Hey Folks! Wanna say goodbye to the tedious operations of scanners and make your mobile phone take care of it. If yes! Come aboard with the World’s No. 1 mobile document scanning and sharing app, CamScanner is
- Used by people over 200 countries around the world
- Installed by almost over 350 million people
- Over 100000 new user getting CamScanner per day
The CamScanner app developed by INTSIG Information Co. Ltd. proved to be of immense help for students to digitize their written work. CamScanner is developed for both Android and iOS, and it comes in a few different styles depending upon what features and plans are desired and what platform or device is used. Both Android and iOS platforms can have the basic version installed with no price, with relatively simple restrictions (ads included). It provides various plans, namely basic, premium and business. Both the Basic Account and the Premium Account are available for Android, Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch), and Windows phones. You can also get the CamScanner fo pc web app for your laptops and PCs and enjoy the easy editing of images and documents on the big screens.
So what to do next after you made a perfect scan? Are you a blogger who wants to share the files and the app with your friends or colleagues? Want to invite people and ask for their inputs and comments? We have it all, just with one tap you can share the scans through email, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and more. You can even upload the files on the cloud and manage them.
All these features can’t be placed in one plan; also not all people need so many features, so to provide more versatility while choosing, CamScanner have in 3 different plans. Namely :
- 1 1.Basic Account
- 2 2.Premium Account
- 3 3.Business Version
- 4 Features of CamScanner App:
- 4.0.1 Make your documents available digitally
- 4.0.2 Automatic enhancement of scanned documents
- 4.0.3 Effortlessly create and share files or save them online
- 4.0.4 Customize PDF page size
- 4.0.5 Extract Texts from images hence no more typing
- 4.0.6 Advanced editing of documents with CamScanner
- 4.0.7 Secure Important Documents
- 4.0.8 Sync documents across platforms
- 4.0.9 Premium Subscription Service
- 4.0.10 Featuring Quick Search
- 4.0.11 Added feature of Image to PDF converter
- 5 How to download CamScanner in Android and IOS devices?
- 6 How to start using CamScanner in your smartphone?
- 6.0.1 CamScanner Permissions (1st permission of 3)
- 6.0.2 Start Scan
- 6.0.3 CamScanner Camera Permissions
- 6.0.4 Select single page or multiple page (for batch scan) Document Scan
- 6.0.5 Ready, steady, click!
- 6.0.6 Adjustments on scans
- 6.0.7 Rename the Scan
- 6.0.8 Preview and share
- 6.0.9 Send via email
- 6.0.10 For troubleshooting
- 7 How to download CamScanner in PC?
It is free! By sharing the app or inviting people you can expand the cloud space up to 1 GB. Also by paying 1.99 USD/Month, you can get rid of the unwanted ads.
General features of basic CamScanner App:
- Auto OCR for easy search
- 200MB space available online
- Sync documents across various devices
- Customize watermarks on docs
- You can invite at most 10 collaborators to review your document
- You can upload all your documents to Evernote, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, etc., are available
You can get this premium account by paying 4.99 USD/Month. Along with all general features of the basic version, you get following added premium features are:
- High-quality scan which are better than basic version
- Edit OCR results of images and export as .txt files
- While batch scanning, create Doc Collage for multiple pages
- Extra 10GB cloud space
- Invite up to 40 extra collaborators to view and comment on your document
- Share encrypted doc URLs with expiration dates online
- Auto upload documents to Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, OneDrive, One Note, etc.
- Unlimited PDF uploads
- OCR translations into 60+ languages.
- 1000 free app credits each month for managing OCR files and translations
- More precise Cloud OCR
- Option to share/export multiple JPG/PDF files from the website with just one click
- Data in Recycle Bin after deletion will be kept there for 30 days
CamScanner also has a business version which can be availed at 6.99 USD /Month/User, starting at 3 users. Along with available with all the general and premium features you get following Business added features:
- Premium Account features
- Group sharing of one or multiple group folders
- Get enterprise solutions
- Shared upload of files available, meaning all group members can upload documents to the group folders
- Group administrator is assigned, he can view/examine/download/manage all documents in group folders
- Group administrator can decide the rights and privileges of a group member to view, edit and manage documents, scanned by others
- Increased cloud storage from 200M to 10G for each member
Features of CamScanner App:
Enjoy scanning anywhere and anytime with CamScanner. Take the fun of scanning, saving, archiving and uploading your files with all new CamScanner, and its mesmerizing features.
Make your documents available digitally
For this you can just make your cell phone’s camera to scan all kinds of paper documents, say receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions,ID card or driver license (scan both sides and merge using collage feature of premium), business cards, certificates, etc.,texts or graphics in seconds and digitize them. You can also scan books, documents, etc. in batches. The app provides multiple viewing modes namely list view & thumbnail view for better internal reading.
Automatic enhancement of scanned documents
Features including smart cropping, which provides adjustable lines and angles while cropping to remove useless parts in the scanned copy, keeping and enlarging the useful part and auto enhancing including 4 enhancing modes ensuring the texts and graphics in scanned documents to be clear and sharp making it clearer and easier to read.
While scanning in batches, you can make PDFs of the same. You can also easily share the document links through email and files in PDF or JPEG format with friends via social media like Facebook, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Shareit, Xender, etc. You can even save the files in the cloud, for later use and you can fax to over 30 countries from the app or print files wirelessly with Google Cloud Print or upload files to cloud storages or share in real time. Or you can print out documents in CamScanner with nearby printer via AirPrint.
Customize PDF page size
You get some exciting feature for different size options. These are available with more than 10-page size options (Letter, A4, B5, etc.)
Extract Texts from images hence no more typing
A feature provided in CamScanner premium including OCR (optical character recognition) recognizing texts from the images in a scanned document and extracting them for future searching, editing or sharing.
Advanced editing of documents with CamScanner
Using CamScanner makes you employed with a handful of editing options like
- Along with the adjustable cropping tool, you are provided with 4 enhance modes which are designed to make your scanned pictures clearer and easier to read with premium colors and resolutions.
- Magic color – An enhancement mode which ensures rich and sharp color for your colored documents.
- B&W – This enhancement mode make sure that there are least shadows and noises contained in your document, so that clear printing and faxes are possible
- Grayscale – Provides preview document as printed
- Lighten – Enhances the brightness of the pictures taken in insufficient light by adding some fill-in lights to it.
- Apart from this, you can make annotations on documents with a full set of editing tools.
- You can add customized watermarks to mark your documents.
Secure Important Documents
What can an app offer more than this, CamScanner makes your documents more secure than ever by allowing you to set passwords to protect your confidential contents. You can also set passcodes for viewing important documents and for document download link to protect others from seeing or exploiting it.
Sync documents across platforms
Just sign up with your Google or Microsoft account where you store your documents, and you can enjoy the benefits of syncing the documents on the go. Or just sign in to any of your devices, i.e., smartphone, tablet or computer or visit www.CamScanner.com to view, edit and share any document. The edits made on one device, automatically synced to all other devices.
Premium Subscription Service
The CamScanner Premium subscription provides better scanning along with
- Options for editing OCR results of images and export as them as text files
- Batch scanning, downloading and sharing as PDF files
- Allowing 40 extra collaborators
- 10 GB Cloud space
- Changes or edits made on the files in one device simultaneously synced to all others.
- 200 Mb of free space after sign up is offered
- Fax balance can be used across multiple devices.
Featuring Quick Search
Yes we have MS Word, but all files need not be a doc/docx file. Also we have text inside images. Also when you have a lot of scanned documents, and you want to search for a specific word, it seems overwhelming. Hence, for searching text or documents through text or keywords, CamScanner offers quick search by adding notes or using tags to categorize and easily find them. Now for the images, what CamScanner is doing here is with the OCR property it allows us to search text inside images and notes with just one keyword the whole document can be searched, this is the level of resolution offered by CamScanner (Registrants only)
Added feature of Image to PDF converter
CamScanner for PC along with above features offers an inbuilt Image (jpg, png) to PDF converter, proving to be one and unique.
How to download CamScanner in Android and IOS devices?
CamScanner is primarily available for Android and IOS devices, and you can easily download it from either Google play store or Apple app store depending on your Smartphone’s OS. In case you decide not to get it from the play store, you can download CamScanner Apk from other sources. After downloading the Apk, you need to allow install of apps from unknown sources, for that follow the following steps :
- Go to your phone’s settings.
- Select Security
- Find Unknown Sources and tick the checkbox
- Now, you can install any apk file, which you haven’t downloaded from Google Play Store and after installing you are ready to use the CamScanner app in your smartphone.
How to start using CamScanner in your smartphone?
Here’s a step-by-step guide for you on how to get started and how to use the CamScanner app.
- CamScanner Sign Up/Sign in
- If you want to prevail the opportunity to use sync mode, you will have to sign in or register.
- Register using either an email address or phone number, and set a password to create an account.
- Check the mail id for the link to activate your account.
- If you have previously registered, the sign in with your username (either email or phone number) and password.
- An option Use Now on the bottom right corner of the start screen can be used, if you want to use the app for scanning with registering or signing in.
CamScanner Permissions (1st permission of 3)
After entering you will be needed to allow CamScanner for accessing photos, media, and files on your device.
Ready to scan by pressing the Camera Scan Icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.
CamScanner Camera Permissions
When trying to scan for the first time using the Camera Scan Icon, you will need to give the second permission to CamScanner and allow it to take pictures and record videos.
Select single page or multiple page (for batch scan) Document Scan
According to your requirement you can choose, single page mode is the default mode.
Ready, steady, click!
Use your best ability to capture and scan the entire document, if possible under good lighting conditions by pressing the Camera Button Icon.
Adjustments on scans
CamScanner automatically scans the document for adjustments (touch the Check-Mark on the bottom right to apply adjustments automatically) and provides adjustable lines to crop the image as you need.
Rename the Scan
- To rename the scanned and saved file as you wish to, click on the top left New Doc to rename the file, rename it the touch OK to confirm rename.
- Here Auto should be selected as a filter preset.
- Now to complete adjustments, click on the bottom right Check-Mark.
- On the top right corner select the on PDF Preview Icon to preview and PDF Share Icon to share the document.
- Two options will pop, one as PDF file (0.3MB) for sharing PDF and another one as Image (JPG) (0.3MB) for sharing images.
- Now, select the mode of sharing the document.
Send via email
Compose emails and attach the scanned document and send.
Go to Settings -> Applications -> Application Manager -> Outlook -> Permissions and enable the Storage permission (3rd and last permission) to allow CamScanner for attachment of files and fix the I/O error when attaching files from CamScanner to Outlook.
How to download CamScanner in PC?
For downloading CamScanner for PC, you need to have a free memory of 6.2 MB for the Apk and Bluestacks emulator, if you don’t know CamScanner is only available for Android and IOS devices. Hence, for installing it to your PC running on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/xp or Mac, first you need to install Android Emulator Bluestacks in your PC so that you can run any android application in your PC, after that you need to follow the steps below step by step guide :
- You need to first download Bluestacks Android Emulator online
- After downloading Bluestacks, you need to install it.
- After installing the same, open it in your laptop or PC. Generally, for the first time, it takes a few moments to load and start.
- Now get the CamScanner for PC Apk online.
- In Bluestacks open the home screen and find Import Apk option at the bottom menu.
- Import the CamScanner Apk file to Bluestacks and wait for a few seconds.
- Once the installation of CamScanner Apk is complete, you should be able to see CamScanner for PC icon in My Apps section of Bluestacks. If you don’t wish to Download APK files from external or third-party sources, you can install CamScanner for PC through Google Play Store as well. For that also you are going to need Bluestacks, steps are :
- Open Bluestacks in your PC or laptop
- Go to App Center or home screen of Bluestacks
- Find and Click on Google Play store
- Search for CamScanner for PC
- Now Install CamScanner for PC, and you are good to go.
Permissions required while installation :
- CamScanner needs permission for storage, to store files and documents in your phone’s memory or storage.
- CamScanner needs permission to use the camera for scanning paper documents and images.
- CamScanner needs to get your device ID, to link Premium membership to your device or to ensure normal use of CamScanner Premium without login.
Pros of CamScanner :
- CamScanner allows sharing of files in various formats, namely docs, PDF or JPEG. It also allows making annotations.
- It includes collaborators which are an enterprise solution, where a large number of people collaborates their inputs being a part of a group folder
- Well with all the features mentioned the most popular one being the great security features of password protection of files, time-based link and the advanced OCR technology the app possesses.
Cons of CamScanner :
- CamScanner proved to be quite expensive.
- Sometimes it feels the CamScanner Premium version is not so different from the free version as it provides similar high-quality available in the free version. That is, after all, what is needed, hence paying extra money for it seems vague.
- They don’t ask you for a Facebook account or other social media accounts to register, but you can use either your mobile number or email id.
CamScanner has been proving to be of great use as an app, but is it for you? The basic version, i.e., CamScanner free is good enough for most people who simply want a place to scan, store or save scanned documents. CamScanner Premium is well suited for professionals like lawyers, accountants who have to work with important documents, day in and day out. Business version is best for those who own a firm or a company and want every document under a single roof to make it easier to manage not just documents, but also employees. Taking about features and versions while we are, they are still trying to improvise with CamScanner Pro, CamScanner+ and some more.
If you understood the app and your needs then download CamScanner for your device by following the simple steps mentioned above for various devices and start using it.