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.

What’s New

Version 2021.1.1.1

Fixed a crashing bug that occurred on some devices when initiating an object scan.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

BossCub ,

Mind blowing

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!

AndyDurham10 ,

Brilliant!... just a small request.

It’s a great app. The only thing which lets it down is that it doesn’t currently allow scanning a letter/doc to the camera roll. Sometimes when I scan a letter I like to just be able to have a copy in the camera roll, not necessarily as a pdf in the files app.

Having said that, it’s still so good that I bought it!

Good work Pierre !

Zunjine ,

Scan all the things!

This is the scanning app I’ve been looking for. Simple to use, quick, and it works perfectly. I keep scanning objects around my house for no reason. So that’s maybe a downside. But that’s more my problem. Anyway, good app. Buy it.

App Privacy

The developer, Pierre Liebenberg, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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