DocScanner Has Some Unique Features but It's Nothing New

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DocScanner: Scan Multipage Documents to Beautiful PDFs
Developer: Haave Oy
Price: $4.99 Download on the App Store

docscanner iphone scan appDocScanner, from Nofello Oy, promises more than it delivers, methinks. “Scan any document to your iPhone…” the developer said in DocScanner's description.

“Sounds good to me," I replied.

So, I downloaded DocScanner. Obviously, an iPhone can't scan like a scanner, but I was intrigued enough to want to find out what tricks DocScanner might be able to perform.

So, just what does DocScanner do, despite it’s lofty title? The app takes a picture of your document, after which you can save it as a PDF or email it.

The unique attribute of DocScanner is that it automatically detects the edges of a document you are photographing and then enables you to choose the quality and size of the image before you "scan" it.

DocScanner automatically corrects, rotates and scales the image. The catch here is that there must be a clear delination between the document's edges and the surface it's lying on. In other words, the lower the contrast between the two, the more likely your results will also be low.

None of DocScanner's capabilities are a big deal to me, frankly. I don’t see using DocScanner to do things I can already do with my native email and any number of my photo apps (and use those to do even  more than that).

The quality isn’t great either. DocScanner might be suitable for someone who wants to copy a doc that for some reason he or she can’t, or don’t want to, carry in hard copy. Even that's a stretch to find something positive to say about DocScanner.

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