January 29, 2015

Quick Look: Scan2pdf Mobile (Video Demo and Review)

Scan2pdf Mobile has become one of my favorite apps. I’m a professor, and I give my students a lot of electronic readings. Scan2PDF mobile has made my semester so much easier. In this video,  I demo it and show how simple it is to use. There is one minor bug, and I show you why it’s not a big deal. I also give you some tips for scanning pages from books. Check the link below the video, and you’ll find a sample PDF that I created with this precious app.

Here’s a sample PDF. [first page of Table of Contents from Strunk and White’s Elements of Style]



8 Comments

  1. @JerseyTodd
    Reply

    Thanks for this – (long time lurker, first time poster) – I am a Workers Comp. attny., and I send a lot of one page documents out to insurance carriers – this is an amazingly quick way to get a document off my desk and into an email very very quickly.

  2. Chris
    Reply

    It may work for you if you need something quick and dirty…for my purposes (receipt tracking), I found it not very useful. It doesn't appear to crop to the image in the foreground (it just makes the entire picture into a PDF), and it definitely isn't an image that I'd provide to clients/customers. To be honest…why not just take a picture with the built in camera and email it? Everyone can open a jpeg, right?

  3. Andrew Cullison
    Reply

    Hi Chris,

    If I were doing smaller receipts, and there were no cropping function – then I'd snap a picture over some matching background. For example, if the receipt were white paper, set the receipt on white paper.

    Regarding both questions about using the camera instead. I think you might be right that for a single page, scan2PDF doesn't provide a significant advantage over the native camera client.

    However, for my purposes (providing students with electronic readings of books) the native camera is completely insufficient. Scan2PDF combines multiple pages into a single PDF document. To send my students an electronic reading of 20 pages, I'd have to email 20 different files.

  4. niniii0
    Reply

    However, for my purposes (providing students with electronic readings of books) the native camera is completely insufficient. Scan2PDF combines multiple pages into a single PDF document. To send my students an electronic reading of 20 pages, I'd have to email 20 different files.

  5. Altankhuyag.Sh
    Reply

    how to send to a computer instead of sending through e-mail?

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