Best Scanner Apps for Android

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Best PDF Scanner Apps for Android

Best Document scanner apps for android. What you have to do if you want to scan a document or a PDF for mailing it urgently when a conditional scanner is not within reach. In such situations with the help of these scanner apps turn your phones built-in camera to scan documents and convert it as PDF or photos. These apps let you to capture your docs as images with your camera and digitize it in your mobile. Later you can save it as PDF after editing and share your scanned files via Email, Cloud Storage Service etc... Before scanning your sensitive documents with these apps try to read out their privacy towards handling your scanned documents. Here are some of the top scanner apps out there.

Droid Scan (Free/Paid)

You get full control over Brightness, Contrast and color settings while scanning with this app. Droid Scan captures and quickly process your scanned documents later you can save it as evernote. Also easy formatting and re-formatting in app helps to make your paperless work looks better.


  • Auto perspective adjustment and enhancement. 
  • Quickly crop documents and turn receipts into Evernote. 
  • Supports Architectural and Engineering papers size. 
  • Save your scanned documents into multiple resolutions. 
  • Combine page scans and save it as PDF. 
  • Turn your small receipts into a full page PDF file.
Automatic recognition of documents like A4 size papers, Business Card etc… Also supports for sharing files with cloud storage services like Drop Box, BOX…

Document Scanner (Free/Paid)

App works flawlessly and gives you a better scanning experience for keeping tracks of receipts and submits with expenses. Integration with Drop box makes for really good document archival solution.


  • Enhance black or white documents as clear and sharp. Fine tune your captured images with advanced camera image adjuster. 
  • Rotate, Crop, Upload and Edit existing images. 
  • Options for compression and re-size pages. 
  • Insert Images to the scanned docs from the gallery.
Also the features limited in its trial version. For getting better experience with the app you have to go for Pro.

A friendly scanner app which has no selfishness for converting scanned images into PDFs. App has nice user interface and allows you to manipulate documents to your needs. Also it’s very simple to compile multiple pages.


  • Scan your documents and select multiple images at a time. 
  • Protect your scanned files with PIN. 
  • You can change the colors of your pages and crop, rotate before add to docs. 
  • Supports Cloud storage service like Google docs, Drop box etc...
You can sync your scanned documents with the app by taking an account in and later you can reach the file from elsewhere. As the apps comes in free version so give it try if you like to enjoy the basic features of a scanner app.

Simply Scan (Free/Paid)

App provides great functionality and user interface for scanning letters, receipts and documents. Also Simply Scan lets you to convert previously captured images to PDF files


  • Export your scanned files in multiple formats like PDF, Photo and ZIP file. 
  • Image effects give your files a replica look like physical scanner files. 
  • Supports cloud storage services and multiple PDF settings.
You can create multiple documents and change your pdf quality or size in PRO. Also there are watermarks in scanned documents if you are in trial version of the app.

Good looking Interface with great performance and amazing instant effects. You can organize everything, starting business card to shopping receipts. Also it annotates the PDF within the app.


  • Better OCR and full control over scanning resolution with enhancement. 
  • Protect your confidential files with password. 
  • You can manually adjust scanned or imported images. 
  • Batch Scan mode for multi-page scanning. 
  • Auto detection of edges and option for re-sizing images. 
  • Synchronize your scanned files to Google Drive and Drop box

Add notes and annotations while converting your scanned files to PDF. Also the app recognize amount from your receipts which helps to calculate expenditures. But free version only supports to scans up to 10 pages and annotation to 5 per month.

Handy Scanner (Free/Paid)

It’s very useful and a handy app which gives very clear scan of your docs. Also you can rid stacks of business cards and probably even receipts. App provides high quality scanned files with high performance.


  • Good page border Recognition. 
  • Automatic documents bound detection. 
  • Filters for enhance the readability of your scanned files. 
  • Take several shots in a row. 
  • Make multi-page documents.
For getting better result you have to make your camera focused. Also you only get low and medium quality outputs and there were watermarks in free version of the app.

Mobile DOC Scanner 3 (Free/Paid) 

Mobile Doc automatically detects boundaries, correct distortion and adjusts the brightness to create readable documents with high speed.


  • Auto detection of edges and perspective correction. 
  • Convert your scanned files into PDF and zip it. 
  • Enhance your files with good quality. 
  • Supports cloud storage services like Google Drive, Drop box.
But the free version comes with AD support and scans only 4 pages in batch mode. Also your scanned files get watermarks in its trial version.

Tiny Scan (Free/Paid)

So easy and convenient to use for sending paper works. Tiny Scan is smart, quick, comfort and simple user interface for generating high quality results from existing photos or a new one.


  • Supports phone and tablets for scanning documents, photos, receipts etc... Set pass code to your documents. 
  • You can set page size for PDF. 
  • Scan your files in colors, grey scale or black and white. 
  • Auto focus with 5 levels of contrast for crisp monochrome texts.
For squeezing their full features out you have to go for Pro. Otherwise scans limited to 3-4 pages and you can't enjoy other existing features.

Quick PDF Scanner (Free/In-App Purchase)

Excellent app to have great for all things in scanning. Quick PDF gives clear image and crop your scanned documents with various dimensions in several shapes and sizes.


  • Make mult-page documents with batch scanning. 
  • You get full customization over scanned files. 
  • Import BMP, GIF, PNG, WEBP and JPEG images formats for conversion. 
  • Merging your documents and delete, copy, add, move pages for conversion. 
  • Create cover page to your scanned documents for view them in thumbnails. 
  • Supports cloud storage services like Google Drive, BOX etc...

Lots of other features packed within the app to meet your needs and this can be unlock only in its Pro version.

Scan Bot - PDF Document Scanner (Free/In-App Purchase)

Scan your documents with this app to get a premium quality output. Take the best snapshots of scanned copies of your paper bills, pay slips and other stuff with better file management.


  • Automatic doc detection and nice editing features. Scan QR code like contact, phone, hot-spots etc... 
  • Enhance your scanned files with color mode. 
  • Make Multi-page documents. 
  • Supports Cloud storage services.

For text recognition you have to upgrade the app to Pro and many features are waiting in its premium version.


Genius Scan (Free/Paid)

Its one of my personal favorite app. You can scan your documents with your phone camera and save it as a PDF, JPEG with multiple pages. App will definitely give a real papar scanning experience. Additional features can unlocked in paid version. 


  • Scan documents and save it as PDF or JPEG.  
  • Smart page detection, perspective correction, Image post processing. 
  • Documents processed in phones

Its efficiently scans or capture images with you stock camera and enhance your photos to save it as PDFs. Also you can use this app to take shots of your photos and Genius scan boost it amazingly with good quality later in which you can share it with Whatsapp, Facebook etc without losing any beauty of your pics.

           Did you think that the above list is not complete? Is any other apps I forget to mention? Then feel free to drop it as comments. 


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