There are multiple applications that allow digitize documents on Android. If you are a user of any of the most popular storage services, you already have a complete scanner in your hands. Of course, there are also tools dedicated to this task. In any case, it seems that it is time to leave the traditional scanner behind.
Scan documents with major storage services
First, we show you how to scan documents with Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox.
Scan documents with Google Drive
Go to any folder on your unit and click on the button represented by the + symbol.
Add item to Drive
Now, tap on Scan to start capturing.
Scan to Google Drive
Press the shutter to start the scan.
Shutter on Google Drive
Adjust the content of the final PDF. You can modify the color of the paper, flip the document or cut it thanks to the three buttons that you see indicated in the image.
Settings button in Google Drive
You can add more pages by clicking on the button that you will see in the lower left corner.
Add more pages
If everything is to your liking, use Save to save the changes. The PDF file will be saved in the folder where you were located.
Save PDF to Drive
Scan documents with OneDrive
Open OneDrive and locate the folder where you want to upload the document. Click on the camera button.
Start upload to OneDrive
Select option Document and tap on the shutter to capture the document. In this case, you have additional options to capture a whiteboard, a contact card, or simply take a photo.
Capture to OneDrive
Using the top keypad, adjust color, crop, flip the document, if necessary, and add annotations.
Thanks to the button Add New you can add more pages to your file.
Add more pages to OneDrive
Tap on Donate to end. Like in Google Drive, the PDF file will be stored in the folder where you were located.
Finalize document in OneDrive
Scan documents with Dropbox
From the Dropbox home page, use the button located at the bottom of the screen to get started.
Upload content to Dropbox
Tap on Scan document.
Scan to Dropbox
Use the shutter to capture.
Now adjust the document thanks to the editing options.
Editing options in Dropbox
As in the rest of the cases, you can add more content to your PDF by clicking on Add page.
Add page to PDF
To finish, click on the upper arrow.
Finally, select the name of your file, the format and the folder where you want to save it. Use the button in the upper right corner to confirm.
Save to Dropbox
Scan documents to PDF with Adobe Scan
If you are a user of any of the storage services mentioned above, the easiest option for you is to use the scanner included in their respective clients. However, you may not use any of the platforms mentioned or prefer to use more specific tools. In that case, Adobe Scan is the perfect solution.
Once you have installed your application, open it and log in with your preferred method. Once this is done, the application will open the camera directly. Choose Document and hover over the document. Adobe Scan will detect it and scan it automatically.
Automatic Adobe Scan
Adjust the content of your document and click on Continue.
Fit Document Content in Adobe Scan
Scan more pages, if necessary. If you’re done, tap on the document thumbnail.
Finish scan in Adobe Scan
Give it a name and use the settings to customize your scan.
Scan options in Adobe Scan
To finish, use Save PDF to save the changes.
Save PDF to Adobe Scan
In this case, the document will be saved in the Adobe cloud. Obviously, you can save it to your device easily. Just use the button More.
More scanning options
Then tap on Copy to device.
Copy to device
Once this is done, the document will have been stored in the internal memory of your phone.