Today, it has become a need to scan a document for signatures or when you’re prepping for a tax season and for many other reasons.Without a doubt, a dedicated scanner is as yet awesome to have on if you frequently need to scan a large number of documents yet using your phone also works extraordinary on the off chance that you just have two or three documents to scan once in a while. This is what we suggest for Android.
Scan a Document on Android by using Google Drive
In case you’re using an Android gadget, the most ideal approach to scan documents is through the Google Drive app, which comes pre-installed on every Android device nowadays.
- You can scan documents directly into Google Drive by tapping the “+” button in the lower-right corner of the home screen.
- Select the option “Scan”,when the menu slides up from the bottom.
- It may now ask for the permission to access the phone’s camera. If so, tap on “Allow”.
When you are prepared to scan your document, fill up the screen with the document as much as you can and tap the blue capture button. You can also tap the flash icon next to the capture button if your device has a flash. On the off chance that your device doesn’t have a flash, this alternative won’t show up.
After you scan a document, a preview of it will instantly show up. Don’t worry if it appear as the majority of the document is cut off. We can use the crop tool to adjust the picture by tapping on it. Once finished, tap on the tickmark in the lower-right corner of the screen.
We have three options immediately after scanning the document:
- Tap the plus icon to add more pages to the document or to add another document.
- To redo a scan, tap the circular arrow in the middle.
- Tap the tickmark icon to finish and upload the document to Google Drive.
You can also make minor adjustments to your scans as you go. For example, tapping on the painter’s palette in the top-right corner will allow you to change the scan’s color selection and cater it towards a specific kind of document. By default, the scanner will automatically pick the one it thinks is best.
Uploaded scanned documents are added to Google Drive as PDFs and the names starts with the word “Scanned”, followed by the date and time. You can move, rename, or delete any of your scanned documents by clicking the three dots next to the file’s name.
You can also share your scanned documents from menu by tapping on “Share Link”. This will share a link to the document on Google Drive, mail, while “Send a Copy” will allow you to share the actual file over email, send it to Dropbox, email, Bluetooth and more.