ScanWritr
Download
  • Review
  • Download
  • Screenshots
  • Discussions
ScanWritr
ScanWritr
ScanWritr
ScanWritr
ScanWritr
ScanWritr
ScanWritr
ScanWritr
ScanWritr
ScanWritr

Review ScanWritr

Jay Feldman
8.0Excellent
Clean, excellent image controls
Dated design, lags, limited features, no ocr
ScanWritr for Android turns your gizmo into a scanner -- sort of. Just snap a pic with your phone or tab and easily edit, convert and share with others, all on the go. It all sounds very promising, but still needs work to be completely useful.
ScanWritr is nicely done. The interface is well laid out and easy to follow, though perhaps a little stilted and dated in look. I was able to easily scan an assortment of documents and text, manipulate it within the app, then export to PDF for use elsewhere. The conversions were a little slow and laggy, but otherwise the app functioned nicely.
I loved the detailed controls and versatility of this app. When you take a picture, or scan a document or text source, the app offers perspective options that help you line up the camera for the best possible scan. After the initial scan is processed, the app offers a variety of controls to enhance and punctuate the desired text. All of this worked nicely, though again, was a tad laggy. The text enhancements really did help make my scans more legible.
The downside to this app is, shared scans show an annotation that the document was created with ScanWritr. In and if itself, that’s ok, but I don’t necessarily want to be a roving advertisement for this app, particularly if using it for business. I can only presume this watermark is removed in the paid version of the app. All attempts to reach the upgrade page failed due to glitches within the app.
One feature that I found sorely lacking was OCR capability. For this to truly be a ‘scanner’ it really needs to have OCR; without that, it’s just a camera with glorified PDF conversion capability.
ScanWritr is decent enough, but I’m not sure it's powerful enough in its current form to justify a purchase. I think it should have far more functionality and capability, and the design needs to be modernized before I’d consider this a fully realized app. As it is, it’s just ok.

Final ratings

Usefulness 9/10
Usability 8/10
Originality 6/10
Design 7/10
Discussions
What do you think about the app?
Your rating
sign in with
or send anonymous
No comments yet, yours will be the first
We recommend
  • SayHi
    SayHi
    Find Mr. Right or maybe just Mr. Right now and hookup
    7.0
  • Gmail
    Gmail
    Powerful email application from the online pioneer, Gmail
    10
  • Flickr
    Flickr
    A hugely popular photo share and discovery app
    9.0
  • DU Speed Booster
    DU Speed Booster
    Give your device a boost
    9.0
  • 360 Mobile Security
    360 Mobile Security
    All around system protection and optimization
    8.9
  • Dropbox
    Dropbox
    Up to 50gb of free cloud storage, or $10 a month for 100gb
    9.9
  • Maps
    Maps
    The only guide you will ever need
    9.9
  • POMELO-absolute filters
    POMELO-absolute filters
    Photo editor with the original filters
    8.3
  • Photo Editor by Lidow
    Photo Editor by Lidow
    Photo editor by Lidow with a lot of rainbow filters
    7.4
  • Google Keyboard
    Google Keyboard
    Attractive new keyboard from Google
    8.8
  • Flipboard
    Flipboard
    Organize and discover stories and online content
    9.0
  • KMPlayer
    KMPlayer
    Famous media player hit Android
    8.6
  • Google Opinion Rewards
    Google Opinion Rewards
    Money for nothing
    9.9
  • Avast Battery Saver
    Avast Battery Saver
    A placebo effect battery app
    7.3
  • Timely Alarm Clock
    Timely Alarm Clock
    Beautiful and unusual alarm clock
    9.7
  • UC Browser
    UC Browser
    Fast loads and browsing but very small fonts
    7.3
  • GO Keyboard
    GO Keyboard
    Feature right keyboard, but with laggy theme browsing
    7.8
  • RunKeeper
    RunKeeper
    A comprehensive runner's training and progress monitoring app
    9.0
  • POF Free Dating App
    POF Free Dating App
    Full fledged dating app
    7.7
  • ZERO Launcher
    ZERO Launcher
    Personalized launcher app
    9.2