Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner & OCR 4+

Scan Documents, Photos & Text

Adobe Inc.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Adobe Scan is free to download and turns your mobile device into a powerful scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR) and allows you to create, save, and organize your paper documents as a digital file.

Scan anything — receipts, notes, ID cards, recipes, photos, business cards, whiteboards — and turn them into PDF or JPEG files you can work with on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

• Scan any document and convert to PDF or photo.
• Save and organize your important documents so they are easy to find.

• Scan anything with precision with this mobile PDF scanner.
• Advanced image technology automatically detects borders, sharpens scanned content, and recognizes text (OCR).

• Whether it’s a PDF or photo scan, you can preview, reorder, crop, rotate, resize, and adjust color.
• Remove and edit imperfections, erase stains, marks, creases, even handwriting.

• Capture forms, receipts, notes, ID cards, health documents, and business cards and organize into custom folders so they are easy to access and find.
• Contact information will be automatically extracted so you can quickly add to your device contacts — no typing needed. You can even highlight expenses on tax receipts with ease.

• This powerful scanner app automatically finds documents and receipts in your photos and turns them into PDF scans, so you don't have to.
• Touch up scans or photos from your camera roll.

• Turn your scan into a high-quality Adobe PDF that unlocks text for reuse through automated text recognition (OCR).
• Automatic OCR turns text into content you can edit, resize, and reuse in other documents.

• The Adobe Scan scanner app even lets you scan multi-page documents and save with a single tap.
• Even lengthy legal documents become manageable and scannable with the Adobe Scan scanner app, which lets you search, select, and copy text.
• You can also open a PDF scan in Acrobat Reader to highlight key sections, add comments, fill and sign documents.
• Free, built-in optical character recognition (OCR) lets you reuse scanned text and content to work with in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

• Subscribe for even more scanning power. Subscriptions work across Scan and Reader mobile apps and Acrobat on web.
• Combine scans into one file so you can take multiple scans and consolidate into one document.
• Export PDFs to Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file formats to repurpose or reformat your documents.
• Increase OCR capacity from 25 to 100 pages so that you can find text in multiple scans.

Download the free mobile scanner to convert important photos and documents into PDF and JPEG files to help you stay organized. Adobe Scan is the PDF converter trusted by millions worldwide.

Terms & Conditions:
Your use of this application is governed by the Adobe General Terms of Use and the Adobe Privacy Policy

What’s New

Version 22.08.31

• Performance and stability.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
442.4K Ratings

442.4K Ratings

Yatish Malik ,

Best app ever found

This app is super awesome. I searched the whole App Store but can’t find and app with no ads and signature. New feature like creating folder and choosing paper size is very useful for business person and school students. Settings like default pdf name and auto capture are very helpful and even saves most of our time. And the main thing is that you have unlimited cloud storage, you can create edit and view your documents from anywhere. That’s why this app is the best. It runs very smoothly and makes us do scanning more efficiently.

shkejf1fan ,

Bad review to adobe scan

Auto deletion of scans without user’s intervention. Today I saved a pdf and instead of getting saved it was completely wiped out of the app and that file was extremely important to me. Between scans it says that the app has unexpectedly quit. The problem doesn’t seem to be getting solved. With school being online and everything else being virtual, it is sad to see that an app like adobe scan which was earlier doing scanning so smoothly is now down in the dumps and the service to the app is very poor. It was not expected that an app used in all fields should provide such poor service to its users. Also there is no point in writing these reviews if there is no change made. So kindly go through the reviews instead of ignoring it otherwise no one will use this app.

Aryan_251297 ,

App is good but not ideal for big tasks.

This app is great & better than most small apps currently on the App store.
But this is not ideal for creating large number of pages.
I am a student and I find it a bit annoying while creating pdf of my Notebooks.
There is restrictions of selecting 50 photos at a time. You have to click on Album icon again for next 50 photos.
And the processing is also bit slow takes a lot of time in importing & struggles in recognising the pages (it crops certain portion) have to resize & check each pages. Which makes it a time consuming app as you cannot rely on its recognition.
Once I trusted & had to make the pdf again of 120 pages (by checking each page manually this time).

What I am basically trying to say that this app is not perfect & avoid this if you’re into making pdf of your Notes (which you might be looking to do).

It needs a lot of refinement too app makes my iPhone heat.
Besides I am using iPhone 6s and I think A9 processors still has sufficient computation power to process the pages faster.


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