In 2014, Evernote launched a beta app/service that allowed for instant document scanning via an app called “Scannable.” Now, the company has just opened up the app to everyone.The service itself behind Scannable is similar to other scanning apps out there in the wild, insofar that it just takes launching the app to instantly scan a document that needs the treatment. Once the application is launched, the camera will be used to find the document within its field of view and then immediately initiate the scan. As it does, the app is designed to sharpen the contents of the document to make them legible after the scan is complete.
After the document in question has been scanned, there are easy options that allow for the sharing or storing of the document. It can be instantly uploaded to Evernote directly, in which case it will be turned into a format that is easily searchable within the app. The scans can also be uploaded directly to iCloud, or shared via AirDrop, and can even be sent directly through an email or text message.
If a business card is scanned with the app, the information will be immediately connected with the individual’s LinkedIn information.
“Scannable moves paper forward. Scan contracts, receipts, business cards, and any paper that comes your way. Save or share documents instantly and move on.
Automatically capture high-quality scans anywhere
– Scan fast: Point your camera at documents, Post-itÂ® Notes, or whiteboards. Scannable immediately captures them.
– Save time: Scannable automatically rotates, crops, and adjusts images so your scans are clear and easy to read.
– Share or save: Send documents to colleagues via email or text, or save them to Evernote and other apps.“
Scannable by Evernote is available for the iPhone and iPad, and it’s free. It can be found in the download link below.