6 Best CamScanner Alternatives for Android 2021

We use our phones on a daily basis be it for searching content, entertainment or business purpose. Using phones for business purposes really helps as there are several apps available out there which can make your work easy. Now, it is possible to scan any document anywhere with the help of some amazing scanning apps. With the help of these scanning apps, you can organize your scanned documents in files and folders.

These apps will help you to convert your document into PDF which will ultimately make your document readable. In order to scan a particular document, you won’t need a scanning machine as you can simply get it done on your mobile itself. So in this article, we will be sharing with you the 6 Best Scanner Apps for Android as in 2019.

6 Best Scanner Apps for Android

  1. Microsoft Office Lens
  2. Google Drive
  3. Scan Bot
  4. My Scans
  5. Clear Scanner
  6. Tiny Scanner

1. Microsoft Office Lens

Microsoft Office Lens is named as one of the “Best Apps of 2015” in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by Google Play. As this application is provided by the Microsoft Office itself, there is no doubt that this scanning app will serve some of the best features. This app enhances the quality of pictures thereby making them readable and can be used used to convert images to PDF, Word and Powerpoint files. You can also save your documents to OneNote,  OneDrive. Moreover, this app is available in various languages such as English, German, Spanish and Simplified Chinese.

Main Features:

  1. Enhances the quality of your document
  2. Save docs to your local device
  3. Scan printed documents
  4. Available in different languages

(Download, Microsoft Office Lens)

2. Google Drive

Google Drive has a lot to offer and is the safest place where you can store your files. All of your videos, photos, and documents are backed up safely. With this app, you can also search for files by name and content. The best part about this app is that you can simply use your Phone Camera to scan documents. You can download Google Drive for free at the Play Store.

Main Features:

  1. Store your documents safely
  2. Access pictures from Google Photos
  3. Use your Camera to Scan Documents
  4. View your files offline

(Download, Google Drive)

3. Scanbot

Scanbot is one of the best documents to PDF scanner app and is downloaded by millions of people. Scanbot can scan documents, receipts, whiteboards, QR codes, and even bar codes. To scan a document, you just have to hold your phone over the document. With Scanbot, you can scan everything from business cards to whiteboards. Moreover, you can save your scanned document as PDF or JPG.


Main Features:

  1. Instant QR Code Scanning
  2. OCR text recognition
  3. Allows Multi-Page Scanning
  4. Supports Cloud Services

(Download, Scanbot)

4. My Scans

Are you tired of adjusting the edges of documents while scanning? Then ‘My Scans’ app is what you should definitely try. This app is very simple to use. You just need to take a photo of your document and save it, ‘My Scans’ will automatically detect edges and convert the photo into a PDF document. Similarly, you can do the same with the invoice, business card, bill, warranty, contract or memo. In addition to this, you can organize your documents and print them via Cloud Print.

Main Features:

  1. Annotate pdf document
  2. Organize your files and folders
  3. Automatic edge detection
  4. Sign and Stamp pdf document on your device

(Download, My Scans)

5. Clear Scanner

With Clear Scanner, you can scan your documents and photographs in high quality. You can expect better quality documents from this app as it automatically detects the corner of the file. Further, you can also crop a specific part of the document. This app allows you to scan your document at an extremely fast processing speed.

Main Features:

  1. Set page sizes for PDF
  2. Restore your data manually
  3. Extract Texts from Image OCR
  4. Automatic document edge detection

(Download, Clear Scanner)

6. Tiny Scanner

As the name says, ‘Tiny Scanner’ is a small PDF document scanner app that will help you to scan everything as images or PDFs. With this app, you can set page sizes for PDF to Letter, Legal, A4, and many more. This app provides 5 levels of contrast for crisp monochrome texts. The main characteristic of this app is that you can even preserve your document with a passcode.

Main Features:

  1. Protect your documents with a passcode
  2. Scan document in color
  3. Provides 5 levels of contrast
  4. Quick search by document title

(Download, Tiny Scanner)

Most of us might already be using some of these apps but if in case you are searching for a better scanning app, you should definitely try some of the above-mentioned apps. With these scanning applications, you can scan your documents anywhere and anytime. Do let us know in the comment section below about your favorite scanning app.


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