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Adobe released a new app on Wednesday, Adobe Scan. It will scan documents, and that’s nothing new, but after you scan something the app turns it into an editable PDF file. This is something I wish they released at the beginning of the week, because I know what it’s like to do this manually. I had to take the pictures on my phone, wait for them to upload to Google Photos, run the pictures through a web-based Optical Character Recognition software, then copy the text into a Google Doc. I had to do that for about 30 pages and it took an hour or so.

Adobe Scan does the same thing, it’s just automated and all in one place. When you open the app and go the the scanner, it automatically recognizes and scans your page. After you scan the pages you want, it will give you the option to edit the photos and crop them if you need to.

After you crop them, Adobe Scan uses OCR to figure out what’s in the document, turns it into a PDF file, and then suggests opening it in the Adobe Acrobat app, so you will need to download that too. In the Adobe Acrobat app, you can search the scanned document or copy and paste the text into something like Google Docs or Word to edit it.

You can search your PDF and copy the text into Google Docs or Word to edit it.

This app is something that will be going on my home screen because of it’s functionality, ease of use, plus it’s free! What are your thoughts on Adobe Scan? Let me know in the comments below.


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