Scanner App: Genius Scan 4+

PDF documents & OCR

The Grizzly Labs

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Genius Scan is a document scanner app in your pocket. Quickly scan your paper documents on the go and export them as multi-page PDF files.

*** Apple App of the Week *** 20+ million users *** 1000s of small businesses ***

Place any document in front of your device’s camera: our scanner app automatically recognizes the paper against the background, crops it, and cleans up the result. You obtain a crisp, legible scan. Batch scanning lets you scan dozens of pages in a matter of seconds. Powerful tools help you organize, share, or archive your documents.

“Next time you plan to hit the road, don’t forget to download Genius Scan to make life easier for yourself and your accounting department.” -

“Camera apps aren’t designed for close-up text scanning, but Genius Scan is.” - The Guardian


Smart Scanning:

- Document detection & background removal
- Distortion correction
- Shadow removal and defect cleanup
- Filters (black & white, whiteboard, photo)
- Batch scanning

PDF Creation & Editing:

- Document merging & splitting
- Multiple page PDF creation
- Photos and PDF import

Security & Privacy:

- On-device document processing
+ Face ID locking
+ PDF password encryption

Document Organization:

- Document tagging
- Metadata and content search
+ Smart document renaming (custom templates, …)
+ Backup and multi-device sync with Genius Cloud (separate subscription)


- Email
+ Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Expensify, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, OneDrive, OneNote, FTP, SugarSync, WebDAV.
+ Any WebDAV compatible service such as Citrix ShareFile, NextCloud, ownCloud, Synology, Yandex.
+ Automatic background auto-export

OCR (Text Recognition):

+ Text extraction
+ Searchable PDF creation
+ Business card scanning & contact creation

The features denoted with [+] are available as part of a premium plan.

== ABOUT US ==

It’s in the heart of Paris, France that The Grizzly Labs develops Genius Scan. We take pride in crafting apps that help millions of users throughout the world and hold ourselves to the highest standards in terms of quality and privacy. Get in touch with us @thegrizzlylabs if you have any questions.


Genius Scan is free to use for as long as you want.

Should you choose to, you can subscribe to the Genius Scan Plus plan for more features. You can subscribe to Genius Cloud for backup & synchronization. In that case, Genius Scan’s store displays the duration and price of each subscription, updated at the time of purchase. Payment will be charged to iTunes account when the order is confirmed. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. Manage subscriptions, disable auto-renewal in the iTunes account settings.

What’s New

Version 7.17.1

We're always making changes and improvements to Genius Scan. Install this new update to avoid missing new features and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
84.5K Ratings

84.5K Ratings

Benny 797 ,

Time saver!!

Whilst working from home during the Corona virus lockdown, I have been working with a secure network laptop computer where I could not connect to a printer. This resulted in having to forward emails to my private email address, printing off attachments and then making comments on the paperwork, then placing back in to the scanner/printer and sending to my private email before forwarding on to my work email address and then onward transmission. This all took time (Not sure I’m complying with work’s IT security protocols, but needs must!) I was informed about this App and it has speeded up the procedure and produced excellent results. It took a couple of hours to work out how to make perfect copies, so an idiots guide would be helpful, but the App is great. Not sure if I need the upgrade + version, but will see. To sum up and stop waffling, great App that produces great reproductions. A++

Nigel Tyson ,

Fab scanner

Couldn’t ask for more as a simple scanner to store documents. So far this App has been free as well.
I wanted to scan music to store in my iPad and it works brilliantly. The app ‘photos’ the music but it’s actually a PDF of course. It sizes the page automatically provided the background is contrasting (black for instance) and takes the photo automatically when it’s in focus. Finally it automatically removes the grey to create black/white contrast and allows me to capture several pages in one file straight away. I can even title the scans immediately I take them. Credit where it’s due, as I rarely rate apps, but this is doing exactly what I need it to with the least amount of complexity and fuss.

gygij ,

Totally fantastic

When my husband got ill with what may or may not have been The Thing, I couldn’t access the scanner he’d been using without donning full hazmat. So I looked for an app. So many were allegedly free but then wanted to charge a high monthly payment to let you do anything at all with the scan, including sending it anywhere - even to your self. This app is fantastically easy to use and for me the free version does everything I need it to. And if it didn’t, then the upgrade is a one-off low fee. Total lifesavers - actually easier than using the scanner and I might just upgrade anyway if only to thank them for their brilliance and generosity.

App Privacy

The developer, The Grizzly Labs, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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