Given how much the modern workflow relies on mobile devices, mobile scanning needs to be better. Mobile document scanning doesn’t happen in a vacuum — one way or another it’s part of a larger process in your life that a scanning app should speed up, not slow down. Done well, a great scanning app should emphasize action, not archiving. It should be about the words on the paper, not the paper itself.
That’s why we’re happy to introduce Scannable. Available for iPhone and iPad, Scannable is designed to scan and share fast because those receipts and documents don’t belong in your camera roll.
Mobile scanning at its best
Scannable is fast. Point the app at your receipt, business card, or document, and Scannable captures it. No buttons. No fussing with edges. No tweaking color. It’s all automatic. Once scanned, each image is queued to a tray within the capture window, making it easy to quickly review or chain together multiple scans.
From card to contact, instantly
A business card is about the person, not the paper. Whatever it is we do with a card today, it doesn’t get us any closer to the individual. We may stash the card in a drawer, possibly never to be seen again. We may even take a photo of it, which gets us a picture of a piece of paper. Neither are very helpful in establishing an actual relationship. Shouldn’t there be a better way to elevate the human from the paper? Enter Scannable.
Scannable is the business card wingman that knows the card is significant only because of the information it holds. While the paper is trivial, its words are full of potential. Once you connect to Evernote and LinkedIn, Scannable immediately digitizes every business card you scan. It takes that information and adds in details from your contact’s LinkedIn profile, including a photo, so you’ll always be able to put a face to the name. Instantly save the person to your contact list and feel free to ditch the paper entirely (we won’t tell anyone).
Send paper on its way
Scannable makes it so that there is never a ‘now what?’ moment. It’s designed with your destinations in mind, so that a scan never gets stuck in your camera roll unless you want it to be. Quickly email discussion notes to all attendees right with one tap as you walk out of the meeting room, text a recipe to your friends, or save a contract to Evernote and other apps, right from Scannable. Once sent, your scan tray is cleared so that you can begin the next session with a fresh start.
Better with company
While building Scannable, we wanted to simultaneously improve the desktop scanning experience behind our amazing scanner, the ScanSnap Evernote Edition. In doing so, we thought about office scanning and asked why all-in-one office scanners made group scanning so clunky. We wondered whether it was possible to do away with the tangles of cable, the shared local storage drives, and the keypad inputs entirely. As it turns out, it is.
Scannable allows anyone in the office to simply connect the app to the ScanSnap Evernote Edition over WiFi. Scans appear right on their mobile device, streamlining the process entirely. Simply walk up, drop documents in, tap your phone, and walk away. The two pair together to provide a cheaper, faster alternative to current workplace solutions. It’s the best one-two office scanning combo available, period. Check it out in the Evernote Market.
Paper smart, not paperless
We understand how important paper is to getting work done. From our image and handwriting recognition to our partnerships with Moleskine and Post-it®, paper is in our DNA. Scannable is the next step in how we approach paper and productivity, and we think you’ll love it. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.