Scanner Pro, the popular document scanning app (and chief competitor to Scanbot), continues to improve as it sticks to its promise of turning iOS devices into portable scanners.
Developed by Readdle (which makes other acclaimed productivity apps such as PDF Expert and Spark), Scanner Pro allows you to easily scan documents, receipts, tickets, and more using your iOS device’s camera, with automatic border detection and shadow removal at that. It then lets you save or share your scans as multi-page PDF or JPEG files.
And with its latest update, Scanner Pro has gained several enhancements of note.
What’s in a name?
A couple of these enhancements have to do with how the app names scans.
By default, Scanner Pro names new scans with the template, “Scan [Date], [Time].” But now, you can now customize the default scan name by going to the app’s settings icon (just tap the gear icon), tap the option for Default Name, and edit the current template, choose from the available templates, or create a new template using the available temporal variables. Whatever you set will then be used for future scans — until you change it again, of course.
Scanner Pro default scan name
The new version of Scanner Pro also features something called smart renaming. Now, when you rename a scan, there’s a bar right above the keyboard that suggests “the words and dates you probably need to type next.” This enables you to rename your scans more quickly and easily.
Scanner Pro smart renaming
Copy and paste, move and merge
The latest update to Scanner Pro also introduces new tools that allow easy management of scanned pages, as when you need to make duplicates of pages or merge documents into one.
Now, you can easily copy and paste pages between documents or within the same document by tapping the appropriate buttons in the bottom toolbar after making your page selection.
Scanner Pro copy paste move merge
You can now also easily move and merge your documents within the app also by tapping the appropriate buttons in the bottom toolbar after making your document selection.
Scanner Pro move and merge
All Box-ed up
The new version of Scanner Pro also introduces integration with the cloud storage service Box.
As a result, you can now link Scanner Pro to Box by going to the app’s settings section, selecting Add Cloud Service, tapping the new Box option, and entering your Box login details. Thereafter, you can upload your scanned documents directly to Box (in addition to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneNote, Evernote, and WebDAV server)
Scanner Pro Box
Keeps getting better
This update is just the newest one to bring notable enhancements to Scanner Pro. It follows a update in October that added support for 3D Touch Quick Actions and Peek and Pop, Spotlight search, and iPad multitasking, and another in November that optimized the app for the iPad Pro.
Scanner Pro was updated to version 6.0 in July with a new design, scan re-editing, favorite file destinations, OneDrive and OneNote integration, automatic scanning, and a new Scan Radar that finds documents for scanning in the camera roll.
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Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 8.0 or later, the new version of Scanner Pro is available now on the App Store as a free update or as a new paid download.
Normally priced at $2.99, Scanner Pro is on holiday sale for a limited time (along with its fellow Readdle apps) for only $0.99.