Issue No. 59June 2017


New Free Scanning Tool from Adobe

We often times like to share useful new tools in the technology space with our clients, partners, and colleagues.

A few weeks ago, Adobe announced a free scanning tool for your mobile device that we think falls in this bucket.

Called “Scan”, the new free app for IOS and Android from Adobe, converts printed texted into a PDF simply by snapping a picture of it.

That’s not unusual for scanning Apps, but Adobe’s including optical character recognition (OCR) for free.  That means once your image is converted to digital text, you’ll have a document you can search, edit, highlight, comment on, sign and share.  Adobe says it can do multipage documents too, and there are no limitations or watermarks to get in your way.

When scans are converted to PDF’s they’re stored in the Adobe’s Document Cloud, and you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them.  So, you will need to sign up for a Cloud account and install Reader, but these are free as well.

An interesting new move from Adobe.

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