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"Of the major scanning apps, DocScanner's image quality is a cut above the rest." - The Wall Street Journal, January 8, 2011

Transform piles of paper to digital archive faster than ever.

Shooting an image of a document with camera is faster than scanning the document with flatbed scanner in most cases. DocScanner Mac automatically converts those images to clear PDF-documents and even detects text within. Just Drag & Drop the pile of images to DocScanner Dock icon and rest is being done fast and automatically.

DocScanner has industry leading image processing algorithms which automatically turn the picture to look like you have scanned the document with a flatbed scanner. Document gets automatically recognized within the image. Using custom algorithms DocScanner takes the most out of your camera and corrects perspective, whiteness, noise and other parts of the image to produce beautiful and clear scans.

Hardware accelerated.

DocScanner Mac makes use of the 3D accelerated graphics card on your Mac. Using these technologies, we have been able to make DocScanner to run really fast. This is especially important when you are processing vast amounts of images. All the Macs, sold since 2009 have suitable hardware.

Drag & Drop, In & Out.

DocScanner Mac takes advantage of the algorithms we have developed and tested with hundreds of thousands of users with iOS. The biggest thing we created from scratch is the user interface. It is light and fast. Just Drag & Drop pages and images within documents and you are all set.

Drag pages to Desktop or other applications. Everything works as expected.

Got an expensive DSLR? That’s great news, you can use it as a scanner.
With better quality images, DocScanner Mac is capable of creating better quality results. Modern DSLRs provide stunning image quality. DocScanner Mac is optimized to use all the information in the image to create documents with an amazing quality.

Use Evernote as your second brain.

If you are unfamiliar with Evernote, it is a cloud storage service for documents with lot of additional document related functionality, such as search and handwriting recognition. We happen to love Evernote and use it by ourselves. We have been working closely with them to make DocScanner the best Scanner App to feed your Evernote account.

DocScanner Mac has direct integration to Free Evernote Mac App. DocScanner can be found in the Evernote Trunk too. You can set Evernote account up for free or buy their premium plan.

Optimized for printing.

The plain image of a document is generally not good for printing. It is grayish, not standard sized and so on. DocScanner Mac is optimized to generate documents that will print out great. Just hit CMD-P as expected.

OCR with 13 languages.

DocScanner Mac generates PDF files with recognized text. Supported languages in alphabetical order are: Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish.

DocScanner uses fine tuned version of Tesseract as OCR engine.

What's New in Version 1.2

* automatic orientation detection and rotation of document images
* email PDF button in toolbar
* bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Outstanding - Just what I needed

Despite the profusion of scanning apps for mobile devices, there are few that can take photographs and do the same on a desktop. I understand the frustrations of other reviewers, but in this case, this was just what I needed. I had a 150 page large-format book that I needed to convert to a PDF. While this can be done on the mobile platform, it was so much easier to take all the photos, import them over to my mac, and go through each page and set the settings (just like I would have had to do on a mobile device) but with the ease of a mouse, keyboard, and shortcuts. Very fast - very clean output, and a very tidy PDF file was the result (which is now living on an iPad pro).

Thanks guys - I know it’s been a few years since this software was updated, but it works just like it should, and I hope you continue to support it.

Highly recommended.

Not very useful

I must preface my review by saying that I have been and continue to be a HUGE fan of the iOS version of this application. However, I find the mac version to lack suffiencient functionallity that i would expect from a desktop version. I should be able to import from a scanner directly or download from a camera through Image Capture. Also.... BATCH EDITING! Come ON! If I want to make a common change to all pages (like rotate or OCR) I have to do so individually. Finally, my last criticism is that I would like to be able to define the default parameters for handling import pages. For instance, I should be able to turn off edge detection or sharpening by default. I should also be able to turn this back on in a batch fashion.


Easily the worst application I've ever wasted money on. It downloaded fine and opened to a splash screen that had all grayed out (as in unavailable) functions. I had to launch Photo Booth to access my camera (Was this what they intended??? Who knows? No instructions!) Took a pic of my doc. I dragged the pic to this app and opened it. Well . . . it looked like a few scratches. So, I got a typed doc, same process - a bunch of more scratches.. So - obviously it isn't going to take a whole standard 8.5 x 11 page. So, held it close to the camera. Nice pic! Tried OCR and got these amazing results:

"noznd nwqmmq bqinmg gmed no '(llmm10] IJo'{a1sluJs1gn"

. . . and so on. Do NOT spend your money on this thing I would uninstall it if it was free. If I want a pdf of my built in camera shot - I'll simply save to pdf. Sheesh.

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  • $14.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 33.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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