Though there are many apps out there that let you scan, sign and send documents on the go. But most of them follow a freemium pricing model, meaning the app’s free version lets you scan minimum 3 to 5 documents every month without any charge. Enter InstaPDF, this one app is improving with every new release update and offers quite a lot of features like cloud storage, QR code reader, and markup tools in addition to the basic functionality, i.e. document scanning. Most importantly, all these features are completely free to use. There are no hidden in-app purchases, at least, as of today.
The HD Scanner In Your Pocket. InstaPDF app lets scan documents and upload them to the cloud. Just point your iPhone’s camera at the page that you want to scan and the app will itself detect the page on a contrasting surface and perform the automatic perspective correction. You can scan multiple pages back to back and upload them as one PDF. There’s also an option to add photos from your camera roll to multi-page scans. Not just that, you can even apply filters, for example, Text Only, Grayscale, or Color Boost while taking a scan of your document to improvise the scan quality.
Markup Your Documents. Once the document is scanned and saved, you can rename the document as well as assign a tag to it. There are also “Markup” tools to add text, signatures, and stamps with date to any document.
Unlimited Cloud Sync. Sign in to InstaPDF app and take the advantage of features such as free cloud storage, automatic backups and effortless sync, no matter how many documents you scan. The app not only lets you access your scanned documents on all your devices but also keeps them safe in the cloud storage, meaning you need not to worry even if you lost your device. Just download the InstaPDF app on your new device, log in with your existing credentials and gain an access to all your documents again. Nothing is lost.
Encrypt Important Documents. Sharing any single document through InstaPDF app is super easy and gives you so many options. For instance, you can either create a public web link or share the document as an attachment via an email or other apps. However, sharing a document via a public web link is recommended because you can make it inaccessible by turning a web link to private on the app, which is a useful feature when a wrong document is sent by mistake. Furthermore, the app allows you to password protect any document before sharing. Not just that, you can even create a QR code of a document and let the other person (sitting next to you) scan it from his/her own device for an immediate access. One more thing. The app lets you organize your documents in different folders so that you can share multiple documents in one attempt using a single web link.
Advanced Machine Learning OCR. This feature is definitely unique, and the way it works is quite simple. Just open any scanned document, tap on the “OCR” option and wait for an app to complete the text recognition process. The recognized words are embedded back into the document, enabling you to copy any text from that document.
Price: Free (No in-app purchases)