Genius Scan - PDF Scanner

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About this app

Genius Scan is a scanner app that lets you quickly scan your paper documents on the go and export them as multiple scan PDF files.

*** 20+ million users and 1000s of small businesses use the Genius Scan scanner app ***

Place any document in front of your device’s camera: our scanner app automatically recognizes the paper against the background, crops it, and cleans up the result. You obtain a crisp, legible scan. The batch scanner lets you scan dozens of pages in a matter of seconds. Powerful tools help you organize, share, or archive your PDF documents.

Genius Scan will replace your desktop scanner and you will never look back.


Smart Scanning:

The Genius Scan scanner app includes all the features to make great scans.

- Document detection & background removal
- Distortion correction
- Shadow removal and defect cleanup
- Filters (black & white, whiteboard, photo)
- Batch scanning

PDF Creation & Editing:

Genius Scan is the best PDF scanner. Scan not just to images, but full PDF documents.

- Automatically combine each scan into PDF documents
- Document merging & splitting
- Multiple page PDF creation
- Photos and PDF import

Security & Privacy:

- On-device document processing
+ Biometric unlock
+ PDF password encryption

Scans Organization:

More than just a PDF scanner app, Genius Scan also lets you organize your scans.

- Document tagging
- Metadata and content search
+ Smart document renaming (custom templates, …)
+ Backup and multi-device sync with Genius Cloud (separate subscription)


Your scans aren't stuck in your scanner app, you can export them to any other app or services you use.

- Email
+ Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Expensify, Google Drive, OneDrive, FTP, WebDAV.
+ Any WebDAV compatible service such as Citrix ShareFile, NextCloud, ownCloud, Synology, Yandex.
+ Automatic background auto-export

OCR (Text Recognition):

In addition to scanning, this scanner app gives you additional understanding of your scans.

+ Extract text from each scan
+ Searchable PDF creation
+ Scan business cards to create contacts

The features denoted with [+] are available as part of a Genius Scan Plus subscription.

== ABOUT US ==

It’s in the heart of Paris, France that The Grizzly Labs develops the Genius Scan scanner app. We take pride in crafting apps that help millions of users throughout the world and hold ourselves to the highest standards in terms of quality and privacy. Get in touch with us @thegrizzlylabs if you have any questions.
Updated on
Nov 28, 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.
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Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
246K reviews
Blakkaz Sterno
October 20, 2022
I bought this app years ago and have loved it and recommended it to everyone who asked. However, they just locked all existing customers out of what was normal functionality in a bid to get us to buy it again or subscribe. I guess they've never heard of the term legacy... As in legacy customer. I'm now looking for an alternative just because of the underhanded treatment of existing customers. I can no longer export to WebDAV or even a local folder! Not acceptable.
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The Grizzly Labs
October 20, 2022
Hi, I think there has been a misunderstanding as we'ven ever removed access to features that were free or had already been paid. It is very likely that something is not working properly, or that it's been moved and you need help figuring out where this feature is now. Please send us a message with more details at
August 12, 2022
This app produces better quality scans than VFlat. I can't really complain about an app that offers free features and for being able to scan for free it's not bad at all. I like how it keeps all scans in its seperate folder and each available to be edited. With good lighting and steady shots, this app does what expensive scanners can't even come close to producing.
29 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
September 7, 2019
So close to being the perfect replacement for my old Chinese scanner app! Unfortunately, the "Magic mode" is just too obnoxious. Give me control of the shutter, and do the edge detection on the resulting static image, and we'll both be happy! I can interrupt the magic by tapping the shutter button, but then it doesn't even attempt an automatic crop. The help docs refer to a button in the top right to switch back to manual mode, but that must have been removed in version 5.
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The Grizzly Labs
September 13, 2019
Hi Johann, thanks for the detailed feedback. Indeed, the Manual mode was replaced with Quick Edit Actions in Genius Scan 5. You can know more about this in this article: Let me know if you need more details. Guillaume

What's new

- Fix error at startup when connected to a Genius Cloud account and without internet connection