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 7.19

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

4.9 out of 5
1.1M Ratings

1.1M Ratings

Robin Hood 51 ,


I have used a lot of different scanner apps. Most of them work but that’s about as much if you can say for them. They are not excellent, and in most cases are not even great. They are just simply functional. I went to the office of a notary to have a paper notarized and I just made an offhand comment that I was headed for a copy shop to have the documents scanned and turned into a PDF file. He answered back that he was able to do that for me. I was shocked to see him whip out his phone and snap a picture of it. I expect the results to be as bad as all of the other ones that I have used in the past and I couldn’t believe my eyes. It corrects for Keystone distortion, and it removes trace background edges around the page. Actually work better when placed on a darker background so there’s more distinction between the edge of the page and the background itself. I would like to extend a high-five to the developer of this app. You have really done and astonishingly good job. Congratulations.

blargyish ,

The Online Student’s Savior

i’ve been in online school since the beginning of the pandemic, and this app is a lifesaver. it doesn’t limit how many documents you scan like other apps, and its automatic scanning trick is pretty okay. just don’t but the paper on a light colored surface, or have too many other objects in the frame. my favorite part is the ability to directly upload from my phone to the desktop of my computer (since they’re linked by icloud). if that’s not your speed, you can airdrop it to your downloads folder. the back and white filter is just as good as a printer scan, and there’s an option to edit the document after you take the photo. I never needed any other part of the app, so i didn’t need premium, which is amazing. it also uploads as a pdf, which saves me all the trouble of converting it myself. compared to other scan apps, i found this one to be the most efficient, since it works well and doesn’t have any frustrating limits for free users.

The last warning. ,

Works great!…most of the time.

I use this app to scan documents for my university classes. Once scanned, the features within the app provide augmentations, such as leaving natural light or white light (i.e, displaying the visual differences between a photo or a “scan” of the document). I also love that if I’m scanning dozens of pages all at once, if I make a mistake on one scan, I have the option to re-do that scan rather than starting over just to ensure the documents are in order. Once satisfied, I can email the document (however large or small) and it will appear instantly in my inbox.

The one issue I’ve found, is that sometimes it does not appear in my inbox until hours or even a day after I scanned my work. This can be EXTREMELY frustrating when my deadline is that evening. There’s no way to assess when these hiccups occur, since it appears to have no correlation to document size or scanning frequency.

Overall, I’m thankful to have this app. It’s so much faster to use than my physical printer/scanner.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for your review. Your scans might get stuck in your Outbox. To make sure they are sent, we encourage customers to open the Mail app after exporting a scan via email. This should trigger the scans to send immediately, or you can go to the Outbox and send them again from there.

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, for example, based on 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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