Very often, we come across a printed article or a document that makes us wish it were available in electronic format. We end up taking a photo of it and saving the image, but the content itself remains un-editable.
We are excited to announce a new mobile app, that can help with such documents – Doc Scanner.
This app lets you take a photo of a document and extracts the content as editable text and can be saved as a document (.docx format) in Zoho Docs as well as Google Drive. Of course, if you just want to save it as an image or a PDF file, that’s possible too, with both Zoho Docs as well as Google Drive.
When you take a photo of a document to extract the content, you have an option to crop the image before the extraction process to ensure better quality. You can also scan multiple pages as part of a single document.
The app can extract information from documents in multiple languages including English (US & UK), French, German and Spanish.
Please note that data extraction quality depends on lot of factors (lighting conditions, the angle at which the photo is taken, images in documents) which will have an impact on the extraction quality, so it cannot always be 100% accurate. In cases where we are not too confident about the accuracy of the extracted text, we display it in light gray color allowing you to make necessary corrections.
Text extraction works best while scanning text documents. Documents with lots of images or tables can be saved as images or PDF files.
The goal of the app is to offer an easy way of extracting content from printed material and we hope you’ll find this a valuable addition to the other utility apps on your iPhone.
The app is available for download in the App Store for $4.99.
The android version of the app will follow soon. We look forward to hearing your feedback.