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Adobe launches free scanning app with OCR

Adobe launches free scanning app with OCR

Once done, tap "Save to PDF" to upload the document to Adobe Document Cloud to convert it to an editable PDF with OCR applied to the text.

You can do documents and forms, of course, but it'll also scan notes, business cards, pictures, and big ol' whiteboards.

Of course, another advantage - or disadvantage, depending on your viewpoint - to using Adobe's app over scanners from, say, Microsoft (Office Lens), Google (Google Drive), or a popular third-party app, like Scanner Pro, is that it's created to work with Adobe's Document Cloud.

The free Adobe Scan app is available for iOS or Android.

Suddenly you have a scan, which you can rotate, crop, add more pages to or save as a PDF.

. A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Adobe found that companies experienced benefits of $2 million over three years, with an ROI of 383 percent when using Adobe Sign, including a significantly reduced environmental impact. It can't be used without an Adobe ID, and PDFs must be uploaded to Document Cloud.

"It also made us more competitive with smaller, more agile private learning institutions".

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday denied claims concerning Egypt's military support of armed rebels in Sudan. He also added that Egypt has participated in all peace negotiations between the Sudanese government and rebels in Darfur.


While the Adobe Scan works like nearly every other scanning app, it offers the option to sharpen the scanned content and touch up scans or photos from your camera roll. Using Sensei, Scan detects words, borders and more and makes the documents editable and searchable.

Today, Adobe is once again setting a new bar for ease of use and mobility with Adobe Sign capabilities that are first in the industry. Digital signatures, the most advanced and secure type of electronic signatures, are now available in any browser or on any mobile device.

Customizable email templates - Extend your brand and personalize customer interactions with fully-customizable email templates for requesting and confirming signatures. Cross-device signature capturing, custom templates, document stamping, and workflow customization are all being added. It's ridiculously fast at recognizing a document and pulling it in.

Cross-device signature capturing lets signers review a document on their computer and sign on a touchscreen device.

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences.


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