Adobe Launched A Smart App To Scan Documents Into PDF with Text Recognition


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Adding to its free mobile tools Acrobat Reader and Adobe Fill & Sign for PDF documents, Adobe launched another remarkably useful app called Adobe Scan for Android and iOS mobile users completely for free.

Why is it useful? Well, Adobe Scan is not just an ordinary scanning app taking pictures with a mobile camera. It intelligently snaps images with its advanced image processing techniques powered by Adobe Sensei to automatically find edges and text boundaries of images.

It also transforms scanned images with built-in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to make PDF files searchable with text that you can highlight, annotate and reuse.

The app is optimized for capturing and creating multi-page PDF documents with ease, without imposing any unwanted watermarks that are often added by other free apps.

Find out more details of this app and see how it compares with another similar app Text Fairly from the link below.

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I've used CamScanner for years and it seems to work beautifully. Unlike Adobe Scan, it isn't tied to the Adobe Cloud, but although it shows you the result of your OCR scan, the ability to share the OCR results is a Premium (paid) feature.

Is it a memory hog like all of adobes desktop applications? I've been using Genius Scan for at least a year and it works great.

OCR has been around for generations.

It is true Burn-IT. How it is applied to an app effectively is of interest though.