tiny Scanner

As the name suggests it’s a very small Scanning help with a simple and convenient user interface. “ A SCANNER IN MY POCKET? “  This is what your initial impression will be after you get to use this app. You can scan a document in Color, Grayscale or Black and White as you wish. The advantage of being a tiny software package, this runs swiftly on android devices with less RAM Management as well.   You can use the “Quick Search” feature to quickly access the file you require among a bunch of documents piled up in the app after scanning. It’s that easy. You can Email or directly share the output file for dropbox, ever note, G-Drive or One Drive.

3. Adobe Scan

Name whatever documentation work it is, Adobe will be there. Whether its picture editing, Magazine spool proofing or Reading a PDF file. By OCR (Optical Character Recognition- The basis of all scanning apps ), Adobe creates a very efficient and powerful way of turning your document into PDF/JPEG. Just Capture, then enhance and then Reuse it as per your wish.

Adobe Scanner

Multi-page documents can be scanned using this adobe app with a single tap. The Adobe Scanner makes any content scannable and reusable. You can create a high-quality PDF with the OCR that can be later worked on with Adobe Reader. If you are familiar with Cloud storage for your documents, then this is the document for you. Once you complete your scanning you can save it to adobe Document cloud for instant access and sharing. Easy-Peasy, right?!!

4. Microsoft Office Lens – PDF Scanner.

You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and save to OneNote,  One Drive, or your local device.  Branded Under Microsoft, the giant corporation known for its MS Office apps, this is another good and well-built application for domestic use.

Microsoft office Lens

Whether you’re using it for business or education, Office Lens will help you save and share your documents in OneNote and OneDrive so you and your team can all work together.

Personally, I have noted strong edge detection in this app which in turn yields amazing output clarity. Even if it is a scanning done over a whiteboard marking, the clarity still remains perfect. As a keynote, this app has been selected as one of the best android apps in the U.S. for the year 2015, by Google play.

This app is not supported to some devices, you can check the compatibility of the device by clicking on the Play Store link below.

5. Simple Scan

Basic and a completely free scanner app fulfilling all the requirements of a good scanner app. The pleasant interface and well-augmented classic building of the app are the positives. If you need advanced options related to cloud storage and sharing you can switch to the Pro version of the App.

Simple Scan

You can automatically remove the clutter background, generate high-definition JPEG pictures or PDF files in a snap. Enriched with a variety of image processing modes, you can manually adjust the image parameters all just with a mobile phone. Quickly turning all documents scanned into a clear electronic draft. The tidy interface is helpful for kids to do their homework with ease. You can set the page sizes as Letter, Legal or A4 for better edge detection while performing a scan. With a simpler and tidy interface as mentioned, it rubs quite smoothly without any lag as well.

In simple words, a dedicated single app to save your Phone cluster memory and still perform everything you need to.

Ready to use Android Scanner?

You can pick any of the above apps to do document or photo scanning through your Android mobile, Camscanner just went through a very big malware issue thrown out of play store and came back after all the fix. No guarantee even using an official application, pick the best one and use it at your own risk. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

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