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Adobe Acrobat Reader for Android and iOS Now Lets You Scan Documents

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Adobe Acrobat Reader for Android and iOS Now Lets You Scan Documents
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  • Acrobat Reader lets you scan documents
  • This lets you quickly convert printed documents to PDF
  • It automatically detects boundaries and sharpens text

Adobe's Acrobat Reader for Android and iOS now lets you scan documents as well. The new feature makes the free app more than just a pdf manager. You can now convert your printed documents, receipts, or invoices into PDF using Acrobat Reader on your smartphone.

There are several apps such as Scanner Pro that let you take a picture of documents and convert it into PDF, but Adobe's app has some nifty features. The first is that Acrobat Reader is already a fully functional PDF reader that lets you view and manage documents. If someone needs your electronic signature on any document, Adobe Acrobat Reader lets you insert it quickly as well.

This means that it's now a one-stop shop for all PDF-related work. The scan feature on Acrobat Reader is powered by Adobe Sensei, the company's AI services platform. It uses data from millions of Adobe users to improve its products. In the case of Acrobat Reader, Sensei helps improve features such as boundary detection and text sharpness.

Shanmugh Natarajan, Executive Director & VP (Products), Adobe India, says, "Leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning capabilities in Adobe Sensei, our engineers at Adobe India have played an instrumental role in developing the all new mobile Scan feature innovation in Acrobat Reader that uses features like PDF boundary detection, perspective correction and enhanced text sharpness - making scanning from paper to PDF on mobile faster and easier than ever before."

We gave the new scan feature in Acrobat Reader a try and found it to be impressive. Our biggest complaint with most scanning apps is that they take too much time to detect boundaries. Trying to hold the smartphone in a particular position for too long is also a chore. Acrobat Reader was quick to detect boundaries of an A4 sized document and a smaller receipt. The receipt we tested had some small text on one side and this was a bit blurry in Acrobat Reader's scan.

Other than that it did a good job of scanning three different documents we tested. We also liked the fact that the app shows you neat text prompts when you're doing something wrong. It asks you to move closer to the document, still your hands, or to avoid tilting your smartphone. These warnings make it easy to decipher things you're doing wrong, as opposed to trying to decipher what on-screen cues mean. Getting the job done quickly is a big feature and Acrobat Reader excels at that. After the scan, you can easily reorder pages, add comments, or annotations. All of this worked fast in our brief test.

The app lets you store documents on Adobe Document Cloud, but if you use other services such as iCloud Drive or Dropbox, among others, they're supported too. If you want to scan a bunch of receipts to track expenses or get rid of hundreds of business cards you've accumulated in a few days after attending a conference, Acrobat Reader could help you get the task completed.

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Pranay Parab Pranay is in charge of podcasts and videos at Gadgets 360. Over the years, he has written over 500 tutorials on iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac. He has also written in-depth reported features on the intersection of technology and culture, reviewed fitness wearables, been the social media manager, started two podcasts, and produced several tech videos. He loves travelling, particularly to places not frequented by tourists. He keeps running half-marathons across the country and hopes to complete ...More
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