How to digitize text on a smartphone

Did the kid forget to hand you the trip permit?  Have them photograph it and send it to you.  Then use the Notes app on your iPhone to scan and sign without downloading third-party apps.

Maybe you have a flatbed scanner at home or maybe one of those “all-in-one” printer / scanner / copier machines, but did you know that your smartphone’s camera can also serve as a flatbed scanner?

Not only is it quick and convenient to scan something when you’re away from your computer, but the quality is also surprisingly good thanks to much better camera sensors and smarter software.

Your iPhone or Android device is also ideal for digitizing old photos (in photo frames, albums or hanging on the wall), documents (menus, contracts, proof of vaccination), notes, business cards, boards and invoices (ideal for tracking costs or reimbursement) costs) – and then save those images when you need them or send them to someone else via email or text.

Obviously, “scanning” really means “photographing” what you’re pointing the camera at, but technology can go beyond that.

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