Today we released new scanning functionality in Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. More than 300 million people use the free Acrobat Reader mobile app today to view, annotate, send and save PDFs at home and in the office. With the new scanning component baked directly into the Reader mobile app, everyone now has the ability to snap a picture of anything and turn that ‘scan’ into a signable, shareable, storable and secure PDF – all for free.
Scan lets anyone digitize anything – from shopping receipts and tax documents to school permission slips and favorite recipes – whatever you need to keep track of to simplify and organize your day-to-day life. At work, Scan is an enterprise-ready tool for converting paper documents, forms, contracts, business cards and even those whiteboard snapshots into PDFs that can be incorporated into existing digital workflows.
Scan functionality in Reader mobile is powered by Adobe Sensei, a new framework and set of intelligence services built into Document Cloud, Creative Cloud and Marketing Cloud to dramatically improve customer experiences. In Document Cloud, Adobe Sensei uses artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning to automate repetitive tasks, boost productivity and pave the way for the workplace of the future. In the case of Scan in Reader mobile, Adobe Sensei works in the background to automatically detect document boundaries, correct perspectives, enhance text sharpness and make everything beautiful, usable and digital.