Scanner Pro in Review – Readdle Helps Make Your Printed Word Portable

I’ve reviewed DocScanner, JotNot, and Business Card Reader, three apps which were designed to function as portable scanners. If one lacked in features, the next was unorganised.  Many people questioned the need for another portable scanner, but I ask: why use 2 apps when one is enough? Let me put it this way: Readdle’s Scanner Pro really is quite sweet.

Scanner Pro is one of the best-designed, least-cluttered scanner apps I have used. All  your menu options are so smoothly integrated into the design with a good interface.

Now, there are a lot of options available when using this app but there are also a lot of help menus and guides throughout to help you along the way.  When you launch you have the “+” button at the bottom along with your wifi IP as well as a “?” to launch the help menu.  There’s also the settings button at the top to edit other app options.

To start the scanning process just tap the plus button and you are taken to the main screen for scanning/processing images.  Your options are to either scan using the camera or to use one from your photo album. The other options available there are only useful after you scanner/selected an image. In other scanning apps, you would just be presented with this screen with little to no explanation. I definitely appreciate that Readdle have floating text telling you the functions which pop up every time, so you don’t have to try and memorise everything.

Scanning is simple. Just centre your document and try to take the clearest picture you can.  After each shot you are taken to a preview screen and you can retake the shot if you want.  Once satisfied, you are taken to a screen where you can select the page size and drag tabs for cropping. After that you can edit the contrast, brightness, or even change to greyscale if you happened to scan a coloured document.  Once you’ve processed that you can either send the image to your library or Evernote.

Select done when you’ve finished: voila! Then, you can either scan more pages to add to the document or finalise it by saving, emailing or uploading the document. As of the latest update, you can also upload to Evernote AND Dropbox. Using apps like Print ‘n Share, you can send your finished PDF to a local printer. You can also download the PDF locally by visiting the IP shown at the bottom of the screen on the main menu.

Hats off to Readdle for putting together another useful business app. With plenty of options to tweak and modify your scans/images, Scanner Pro is a good buy. If you have been in the market for a scanner app or are looking to get your hands on a better one I think you will definitely be happy with Scanner Pro.

App Summary
Title: Scanner Pro Developer: Readdle
Reviewed Ver: 1.2.5 Min OS Req: 2.2
Price: $4.99 App Size: 1.9 MB
  • Great UI
  • Many editing and saving options
  • Seamless integration with Print n Share
  • Might be too many different menus for some people
  • Share/save/print options should all be in one menu, not multiple.


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