Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tech Tuesday: DocScan Pro (...and a fun post I stumbled upon for B2S!)

I love my iPhone.  I sit and listen to friends without iPhones who struggle to complete awesome tasks with their not as awesome smartphones and think... "If only they have an iPhone..." I tell them about iPhone (and Apple's) phenomenal apps and abilities and hope to convert them to the land of Apple --- Ok, ok.  I don't think I'm quite like this... but I can proudly say that I love Apple products.

One of my new favorite apps for my phone is DocScan Pro.  As a teacher, there are so many papers that I wish I had access to frequently, but I don't want to carry it around or save it in my email to jump through hoops to open on my iPhone's email when the 3G is lacking.  This app allows you to:

  • Scan documents into PDFs on your phone. 
  • Annotate and highlight on the PDF
  • Share the PDF with your Dropbox account or others with DocScan Pro.  
  • Scan a book and have it "uncurl" the pages.  
  • Organize all your pages 
The app cost $1.99 in the iTunes store. There is a free DocScan App; however, it does not allow you to share the PDF.  

I have found that this app is great for papers like school calendar or those staff meeting notes that you might need to reference while chatting with someone in the cafeteria (nowhere near your stack of papers) and it also allows you to toss those papers rather than ending up with a stack of staff memos a mile tall (that's never happened to me before..... ;)) 

Side Note: Fun Back 2 School Post

I love my Bloglovin' updates - it keeps me up to date with all my favorite blogs without having to check each site individually to see if they have updated their blogs..... if you don't have a Bloglovin' account, you should get one ... and then you should follow me! (see button on left top).  

Yesterday, on M*Print, Megan shared her favorite blog posts of the week in her Monday Mash-up.  She shared Love, Teach's post "If I Ran a Professional Development" and it is a truly hilarious writing that makes me wish teachers ran their own PD in my building.  Check it out!  I especially love the bear idea! haha


  1. Thanks for the mention! :)

    I have an Android tablet- do you know if DocScan Pro is available for it?

  2. Megan,
    I wasn't sure about Android use for the app, so I googled it. I found several different apps for an Android that are similar to DocScan Pro.....

    Document Scanner https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pwnwithyourphone.documentscanner&hl=en

    This one seems the most similar; however it cost 3.99$

    Handy Scanner Pro https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.halfmobile.scannerpro&hl=en

    This one has similar qualities, but not everything and it is $3.99

    Droid Scan Prohttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trans_code.android.droidscan&hl=en

    This one only lets you export documents to Google Drive rather than dropbox, evernote, email,etc (which the other apps let you do) and its $4.49


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