1. snowsquirrel's Avatar
    I have tried a bunch of scanner apps today:
    1. docufy
    2. turboscan
    3. camscanner
    4. tinyscan
    5. scanbot - for some reason won't download from Play store
    6. Office Lens


    None of them output PDF's with searchable text. CamScanner will recognize the text, but then you have to share it as a .txt file, or in email. And you have to 'sign in' to their server to even get this feature which feels a little greasy. The software for my Doxy Scanner embeds the text in the PDF so you can search for words in the PDF. The microsoft Office Lens app does a very good job of this, but can't handle multi-page PDF's: i.e., each page is a seperate PDF. Docufy says it has OCR, but when I send a PDF to my dropbox, then look at it with a PDF readon on my PC, the text is not searchable.

    Any suggestions? If the text is not searchable, there isn't much advantage over a JPG. I don't mind paying, but a free trial would be nice.
    03-18-2016 05:39 PM
  2. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Better late than never... I believe Google Drive will scan and output PDFs. Best of all. Its free.
    01-03-2017 12:37 PM

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