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Google PhotoScan Alternatives

Google PhotoScan is described as 'PhotoScan lets you create enhanced digital scans of your old photos, with automatic edge detection, perspective correction, and smart rotation' and is an app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Google PhotoScan for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad, Android Tablet and Windows. The best alternative is OpenScan, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google PhotoScan are Microsoft Lens, Adobe Scan, Scanbot and CamScanner.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad

PhotoScan lets you create enhanced digital scans of your old photos, with automatic edge detection, perspective correction,...

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    OpenScan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    OpenScan is an open source app that enables users to scan hardcopies of documents or notes and convert it to PDF or JPEG files. Its motto is "No ads. No data collection. We respect your privacy.".

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedOpenScan is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeOpenScan doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Mobile ScannerOpenScan can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
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  2. Microsoft Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeMicrosoft Lens doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Mobile ScannerMicrosoft Lens can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
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    Google PhotoScan is for scanning photos, whole Microsoft Lens is for scanning documents and whiteboards.

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  3. Adobe Scan icon

    Adobe Scan

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Adobe Scan turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR).

    ⚫︎ Mobile ScannerAdobe Scan can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Scanbot

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Scanbot is the leading Document and QR Code scanner app for iOS and Android. You can create premium quality scans of every document. Edit, sign and upload them to your cloud. Experience the new QR code and smart data type detection.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Scanbot without registration.
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    CamScanner

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    CamScanner turns your phone into a portable scanner. Archive all your paper documents, receipts, notes, whiteboard discussions anywhere and anytime.

    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ Mobile ScannerCamScanner can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in CamScanner without registration.
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    Warning

    As reported by several news articles, old Android versions of Camscanner were infected by malware and removed by the Google Play Store. Android Police verified that versions released between June and July 2019 included that malware, newer versions are safe: https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/08/28/camscanner-play-store-malware/ Anyway uninstalling the app and looking for an alternative is suggested

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    Notebloc

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Document scanner app. Free. Save and share as PDF or JPG.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  7. Stack: PDF Scanner by Google Area 120 icon

    Stack: PDF Scanner by Google Area 120

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    Get rid of paper clutter with Stack. Stack is a PDF scanner, document organizer, and detail finder. All in one.

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    Unfade

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Unfade is your mobile photo scanner. Scan your photo albums and shoeboxes full of photos in no time to backup or share your valuable memories with friends and family.

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    UPDF

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android

    UPDF is a completely free PDF editor that allows you to edit text and images in PDF, annotate and draw on PDF, and organize PDF pages effortlessly.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationUPDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    U Scanner

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone

    U Scanner is a simple all-in-one scanning app that allows you to capture and enhance content on the go, Digitize, save and share meeting slides, whiteboard annotations, receipts, and even napkin scribbles, with a single click.

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