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Evernote’s Scannable App

Evernote's new Scannable app [iOS - free] has quickly become the most-used tool on my iPhone. It makes scanning papers, documents and even publications amazingly easy. All you need is some decent light and a contrasting surface to capture beautiful scans in seconds. Scannable takes advantage of the contrasting background to "find" the edges of your document.… Continue reading Evernote’s Scannable App

Digital Toolbox

Optimizing OCR

At Macworld, Joe Kissell has written a fascinating article on scanning to searchable PDFs. He explains how a searchable PDF file is constructed, which (Mac) apps work best and what settings create that sweet spot between file size and best resolution for OCR functionality. Even if you're not a Mac user, it's worth reading.