Scan anything: objects, people, animals, plants, books, documents, text, and art. Scan Thing is the quickest and easiest way to capture and save anything around you.
Capture books and documents with the original images intact and the text embedded. Save your scan as a single- or multi-page PDF with all its text fully searchable and selectable.
Just the text? Frame a page, a document, a sign, or a receipt. Tap to extract the text. Tap again to copy it to the clipboard.
Export is easy. Share via Airdrop or text. Save to your photo library or a folder of your choice. Or copy your scan to other apps.
No nonsense. Just the app. You don't need an account to use Scan Thing. You don't need internet access. Your scans never leave your device and all processing happens on your device. Because your privacy is important (not to mention none of our business), we collect no data whatsoever and we don't use any third-party code. Your privacy is yours, and we think it should stay that way.
A one-time in-app purchase. No subscriptions. No adds. No shenanigans. You can try Scan Thing for free, and, when you're ready, you can unlock unlimited scans with one payment.
Fixed a crashing bug that occurred on some devices when initiating an object scan.
Ratings and Reviews
Needs Auto save option for document scans
I’m a little disappointed when scanning documents, even though I take them, I don’t know where to find the files of the scans if I have missed the step to save them to a location, hence I lose hours of work, by a simple mistake. Surely you should be able to take them then they save to your gallery, or to your iCloud folder, please add this auto location saving option to the settings page of the App.
I am absolutely gobsmacked by the effectiveness of this app in isolating objects in pictures. You can take a photo of an object, or even select one of your currently saved pictures, and (the unimaginatively-named) Scan Thing will crop out everything in the background. It even works with the television screen in the unlikely event of your wanting a cropped-out picture of the newsreader. You do have to be a little careful about the background if there is a complete lack of contrast between it and parts of the subject’s edge, but that’s no great surprise.
I’ve not made great use of the convert image to editable text feature, but from a quick play it also seems to work well.
In short, it’s a great app, and well-worth the small charge for unlimited use.
It took me about three minutes of using this app for my mind to be blown. It is so fast and so clever. We’ve all seen text scanning apps and they are pretty good. This one is exceptional.
It’s real power comes when scanning objects. You really have to try it to under just how good Scan Thing is. Honestly, it is on another level.
Whether for fun or business you will find a use case for Scan Thing. As someone who owns a small business, producing bespoke items, I know how time consuming it is to get real world items onto the web, looking great, separated from their background.
Now all I have to do is to use Scan Thing. It cuts pretty much anything from any background and even exports the scan by first removing all the blank pixels, giving you a perfectly cut and separated result that can take a whole lot of editing time in photoshop under normal circumstances.
I was dreading the revamp I have planned for my online store. You guys have just taken a whole load off my shoulders.
Developer Response ,
What a lovely review! Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m really glad to hear you’re enjoying Scan Thing. Happy scanning!
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- 222.6 MB
- Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Pierre Liebenberg
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- Unlimited Scans £4.49
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