Rick Stawarz

iPhone as Scanner

Rick Stawarz
<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-pro-scan-multipage/id333710667?mt=8">http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-pro-scan-multipage/id333710667?mt=8</a> <p></p><p>I&rsquo;m constantly misplacing paper. &nbsp;Class handouts, legal documents, receipts, etc. &nbsp;Who knows where it all goes. &nbsp;Well, I finally decided to pick up&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-pro-scan-multipage/id333710667?mt=8">ScannerPro</a>. &nbsp;I had heard of the app before but avoided making the purchase because up until this point, I never believed the iPhone&rsquo;s camera to actually be good enough to capture all the detail of text on a normal sized piece of paper. &nbsp;iPhone 4 changes that, as it comes packed with an amazing 5 megapixel camera.</p>

The app is rather feature rich, allowing you to adjust the dimensions and color of your scanned item.  Once this is complete, you can upload to a handful of services, including my two favorites: Evernote and Dropbox.

I’ve recently started taking pictures of important Hebrew paradigms from my textbook, and then adding them to a designated Evernote notebook.  This is great when it comes time to study.  ScannerPro streamlines this process by allowing me to both edit and upload all within the same app.  It’s also been useful when I start a project and need to quickly digitize some articles.  And, because Evernote and Dropbox can sync to my iPad, anything I scan with ScannerPro hops wirelessly onto the iPad.

Certainly not everyone with an iPhone needs this app.  But if you’re like me and are constantly sorting and filing paper, ScannerPro will most definitely help digitize and save some of your most important documents.

I am an Apple Certified Support Professional with over a decade of experience supporting families, schools, and businesses. Tech has always captured my imagination, but it's not my only passion. I'm an ordained Anglican minister;  Aeropress is a daily ritual of mine; I've driven across Mongolia; and I'm the father of three girls. I hope to provide for you a balanced and realistic perspective into the practicality of technology.