It’s been a whole year since Scanbot, one of our favorite document-scanning applications, first launched on iOS, and to celebrate this milestone developer doo has published a nice update for the app.
You can download Scanbot 3.7 on the App Store now, and as before the application is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Chief among the changes made is, indeed, integration with a range of third-party services, most notably including Slack and Wunderlist. As such, Scanbot users will now be able to activate Slack as a cloud upload option for scans captured on their iOS device; on the other hand, Wunderlist has been added to Scanbot’s list of “reminders services.”
AppAdvice readers may remember that Scanbot added support for reminders just two months ago, and integration with both the iOS Reminders app and Evernote was initially offered. At the same time, doo added support for 1Password to the app, too. In an email which recently reached our inbox, doo explains:
With our Slack integration, Scanbot users can upload their scans directly into their conversations and channels. They can discuss and share their documents in the right context with the right team members. The Slack integration is available for all users as part of our free app. Scanbot bridges the gap between physical information in documents, receipts or newspaper and the digital communication of teams in Slack.
Apart from its support for Slack and Wunderlist, Scanbot 3.7 also adds a brand new document naming system for the app’s “pro” user base. “Users can now set the names of their files with only a few taps based on predefined and own tags as well as dynamic elements such as the current location and places nearby, current date, and time along with recent and upcoming calendar events.” This all sounds hugely interesting, and I can’t wait to figure out some more precise naming systems in the app.
Though a range of alternative scanning apps are available for iOS, including Readdle’s Scanner Pro and Evernote’s Scannable, Scanbot is certainly our app of choice. We’ve covered the app extensively, and even listed Scanbot in our celebratory article, “AppAdvice’s top 10 best paid iPhone apps of 2014.” What I personally love about Scanbot is its elegant, intuitive user interface, its support for auto-upload and auto-OCR, and its huge range of connected third-party services. Of course, Scanbot 3.7 means our favorite document scanning app is now better than ever, and we’re really pleased (as always) to see developer doo continuing to improve Scanbot.
You can pick up Scabot free of charge on the App Store, and as mentioned the application is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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