Need to digitize some paper documents, books, notes? Want to scan documents and send to others on the go? What you need is just a scanner app on your mobile phone. In a related article, we demonstrated how to scan documents to PDF on iPhone using a professional, fully featured iPhone scanner app. Today, we will show you how to do it using another great alternative, Adobe Scan. It is free, powerful, easy to use and even ads free. I have tried many other scanners and PDF apps and deleted most of them. The only two scanner apps still on my iPhone are Scanner Pro as mentioned above and Adobe Scan which I will show you how to use it to scan papers, books, notes, receipt, business cards, old photos, or anything you need below.
Scan paper documents to PDF using Adobe Scan on iPhone
First of all, go and get this free scanner app from Apple App Store to your iPhone. You need to sign up an account with Adobe to log in to and use this app. It has also in-app purchases. As to me, the free features of the app are fantastic.
Run the PDF scanner app on iPhone, it will open your Camera automatically so you can point your camera to anything you want to scan to PDF. The app recognizes and snaps photos very fast. It is the most accurate PDF scanner I have seen. The recent release has improved the capture ability greatly. It can automatically capture, crop and clean with greater precision.
Your scans will be saved as PDF files on iPhone. You can preview, reorder, crop, rotate, and adjust color manually. It even lets users send the scanned PDF files through email, save to Adobe free cloud hosting or third-party cloud services like OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. You can also copy it to file manager apps, other PDF apps, viewers, readers, etc.