We bring you an article to explain how to scan one or more documents with your mobile so that you have them digitized and can save them on your computer or a cloud. It is a method with which to avoid that an important document is misplaced, and that can help you to have notes, receipts, or even books occupying the minimum space.

We are going to start the article with a list of the 7 best applications to scan your documents. Then, we will explain the whole process step by step with two of these applications, so that you not only have alternatives but also know how to use the main ones.

7 best apps to scan your documents

We are going to start with a small collection of applications with which you can turn your mobile into a scanner. We bring it to you in a list format, with a description of each of the applications and links so that you can download them directly to your Android or iOS device.

Self-signature:

What it is and how to use it to sign documents with your digital certificate

Abby FineScanner:

We are going to start with an application that is not as well known, but more advanced than many of the ones you are going to see on today’s list. It allows you to scan printed and handwritten texts with your mobile, and save them in up to 12 file formats. Use character recognition to scan documents in nearly 200 languages. It has applications for Android and iOS.

Adobe Scan:

An application created by Adobe and that integrates seamlessly with all its other tools. It allows you to scan notes, documents of all kinds, and even images to convert them into PDF. It’s free, easy to use and even allows you to rearrange the pages if you scan more than one. It has applications for Android and iOS.

CamScanner:

One of the most complete applications that exist to scan documents using your mobile, and which is also complemented by other options such as the one to pass the scan to text. It has applications for Android and iOS.

Genius Scan:

A document scanning application that offers a simple free version not very different from the others, but if you buy its paid version, it integrates with a large number of clouds, including Dropbox, Evernote, Expensify, Facebook, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneNote or even FTP systems. It has applications for Android and iOS.

Google Drive:

It is Google’s cloud storage service, but whose mobile application also has a function to digitize documents. You will save them in PDF format, and they are stored directly in Google Drive. If you have a Google account, even a free one to use Gmail and little else, it can be useful. It has applications for Android and iOS.

Office Lens:

Microsoft’s alternative to be able to digitize any type of document. When you scan something with this application, you can choose to save the file in your mobile gallery, put it in the OneDrive cloud or use any Office application. It has applications for Android and iOS.

ScanPot:

And we end up with another quite complete application, which is free. It offers options such as different folders to organize yourself better, smart name suggestions, and the possibility of synchronizing your documents with various cloud storage systems, including iCloud. It can also recognize text in 60 languages. However, it has a negative point that you should know, and that is that the free version is quite limited, and prioritizes its best options over the paid ones. It has applications for Android and iOS.

How to scan a document with your mobile