Genius Scan is a 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.” - AppPicker.com
“Camera apps aren’t designed for close-up text scanning, but Genius Scan is.” - The Guardian
== KEY FEATURES ==
- 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 tagging
- Metadata and content search
+ Custom naming schemes (Smart Document Names)
+ Backup and multi-device sync with Genius Cloud (separate subscription)
+ 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 Genius Scan+ (a one-time purchase).
== 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.
== PRICING & LEGAL ==
Genius Scan is free to use for as long as you want.
Should you choose to, you can buy Genius Scan+ for more features (a one-time fee). 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.
- Added support for new languages: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Swedish, Turkish and Vietnamese. We took care to make great translations (thanks to Applingua for helping us with that), but if you find any quirks, let us know as we want you to have a perfect experience in your language!
- Added decimal latitude and longitudes as Smart Document Name option.
- Improved OCR quality.
- Fixed bug with default tags preventing export to Evernote in some rare instances.
- Fixed bug where Japanese and Chinese characters were not handled properly in the search field.
- Fixed crash when exporting to iCloud Drive while iCloud Drive is not enabled on the device.
And if you missed the release notes for Genius Scan 5.2:
TEXT RECOGNITION (5.2)
Available in Genius Scan+, this feature recognizes text in your scanned document: when you export a document, Genius Scan will embed the text version. If you want to, you can also just export your document as text (for instance to copy its content to another app). This also makes your documents searchable based on their content, be it in Genius Scan or in other locations. Your last receipt for "Starbucks" can be found easily by just typing a couple letters. Last but not least, you can scan business cards and extract their content to create contacts on your phone.
iCLOUD DRIVE AUTO-EXPORT
You can now auto-export your documents to iCloud Drive and they will automatically appear in your iCloud Drive/Genius Scan folder
As usual, if you have any questions or feedback, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org as this will help us improve or address issues you may encounter.
Ratings and Reviews
Very dependable app that just gets smarter and smarter...I love it.
I love this app. It is one of the few that stands out as golden, a must-have for me. It is a huge time-saver. The quality of the PDFs is such that I don't even have to crank up my scanner for most purposes. I just take a picture or import an image from photos, let the mostly automatic features clean it up for me, move pages around if I want, and then hit send and done. There are additional features I haven't dug into but every feature I have used works flawlessly, updates are seamless and have consistently made the app more intuitive while keeping to the original sense of workflow so you don't have a new learning curve with every update. And I have had it for years and they've never had me pay for an update. I've never had a complaint about it as either a user or from clients and others receiving the scans, yet I am always pleasantly surprised how the upgrades continue to improve and streamline the experience. I am going out of my way here to give clear kudos because this is one of those rare apps that actually delivers what it promises and this development team deserves deep praise. Thank you for the time you've saved me.
High function, light weight.
I have used this app for several years, including a period of several months when I used it to scan all our mail. Simple, fast, intuitive, and functional. Well worth the price.
- de-skew mechanism
- pdf or jpg
- integration to google drive, mail, photos
I routinely use it to do impromptu scans of whiteboards, letters, angled pix. The de-skew means you can get a good picture without glare or flash reflection, then straighten it.
Maintenance and enhancement has tracked over all this time.
The de-skew automated corner finding is finicky (A good contrast background helps a lot), but the UI to adjust it is quick and intuitive. This is important, because many pix require that you eyeball the perspective (whiteboard diagrams, store signs). The image post processing is also good, especially for documents.
I use the integration to google drive and photos a lot. I scan and mail docs all the time. I always have the best picture of the whiteboard to distribute.
Provided is a good way to build up a database of docs on your phone, but I have found that is a mixed blessing, security concerns). Currently keep it down to a few docs. I see there is now a cloud integration mode, which I haven’t used—if you trust this with your docs, I can see that it would make it a lot easier to maintain.
From 5 to 2 stars with latest version
This used to be one of my favorite apps and I gave it an excellent review a few years ago. But all of a sudden this update has made it a so aggravating that it's almost unusable for me. It used to ask me to scan a page at a time and now it thinks I want to scan multiple pages and it's not easy to figure out how to end a scan. Because it used to scan one page at a time I could correct the orientation of each page as I scanned it but now I have to go into the document and adjust each one separately which cost me more time. It locked up when exporting and I had multiple problems exporting it to dropbox. Sometimes it would only send one of multiple pages other times it would lock up and the latest option was squishing two pages into one page. It might be because one was landscape and one was portrait but it still should be able to fix that. It's just a bummer when something works well and then it becomes so aggravating you wish you hadn't purchased it.
Developer Response ,
With this last update we know we have changed quite a bit and we understand that this can be frustrating. The next major update will actually make everything much faster (actually faster than the previous update) but we needed to take this step before. I apologize for this being inconvenient.
We are also restoring the Single/Batch switch in the next minor update of Genius Scan (to be released as soon as Apple approves it!).
We would be happy to help you further if you could email us at email@example.com.
- The Grizzly Labs
- 65.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 The Grizzly Labs
- In-App Purchases
- 1 Month Subscription $2.99
- Genius Cloud 1 Year Subscripti $29.99
- Generous Tip $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.