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5 apps that turn your phone into a scanner

31st Oct 18

James Francis
By James Francis67 Followers

The paperless office is not going to be with us anytime soon. Despite suggestions of digital replacing paper copies, quite the opposite has happened. As technology has made us more productive, so our paper use grew!

This is not a bad thing. The paper we used is largely farmed and manufactured in very ecology-friendly ways, plus those same tree agriculture companies also look after great forested areas such as Tsitsikamma and Magoebaskloof. Also, it’s nice to have a physical piece of paper in your hand.

But there are also times when you need a digital copy. This means a trip to a multifunction printer or digging a scanner from that bottom drawer. Then you have to convert it to a PDF before it’s ready to go.

Or you can just use your phone with one of these great scanner apps. Smartphone cameras are very powerful and can capture clear, sharp images. When combined with the right software, they instantly become very decent document scanners that you can use anywhere. Need a copy of that contract or want to capture a receipt? Done!

Let’s take a look at five options you can start using today:

 

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