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Adobe Scan: PDF & OCR Scanner

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Adobe Scan: PDF & OCR Scanner

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User Reviews for Adobe Scan: PDF & OCR Scanner

Shocked and Awed!!!! Excellent tool!

Incredibly handy, effective, and helpful. Take a moment how to learn how to use this app/software, and you won’t be disappointed. I’m not even super techy and it wasn’t hard to operate. I really could go on and on, but give it a try and you’ll definitely see yourself, especially if you’re a regular desktop to PC scanner. Ahhhhhmazing! If you don’t have access to a desktop scanner, or can’t get yours up and running, or on the go and can’t get to one and need to scan something, this is hands down one handy app. For personal or business use, it’s going to deliver. With this app on the go, you could literally work from the tailgate of your truck if you had to. It’s actually so cool and easy, it makes you want to scan stuff that you’d normally not, or put off. If you can hold your tablet or phone steady for pictures, then you can scan with this. Not to mention all the extra tools and features. As always, through the decades of use, Adobe continues to deliver and stay up on top of the technology game.

CrossFire Legal Docs., Apr 17, 2018
Excellent for scanning and sending documents on a tight schedule

From having used this app for a little while now, I have found it helpful and convenient for scanning and sending documents on the go. The app is very easy to use, and allows you to send files through most apps that one would need to access pdf files through (ex: gmail, google drive, yahoo mail, Evernote, and so forth). I really appreciate how it allows me to save the pdf files within the app, so that I can access them at anytime. Thus far, I have had no problems emailing the pdf files through my gmail app, and saving them to google drive. The app scans very well, allowing the documents to come out clear, bright, and easy to read. I have also found that it works well with faxing apps, allowing me to be able to fax documents on the go with ease. Highly recommend for those who are working, college students, and anyone who does not have time to scan and send documents via a printer. You will not be disappointed!

Debutante2013, Dec 26, 2017
Great for anyone who wants to get paper to digital with as all Adobe tools.

The software is free, more intricate than it may seem, easy to use, and is backed by the comittment of Adobe, Inc. Product continues to improve, and combined with Acrobat or other Adobe iPad Pro apps, just about as good for someone who preserves, categorizes, presents, and shares documents after easy editing and repesoitory in the Creative or Document clouds. In the end, its user choice, with some good alternatives, but this has long term potential and integration is important for ease of use and quality control. I always return to Adobe Scan after trying everything else new. The developers I believe, will maintain their pride in applying knowledge from so many areas within Adobe, that it will become a “Professional” Standard in not too long. Enjoy watching techology change at an accelerating pace. We are envisioning capabilities as though they will come to fuition in a year, but what we can only imagine now, is already very likely a reaity in the making all around us. Thanks Adobe.DDoherty

denniscd, Jan 18, 2018
Make sure you use the filters

AdobeScan is my go-to app if I need multiple images into a pdf, which is often the case for my school submissions. I think the default scan filter can be a bit finicky depending on how dark you write, but you can go into the filters and change it back to the original color and then it’s perfect. Pros: -Can scan directly through the app, or upload photos you already took/images you already have.-Very concise cropping of images, not just sliding of sides horizontally or vertically but also changing corners of where you crop for accuracy -Auto crop feature is pretty good for doing it automatically/quickly even if it isn’t perfect-Multiple scan settings. I think it has one for open books among others. I haven’t checked that out in full detail though.Cons:-Default scanner is picky about how dark you write -I haven’t found a default setting to use the original color every time, so I’ve had to change filters manually every time. It’s a bit annoying, but not a dealbreaker for me.-I have shaky hands and it requires a still photo, which can sometimes be an issue depending on how bad my tremor is that day. I would appreciate something like the “live photo” setting on Apple that shows the best image over a small timeframe.Overall AdobeScan is the most universal scanner across file types while also being not too basic or complicated. Despite the cons, it’s the best scanner I’ve found hence the 5/5 rating. Hope this review is helpful

DragonScale22, Apr 04, 2022
A few bugs but overall a game changer.

I’ve been using the app for years and a while ago it deleted all the cloud files I had. It was a huge loss but luckily even if the scans were gone the images were still auto saved to another folder in my images app. It’s annoying to have to recrop each photo and adjust the light settings all over again but it’s not as big of a loss as I initially thought. It’s a fantastic scanner and as for allowing an easy transition from traditional art to digital it’s allowed me to bridge the gap between two worlds that were before entirely separate. Now instead of taking hours to trace on top of photos for illustrator files I can make a couple task sketches and scan the best, then clean up in PS and use the image trace function to create vector shapes. It has small bugs in terms of storage but it might also have to do with me switching Adobe plans or the email I had connected to the account. It’s overall fantastic and has completely changed how I approach my workflow in a very positive way with just a few minor hiccups. I highly recommend it under the condition that you immediately save every new scan and original image external to acrobat as a precaution. Otherwise it’s amazing to no longer need a bulky scanner.

everyones_favorite_freak_of_nature, Jun 04, 2023
Office on the Run, in the Car, in Court or Anywhere!

I work outside my physical office many days of the week and find this has been an awesome tool that I can use anywhere to document transactions, take pictures of signed documents, checks that I write, letters that I receive, or simply anything at all that I want to document for later records or proof of events. I can photograph flat objects like documents, any kind of paper, even 3-D items I want to remember. I can photograph people and/or places and just click the button and I have a PDF record of the transaction, the person(s), the place where something happened or even a scenic shot.i can access the PDF documents from the cloud wherever I am, and using Adobe Professional Version add text, images, diagrams, notes or even other images and then easily distribute by email to friends, family or colleagues. Makes the job of documenting business or pleasure a breeze! I highly recommend it for anyone who works in the field, out of the office, or from a home office.

FoojyPod, Sep 15, 2019
Privacy problems.

I tried to submit a privacy question. After I had already successfully logged into my Adobe account , I had to correctly solve a captcha,Provide my email address and name again, probably verify my address, submit my question and then solve a second captcha correctly. Asked: I am wondering about your privacy policy as a relates to documents scanned with Adobe Scan - your iOS mobile pdf scanning app. I’ve been looking through your policies to try and find a clear statement that you’re not going to look at or share of my scanned documents unless required by law. And that that applies whether I’m in the US or UK at the time. can you make such a statement? Can you please make it easier to find if you’ve made such a statement? And refer me too it/them? I have opted out of the machine learning part but that doesn’t address my question really. Also it’s pretty low to make it so hard to submit questions like this! I’m already logged in and I have to give you all my information all over again and validate my email address? Do you think that’s respectful? I’m trying to decide between using your product and camscanner or neither. and when you reply please include this question in your reply. OK? And can you answer the same questions for Adobe acrobat reader PDF maker iOS app?I hope they respond and I’ll update this if they do!

JesusBenNazareth, Jun 27, 2021
Reliable & Simple for Students

During the pandemic, Adobe Scanner has been my lifeline for online learning! I’ve used it to send in test answers (the small file makes it easier to submit than images), submit pages and pages of lab reports in one file, and submit it in a way that’s easy for my teachers to access. There are basic editing functions that are easy to understand once you’ve captured your documents like rotating, cropping (in a more abstract way if needed rather than just a square), and coloring. It’s always reliable, I think I’ve only had one issue where something didn’t submit through Canvas, but that was my fault for not double checking and also probably was a Canvas or user error. In addition to school, I use Adobe Scanner to store recipes on my phone in a way that doesn’t take up my storage as much as images! I highly recommend this app for any students online learning toolkit, period.

KPerkins!!!!!!!, Aug 17, 2021
Simple and Does the Job for Free

I have used several PDF file conversion tools. I have used the native one in Apple notes. I have also used the native one in Microsoft OneDrive cloud services, because they also allow you to scan multiple pages without stopping, amongst others, including Microsoft Lens and others. I do not know why I have passed on downloading this one before, but I did.So I didn’t think I need to download this, but I was bored and I did. And I’m very happy. My grandmother is 88, and she just had to go to a nursing home, and I am having to scan all of her documents, insurance cards and you name it. And thank goodness I downloaded this application because it gets it right on the first time. It’s free, and ad free, and I’m very grateful that I downloaded it and thankful to the programmers at Adobe for making it free, and simple enough to handle (what would otherwise be kind of considered as “big jobs”) what most people would ever need. Verdict — simple, free, user friendly, and requires no jumping through hoops, etc. works for me! Thank you Adobe.

manDown1130, Nov 03, 2020
Amazing AND Free?!?!

I hate writing reviews, but when I get an app that is free and does exactly what I was expecting (with no ads btw), I feel compelled to write a good review since they aren’t making any money off from me. It was simple, easy to use, and had more features than I was expecting. It allows seamlessly easy photo taking of any document/business card/etc., and allows you to crop it how you would like it, or has an auto feature that works wonders. I messed up on some paperwork I needed to fill out, so I tried for an hour to find a scanner that would allow me to upload the image into a pdf file, and allow me to ‘clean’ up the document so I could refill out properly. It did exactly that with no stinking ads constantly popping up, and without any pop-ups that ask you to do a free trial or to sign up for $X money. I’m very impressed by the simplicity this app gives me, and hope this review helps others looking for the same thing I was about an hour ago, lol.

NvrDoRvws, Aug 04, 2020


Adobe Scan is free to download and turns your mobile device into a powerful scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR) and allows you to create, save, and organize your paper documents as a digital file. Scan anything — receipts, notes, ID cards, recipes, photos, business cards, whiteboards — and turn them into PDF or JPEG files you can work with on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. HOW IT WORKS • Scan any document and convert to PDF or photo. • Create high-quality scans of lengthy documents with Book Mode. • Quickly scan and save your important documents to Dropbox or Google Drive so you can access and share them wherever you are. • Adjust the brightness and contrast of your scans in just a few taps.

CAPTURE • Scan anything with precision with this mobile PDF scanner. • Advanced image technology automatically detects borders, sharpens scanned content, and recognizes text (OCR). ENHANCE • Whether it’s a PDF or photo scan, you can preview, reorder, crop, rotate, resize, and adjust color. • Remove and edit imperfections, erase stains, marks, creases, even handwriting. ORGANIZE • Capture forms, receipts, notes, ID cards, health documents, and business cards and organize into custom folders so they are easy to access and find. • Contact information will be automatically extracted so you can quickly add to your device contacts — no typing needed. You can even highlight expenses on tax receipts with ease. QUICKLY FIND DOCUMENTS IN PHOTO LIBRARY • This powerful scanner app automatically finds documents and receipts in your photos and turns them into PDF scans, so you don't have to. • Touch up scans or photos from your camera roll. REUSE • Turn your scan into a high-quality Adobe PDF that unlocks text for reuse through automated text recognition (OCR). • Automatic OCR turns text into content you can edit, resize, and reuse in other documents. SCAN ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME • The Adobe Scan scanner app even lets you scan multi-page documents and save with a single tap. • Even lengthy legal documents become manageable and scannable with the Adobe Scan scanner app, which lets you search, select, and copy text. DO MORE WITH ACROBAT • You can also open a PDF scan in Acrobat Reader to highlight key sections, add comments, fill and sign documents. • Free, built-in optical character recognition (OCR) lets you reuse scanned text and content to work with in Adobe Acrobat Reader. IN-APP PURCHASE • Subscribe for even more scanning power. Subscriptions work across Scan and Reader mobile apps and Acrobat on web. • Combine scans into one file so you can take multiple scans and consolidate into one document. • Export PDFs to Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file formats to repurpose or reformat your documents. • Increase OCR capacity from 25 to 100 pages so that you can find text in multiple scans. Download the free mobile scanner to convert important photos and documents into PDF and JPEG files to help you stay organized. Adobe Scan is the PDF converter trusted by millions worldwide. Terms & Conditions: Your use of this application is governed by the Adobe General Terms of Use http://www.adobe.com/go/terms_linkfree_en and the Adobe Privacy Policy http://www.adobe.com/go/privacy_policy_linkfree_en Do not sell or share my personal information http://www.adobe.com/go/ca-rights-linkfree

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