Last fall, DropBox publicized its scanning function.
If you’re a customer of DropBox and you don’t yet have a mobile scanning option, you might consider testing this out to see if it’s a mobile scanning option that will save you time.
Here’s what DropBox shared in one of their publicity releases:
“Never lose track of an important document again.
Use the doc scanner to transform your receipts, paper documents, and notes into high-quality PDFs you can organize and share. Tap the (+) Create button in the mobile app to get started.”
“It’s easy to use the Dropbox doc scanner to organize all your physical documents in one place – safely and securely.
Scan in seconds: Digitize notes from brainstorming sessions – right from your phone.
High-quality PDFs: Save high-quality scans as PDFs or PNGs using auto-detection and smart cropping.
Securely share: Share scans securely with others via text, email and messenger apps.
Save to DropBox: Back up scans in your Dropbox and access them from anywhere, across all your devices.
I don’t scan much while on the go, so I’ve never purchased a high quality scanning app for my mobile phone. I did previously use the free version of the CamScanner app which was quite handy when I needed it, but everything I scanned was imprinted with the CamScanner logo. That’s not a big deal for informal documents like notes from meetings, but it is a problem on contracts and legal documents.
I eventually transitioned to the scan option within my mobile phone’s camera, but it doesn’t automatically save it as a PDF. I have to take an extra step to do that. It also doesn’t automatically save it to DropBox where all of my files are. That’s another couple of steps I need to take.
So when DropBox began offering this feature, I was excited to have this option. It saves me time when I do need to scan while on the go.
If you’re a heavy scanner and don’t already have a go-to app, give this a whirl. If you don’t end up liking it, be sure to notate what features you wish it had so that you know what to look for in a paid app.
For more information about document and file management, check out The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer.