When was the last time you used a flatbed scanner? In this day and age of email, PDF, MMS and the web, you have almost forgotten what the flatbed scanner is for. However, there would come a time that you would need to have a document, receipt or a certificate scanned because you needed to email it to someone.
Sure you can bring your those documents to an internet cafe and have it scanned but it could be a tiresome and expensive chore to do.
The obvious solution is to take photos of your receipts using a smart phone and nowadays, even mid-level smart phones can take decent shots of documents etc with their built-in scan feature. The next challenge is turning those photos in to PDF files for easier transmission via email. There are a lot of apps available for Android and iOS that does the job perfectly but if you’re using Google Drive, which virtually comes pre-installed on every Android device, scanning receipts or any document is a lot easier.
It’s all thanks to Google Drive’s native document scanner mode which uses your smart phone’s camera to take photos of the document and then convert it into a PDF file as an output.
You can then easily send or share the file via email or create a public link using Google Drive itself. Best of all, the app is free!
For those using a different app to scan documents, give it a mention on the comments section below so that all of us would have a handy resource. For me, Google Drive is just right.