5 Best CamScanner Alternatives for iPhone
Document scanner apps are an integral part of my routine. I frequently use them to send out notices, documents, and invoices to our business partners. CamScanner has been my go-to recommendation for most people seeking a capable document scanner app. However, due to recent privacy concerns, we have decided to make an alternative list.
We have covered CamScanner alternatives for Android, and now we will discuss the best CamScanner rivals for iPhone. Major companies like Microsoft, Zoho, and Adobe have included a document scanner in their productivity suite. Additionally, there are dedicated apps like ScanPro to consider. Let’s begin.
1. Microsoft Office Lens
Microsoft offers a document scanner called Office Lens. Unlike Microsoft 365 suites, Office Lens is free and available on iOS and Android.
You can use the built-in camera or the phone gallery to scan documents. Open the Office Lens app and choose from four modes – Whiteboard, Document, Business Card, and Photo.
Put the document in front of the camera, and the app will automatically adjust the corners. Hit scan and let Office Lens do the magic. You can also manually adjust the corners for precise results.
Microsoft has integrated editing options. You can add new scans to the document, use filters, rotate them, and add text. The service is tightly integrated with Microsoft apps like OneNote, Word, OneDrive, PowerPoint, and the default Photos app on the iPhone. Office Lens functionality is available within apps like OneDrive and Microsoft Office on iPhone and Android.
2. Adobe Scan
Adobe takes a step ahead with its Adobe Scan app compared to Office Lens. When you open the app, the built-in scanner automatically adjusts the document corners for you. Users don’t even need to scan manually as the software does it automatically.
You can also manually adjust the corners before saving. The editing options are excellent. You can add pages, change page order, crop for precision, rotate pages, add filters, and more.
Adobe has integrated the search function in the app, which is useful for dealing with multiple PDF pages. You can also use Siri integration. For example, you can ask Siri to open the latest Invoice, and it will do it for you.
Adobe Scan is completely free.
3. Zoho Scan
Zoho Scan is an effective CamScanner alternative for iPhone. It covers the basics and offers additional editing features. Zoho automatically adjusts the corners of scanned documents, although the adjustment may be inconsistent compared to CamScanner, Office Lens, and Adobe Scan. To fix this, you can use the crop tool after capturing the scan.
When it comes to editing, Zoho Scan provides Markup tools for doodling, various filters, text recognition, and the ability to add tags. One feature I particularly like is the option to add an e-signature. This is useful for signing documents such as NDAs or rental agreements when you’re on the go.
Zoho Scan is free, but premium features like iCloud backup, e-signature, translate, and export require payment.
ScanPro takes document scanning to the next level. Download the ScanPro app on iPhone if you do a lot of scanning.
ScanPro has flawless border detection. I never have to adjust the document corners manually. The filter menu also has rich options. You can adjust brightness, colors, and contrast manually.
Other functions include HD quality scans, direct share, document encryption, cloud sync, auto-upload, OCR capability, and more.
ScanPro is free to download. The premium functions have a price tag.
5. Apple Files
Many people may not know about Apple Files’ built-in document scanner. You can scan documents using the Files app’s scanner.
To do this, open the Apple Files app and tap the three-dot menu at the top. Select the Scan Documents option. The process is straightforward – just scan the document, adjust the corners, and you’re done.
For editing, you can use multiple filters, crop the document, and add new pages. Give it a try, and if you like the results, you won’t need any other third-party document scanner apps.
Scan Documents on the Go
Choose any of the options above, and you won’t miss CamScanner on your iPhone. If you are in the Microsoft, Adobe, or Zoho ecosystem, go with their offerings. ScanPro is for those who want maximum functionalities from a document scanner app, but it comes with a price. Next up: Confused between Microsoft Office Lens and Adobe Scan? Read the comparison post below to find the perfect app for you.
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