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
Mar 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, Photos and videos and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

369K reviews
Alix Dorsher
March 30, 2024
I'm new, but the image/text capture and reshaping of my extremely wrinkled receipt is impressive. However, it seems the app lacks options for fine tuning that seem necessary. When switching to a black and white image, the contrast and brightness make the image completely illegible with no option to adjust. I'm not sure that the app actually has any text recognition capability to allow for enhanced readability, but like I said -I'm just starting out, so maybe I've missed something. Will update.
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February 14, 2024
the current iteration of Genius scan includes some features from the previous iteration of Genius scan Plus. The problem is that the new iteration, in order to get the genius plus features that are not in original genius scan second iteration, require a subscription instead of being able to just pay once and have the features forever. This is a tactical failure. Some, like me, are able to pay a one-time fee to gain access to premium features where the concept of a subscription is impossible.
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Samuel Voltz
January 13, 2024
Pretty good document scanner. It gets the job done without obnoxious ads or pay walls. However, the layout is not very intuitive. During my first time using this app, I had a lot of trouble figuring out where buttons were located for things like saving files and deleting pages. Once you get used to it though, it works great. There are some minor bugs that happen, but I got used to them. Great app, but it needs some work.
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The Grizzly Labs
January 15, 2024
Hi, thank you for your feedback. We do our best to make the app as user-friendly as possible. Don't hesitate to reach out at if you have any suggestions.

What's new

- Search has been improved to return matching folders.
- Better document detection: with this update, Genius Scan introduces an improved Deep Learning AI to more accurately find documents even if they are low-contrast, feature unusual aspect ratios, or are partially hidden by other items in the picture such as pens, keyboards or other documents.