Editors' Note: The download button opens the iTunes App Store, where you may continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed with an active iTunes account in order to download and install the software. This download may not be available in some countries.
Quickly snapping pictures with your iPhone's camera and sending them is nothing new. We do it all the time with friends and family. But sometimes you need to do it in a more professional capacity, and with more send and edit options. That's where Avocado Scanner comes into play. It lets you snap pictures, edit them, and send them as PDF attachments. It also offers a faxing and printing feature, but only with the Pro version.
Avocado Scanner has a very basic interface, with two options at the bottom of your iPhone screen: a button to access your Camera and another to access your Camera Roll. I decided to start fresh and take a new picture. Once I snapped a picture, we were able to quickly and easily edit it. First, I cropped it, and then I was able to rotate it, remove the color, and then name it and save it. The whole process took about a minute. From there, I had the option of e-mailing the picture as a PDF or JPG, as well as open the PDF in iBooks. I could also send it to print or fax, but that requires upgrading to the Pro version. I was able to successfully send the image as a PDF attachment.
The Settings menu for Avocado Scanner is extensive, but not overwhelming. From that menu, you can set the default page size and page mode (color, document, or grayscale). It also permits you to compress PDFs, stabilize the camera, and set up automatic syncing for such services as iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive. A link to the app's online FAQ will answer any questions you have about faxing costs, wireless access, and more.
Avocado Scanner is a great app for anyone who needs a method for scanning and sending documents on the fly.
Scan and fax from your iPhone and iPad. It's that simple, that easy. Throw away the clunky machine on your desk. Toss the paper. Scanner uses special algorithms to transform a photo into a flatbed-quality scan. It detects the borders of the page, corrects the perspective, and removes remove shadows to give you unbelievable scans. WHAT CAN I SCAN? Receipts Documents Contracts Notes Sketches Business cards Anything! FLEXIBLE Scan in color, document, or grayscale mode Adjust brightness and rotation Supports multiple document sizes Scan multiple pages at once Organize your scans into folders ACCESSIBLE Email PDFs or JPGs Sync across devices with iCloud Access documents via WiFi or WebDAV AVOCADO SCANNER PRO Password protect PDFs Automatically back up to iCloud, Dropbox, or Box Fax to over a dozen different countries (small in-app purchase) Print via Airprint No watermarks in PDFFOR BEST RESULTS: Hold the camera steady, or enable camera stabilization in settings Make sure you have enough light, or use the flash. Make the object as large as possible in the picture you take Scan against a dark, contrasting background Did you know that you can scan multiple pages at once by clicking the multipage button? OLDER MODELS: Use this app on an iPad 3 or higher, iPhone 4S or higher. Older models will work, but have lower resolution cameras which will result in poorer scans.
What's new in this version:
Fixes for iOS 5 Performance improvements