Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner, OCR

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About this app

The Adobe Scan scanner app turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR) and allows you to save to multiple files formats including PDF and JPEG.

The most intelligent scanner app. Scan anything — receipts, notes, documents, photos, business cards, whiteboards — with text you can reuse from each PDF and photo scan.

• With the Adobe Scan scanner app, you can make anything scannable.
• Use the PDF scanner to quickly create a photo scan or PDF scan.
• Scan any document and convert to PDF.

• Scan anything with precision with this mobile PDF scanner.
• Advanced image technology automatically detects borders, sharpens scanned content, and recognizes text (OCR).

• Touch up scans or photos from your camera roll.
• Whether it’s a PDF or photo scan, you can preview, reorder, crop, rotate, and adjust color.

• Remove and edit imperfections, erase stains, marks, creases, even handwriting.

• Turn your photo scan into a high-quality Adobe PDF that unlocks text through automated text recognition (OCR).
• Reuse text from each PDF scan thanks to OCR.

• Capture forms, receipts, notes, and business cards with this mobile PDF scanner.
• The Adobe Scan scanner app even lets you scan multi-page documents and save with a single tap.

• The Adobe Scan PDF scanner makes any content scannable and reusable.
• Free, built-in optical character recognition (OCR) lets you reuse scanned text and content by creating a high-quality PDF can work with in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader app.
• You can even turn Adobe Scan into a tax receipt scanner to highlight expenses with ease.

• This powerful scanner app automatically finds documents and receipts in your photos and turns them into PDF scans, so you don't have to.
• Automatic OCR turns text into content you can edit, resize, and reuse in other documents.

• Scan a business card and Adobe Scan turns into a fast business card scanner and reader.
• Contact information will be automatically extracted so you can quickly add to your device contacts — no typing needed.

• Save each scan to Adobe Document Cloud for instant access and sharing.
• Even lengthy legal documents become manageable and scannable with the Adobe Scan scanner app, which lets you search, select, and copy text.
• You can also open a PDF scan in Acrobat Reader to highlight key sections, add comments, fill and sign.

Subscribe for even more scanning power. Subscriptions work across Scan and Reader mobile apps and Acrobat on web.
• Combine scans into one file so you can take multiple scans and consolidate into one document.
• Export PDFs to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint file formats to integrate with your workflows.
• Increase OCR capacity from 25 to 100 pages so that you can find text in multiple scans.

Download the best free mobile scanner to convert photos and documents into PDF and JPEG files wherever you are. With OCR technology, you can easily digitalize books, business cards, and business receipts and access them via the Adobe Document Cloud. Adobe Scan is the PDF converter trusted by millions worldwide. Scan photos to high-quality PDFs or JPEGs and share easier than ever before.

Terms & Conditions:
Your use of this application is governed by the Adobe General Terms of Use and the Adobe Privacy Policy

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Updated on
Feb 27, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info and App activity
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Independent security review

Ratings and reviews

2.64M reviews
A Google user
October 3, 2019
Very good app with excellent recognition, but it has a few kinks: - Every document fails to upload stating that the cloud is full when no documents have been uploaded ever. - The screen does not auto rotate, only portrait mode allowed. - "Modify" and "Sign and fill" is greyed out/not working.
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February 12, 2024
Can the user interface be worse? It is a nightmare to get a large number of files out of this app, files are hidden when attaching to a pc, select all files not available, when using the wrong option selection is gone again and generated links are for single files. Designed to force users into frustration, do much even that I am willing to spend time on writing a review. And I forgot to talk about the incredible useless naming of scanned documents... Luckily I am running out of characters...
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February 16, 2024
Uh oh! I am extremely sorry to hear you're having trouble with Adobe Scan. We're here to help. Please post a new thread in our community forums at and send us screenshots/videos of the problem. Our experts can follow up there to troubleshoot further. I hope this helps. Thanks, SS
Bridget Strusz
February 2, 2024
I love Adobe scan. Hands down its the best and easiest app I have used for scanning documents into PDF. The free version is good enough because all the things the premium version offers you can do by just exporting the pdf to your computer. It's good for books, paper size documents, ID's, business cards, etc. It let's you edit the image with lots of options like cropping, filters, or erasing. You can save to your phone, export it, and attach it to emails or text messages.
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