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
Jul 23, 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
App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
218K reviews
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.
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Martha & Geoffrey Black
August 2, 2022
Works fine. sometimes the scanner quality can get a little bad if the lighting is poor or your angle is wrong and it attempts to clean that up, but simple to scan things and then email them. you have to pay if you want to directly export them to an app like Google drive.
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Sarah Miles
March 16, 2022
I was looking for an app to keep digital copies of receipts, and was blown away by how easy this app is to use, and the clear thought the developers have put into the features. I'd highly recommend upgrading to the + version--it's a one-time $10, no subscription needed. I uninstalled the rest of the scanning apps I was going to try after this one. I ended up scanning the entire stack of documents I've been putting off running through the printer for months, and it took like 10 minutes.
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What's new

- Organize your documents with folders
- Create multiple accounts for Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive…
- Genius Scan detects your scan orientation and rotates it accordingly

- Auto-Export: add conditions on document name or tags
- Genius Cloud: less-used documents are automatically offloaded to save space on your device
- Improved image filters and OCR for documents with a dark background and white text
- OneDrive: add support for shared drives and Sharepoint sites