The latest scoop from scanR, a service that enables camera phones and digital cameras to scan, copy and fax.

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The scanR Difference

There are a lot of scanning products out there for mobile phones today.   What's the difference between all of the 'Scanner' apps out there?  Here's what some of our customers have to say:

The blog Lawyer's Success Tips, by Dan Pinnington:

"There are other apps like ScanR (such as DocScanner and JotNot) and they cost less, but you’ll be  happier paying the price for this one.....  I’ve tested this from business cards to old magazine articles, and I have not been disappointed yet."

Nathan Rome, Director at M/C/C Marketing recalls:

"There’s nothing worse than using the hotel “business” room’s fax machine or scanner – that’s assuming it actually works. With ScanR you can avoid the nightmarish experience altogether. Simply take a picture of whatever document you need to scan or fax and ScanR will convert it to a PDF or text file for you to use."

We believe the biggest difference is the results.  scanR does much more than package a lightly enhanced photo into a PDF.    Our processing truly turns the photos of documents into PDFs that look like they come from a flatbed scanner.  

Give it a try.  Take a picture of a document and use it with scanR as well as with another product.  Tell us what you think. 

scanR for Android released

Many of you have been patiently waiting for Android support - it's here now!  scanR Business Center for Android is now available in the Android Market.  Pick up your Android phone and check it out.  Android phones with an auto-focus camera will be supported.  

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Reading this post on your Android phone?  Then get it in the market now

scanR Business Card Scanner for iPhone released

We've taken our server-based business card processing service and made it available through the iPhone! Check out scanR's new product, Business Card Scanner, in the iTunes store.   Run the app, take a picture of a business card, and receive a vcard (.vcf file) by email.  You can easily import the attachment into your contact list!  It's designed to work with North American business cards.  Let us know what you think! 

scanR Business Center for iPhone released

We're proud to announce the release of scanR Business Center for iPhone.  Now available on the App Store, it's designed for the 3Gs and takes advantage of the great camera in that device. 

scanR Business Center lets you scan, print, and fax from your iPhone 3Gs. Stop hunting around for that misplaced receipt or invoice; instead save them instantly as searchable Adobe PDF files you can search from your computer, browser, or right on your iPhone.

Our application includes:

  • faxing to most countries in the world
  • genuine Adobe PDF of your documents

Now you can really scan, print, and fax from your iPhone: 


Scan and fax with the BlackBerry Storm

The BlackBerry Storm is the first BlackBerry with a high-quality, auto-focus camera!  To celebrate, scanR released a new version of its software, making it even easier to scan and fax on the go.  Now BlackBerry Storm users can scan documents, whiteboards and business cards into searchable PDF files and electronic contacts, or send faxes anywhere in the world.

Scan and fax
The BlackBerry Storm has a 3.2 megapixel camera that takes great pictures and can be used with scanR to capture nearly anything printed or written on paper.  Simply take a photo of a document, whiteboard, or business card with scanR and get a digital scan or fax in just few seconds.

View your documents

scanR Mobile is designed for the unique touch screen of the BlackBerry Storm.  With its large size and tactile feedback, it’s perfect for easily scanning your information and viewing your files. 
The newest feature, designed for BlackBerry, is a quick, simple way to view your documents on the go.  scanR Mobile lets you view your documents without downloading the entire file first, saving you time and lowering your network use.   You can view, scroll and zoom your scanned files, giving you access to all of your information, without a computer.

scanR is available for download at on your computer or on your phone.  scanR is free to try and costs as little as $3 a month for unlimited use.

Here are some screenshots:

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View your files

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Maintenance today

scanR will be unavailable on March 21, 2008 from 9:00 AM Pacific Time until approximately 6:00 PM Pacific Time.  We are performing routine maintenance and preparing to upgrade the service with some great new capabilities.

scanR mobile for Java update

scanR just released an updated version of it's Java software for mobile phones.  It supports even more phones and mobile carriers.  There are also several improvements including faster uploads.  If you've tried it in the past or have an older version, browse to on your phone to download the latest.

scanR mobile is the fastest, easiest way to capture and upload to scanR.  It is available for many modern camera phones including those from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung, LG, HTC and Palm.


Newsweek wrote a nice story about scanR in the current issue.  It includes a quote from a scanR user, Rick Georges, who said when he first tried scanR to capture magazine articles, "Wow. This is the future."

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scanR on Sprint in the United States

Have a Sprint phone? Now you can download scanR Mobile for your phone.  It is the quickest, easiest way to upload photos from Sprint phones to scanR. 

With scanR Mobile, you can save and share paper documents in a couple of clicks.  Just open scanR Mobile, select your photo and send. You'll have a clean digital copy, sent to any email address or fax machine in seconds.  scanR Mobile also opens your phone's browser to the scanR website, where you can view and share scans while on the go.

scanR Mobile works with many Sprint phones with at least 1 megapixel cameras.  All phones will scan notes and whiteboards.  If you have a Sanyo M1, Samsung A940 or Samsung A800, you can also fax documents and convert business cards into electronic contacts.

scanR is available for $2.99 monthly for unlimited use.  Get it on your Sprint phone from the Application download catalog in the Reference and Education section.