My favorite “scanner” app on Android is CamScanner Pro ($4.99).


This well-priced app allows me to scan documents with my Android phone or tablet and convert them to PDF. I use the app all of the time to save on copying costs at the courthouse. The image is high quality, only hampered by your phone’s camera and your unsteady hand.

Recently, and this is my favorite part, CamScanner provided a way for you to upload documents to their cloud storage service at This is great because now an assistant can log in to the CamScanner site and access the documents.

In reality, the process isn’t changed much from my method of syncing and storing to Dropbox. However, this process is automated, so I don’t even have to remember to upload or email my files. Plus, CamScanner offers a free account with 200 MB of storage space. For most attorneys, that’s enough free space to accomplish what you need. If you need more space, just like Dropbox, you can get a boost by tweeting, reviewing and referring.

Here’s an example of a document I scanned and uploaded/downloaded with CamScanner. CamScanner straightened and cleaned up the image before sending it to the cloud. Works well, and for $4.99, this app has already paid for itself.

CamScanner gets 5 of 5 stars.

Jeff Taylor

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PatrickHarold · April 30, 2013 at 10:01 am

CamScanner also works with a smart device accessory called ScanJig. Improve productivity with faster scanning and less adjustments.

Bob Marshall · August 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

I looked at reviews of ScanJig, which are mostly three stars or less. It’s basically a box made of Coloplast (corrugated plastic – basically cardboard made of thin plastic) that’s cut with slots to side together.

IScanner apps are handy because you can capture a few decent quality pages on the run. I wouldn’t carry the bulky ScanJig around with me, so it would probably be thirty bucks collecting dust until it found its way into the trash.

With so many affordable laser multifunction devices that can fill a small law office’s scanning, printing and copying needs, the ScanJig doesn’t make sense for office use, either.

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