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Adobe Scan

Go from paper to digital in lightning speed

This free app turns your iOS device into a powerful, portable scanner with text recognition

Adobe Scan

by Adobe
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Scan and Save Files in Adobe Scan
Adobe Scan
Adobe Scan
FREE in the App Store

This free app turns your iOS device into a powerful, portable scanner with text recognition. Turn receipts, notes, and more into an Adobe PDF file quickly and easily.

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Scan and Save Files in Adobe Scan. Adobe Scan takes all of the guesswork out of scanning your receipts and other documents. It automatically adjust rotation and perspective, and optimizes the image to make the most of the text. The app also offers great retouching tools, and saves your snapshot receipts and other papers to PDF.

Scan and Save Files in Adobe Scan
Retouch images with ease

Retouch images with ease. It's easy to make the most of your scans. Adobe Scan provides a good set of tools for retouching your documents before you save them as PDF. You can adjust color and brightness, rotate, and crop your image.

Capture Receipts and Other Documents Easily. It doesn't matter what sort of document you're working with, as long as it's paper. Adobe Scan can take a picture of it, orient it just the right way, and let you touch it up before you save it to Adobe Document Cloud as a PDF. Once there, you can open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader or share it with others.

Capture Receipts and Other Documents Easily
Share Your Files the way You Want

Share Your Files the way You Want. Once you have your PDF, you might want to share it. Adobe Scan makes that easy, allowing you access to the full Share Sheet panel for shipping that PDF in whatever way you want.

What is it about?

With Adobe Scan, you can turn almost anything made out of paper into a PDF. Receipts, notes, pictures, documents, business cards, whiteboards, whatever. You scan your paper-based document, turn on text recognition if you want it, and enjoy a gorgeous PDF that you can touch up, crop, rotate, and adjust color on. The built-in optical character recognition engine lets you reuse scanned content by creating a high-quality PDF you can work with in Adobe Acrobat Reader, and you can save your scans to Adobe Document Cloud for easy sharing. The main drawback is that if you want to make things other than text into PDF files, you have to pay for a PDF Pack subscription.

For those who...

  • Have lots of receipts and other paper documents they want to digitize
  • Want to be able to use OCR for free

Not for those who...

  • Have a portable scanner already
  • Have no use for scanning documents

Why we love it

This app works great for scanning text into a searchable PDF. It allows you to quickly and easily import your paper-based receipts, business cards, and other documents into Adobe Document Cloud. You can take just about any paper document and make it digital. That mountain of receipts can become a digital library in very little time. I just wish Adobe Scan didn't force you to make an in-app purchase to turn more than text into PDF files. Then again, the Adobe Document Cloud integration makes the app quite unique, and works well when you frequently (or not-so-frequently) use other Adobe apps.

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App Details

Business Productivity
Last updated
November 27, 2017
Release date
May 31, 2017
More info

Adobe Scan is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $9.99

    Adobe PDF Pack

App Store Description

Go from paper to digital fast. The free Adobe Scan app turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR). Turn anything — receipts, notes, pictures, documents, business cards, whiteboards — into an Adobe PDF with content you can reuse.

• CAPTURE. Scan anything to PDF. Advanced image technology automatically detects borders and sharpens scanned content.
• ENHANCE. Touch up scans or photos from your camera roll. Easily preview, reorder, crop, rotate, and adjust color.
• REUSE. Turn your scan into a high-quality Adobe PDF that unlocks content through automated text recognition.

It’s that easy.


• SCAN ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. Capture forms, receipts, notes and business cards. You can even scan multi-page documents with a single tap.

• RECYCLE CONTENT. Free, built-in optical character recognition (OCR) lets you reuse scanned content by creating a high-quality PDF you can work with in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

• QUICKLY FIND DOCUMENTS IN PHOTOS. Adobe Scan automatically finds documents and receipts in your photos, so you don't have to.

• GET MORE DONE ON THE GO. Save your scans to Adobe Document Cloud for instant access and sharing. Even lengthy legal documents become manageable, letting you search, select, and copy text. Then, open the scan in Acrobat Reader to highlight key sections and add comments.

• GET CONNECTED. Adobe Scan connects you to the world’s best document services that let you do more with your PDFs. Edit, convert to Microsoft Office, fill and sign, and send for tracked signatures.

If you want to do more with your scans, you have the option of purchasing a PDF Pack subscription for US$9.99/month (includes Export PDF).
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase.
• Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage or turn off auto-renew in your Apple ID Account Settings any time after purchase.

Terms & Conditions
Adobe online services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms and the Adobe Privacy Policy, available at Online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Use of Adobe Scan requires registration for a free Adobe ID as part of a basic Adobe Document Cloud membership.