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Genius Scan - PDF Scanner

By The Grizzly Labs

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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 scanner 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 Genius Scan 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.

"This is an absolutely amazing app." -

"Need to scan an important document but aren’t near a business center? The free Genius Scan iPhone app is perfect for the business traveler who needs to scan on the fly." - Appolicious

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- Twitter: @thegrizzlylabs
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Our goal is to create the best tool to make it easy and fast for you to digitize your documents. We are always available to answer your questions and comments.

What's New in Version 4.1

A more complete iOS experience with Genius Scan 4.1.

- TAGGING: We've heard you and fixed the tagging system so that you can see add tags, filter tags very quickly. Tap on the "tag" button to display the new tag screen. In this screen, you can also rename and delete your tags. Above the keyboard, you will see your most popular tags for quick access.
- iPAD PRO: Genius Scan 4.1 is fully compatible with the iPad Pro and makes better use of the large screen.
- HAPTIC FEEDBACK: If you're lucky to have iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you will notice subtle haptic feedback when you perform some actions.
- SPLIT VIEW: On iPad, Genius Scan now supports Split View so that you can use it when multitasking.
- 3D TOUCH: You can now have a peek at documents and scans by pressing harder on them, and benefit from the quick actions.

- Correctly import PDF keywords as tags when importing PDF document
- Fixed crash when taking a photo
- Design and UX fixes

If you like Genius Scan, do let a review on the App Store: this helps us a lot! Your feedback is always welcome, contact us at We read and reply to every email.


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Customer Reviews

Genius Scan is even more one of my favorite apps!

I wrote the following two paragraphs (in quotes) when I rated an earlier version:
"Very easy to use, this app keeps pages available for me that I would otherwise have to file in a paper file. (Would I be able to find it again, quickly, when needed? And what good would a paper file at home do me if I'm out shopping?)
"You can give titles and tags to help you quickly find your scans. Although you can scan a regular-sized page, for viewing text, it's best to keep to half-sheet size. (Enlarging the view will make it hard, but not impossible, to read text, due to blurring.) For pictures, though, even a full page will work okay."
Now that I have an iPad, I have the upgraded version of Genius Scan (a one-time cost of $9.99, so that I could share between devices - not an automatic sharing, but not hard to do). With the iPad mini, I can easily scan full pages now. I love this app for being able to save notes (from magazines especially) and find them easily (because of my tags). A whole lot better than pieces of paper I'd cut out because I was sure I'd want to look at them again - and then never did because I couldn't find them. Not only can I FIND them now, but I can look at them while waiting in line, etc - instead of wasting time.

UI has become incomprehensible

This started off as a great app, but has added so many "features" that it's now impossible to use. Every time I have to deal with it, it takes me five minutes to try to figure out how to do anything, and many things that used to work (like automatic export to Dropbox) I simply cannot get to work any more (bug or incomprehensible UI?)

Part of the problem is an AWFUL feedback mechanism regarding uploads. Uploads appear to fail all the time (who knows why) but the UI does nothing to show that to you, and does nothing to prevent you trying the upload again, until you have six uploads to Dropbox enqueued, all of the same item. This sort of thing (no feedback, no detecting multiple identical uploads) is bad enough, worst of all is that when an upload fails there appears to be no attempt made either to let you know or to retry the upload.

So: lousy UI coupled to extreme bugginess in an essential part of the app. I can no longer recommend this app in good conscience.

Simple technology at its best.

I initially downloaded Genius Scan free app to keep track of my receipts for company expenses. I travel often for work and not loosing expense receipts was a challenge. Been able to create one PDF doc with ALL my receipts and in order was appreciated by my company accounting office, but also made it a whole lot easier to keep it organized. I use it just about for every document I need to either save or email.

Because this's such a great app I decided to get the paid version. Now I am able to do more with it, like backup my files to a cloud drive... etc.

Safe and ease to use. I recommend it to everyone who is on the road often.

Genius Scan - PDF Scanner
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Business
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1
  • Size: 45.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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