Evernote Scannable: a business card scanner in your pocket

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Evernote Scannable: a business card scanner in your pocket

This is a very hand app. We used Evernote Scannable to scan A4-sized documents, photos, business cards and odd-shaped receipts.

Evernote has added to their portfolio of apps with the free Scannable. As the name suggests, Scannable makes your iPhone or iPad into a scanner - there's no Android version.

On the face of it, Scannable looks like a very simple application. Start the app, aim the camera at a piece of paper or business card and in a second or two, the software snaps a picture, automatically crops, by finding the edges, and straightens the image.

We used it to scan A4-sized documents, photos, business cards and odd-shaped receipts. In each case, it was able to accurately scan the paper and save it into our Evernote library.

This is incredibly handy. When travelling, we accumulate lots of receipts that we need to retain for reimbursements and the ATO. Scannable quickly scans and saves so there's no need to carry all the paper back home for later sorting and scanning.

Scans can also be easily shared by email or text message and saved to either Evernote or into your Camera Roll.

The app isn’t yet "perfect" in our view. One annoying feature is that when the app starts, it goes straight into scanning mode. This is great for being instantly productive but if we want to review some previous scans there doesn’t seem to be a way to do this without scanning something first.

Also, although it can scan business cards well, we'd like it to include Hello's ability to extract contact details and add them to our contact list and connect with people over LinkedIn. That would do away with the need to use a separate app.

That said, Scannable is a very hand app.

Evernote is probably our most-used smartphone and tablet app. We use it for snipping web pages, taking notes, recording speeches and capturing all sorts of random content when we're out and about.

And it's companion app, Hello is our favourite for capturing business cards.

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