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
Jun 13, 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

384K 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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April 19, 2024
Scan very rapidly. I live that it's easier to scan than my previous scanner because of less required adjustments. it seems to auto-adjust and quality is great. The only caveat is it's not the most user friendly in terms of sending the document. I kept asking myself well where is the option to share. BUT to be fair this is my first time using the app and I may upgrade the rating to 5-star once I figure that part out.
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Raul Alvarez
May 29, 2024
I've used this app for about 5 years, this is the dumbest update I've seen... you can search by relevance, date and title like before... you cannot sort date in doc title, recent date in title is at the bottom so you have to scroll to the bottom every time... you cannot sort by ascending or descending title in search mode. Edit: Thank you for the very quick response, I apologize for unloading on your app but it put me in a bind. I use the ascend/ descend very often.
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The Grizzly Labs
May 29, 2024
Hi Raul, thanks for the feedback. It was indeed a bug that the most recent documents were last in the list when sorting by date. We've just made a new version of the app with a fix for that issue. And you're right, we've removed sorting by descending title in the Search screen. Is it something you often use? Guillaume

What's new

- We've added a workaround for some Samsung users who don't see expected apps in the export options.