Scan Hero: PDF Scanner 4+

For Documents, Photos & Text

Apalon Apps

    • 4.7 • 234.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Turn your device into a portable scanner: scan to PDF, e-sign, edit and share any printed documents! Enjoy a flawless performance on iOS 16.

Looking for a mobile assistant? Try the Scan Hero app to corral your paperwork and scan documents on the go!
Scan Hero helps you run your business in the ever-changing digital world. Scan documents to PDF, then sign, edit, and share them – no heavy equipment needed! Manage paperwork hassle-free from anywhere – the office, remotely, or from home. Stay one step ahead when it comes to document management.

Loved by more than 29 million users.

- Scan any document automatically or manually and save it as a PDF file or image.
- Try various Camera Modes to scan specific types of documents.
- Adjust the quality and file size of your scans: choose low, medium, or high quality.
- Import documents right from Photos for further editing and sharing.

- Single Mode captures a single page.
- Multi Mode scans two pages at once.
- Passport & ID Card Modes digitize your ID-documents.
- Book Mode scans a two-page spread of a book.
- QR Mode reads QR codes with your device’s Camera.

- Re-crop scans, change page perspective and borders, apply filters, adjust contrast, and correct or change the orientation.
- Organize and reorder pages in multipage documents.

- Print scanned documents and clipboard text wirelessly.
- Share scans separately or send a number of files in one PDF file via Mail or iMessage.
- Save all your scans to Photos or iCloud and synchronize them between all of your iOS devices.
- Protect your files with Face ID or passcode.

- Recognize and extract text from your scans with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology.
Available for texts in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Russian, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Norwegian, Japanese, and Portuguese.
- Fine-tune scans by selecting HD quality while scanning.
- Sign scans right on the screen of your device. Create and save one or more signatures, and add them to scans whenever you need.
- Highlight the key points of your scans.
- Secure private information in scanned documents using the Hide tool.
- Scan and share without limits.

*For advanced editing and file management, you can also try our PDF Hero app!

Subscription payments will be charged to your App Store account at confirmation of your purchase. Subscriptions will automatically renew and you will be charged unless auto-renew is turned off or unless you cancel at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription or trial period. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a premium subscription during the free trial period. The cost of renewal depends on the Subscription Plan you choose.
Subscriptions and auto-renewal may be managed by going to Account Settings after purchase or by contacting Customer Support.

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What’s New

Version 4.13.0

Performance improvements you won’t necessarily notice that will definitely enhance your experience with the app.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
234.6K Ratings

234.6K Ratings


Happy user

The app worked perfectly for an important document I was taking care of for my husband. Easy interface and capable of many mailing options including printing. I had 9 pages to scan, our printer wasn’t scanning so this was a great substitute. It only took a few minutes to do scan and send.

As for subscriptions: READ people! Take responsibility for your decision- you really think this type of app is free to develop and keep up to date. I’m not a geek but I’m aware that I need to read about what they offer and their terms and all the information was there about the free use for 3 days and I had 3 days to cancel, and they were great about telling me where I needed to go to cancel. It was right up front.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for sharing your feeling and impression about the application, its pricing policy and experience with it. It is a great pleasure to have you among our customers! If there is any feature or idea you have in mind for the app - please let us know at!

kevinch0514 ,

You Scammed Me

I looked into this app knowing that it was free and because I need this for a school project. The first thing this app asked me was a subscription with a free trial followed by monthly payments. Knowing that I can unsubscribe anytime, I subscribed to the app only to find out that the app didn’t suit my needs. I immediately uninstalled the app from my phone and went to the App Store to remove the subscription. Somehow, this app still had access to my account and took money from me, which I was notified of today because I didn’t have enough money in my account. This is not ethical, and I want to get my money back. As proof, I can send the photo of my downloads. This app was downloaded on May 1, 2018 and deleted May 1, 2018. Please address this concern. Thank you.

To whom it may concern,
I did go to the App Store and remove my subscription. I don’t understand how it my removal did not work. Again, I downloaded the app and found out it doesn’t work well on my phone. I then deleted the app from my phone and went to the App Store. I made sure that I removed my subscription the day I registered for the subscription. Somehow my cancellation did not work. I know how to unsubscribe from apps from previous experiences on my personal device and other devices. I just don’t understand how the I couldn’t unsubscribe this one time. Thanks for your response.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for sharing in the comments. Note that subscription remains active if you delete the application. There is no way the application can charge you without your conscious voluntary subscription for Premium (with a free trial period). You were most likely charged because you did not cancel the subscription before the trial ended. Kindly keep in mind that you (and you alone) can cancel a subscription at any moment through your device Settings - iTunes & App Store - Apple ID - View Apple ID - Subscriptions - Manage. Otherwise please contact Apple support directly.
Unfortunately developers have no access to users' accounts and cannot assist on subscriptions or refunds. For further assistance with refund procedure in this case please contact Apple support directly: Thank you in advance! If you have any additional questions - please contact us at, we are always ready to help!

Kate1580 ,

Buyer beware! Defaulted into $119 subscription

I downloaded this app in April 2017. I paid a one-time fee of $4.99 for unlimited use. Initially it worked as advertised, and I was generally happy with it from a functional standpoint. However, I just realized that starting in December 2020–over THREE YEARS after what SUPPOSED to be a ONE-TIME purchase—that I began being charged a premium subscription for $9.99 a month!

Perhaps I was “informed” through some updated user agreement or other notification in 2020, and if that’s the case then missing it is on me. But I didn’t even know that apps could suddenly change from one-time purchases to subscriptions, and I would certainly have hoped that a dramatic price change would have been communicated in such a way as to be obvious to the consumers what was happening. Instead, I was DEFAULTED into one of their most expense subscription options.

So if you are the same way—and you don’t CLOSELY track changes in your subscriptions or user agreements/notices year over year —you should probably avoid this app so you don’t risk ending up in situation like mine, where I have incurred more than $200 in UNANTICIPATED CHARGES from when I first purchased the app.


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