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Mobile Resources: Apps for Scanning

A guide to mobile research tools as selected by the City College of New York Library.

Mobile Help

This guide is to help you utilize your mobile electronic devices to perform research. This page highlights various scanning software which can be used to do on the fly scanning of items of interest using your phone or tablet.

Waiting on long lines to use a library scanner?

Use your smart device smarter!  Waiting in long lines at the library just to use one of our scanners? Desperately need to copy an article but the scanners are out of service?

Turn to your smartphone or tablet for help!

Here are some added benefits:

  • Scan most documents
  • Organize files
  • Save as jpg (image), or pdf
  • Email to yourself and/or share with others
  • Upload to DropBox, Google Drive, or Evernote

Note: Be sure to read through app details and descriptions prior to installing.  Most scanner apps offer both free and paid versions.  (Free app version usually offers limited capabilities).

Windows & Blackberry Apps


 

Scan to PDF Free

Price Free version? Transfer scans to computer?
Blackberry Free Yes

scan2pdf
Price Free version? Transfer scans to computer?
Windows Free Yes

IOS & Android Apps

Genius Scan

Price Free version? Transfer scans to computer?
Android $ 6.99 Yes
IOS $ 6.99 Yes
Share to:
Email DropBox  Evernote Google Drive Box.net

CamScanner
Price Free version? Transfer scans to computer?
Android $ 1.99 Yes
IOS $ 4.99 Yes
Share to:
Email DropBox  Evernote Google Drive Box.net

DocScanner + Smart DocScanner

Apps

Price Free version? Transfer scans to computer?
DocScanner (IOS)  $ 4.99 NO
Smart DocScanner (Android) FREE Yes
Share to:
Email DropBox Evernote Google Drive Box.net

Scanner Pro

Apps

Price Free version? Transfer scans to computer?
Scanner Pro (IOS)  $ 2.99 NO
Share to:
Email DropBox Evernote Google Drive Box.net

Droid Scan Pro

Apps

Price Free version? Transfer scans to computer?
Droid Scan Pro (Android) $ 4.49 Yes
Share to:
Email DropBox Evernote Google Drive Box.net