Here are the best apps for scanning documents with your phone

Bill Mount

QUESTION: What’s the best scanner app to use on my smartphone? ANSWER: Our smartphone cameras have become so sophisticated, they’re capable of capturing high enough detail to perform the same tasks that used to require a desktop scanner. You can certainly take a picture of a document, but if you […]

QUESTION: What’s the best scanner app to use on my smartphone?

ANSWER: Our smartphone cameras have become so sophisticated, they’re capable of capturing high enough detail to perform the same tasks that used to require a desktop scanner.

You can certainly take a picture of a document, but if you need it to be in a document format – such as PDF – you’ll want to use an app that provides that ability along with other tools for making adjustments.

Microsoft Office Lens

This is one of the best free options because it’s not ad-driven and it provides tools that many business users may find useful.

When you open the app, you’ll be given the option to scan photos, documents, whiteboards or business cards.

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