Scan documents to produce sharp images, draw lines, enter texts, fill forms, and sign.
Share as PDF / JPEG by email, WiFi file sharing, cloud storages, webdav, and fax.

DocScan lets you instantly scan multi-pages document and send out when there is no scanner nearby. By having it, you can scan not only documents in sight, but also whiteboards, receipts, business cards, posters, coupons, books ...etc.

It can fast auto-detect document edges from a picture, correct perspective distortion, remove shadows and brighten it up to produce a clear and sharp document, especially useful in a Low-Light environment.
You can enter texts to fill forms, draw lines, annotate, or sign on the scanned image anytime.

When you have a long list of documents, it is easy to search documents by name and use folders for organizing documents: create, delete, rename, and move documents between folders. You can also use password to protect documents in a folder from unauthorized view.

In-app fax sending is convenient especially when you are out of office or have no fax machine at all.
You can receive a push notification when a fax is sent succesffuly or failed for what reason.

Each PDF file can be accessed directly from iTunes or WiFi file sharing by tapping on the "Generate PDFs" button or the "WiFi file sharing" button in the settings screen. You can also email documents out as PDF or JPEG files.

Other ways to export documents:
- Fax documents to over 100 countries instantly (cost calculated by the number of pages and recipient country and paid via in-app purchase).
- Print documents via AirPrint.
- Save documents to Photo Albums.
- "Open In" Other Apps, i.e. iBooks, Kindle, …etc.

More options to export documents in Pro version:
- Support upload to iCloud Drive.
- Support export to Dropbox.
- Support export to Evernote.
- Support export to Box.
- Support export to OneDrive.
- Support export to Google Drive with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) option.
- Support export to WebDAV Server.

Import Files:
- Import JPEG from other apps as image source to crop, perspective correction, and image enhancement.
- Import PDF from other apps as scanned pages.

Tip: For best edge detection, please place your documents in high contrast to the background, i.e. put your white paper on a dark table.

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What's New

Version 12.8

Fix bugs and improve app stability

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

831 Ratings

831 Ratings

Great support!


I was very frustrated when the app’s new features were giving me problems:

“This app was great for years. I used it daily for work. A couple of months ago it was “improved.” Now it is useless. When you go to snap a shot the auto picture jumps all over the place, making it impossible to picture your entire document. There’s a lot to be said for, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!”

However, the developer contacted me within 24 hours & explained how I could shut off the “auto picture” feature by tapping the yellow icon in the top left corner of the camera screen. Now it works great again! Couldn’t function without it. Best pdf scanning app I’ve ever used.

Developer Response

If you put a “white” document in a dark background or a “dark” document in a white background, and keep the background clean as possible with only the target document in the camera screen, it will detect very well and the orange overlay should be stable.

Otherwise, you still can take a picture and then tap on the rectify button to adjust the corners no matter what the app detected.

If you really want to turn off the new auto detect function, you can tap on the On/Off button in the top left corner in the camera screen.

Great app


This app is great for taking pictures of receipts so I have a permanent record to attach to each transaction in Quicken. I like the fact you can email as photo or PDF. I have also used this app for coping pictures from many of the photo albums we’ve collected over the years. This app takes great pictures and is easy to use. You can rename the folders which makes it very useful. The app also gives you the option as to what size you want to send thru the email system and tells you how many megabits each size is. It also lets you crop and turn each photo. I’ve used this app for many years and have never been disappointed.

Great app!


I’ve been using DocScan for about 5 years now, and it’s been a great tool. I can scan and email documents from anywhere, plus it will square up documents that were scanned at a bit of an angle. It compensates for uneven light, such as if the light is coming through a window and making one side of the paper brighter than the other. The app automatically adjusts for the difference so you get a clean copy. It also allows me to save them into separate folders, so they’re organized if I need to refer back to them later. I recommend DocScan to people whenever I get a chance, as a college student it has saved me a lot of headaches.


74.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
In-App Purchases
  1. Fax Pack 1 $0.99
  2. Upgrade to DocScan Pro $4.99
  3. Fax Pack 2 $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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