Adobe Digital Dialogue

Meet Adobe Scan: the free scan app with text recognition superpowers

Paper­less and mobile is fast becom­ing the only way to work in an increas­ing­ly dig­i­tal world.

As the work­place of the future evolves, with smart­phones increas­ing­ly relied upon to get real work done, being able to access, update and share doc­u­ments quick­ly and secure­ly is imper­a­tive.

Peo­ple need inte­grat­ed mobile apps and ser­vices that help them be more pro­duc­tive, no mat­ter where they are.

Adobe has been adapt­ing and evolv­ing its offer­ings for decades to pro­vide solu­tions that are inde­pen­dent of hard­ware, soft­ware and devices.

Adobe Doc­u­ment Cloud lets you work across its inte­grat­ed cloud ser­vices, and mobile and desk­top apps. And now, Adobe has unveil­ing major inno­va­tions with Adobe Scan at the front of the new inno­va­tions.

Scan anything in a snap

Adobe invent­ed PDF cre­ation for desk­top com­put­ers, and now with Adobe Scan it has rein­vent­ed it for mobile devices.

A new free app, Adobe Scan turns your mobile device into an intel­li­gent scan­ning and text-recog­ni­tion tool, tak­ing doc­u­ment cre­ation to the next lev­el.

Adobe Scan lets you scan every­thing from shop­ping receipts and busi­ness cards to book pages and white­boards, and turn them into high-res PDFs. Or you can sim­ply choose an image from your cam­era roll and let the app do the rest. With auto­mat­ed fea­tures, includ­ing auto-crop and auto-clean, it removes shad­ows and makes text clear and crisp.

Now your documents have PDF powers

Adobe Scan also auto­mat­i­cal­ly con­verts doc­u­ments or any print­ed text into dig­i­tal text that can then be select­ed, copied or anno­tat­ed with Acro­bat Read­er DC or Acro­bat DC. Once cap­tured and con­vert­ed, the con­tent is search­able and reusable in a secure Adobe PDF.

‘Doc­u­ments are the lifeblood of soci­ety. The chal­lenge is in unlock­ing the intel­li­gence that lives in those doc­u­ments, and extract­ing mean­ing that can be incor­po­rat­ed into dig­i­tal work­flows. Adobe Scan rep­re­sents a crit­i­cal step toward our broad­er inno­va­tion imper­a­tive for Adobe Doc­u­ment Cloud,’ said Abhay Paras­nis, chief tech­nol­o­gy offi­cer, Adobe.

You can upload, store, share and access the scanned files online using a free Adobe Doc­u­ment Cloud account, allow­ing you to work on your doc­u­ments from any machine or device.

As part of Adobe Doc­u­ment Cloud, Adobe Scan can also inte­grate with Adobe Sign and Acro­bat DC for a com­plete­ly paper­less and mod­ern doc­u­ment expe­ri­ence — automat­ing every task in a doc­u­ment work­flow.

Tak­ing the paper out of paper­work trans­lates into sig­nif­i­cant pro­duc­tiv­i­ty gains and impres­sive cost sav­ings for busi­ness­es, while reduc­ing envi­ron­men­tal impact and improv­ing cus­tomer expe­ri­ence.

Adobe Scan and Adobe Sign are key parts of Adobe’s mis­sion to deliv­er inno­va­tions that enable our cus­tomers to trans­form their dig­i­tal expe­ri­ences.

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