Scanbot is the best mobile scanner app for documents and QR codes. Create high-quality PDF or JPG scans with just one tap. Send files via email or as a fax. Upload them to iCloud Drive, Box, Dropbox, Evernote and other cloud services.

Scanbot packs all the power of a desktop scanner into one tiny scanner app!

• Scan premium quality PDFs or JPGs with 200 dpi and higher
• Fax: you can now send your documents as a fax right from Scanbot!
• Cloud integration: iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Box, Evernote, WebDAV and other cloud services
• Scan QR codes: URLs, Contacts, Phone Numbers, Locations, Hotspots, etc.
• Lightning fast: automatic edge detection and scanning
• Multi-page documents
• Enhance your scans: color modes and automatic optimization
• Smart background upload
• Beautifully designed
• Text recognition (OCR): extract the text of your scans to copy, search, lookup, etc.
• Beautiful themes: select your preferred look and feel
• Smart file naming
• Passcode protection with Touch ID / Face ID support
• Add pages to existing scans
• Fast full-text search
• PDF password protection

Scanbot relies on the latest and most advanced mobile scanning technology available. Your scans are delivered at a premium quality with 200 dpi and higher, which is comparable to the performance of modern desktop scanners. In addition, various color modes, auto-optimization and blur-reduction help you to get the most out of your scans.

Just hold your iPhone over any document, receipt or whiteboard and it takes only a second to scan a page and save it as a PDF or JPG. Thanks to Scanbot's latest technology, the edges of the document are automatically identified so that only the document itself is scanned. Scanbot captures the best possible image in the perfect moment.

Scanbot works on all occasions with all kind of media. Scan any kind of document such as paper documents, business cards, receipts, notes, whiteboards or post-its. Scanbot helps you save the documents that are important for you and get rid of paper clutter. No matter whether you are at work or on holidays, Scanbot is with you.

Scan to the CLOUD
Scanned documents can be emailed, printed or uploaded to a supported cloud drive. If you enable automatic upload and Scanbot will automatically save your scans to your preferred cloud service right at the moment your PDF scan has been created.

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What’s New

Version 9.1.1

• Fixed: Redacted text appearing in search results
• Fixed: Manual text recognition
• Fixed: Problems with WebDAV
• Fixed: Drag & Drop indicators
• Fixed: Lost search parameters
• Improved: Back navigation
• Improved: Voice Over
• We love to hear from our users! If you have any questions or feedback regarding Scanbot please contact us directly in the app (Settings, scroll down and tap on Support) or via

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
268 Ratings

268 Ratings

Ash hollywoods tongue ,

Scan or pro

High definition, high quality photo/document scanner... all good so far, haven’t any crashes, works on my iPhone X. Obviously I haven’t scanned every conceivable thing one would be able to scan but what I have so far has worked very well. In a sea of ‘pro’ scanners this one is a good ‘un. The only thing I can think of that might be helpful is to be able to alter the perspective post scan (it can be done I had a now long gone app way back in iOS 6 or 7 that could do it). Not quite the same function, it would also be cool to have a simple rotate wheel rather like the onboard iOS photo app has. The very good crop tool works well and does help to fix things but sometimes more control over the rotation and perspective is needed if what you scanned is at a particularly odd angle. All good so far tho’

musonymous ,

An amazingly useful app

I find Scanbot perfect for saving musical scores to my iPad. I can save a whole programme to read in performance and can send parts to students and friends.
It squares up images which are skewed and improves contrast. It is great for saving any document which can be studied later at home or modified. PDF is such a useful format it can be transferred easily between devices and printed if necessary..

dalliance ,

Fails in a key area

So having perused numerous reviews I purchased the Pro version to use scanning in a magazine collection. Instrumental in my decision was the OCR integrated in Scanbot as I wanted to have a searchable database of my scans.

I fire up the app, scan 20 pages and click on the Text button so that the OCR process can proceed. It rattles through the pages and reaches 99% before getting stuck there. You can’t really do anything at this stage except exit out and when you return no text recognition has saved.

Rinse and repeat, the same thing happens every time. I contact the developer and get a response saying this is a known issue and will be fixed ‘soon’. I go back to try and ascertain when soon might be so I can decide if it’s worth waiting for, no response.

Checking the version history and it’s been a month since the last new update which suggests ‘soon’ has different meanings to different people. For a so-called Pro app to have one of its key features just plain broken like this is very shoddy indeed.

Time to look elsewhere.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear about that. The update that will fix this issue will be available this week. I am sorry that you discovered the app with such unfortunate timing.
Best regards


doo GmbH
200.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© doo GmbH 2019
In-App Purchases
  1. Credits to Fax from iPhone £0.99
  2. 10 Credits to Fax from iPhone £6.99
  3. 20 Credits to eFax from iPhone £10.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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