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

Do Not Sell My Personal Information:
Updated on
Nov 18, 2022

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
Financial info, App activity, and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
2.35M reviews
Alisha Fitts
November 13, 2022
The only way I have found to take any picture online or in person (scan it into the app), and be able to crop, clean up, alter, resize for printing (!!!), and save as a PDF - all for free, and all from my phone! This has been an absolute godsend! I am so glad to have found this app... it has helped me do so many things that otherwise wouldn't have been something possible for me.... Great job!
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Len McLane
November 13, 2022
Haven't done a lot with the tool yet but it will work very well to document and file any kind of text document that can be photocopied, but on the go. Which is great. Lighting, and holding your phone/camera parallel to the document, improves the image quality tremendously. Does a good job of cleaning up a less than ideal image and creating a nice clean PDF document.
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James Stokes
October 31, 2022
So far from my testing this app works for what I need it to do. The only improvement I could see is having an easier way to navigate between pages. As it is you currently have to swipe through the individual pages. This is fine for if you're only doing a few pages, but if you have more than 10 scanned pages it becomes a bit cumbersome.
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What's new

Book mode is easier to use with new page number overlays that remind you to rotate your camera.

Now you can customize your scans with shapes and symbols like arrows, checkmarks, crosses, circles, rectangles, and more. Choose the size, color, orientation, and transparency.

We’ve improved the way Adobe Scan and Adobe Acrobat Reader work together. Now you can access Adobe Scan right from Adobe Reader whenever you create a PDF, add a page, or add an image to an existing page.