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 file 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 amazing new High-Speed Scan tool uses AI to bulk scan larger documents in seconds.

• 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 you 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 the 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
16 May 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

26.9L reviews
Godfrey Degamo
3 May 2024
This is a great app. It's worth 5 stars. Just take a picture, and it's converted to a pdf. Positives: 1. Multiple pages can be saved into one pdf. 2. Chance to rescan the last page photoed. 3. Auto-cropping and manual cropping before saving. 4. Option to save documents directly to google drive or locally. Negatives: 1. Does not correct for bends in folded pages. 2. If scanned page is all pink (or some color) it assumes the page is white (half star off for that.)
101 people found this review helpful
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3 May 2024
We appreciate your kind words! It's fantastic to hear that you're enjoying features like multipage saving, rescanning, and easy saving options. Your inputs about page bends and color scanning are valuable, and we'll consider them for future updates. Thank you for choosing Adobe Scan! ^SS
David Noffke
22 March 2024
Scanning documents works great! But, trying to retrieve saved documents is nearly impossible. Even searching for them when they've been saved to my device is ridiculous and nearly impossible!!! Adobe Scan has been around for years, and they still haven't made it easy to retrieve and read or send documents saved to a device. Should be able to just search, find, and do what you want with it.
285 people found this review helpful
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8 April 2024
Hi there! Sorry, you're having trouble! Could you please share a test file with our developers at You can also contact our community of experts ( for better assistance. We will love to investigate what's not working for you and help resolve the issues. Thanks! SS
Princess XXXNoneya
29 April 2024
Adobe Scan, what a life saver. This app is AWESOME!! My bf & I drove all around Atlantic City trying to find a place to fax/scan etc.. and it was Sunday. Anyhow this app allows me to take a picture and save/send so it doesn't look like it was a picture taken. (Turns print out into document online) 😊. I also think it allows me to edit the document and does all the difficult things automatically. Thank u Adobe for making life easier
97 people found this review helpful
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10 May 2024
Thanks for taking the time to encourage us with your 5★ ratings. Keep using our app! ^Sonika