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CamScanner - Phone PDF Creator for Android

By IntSig Information Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 26, 2015

CamScanner, a highly accessible and effective document, receipt, and draft scanner, impresses with its ease of use and accuracy. Whether you need it for daily use at the office or only now and then for personal use, this is a useful app to have on your device.


Works great: CamScanner helps you snap high-quality photos of text and images in any format and then uses an accurate auto-cropper to remove the background, keeping only the paper, receipt, etc. in your scan, before offering you several enhancement modes. The result is a great scan that you can keep on your device, store in the cloud, share within the app for others to comment on, or send via email.

Premium value: The paid version removes ads and watermarks, lets you edit OCR files and export them as text, and offers you a higher quality scan, which is a lot for just $1.99. Alternatively, you can go for a premium account subscription for even more features and online storage space for $4.99.

Ready to hand: With this app it's really easy to scan something quickly, as well as to organize your library of scanned files and tag them, or invite others to comment on them. The smooth, lightweight interface, and the intuitive long-tap on any file to view options make this a great app.


Ads get in the way: The free version features a banner at the bottom of the screen that takes up precious screen space on a smartphone and that you'll inevitably tap every now and then when wishing to perform a scan.

Limited OCR feature: To use the optical character recognition feature, you must download a plug-in from outside Google Play (security vulnerability), and even then you can't use it for all languages. Also, text recognition isn't 100 percent accurate for handwriting.

Bottom Line

If you need a scanning app for your smartphone, you won't find a better one than CamScanner. It's an intuitive, effective, and portable tool that can replace your old desktop scanner. To fully enjoy all of its features and get rid of the ads, we recommend you buy at least the paid version.

Full Specifications

What's new in version

1. We've updated OCR to offer more accurate results.

2. New OCR mode: Take a picture and you can get text recognition immediately.

3. The Auto mode has been removed from the filters due to its inaccuracy

4. Refer to Earn: you can invite friends to get Premium for free.


Release November 15, 2018
Date Added November 15, 2018

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 3,761
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

The world's No. 1 mobile document scanning and sharing app!

* Installed on over 350 million devices in over 200 countries around the world

* Over 100,000 new registrations per day

* CamScanner, 50 Best Apps, 2013 Edition - TIME

* Top Developer - Google Play Store

* "The application employs its own image cropping and enhancing algorithm that leads to clearer images." - Makeuseof.com

* "CamScanner may just be the best deal for scanning documents on your phone." - CNET.com

CamScanner helps you scan, store, sync and collaborate on various contents across smartphones, iPads, tablets and computers.


*Quickly Digitize Document

Just use your phone camera to scan and digitize all kinds of paper documents: receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates, etc.

*Optimize Scan Quality

Smart cropping and auto enhancing ensures the texts and graphics in scanned documents are clear and sharp with premium colors and resolutions.

*Extract Texts from Image

OCR (optical character recognition) feature recognizes texts in document images and extract them from images for later searching, editing or sharing. (Premium only)

*Share PDF/JPEG Files

Easily share documents in PDF or JPEG format with friends via various ways: post on social media, send attachment or document download link through email.

*AirPrint & Fax Documents

Instantly print out any documents in CamScanner with nearby printer via AirPrint; directly select document and fax to over 30 countries from the app.

*Advanced Document Editing

Make annotations on documents with a full set of editing tools. Also adding customized watermarks are made available to mark your own documents.

*Quick Search

When you have plenty of documents, you can use Tags to categorize and easily find them. In addition, OCR for Search helps you find texts inside image and notes. Just enter one keyword, you can quickly find the document you want. (Registrants only)

*Secure Important Documents

If you want to protect confidential contents, you can set passcode for viewing important documents; also, while sending document download link, you can set password to protect others from seeing it.

*Sync across Platforms

Sign up to sync documents on the go. Just sign in to any smartphone, tablet or computer (visit www.camscanner.com ) and you can view, edit and share any document. (Registrants only)

Premium Subscription Service:

1. Edit OCR results and export as txt file

2. Batch download PDF files in web app

3. Share secured document downlink with others

4. Add extra 40 to the maximum number of collaborators

5. Add 10G cloud space

6. Everything benefit registrants enjoys

7. Everything paid app offers

Payment models for Premium subscription:

-$ 4.99/month

-$ 49.99/year

Please note the subscription is automatically renewed at the end of the period unless you choose to cancel the subscription.

CamScanner users scan and manage

* Bill, Invoice, Contract, Tax Roll, Business Card...

* Whiteboard, Memo, Script, Letter...

* Blackboard, Note, PPT, Book, Article...

* Credential, Certificate, Identity Documents...

3rd Party Cloud Storage Services Supported:

-Box.com, Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox,

The free version is an ad-supported version and scanned documents are generated are with watermark, plus a limit of 30 pages of adding annotations; Uploading to Evernote/OneDrive is only available for 7 days; Invite 10 collaborators per document at most.

Permission Overview:

1. Storage: CamScanner needs permission to store docs in your phone.

2. Camera: CamScanner needs permission to use camera to scan docs.

3. Phone: In order to bind Premium membership to your device or to ensure normal use without login, CamScanner needs to get your device ID.

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