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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…

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    Quick Guide: Scanner Apps for Your Smartphone or Tablet

    In many ways smartphones like the Apple iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have come to replace cameras, TVs, and handheld video recorders and you can add one more to that list – the scanner. That’s because a growing number of robust apps can replace your bulky scanner and increase productivity and this week, I want to tell you about about three of the best. For iOS there’s Readdle’s Scanner Pro, capable of easily handling anything you throw its way. Take a picture of whatever you want to scan. The program then makes whatever is in the pic “look” scanned. Especially useful is the function that allows you to…