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Scanning documents and passing through an OCR process is a long and slow process, now you can make use of shortcut, you can make use of your powerful Android phone and can quickly scan and OCR documents with your phone’s camera.

It will be really helpful if you might need to come across with many business cards, pamphlets and other piece of paper so no need to save them you can make use of your phone and scan them.

Google Drive

Your Android phone’s camera is not provided with any OCR a capability so only you can do is take a click on your photo and save it on your phone. To perform OCR or to store documents into PDF you need to search for the specialized app.

Google Drive is one of the best apps made by Google which has many features to use. Google drive will help you to save your all the data in the desired format as Google drive has integrated document-scanning and OCR capabilities. Click the picture of the document and save it on Google drive and it will be saved as PDF and you can make use of Google’s server to perform OCR on that particular document.

You will have to open the drive app on your Android phone and now open its menu and then go to Add New option. There you need to tap the Scan option to scan and upload the document. In simple manner you can also add a Drive widget to your home screen and then tap the camera icon provided on it and this will open scan interface.

You will now see the scanner interface so there you need to point your camera towards document and now you can tap the button to scan. With the help of this app your clicked document will be extracted by the Google drive and is saved separately as PDF file and allows you to edit this document before saving.

Evernote

You can also make use of other app like Evernote, most of the users are really comfortable with the Evernote apps, this app is also provided with new features like scanning a document. You can make use of this app to scan a document with your phone and save the document in PDF format. You can also save it in Evernote account so that you can login and access it from anywhere. Evernote is also provided with OCR features with the help of this you can search your scanned documents.

Works same like on Google Drive, you need to open the app and then tap the ‘+’ button and select the option on Page camera. Align the page properly and click the button to scan it. With the Evernote’s interface it is easy to scan the multiple documents and attach them to a single note without leaving scanner interface.

Other Apps

All the apps provided in the Play store can convert the document into the PDF file but the only problem is OCR of the document.

Most of the effective apps for this purpose is paid apps but if you need a proper app then refer to Scan to PDF free app  this is a free and good app which has no advertisements associated with it. It will allow you to quickly click the document and will be saved as PDF, but you will have to take care of editing the document. This app is very fast and reliable if you need to scan the document and take a print of PDF file.

These are few apps available to scan your document and turn it into PDF file and take an appropriate print of the document. Try out these apps and turn your Android phone into a portable scanner.