Review PDF Document Scanner
One of the best PDF scanners out there
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 10 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Extremely simple to use, has a lot of good photo editing tools, clean ui
The formatting can be weird when finalized as a PDF, might actually have too many features for what it wants to accomplish
There are plenty of times when you might need to scan a document you signed (or need to sign) and then email it to wherever needs it most. Or you might be like me and just not have a scanner at home to use. Any of these are perfect reasons why you should have something like PDF Document Scanner for Android on your phone. It’s, well, pretty much exactly what the name says it is.
Using the app is dead simple and it actually comes packed with a lot of features I don’t think you really need from a simple PDF scanner. For instance, there are quite a few photo filters built into the app, and the majority of them are actually better than some of the poor photo apps you can find in the Play Store.
You can also crop and rotate, which are tools you’ll definitely need since the only way you can “scan” the document is by taking a photo of it and converting the file type into a PDF file. Once you’ve taken a picture and edited it, it’ll show up on the main screen and you’ll be able to click on it and view it. From there you can email it, print, or do anything else you might want with it.
I’m not a huge fan of the way it handles some of the portrait scans, though. I’ve used some PDF scanners that will kind of stretch the image a bit to fit the full page, but this app doesn’t do that, it’s simply a picture saved as a PDF which means there will be white borders around places the pic doesn’t completely cover within the standard page measurements.
PDF Document Scanner is a really simple to use app that does exactly what the name implies. It has a lot of photo editing capabilities, but doesn’t stretch the images to fit the page dimension.