A Super-charged AI-powered Scanner App for Android

BP Mobile
5 min readDec 15, 2023

If you’ve been on the lookout for a powerful, versatile, and safe scanner app for Android, this one might tick all the boxes (and a couple more you didn’t know existed). Meet iScanner — an AI-powered scanner app for Android that won a Webby and a Lovie award this year and was named the safest scanner app for Android by Pradeo Security. Curious what all the accolades are about? We’re just about to tell you!

Advanced Scanner App for Android to Digitize on the Next Level

iScanner, just like any other scanner app for Android, allows you to skip last-minute trips to the print shop. Unlike any random Android scanner app, though, the free version of iScanner comes with:

  • 300 dpi scanning resolution which is critical for any kind of application;
  • Superfast multi-page scanning;
  • Boundary detection even against similarly colored backgrounds;
  • Automatic AI-powered shutter button;
  • Auto-crop so that you don’t need to worry about the background;
  • Resizing tool to fit the format you need;
  • ID card feature that places both sides of an ID or business card onto one page;
  • Printer connectivity feature should you need to print;
  • Cloud storage and real-time cloud sync;
  • Easy cloud integration with Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.

The Most Extensive Free Editor to Edit, Sign, and Share

One of the reasons iScanner keeps receiving awards and attention might be that in addition to the fantastic scan quality it offers an array of editing tools that most Android scanner apps hide behind a paywall. Here’s a list of things you can do for free In iScanner:

  • E-sign,
  • Merge and split PDF files,
  • Add page numbers and footers automatically to all pages,
  • Apply custom watermarks,
  • Protect PDFs with a password,
  • Compress PDFs,
  • Share PDFs as a link,
  • Add a new page to a PDF,
  • Reorder pages in a PDF,
  • Move pages from one PDF to another.

The list goes on, but hopefully, you get the idea. To top it off, there are no annoying ads and no branded watermarks will be applied to the documents you share or export and you don’t even have to sign up or log in to edit — simply install the app and edit away.

Get Perfect Scans Even in Tricky Conditions with AI

Apart from the free features, iScanner has a nifty AI-powered toolkit available to those who opt for the premium version that can be a game-changer for anyone who needs to scan on the go, because scanning on the go usually comes with tricky conditions.

These AI tools can make your scans crisp and professional looking even if the lighting wasn’t great, your hands weren’t steady, or there was nowhere to put the hard copy so you had to hold it with your hand while scanning it. iScanner’s AI Enhancer will take care of imperfections in one tap.

  • Deblur! Scanning on the go often results in blurry or out-of-focus scans. Deblur can take care of this — the AI detects and removes rough and fuzzy edges and increases the contrast between the text and the background bringing back the focus to your scans. Works for uploaded documents too!
  • AI Finger Eraser. If you’re scanning a passport that refuses to lie flat, pin it down with your finger — the AI will detect captured fingertips and edit them out, filling the gaps with a similar-looking color.

Access and Collaborate from Anywhere

With easy access to your files anytime, anywhere, and significant boosts to your productivity, you can stay on top of your tasks, no matter the circumstance. iScanner provides seamless accessibility for three reasons:

  1. It operates on iOS, Android, and desktops.
  2. It comes with cloud storage and cloud sync that synchronizes your files in real time.
  3. The app keeps offline copies of your documents, ensuring uninterrupted productivity if you’re offline for any reason.

Another handy feature is that you can access your files from any device, not just your own. By simply logging in with your iScanner account, all your files and folders become accessible. This feature can be a lifesaver in unforeseen situations (like if your battery dies or if a device goes missing).

Interact with Your Documents Like Never Before with AI

Some of iScanner’s AI-powered features can not only help scan a hardcopy into a professional-looking PDF, but also scan the contents of that PDF allowing you to:

  • Instantly find any piece of info (like an ID number in a legal contract to check if it’s accurate).
  • Summarize, translate, or rewrite texts in your documents.
  • Find any document by its name or, if you don’t know the name, by a keyword or a number that may be in the document.

Find out how iScanner can boost your productivity with document-unrelated tasks here.

Regardless of whether you opt for the free or paid version of the app, iScanner can make so many hurdles so much easier and free up your precious time for things you enjoy more than paperwork! If you have any questions about the app’s privacy policy or data protection, we have a post dedicated to that, or you can reach us anytime at support@bpmobile.com.

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