In 2014, we wrote a post on Evernote discussing how the tool helps you keep all of your business items organized. Today, we wanted to share about Evernote Scannable, which is one of a few applications that allow you to take a photo of a physical document and upload it as a digital document.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a fax machine in my apartment. If I do need to fax something, I’d have to pay for it somewhere. I also cannot stand saving various papers for work and my personal life, and trying to keep it all organized. Not to mention trying to keep track of business cards, and remembering what the person looked like. Luckily, there’s an app that is the combined solution for these problems. Better yet, it’s free.
Evernote Scannable is available for iOS and Android users and has 4.8/5 and 4.6/5 stars, respectively. Sharing is caring: if you so choose, up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled. Scannable is straightforward and intuitive, so let’s take a look and see how it works.Evernote Scannable will keep your physical documents organized digitally. Click To Tweet
How Does It Work?
Just like taking a photo, point your phone’s camera at the document and capture it.
Scannable will automatically rotate, adjust, and crop your document as needed to appear clear and legible.
Text, email, or export as a PDF or JPG file and send to friends, family, colleagues, or Evernote and other apps.
Ratings and Reviews
Reviews are important, considering 88% of consumers trust reviews as much as personal recommendations. I also incorporate reviews in my decision-making process when I am researching a product, a destination, or really anything that could have a user rating.
Below are a combination of reviews from iOS and Android users on each of their app stores. I am not saying this app is flawless. The complaints about Evernote Scannable mainly revolve around how things look and a couple of minor bugs. Otherwise, users love the app. See for yourself:
- “Love this app. Use it a few times a week to “scan” my documents, receipts, book excerpts – whatever I want to keep as a digital file. Then I “share” to my Google Drive to store in the cloud, “share” to iBooks or GoodReader to have on my phone, “share” to CudaSign if I need to sign it first, and/or “send” as an email attachment, and I love that I can do all of the above.”
- “Scannable has rendered my traditional scanner almost obsolete. With a few exceptions (primarily archiving old family photos) I don’t use it anymore and completely rely upon my iPhone’s camera, Scannable and Evernote to keep my life paper AND clutter free. This got four and a half instead of five because of the ‘connection requirement.’ I RV a great deal and often find myself in places where there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connections. It would be nice to be able to back up my journals when in these places but Scannable doesn’t function unless it is ‘on the grid.'”
- “I use it for recipes, lyrics, creative writing, and as my basic notepad!”
- “I do everything on here from hobbies to work. I often use the document capture to take photos of my paperwork in case I need to refer to it again and the search function that finds text within documents makes that easy. It makes your work flow for taking notes from video fast.”
How do you use Evernote Scannable or similar apps? Let us know in the comments area below.