Simple Scan • Quick Scanner 4+

Documents to PDF in seconds

Agile Tortoise

    • 4.9 • 149 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Simple Scan is the quick, easy way to scan paper documents to optimized, searchable PDF documents (or images) and send them almost anywhere.


* Same great scanning functionality as Notes, but no need to clutter your notes data with one-off scans
* Creates high-resolution multi-page PDFs from your paper documents
* PDFs are searchable thanks to automatic Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
* Built for simplicity. Just scan and send -- no document library
* Send scans via email or messages. Save to a file, or "Share" use to send to other apps via the system share sheet
* Set up custom destinations with pre-filled recipients for easy "Email to Myself" and other common uses
* Custom file destinations save scans directly to a pre-selected folder without extra taps
* Option to output as images (JPEG) instead of PDF
* Quality option to control file size
* Never any ads. Ever.


Simple Scan is free to download and try! To continue using Simple Scan, unlock Simple Scan Pro--available as a low-cost, annual subscription or a one-time lifetime unlock purchase.


* Payment will be charged to your Apple account at confirmation of purchase
* Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is disabled at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period
* Automatic renewals will be charged at the same price you were initially charged for the subscription
* Subscriptions can be managed or canceled by going to Account Settings on the App Store after purchase

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What’s New

Version 3.0

Lots of quick action options. Widgets can be configured for a destination, long-press app icon for recents, Shortcuts support for selecting destination and format.

For more details, see “What’s New” in the app, or visit:

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

Lou0711 ,

Great App!

Great and simple app. Easily paid the lifetime fee. Was tired of having to do another subscription.
Only issue I’m having is setting up custom destinations. If I enter someone’s name and email when I hit it it just opens up my email and nothing pre populated. Could you use some help with this.
Like what do I enter under name and recipient.

jd2020 ,

Nicely designed, doesn’t add much for price

Another nicely designed app from Agile Tortoise. it’s easy to use and works well. However, for the price it doesn’t seem to add much. The scanning engine seems to be the same as you get in notes. There’s no way to edit the scan or any improvement for taking the scan image. And there’s no way to tweak the image taken, just like in Notes (I’m not talking about “filters”). For the price they ought to be away to adjust and contrast. This is especially important things you want to save in black and white. The workflow options for what to do with your scan are an upgrade, but I expected more for the price.

KevinPurcell ,

Doesn’t Work

The app does absolutely nothing. I tap the scan button. Nothing. Tap settings. Nothing. I can change the file size. Whoo hoo! Fix it and if it’s all the person who recommended to me said it was I’ll pay.

UPDATE: Not sure what happened but works fine now. Only reason it’s 4 and not 5 is the original problem. Support tried to help but I had already tried the basic trouble shooting. It just suddenly started working after a day or two.

Developer Response ,

We’d love it if you share details with us at I’m sure we can resolve whatever might be going on.

App Privacy

The developer, Agile Tortoise, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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