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Scanner Apps

If you’ve ever wished you could use a scanner without, well, the scanner, you’re in luck – there are some amazing apps that can help.

The best part is it’s as easy as taking a picture.

The app called Scanner for Me instantly scans and prints any written, printed, or graphic material – everything from business cards to receipts for tracking expenses. Scans go to a smartphone’s camera roll to be printed or shared. Scans can be edited with borders, filters, contrast adjustments, and more. The app is free for iOS and Android.

The developers of the app iScanner say it’s been downloaded by more than 10 million users. It scans just about anything, from books and paper notes to whiteboards and everything between. The app allows for image enhancement, shadow and noise removal, automatic perspective correction and more. It’s $4.99 for iOS.

Android users should consider CamScanner. It uses your smartphone’s camera to scan printed documents, receipts, business cards and more. Finish a scan, and CamScanner analyzes the content of the image to automatically organize

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.