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App Review: DocScanner for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

March 3, 2013 — by Sette Capati1


AppsiPadiPhoneiPhone 5iPod Touch

App Review: DocScanner for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

March 3, 2013 — by Sette Capati1

DocScannerWho wouldn’t want a smartphone that could almost do anything? Whether this would involve playing games, a continuous access to projects via cloud services or browsing the Internet, the list goes on.

Smartphones are becoming the Internet of things. Obviously, the increasing number of apps is creating an atmosphere of mobility and productivity.

A plethora of business and productivity apps are springing up like mushrooms on App Store, and whether you like it or not, you will encounter noteworthy and unworthy apps.

Care to join me as I unbox this productivity app? Hop in!

What the heck?

Haave Oy, the seller of Pikki, PhotoRevival and Real World ASCII brings you DocScanner. Basically, this productivity app scans multiple documents and turns them into PDF files.

How does it work?

DocScanner is packed with features you will find in a productivity app. Once you launch it, you will see its dashboard loaded with buttons and options.

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Would you like to scan a document? A receipt? Business card? Whiteboard? Its features go beyond the aforementioned documents, it has auto detect and miscellaneous settings to scan any type of documents.

Tap the camera button and slide from right to access the six settings. It’s integrated with four cloud and syncing services such as Drive, iCloud, Evernote, and Dropbox. Users can send it via mail and features a print option.

DocScanner can convert the documents into plain text.

How’s the app?

Apparently, I don’t see any remarkable or notable features in this app. What you normally see and experience in a scanner app were 3-11

Another thing, while scanning a document using auto detect, I waited for a couple of seconds to detect the document, it’s highly sensitive to light and hand movements. I find the auto detect frame annoying, somehow it takes time for the app to detect the texts or copy.

The scanning options are quite complicated if you’re in a rush to scan a doc.

No wonder this app has 2.5 stars from 754 ratings in all versions.

I think developers should tweak some of its features so it could be a “likeable” app.

Personally, I find it not so useful, especially if you already have a scanner that works perfectly fine.

I’m giving it 2 stars.

DocScanner is available on iTunes for $4.99.

Sette Capati

Hi, I'm Krisette C. I'm a technology writer who loves to cover disruptive technologies, trends, and a myriad of rumors and news updates. To satiate the inconsolable longing to feed my gadget addiction, I simply write and tinker my gadgets for reviews. You may follow my blurbs, too! @krisettecapati