Genius Scan is a scanner in your pocket. Quickly scan your documents on the go and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF files.

"Next time you plan to hit the road don't forget to download a copy of Genius Scan to make life easier for yourself and your accounting department." -

"Camera apps aren't designed for close-up text scanning, but Genius Scan is." - The Guardian

Our scanning technology includes smart page detection, perspective correction and image enhancement. The batch scanning lets you scan dozens of pages in a matter of seconds. In addition, Genius Scan offers powerful tools to organize and safely export your documents.

More than 20 million users have downloaded this scanner app and thousands of small businesses are trusting it. Apple featured Genius Scan several times and named it “App of the Week”. Genius Scan is constantly praised by its users.

- Quickly scan any document anywhere, when you don't have a scanner at hand
- Avoid buying an expensive scanner that you are never going to use
- Have your employees on the road send contracts, sales agreement to the headquarters immediately upon signature.
- Expedite expense reports by quickly creating a PDF with all your receipts and send them to Expensify
- Get rid of all your paper documents by archiving them to Dropbox
- Quickly scan a form you just printed when you don’t have a scanner
- At the university, take a picture of a whiteboard
- Archive handwritten notes or share them with colleagues
- Save the perfect recipe after cooking
- Save handwritten memos, or book pages for future reference
- Share a good restaurant menu on Twitter

- Detects the page frame, crops it and corrects the perspective: you don't need to take a perfect straight shot. Genius Scan will remove any unnecessary background
- Enhances the legibility of your document: black and white or color post-processing
- Batch scanning let you quickly scan pages in a row
- Batch import from the gallery to import dozens of photos at a time
- Emails the scans as JPEG or PDF files
- Creates PDF documents with multiple pages
- Organizes your documents with titles, tags and powerful search
- Smart document names let you adapt Genius Scan to your workflow
- Exports the documents to Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Expensify, Facebook, Google Drive, OneDrive (and OneDrive for Business), OneNote (and OneNote for Business), FTP, SugarSync, Twitter, WebDAV and other applications
- Prints over AirPrint
- Shares document over Wifi for easy access from your computer
- Documents are processed on the phone, not sent to a third-party server
- Protect your documents with Touch ID and encrypt PDF files with a password

Some features are only available in Genius Scan+: printing, cloud export, no ads and customizable email signatures, Touch ID and PDF protection.

Some features of Genius Scan require a paid subscription to the Genius Cloud service. There are two Genius Cloud subscriptions:
- 1 month for $2.99, renews monthly
- 1 year for $29.99, renews yearly

Genius Cloud subscriptions will automatically renew within 24 hours before the subscription period ends, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged through your iTunes account. You can manage your subscription and may turn off auto-renewal in your iTunes Account Settings.


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Our goal is to create the best scanner app to make it easy and fast for you to digitize your documents. We are always available to answer your questions.

What's New

Version 5.0.8

This is a maintenance version of Genius Scan but… we couldn't help but add a couple new cool features!

We love the Siri Shortcuts! We've added two different types of shortcuts: the ability to start a scan with a shortcut, and the ability to view any document. If you open a document in Genius Scan, this will automatically surface the corresponding shortcut in Siri Shortcuts in the Settings app (or in Spotlight if iOS deems this action relevant). You can easily create a Siri shortcut such as "View passport" if you travel a lot.

When viewing your documents, a single tap will switch the screen to fullscreen mode, hiding the toolbars and using all the available space to display your documents. You may benefit from this if you use Genius Scan to read documents such as music scores, magazines etc.

In the "crop" screen that lets you edit the area of the document you want to crop, you now have the ability to let Genius Scan automatically detect the document. This will be useful if you import documents from the photo library.

Genius Scan integrates with iCloud Keychain to let you log in easily in your Genius Cloud account accross all your devices and on the web app.

- Improved document renaming: auto-capitalization, auto-correction and word suggestions
- Fixes issue with back button being to close to the document title
- Fixed a couple glitches in animations!


If you have missed the changes in Genius Scan 5.0 that we released in August, you can keep reading below:


- Redesigned main document list with clarity in mind. We have simplified it so that you quickly find your most important features. The search field only appears when you want it (pull down on the main list). If you have tagged documents, the tags will be displayed alongside the document title.
- Unified document page list and full screen view. These two different screens led to a lot of confusion but they are now merged into a single screen. You can swipe horizontally to go to the next page.
- Improved zooming controls. You can now use a double-tap and double-tap & drag gesture to control zooming on a document’s page
- Copy pages. You can now duplicate a page into another document (in addition to moving it from a document to another document).
- Export status indicator. Your documents are important and we want you to know whether they have been exported or not, so we have added an export status indicator. Green means all good. In every document, you will be able to see its export history. If you are looking at your global export history, you will find it under Settings > Export > Export History but this is now deprecated.
- Safety. We have added more confirmations before destructive actions such as deleting a document or merging documents together.


- Reorganized camera screen. You can quickly access your existing photos and your documents stored in the Files app. A press on the + button lets you directly import your documents from Photos and Files.
- Quick Actions. We introduce Quick Actions which let you quickly edit your scan right after snapping the picture – or delete it if you are unhappy. As a consequence, we have removed the "Manual" mode as it's now replaced with these Quick Actions.
- Improved image processing. We have perfected the post-processing of document shadows which means that Genius Scan is much better at removing them.

We hope you will like this new release! We know there are changes that will affect some of you but know that we took a lot of care and thinking to make sure this was a largely positive change for everyone in terms of UX and safety. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know at as this will help us improve on it or address issues you may encounter.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11.9K Ratings
11.9K Ratings

Editors' Notes

Scan your documents on the go.


Makes my receipt management so much simpler

Been collecting various pieces of paper on my travels for years now and inevitably lose/drop/mistakenly trash/soak/wash them. You name it it has happened, even drove off with a bundle of them on the roof of the car once 😔

Takes a little change in habit, now I pretty much scan them when I am handed them, whenever possible. Sync them up to OneDrive and my expenses are complete without issue. Now I can stuff all the receipts in the bin legitimately and without ever needing to have them filling my wallet for weeks.

Excellent app and makes my travel claims headaches a thing of the past.

PeeJ Matthews

The paid upgrade it is worth it

The free version is great in that most of the functionality is already there but the paid upgrade is also worth it for the direct printing capabilities. I found this app due to the need to scan several a3 documents and my home scanner being a4 only. This scanned and converted the documents in seconds. Since then I’ve used it to scan important pages from technical books when revising making indexing and crib sheets far easier. Extremely impressed. I hardly ever write reviews.


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The Grizzly Labs
39.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 The Grizzly Labs
In-App Purchases
  1. Genius Scan+ £7.99
  2. Monthly Subscription £2.79
  3. 1 Year Subscription £27.99


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