Introduction to CamScanner. A PDF Scanner App
Camscanner was first released in 2011 as a mobile app for scanning images. It allows users to scan documents using the camera of the device. It shares the image of scanned documents as either JPEG or PDF file. The app also documents your captured images as PDF files, improving the quality and readability of your document and allowing you to access, edit, and print it out as viable hard copies.
CamScanner is available for free download on the Play Store and App Store. It can also be used on PCs. The app is freemium based, as it runs free of charge for users that sign up with its ad-supported free version and operates with charges for users that sign up with the premium version, which has additional features.
Features of Camscanner
Having known what CamScanner is about, next is appreciating, it's amazing features that have provided solutions to document management. Imagine never having to worry about any document's physical location because you've had all your documents captured and stored in CamScanner, giving you access to your documents anywhere you go.
Amazing, right? Now, these are the features responsible for that and more;
- A unique system that scans any documents in real life just by taking a picture.
- Sync documents across smartphones.
- The app comes with an auto smart optical character recognition technology that searches through scanned files in seconds for easy access.
- Provides 200M free cloud space for storage.
- It supports wireless printing of files with Google cloud print.
- Posses several enhance modes for enhancing scanned documents.
- Has the ability to customize watermarks on document allowing collaborators to comments on documents.
Recently added features
Recent advancements were made in the app in 2020 in which more features were added, they include;
- Ability to convert images to the spreadsheet at the user's will.
- A PowerPoint presentation(PPT) shooting mode that allows scanning PPT with utmost clarity.
- Users can now scan a book by easy clicks, and enjoy an E-book reading experience.
- Search and Translate. A feature that allows you to search texts of scanned documents and translate it to any language.
From the features above, we can see that CamScanner has provided automated solutions to documentation for individuals, firms, businesses, students, and schools. Let's now look at specific benefits of the app to document management;
Why you will love Camscanner
- With the app, individuals can transfer physical documents as files to each other through E-mail.
- Firms can easily organize and access documents, as it lists out related documents, once a user types a phrase in the search box.
- It Promotes E-learning. Students can scan assignments, correct errors, and modify the content with the app while teachers can make corrections.
- Documents stored in the app is safe and can be accessed with another device.
- Large memory space for storage.
- Easy to operate and use.
- Documents can be translated into various languages.
- The app ensures sharp color for colored documents.
- It erases shadow from pictures.
- It has auto-crop and quality enhancement of documents.
- The app has a free version.
- Limitations in final quality for users using smartphones that have very poor camera quality.
- Ads pop up on the free version.
- It has a "CamScanner" tag on scanned documents.
Download and install CamScanner-PDF Scanner App on your Laptop or Desktop computer
Or follow the guide below to use on PC:
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Select your PC version:
- Windows 7-10
- Windows 11
If you want to install and use the CamScanner-PDF Scanner App app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:
Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac
Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >> .
Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac
Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.
Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11
Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type CamScanner-PDF Scanner App in the search bar and press Search. Click on CamScanner-PDF Scanner Appapplication icon. A window of CamScanner-PDF Scanner App on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.
Step 4: for Mac OS
Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use CamScanner-PDF Scanner App for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one
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How to download and install CamScanner-PDF Scanner App on Windows 11
To use mobile apps on your Windows 11, you need to install the Amazon Appstore. Once it's set up, you'll be able to browse and install mobile apps from a curated catalogue. If you want to run android apps on your Windows 11, this guide is for you.
Steps to setup your pc and download CamScanner-PDF Scanner App app on Windows 11:
- Check if your computer is compatible: Here are the minimum requirements:
Check if CamScanner-PDF Scanner App already has a native Windows version here ». If there is no native version, proceed to step 3.
Install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store here ». Selecting "Get" will begin the installation of the App and will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android too.
After installation, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app will appear in the Start menu and your apps list. Open the Amazon Appstore and login with your Amazon account.
Go to the Amazon App store and search for "CamScanner-PDF Scanner App". Open the app page by clicking the app icon. Click "Install". After installation, Click "Open" to start using the CamScanner-PDF Scanner App app.
- RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
- Storage: SSD
- Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum or above)
- AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum or above)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum or above)
- Processor Architecture: x64 or ARM64
To find CamScanner-PDF Scanner App Android app on Windows 11 after you install it, Go to Start menu » Recommended section. If you can't find the CamScanner-PDF Scanner App app there, click on "All apps" next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list.
Was the setup process hard? Is Amazon Appstore on Windows not available in your country or Is CamScanner-PDF Scanner App app not working on your Windows 11? Simply download the APK directly and install via emulator. Follow the best guide for this here ».
CamScanner-PDF Scanner App On iTunes
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CamScanner-PDF Scanner App Software Features and Description
The most intelligent scanner app.
Trusted by 750M+ users.
CamScanner will turn your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR) , and help you become more productive in your work and daily life. Download this scanner app for free to instantly scan, save, and share any document in PDF, JPG , Word or TXT formats.
Would you like to keep your entire office in your pocket and increase your productivity at work? Use CamScanner features to handle your paperwork with ease. Say goodbye to huge and ugly copy machines and get this ultra-fast scanner app for free now.
This tiny yet powerful free scanner app is a must-have for students and anyone involved in a small business: accountants, realtors, managers, or lawyers. Scan anything you need, including receipts, contracts, paper notes, fax papers, books, and store your scans as multipage PDF or JPG files.
VARIOUS SCANNING MODES
– ID-CARD & PASSPORT – a mode specifically designed for fast and convenient scanning of ID-documents.
– QR CODE – read any QR-code with your device camera.
– PDF Converter: create pdf from a website, convert document files (doc, docx, ppt, pptx) to PDF.
– Supported file formats: pdf, jpg, doc, docx, txt, xls, xlsm, xlsx, csv, ppt, pptm, pptx
– Share files for commenting or viewing in WhatsApp, iMessage, Microsoft Teams.
– Collect comments from multiple people in one file online.
– Speed document reviews by responding to each other’s comments.
– Receive activity notifications for files you’ve shared.
– Email attachment or sending the doc link.
INNOVATIVE PDF SCANNER
– Scan documents and photos to PDF, JPG, or TXT
– Easily scan multiple pages into one document
– Recognize text from any scannable object with OCR
– Put your electronic signature on documents
HANDY DOCUMENT EDITOR & FILE MANAGER
– Edit scans using color correction and noise removing features
– Use file manager with folders, drag & drop, and document editing features
– Protect your confidential scans by locking folders and files with PIN
EASY DOCUMENT SHARING
– Scan documents and share them in just a few taps
– Print contracts and invoices right from the scanning app
– Share and upload scanned documents to cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, OneDrive.
– With this secure free scanner app, any scanned or exported documents are stored locally on your iPhone, and neither we nor any third-party can access them.
UNLIMITED ACCESS MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION
– You can subscribe to get unlimited access to all app features
– Subscriptions are billed weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually at the rate based on the subscription plan
– Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
– Subscription renews automatically unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period
– Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. The cost depends on the selected plan
– Subscriptions may be managed by the user, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
– Any unused portion of the free trial will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription
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Top Pcmac Reviews
GREAT for school!
By Laraspa (Pcmac user)
I absolutely LOVE using this app for school. I get a lot of handouts for projects that I have a tough time keeping track of and CamScanner helps me 1: organize my papers, 2: keep from losing them, and 3: access them super easily. I love that I am able to see my assignments on the go, as I cannot always bring my giant folder around with me. Even with the folder, it can be such a pain to try and find each individual assignment. CamScanner has helped so much with both of those problems. Now I am able to see my organized files anywhere if I have my phone on me. Even if I lose an assignment, I will have a scanned copy that I can look at, so I will never lose my important documents. 100% would recommend to other students. If you have problems with organizing files or wish you didn’t have to carry around so many papers, this is definitely the app for you. So easy to use, great user interface. Love it!
Cam Scanner best way to share printer quality documents
By mommadiane010 (Pcmac user)
So often we have to sing and return documents - or send original copies for resumes, diplomas and other verification of employment documentation and... how do we do that ? Cam scanner allows transmission of any image as high quality doc in high quality images from your smart phone you can transmit in pdf format which is most preferred in formal business transaction You have the option of jpg is you prefer it
The images are clear crisp no shadow or weird angles like taking a photo with you phone PLUS you have the ability to adjust the image and edit the clarity giving you clear crisp documents to send via your phone
As someone who uses this regularly I highly recommend it and tell others to send me documents via CamScanner all the time
Go for It Try it! You are going to Love it!
Simply Stellar! Perfect for folks on the go!
By Oh sagacious (Pcmac user)
It’s a Stellar app that is really simple to use - hence my title. And It’s true. Im a salesperson in a constant sprint. The formula for success in sales is pretty straightforward: More time in front of prospects equals more lettuce in the old wallet. I only get paid to do three things really: Prospect, see people and close. If I’m “busy” resubmitting an app because its illegible, or digging through files to find an application, etc., then that’s less time engaged in key activities! And that’s less money in my pocket!...
Cam scanner literally makes scanning, saving, editing, and organizing and after thought! What would have taken me 15-30 minutes before, is done now in less than 5! And it’s FREE! I couldn’t operate without it...and wouldn’t want to. M
Thanks a million Cam Scanner!!
By Karararaa (Pcmac user)
This really is a great app, I originally downloaded it to use for school, but I ended up using it outside of class as well. It keeps me organized and reeaaaally comes in handy if you’re the person that’s always needing to email hard copy documents to others (especially on the go). I also use it to keep important documents organized and with me at all times (on my phone, as pdf files). I’m not very good tech-wise, and complicated apps end up getting deleted after one confusing use. This app is laid out nicely and is simple enough to figure out and actually use without feeling overwhelmed at all. Wasn’t expecting much from a free app, but has thoroughly exceeded my expectations and gone above and beyond anything else I have tried.