CamScanner – Scan your Documents and Create PDF using Phone Camera.

CamScanner is one of the most wonderful mobile apps available for our smartphones for free. Using CamScanner we can scan our documents, photos and many other things with the help of just our smartphones camera. The best thing about CamScanner is that we can scan almost all type of documents and books that we like to convert them into a PDF file, easily and for free. This app is very useful and is used by many of us to convert our documents, photos etc. into PDF format file (or Ebook).

CamScanner app is available for android, iOS as well as for Windows phone. You can use it on your iPhone, iPad, and other android smartphones. You can download it for free from Google Play or iOS. You can also download it from iTunes website. This application is available in both free and paid version.

Download CamScanner (Android, iOS, Window Phone, Web): (Official Website Link)

CamScanner is an intelligent application for smartphones. This app turns you device into a virtual scanner. You just need to use your device camera to take photos, open them with application and convert them into a PDF.

CamScanner is a good choice for students, individuals and small business. It has around 60 million users worldwide. You can scan documents, photos, books and add many more things like Business cards, Notes, ID Cards, power point presentation (PPT) etc.

List of the things you all can do with this application:

  • Scan your Business cards, IDs.
  • Scan your Notes.
  • Add Power Point Presentation (PPT).
  • Convert your scanned data into PDF and into PPT formats.
  • And at last you can also scan white board.

How to use CamScanner to Scan and Convert you files into PDF?

To scan your business cards, notes and ID Cards and Whiteboard, just open the application and select the option available at the left hand side of interface.

Click on capture option and capture the image by right placements of your camera view by clicking Tick button image.

What other features you’ll get with this application are follows:

  • Auto cropping.
  • Auto Color tone adjustment.
  • Auto focus facility
  • Auto text detection.
  • Auto enhances technology.
  • Auto cropping technology.

When you’ll click on capture, your document or anything scanned will be shown. The next is cropping process (if needed), you can rotate your document and to save click on tick button image. After cropping the image this app will enhances the Image. As I mentioned above about auto cropping and color adjustment technology features, I will show the complete process of converting scanned document into PDF file in few steps (using images).

  • Open the application, CamScanner.

capturing image by camera

  • Select the “Note” option form the left side, and then click on “capture”.

taking snap

  • After selecting capture aim your camera and click on save.

croping and saving image

  • Now you can crop your image. Select the image, you can slide the margin dots to crop or rotate image left or right. You can also use full screen mode for cropping, it automatically crops the photo as soon as you select the margins/borders.


  • Now it takes you to color enhancing mode, here you can select magic color which is auto color enhancement technology used in this app. You can also enhance the color manually to finally save it.

pdf file

  • After saving the scanned object it will be shown here and now if you wish to make a PDF version of the scanned file just click on “PDF” button. You can also share the file directly from the app.

CamScanner – Paid or Free Version?

As already mentioned, CamScanner is available in both FREE and in Paid version. You can buy it directly from the settings menu and selecting “GO PREMIUM” button (if you have free version installed). Premium version of this app will cost you USD 4.99 per Month or USD 49.99 per year.

What is difference between Free and PREMIUM VERSION?

  • More cloud space than that in FREE version.
  • No water mark in PDF files made.
  • You can extract text from image (OCR).
  • No ads will be displayed.
  • You will get HD scan option.

Final Conclusion: If you are looking for any scanning application that will convert your different files into a single PDF file then choose CamScanner. If you are a business person and using it in business then I would recommend you to buy the premium version of CamScanner but if you are a student or individual then enjoy the FREE version.


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