Scan to PDF Apps

Ever want to use your iPad as a PDF scanner? Try Pocket Scanner HD which is free for a limited time. Unlike some other scanner apps, this one does not appear to come with a built in OCR function and the images did not come out crisp and clean for me. However, your use may vary.

Having an OCR engine built into the scanner allows for translation and easier searches later. You may want to try other scan to PDF apps like DocScannerTiny Scan or Doc Scan HD. These apps also may have in app purchases which may provide enhanced features.

As for Pocket Scanner, HD, the developer describes the app as follows:

Pocket Scanner HD finds a better way to make use of that crisp, spatial real estate of the large screen of iPad. Pocket Scanner HD helps make quick scans of documents, receipts, whiteboards, books, business cards, notes, posters, checks, and even multi-page documents.

Quick scans can be done in a matter of seconds with help of the state-of-the-art automatic edge detection: you don’t need to adjust the margins of your scans! The quality enhancement tool helps you capture every bit of your intended scans, even under a less-than-ideal photo taking environment.

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Pocket Scanner HD also supports more than 10 ways to transfer your files. With its built-in support for sharing, you can share your scans as multi-page PDF or JPEG files by email, Dropbox, GoogleDocs,, SugarSync, and FTP/WebDAV.

Snap, store, then send- preserving documents has never been this easy. Pocket Scanner HD turns your iPad into a mobile office!
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Pocket Scanner HD enables you to capture, digitalize and keep valuable information at your fingertips. Different from a camera app, Pocket Scanner HD incorporates leading image processor, file manager, multiple file sharing options, and powerful built-in PDF Reader engine. The image processor optimizes the scans so you don’t lose the quality of the documents.

✔ Enterprise Level Document Scanner
With the leading edge algorithms, Pocket Scanner HD optimizes the resolution of your scans by auto-detecting document edges, providing enhanced image processing, and removing shadows of your documents.

✔ Scan Everything, Miss Nothing
You can quickly scan business cards, whiteboards, newspaper articles, multipage documents and anything you can think of, and quickly save or share them within a matter of seconds.

✔ Pocket Scanner HD Keeps Your Files and Your Work Organized
Pocket Scanner HD enables you to easily arrange customizable scanner projects and sort scanned images and documents into multiple folders with its refined yet easy-to-use interface.

✔ Export Industry Standard PDF Documents
All scans can be shared and exported as multi-page PDF documents

✔ Password-Protect Scanned Files
Pocket Scanner HD allows you to password-protected PDF files you have created.

✔ Share Scans via Email or Online File Storage
Conveniently transfer your scans through Email, Wi-Fi, USB connection, and various cloud storage services including Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, GoogleDocs, SugarSync,, FTP and WebDAV.

Pocket Scanner HD Features:
✚ Friendly user interface
✚ Automatic document edge detection
✚ Unlimited scan projects for all kinds of materials and themes
✚ Great file management system
✚ Advanced image processing: Instant brightness, rotation, and color adjustment
✚ Email documents as PDF, JPEG, and save them to the Photo Library




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