Touch-free scanning with PDFpen Scan+. Use your iPhone or iPad to scan and OCR multi-page documents to create searchable PDFs. Scan directly with your iPhone or iPad camera. Detects and crops each page automatically in-camera. Perform OCR in 18 different languages. Copy OCR text. Auto-export to iCloud and Dropbox. Email, export, and share PDF documents.

* Scan and OCR on your iPhone or iPad with the power you'd expect from a desktop computer
* Scan documents, articles, receipts, business cards, recipes, and more
* Extract text from scans using OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
* Share PDFs of scans with full OCR text via email and popular Cloud services, including Dropbox and Evernote

The scanning and OCR power you need in a beautifully-designed application that's always with you!

- Touch-free scanning on your iPhone or iPad camera
- Detects page edges automatically when camera is focused and steady
- Camera automatically crops scan
- In-camera setting for color / grayscale / black and white
- In-camera setting for page size: from legal, to business card, and receipts

- Touch-free scanning on your iPhone or iPad camera
- Scan multiple images into a single document
- Detects page edges automatically when camera is focused and steady
- Camera automatically crops scan
- In-camera setting for color / grayscale / black and white
- In-camera setting for page size: from legal, to business card, and receipts
- Auto export scans to Dropbox or iCloud Drive
- Use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to convert scans into searchable PDFs (OCR is performed in-app, not sent to a cloud service)
- Preview and copy text recognized by OCR
- OCR documents in 18 different languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish
- Email and share PDF documents with embedded, searchable OCR text
- Import scans from your photo library
- Import scans from image and PDF files via "Open In..."
- Store documents in iCloud for sharing between devices
- Rotate scanned pages
- Organize documents in folders
- TextExpander touch support for renaming documents
- Adjust cropping/brightness/contrast of scanned pages
- Share documents with PDFpen for markup and editing
- Import and Export documents using Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Evernote, Transporter, and Google Drive cloud services
- Import and Export documents using iTunes, FTP, and WebDAV
- Works with both iPhone and iPad, iOS 8 required


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What’s New

Version 2.2

- Performance improvements in PDF handling
- Updates to latest Dropbox SDK
- Updates to latest Google Drive SDK

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

consumerq ,

Good OCR, limited batch file handling

Scan + 2.2.0 real strength is to scan with the camera and then OCR the images on-the-device. It does that well. What it lacks is batch handling and processing of files from other sources (e.g., Photo Library).

Scan + will only import one file from the Photo Library at a time, when multiple import would be less cumbersome. All files imported into the app litter the main workspace, when it’d be neater to offer import into a specific folder.

A PDF can conveniently have pages added to it from the Camera, Photo Library, and some cloud services, but not from a file that exists within Scan + itself.

A folder of files cannot have OCR applied to it.

Moving files outside of the app is equally shortsighted. The options to Copy to iCloud and to Open In another app are only available to individual files; selecting multiple files and sharing them is non-existent.

Unfortunately, the file handling limitations of the Scan + app are frustrating, and really slow down a paperless PDF workflow.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the great feedback. Feel free to send more to

Admiral Richard ,

Best for a single page pdf

I have had no problem with quality of the scan other than avoiding shadows when photographing.

It is best for single page documents - receipts, one page letters, etc.

The app falls short when the user needs to create a multiple page pdf. This is either totally impossible or next to impossible. When this comes up I either don’t bother with the app or if the task is just a couple of pages I send myself one page at a time, then use Adobe to create the multiple page document on a PC. This is a significant limitation, limits the usefulness of the app.

Hopefully the developer knows this and a fix is in the works!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you are having troubles with multi-page documents. We take all concerns seriously and would love to address your issues more specifically. Please send more details to:

EE_SteveT ,

Just finished 200 pages...

And this app is amazing. Scanned the docs on my sheet feed scanner and it saved me from having to retype anything. Accuracy was much better than desktop apps I’ve used. Handled page rotation much better.


SmileOnMyMac, LLC
75.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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