Scanner Pro turns your iPhone and iPad into portable scanners (updated)
11 April, 2012
Scanner Pro 4 is in the App Store! It features a brand new iPad version and makes the whole app universal.
So now, you can turn your iPhone or iPad (the new one) into a portable scanner.
Readdle is also giving away the new iPad to celebrate the launch of the Universal version. Below you will find the simple rules how to win it.
Scanner Pro 4 is completely new on the iPad. Rethought and redesigned from the ground up. Everything was reconsidered. Every screen, every tap, every button. Nothing left intact – every idea and every feature had to prove its value for the iPad update.
Scanner Pro for iPhone was released back in 2009. Even though it wasn’t the first app to introduce the concept of scanning documents with the iPhone camera, Scanner Pro was so great that it has instantly become #1 business app in 20+ countries, and remained there for more than 2 years.
People are happy to use the product. More than 350 000 users rely on Scanner Pro to keep track their travel expenses, documents, whiteboards and meeting memos on their iPhones.
The new iPad has an excellent camera and now it is possible to get good quality scans by using it. The natural move for any other successful product would be to scale the app for the iPad screen and to release the update. However, we have decided to use it as an opportunity to revamp Scanner Pro and to apply some of the things we’ve learned from our users during these years.
It is always tempting to start from scratch. You can address the problem from different angles, but it is important to make an accent on the right things. Or you can break something familiar to thousands of people. With Scanner Pro on the iPad we have addressed the basics, the roots of how you can use the iPad camera in a way you’ve never thought before. Here are some changes to give you an idea.
Speed. Scanner Pro has really advanced image processing to get great results. The image processing time is up to 10x faster in the new version. Readdle team has spent some hard weeks to make impossible things – pack insanely huge amount of math into something that can be completed on the iPad in less than a second. As a result, you get the page processed right away and can adjust it in real time.
Goodbye batch mode. Back in 2010 we introduced batch scanning on the iPhone. You could take pictures of 15 pages one by one and then process them in bulk. This saved up to several minutes each time you scanned a multi-page document. It’s all about speed, right? With the new image processing in Scanner Pro results are immediate, so we have removed batch mode from Scanner Pro on the iPad completely.
One of the best things about the new Scanner Pro is its simplicity. Less is more, isn’t it? Now, the focus is on the document, this is where all design changes were made. Want to crop the image? The new iPad screen is great, so you don’t need to have a magnifying glass to nail the edge. Want to reorder pages within the document? Just drag it up or down through the list. Want to group scans into a folder? Just drag one on top of the other. You physically touch your scans to manage them and is it an amazing experience.
Scanner Pro 4 comes as a universal app and runs on both the iPad and the iPhone. Its new iPad interface is a result of numerous debates and decisions. We would like to learn how these changes worked for you on the iPad as we are planning to bring best of them to the iPhone in a few weeks.
To celebrate the launch of Scanner Pro we are giving away the brand new iPad.
The giveaway will last for 3 days and after this period the lucky winner will be picked randomly.
In order to participate in the giveaway you have to follow these 2 simple steps:
2) Share this blog post via Facebook, Twitter or G+, or simply tweet “Scanner Pro turns your iPhone and iPad into portable scanners (Retweet to win the new iPad) http://readdle.com/blog/?p=1347″
We have a winner! Congratulations @bradwchambers!
Your iPad will be shipped to you soon.
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