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Turn your Windows Phone device into a mobile scanner with CamScanner

Mentioned back at the Nokia World 2013 (Abu Dhabi), CamScanner for Windows Phone 8 makes its debut to the App Store. CamScanner transforms your phone into a mobile scanner allowing you to make soft copies of your documents the easy way.

Mobile Scanner for Windows Phone

To scan your document, launch CamScanner app and sign in to your account (register for a new account if you don’t have one already). Tap the camera button and take a photograph of the document you want to scan. It needn’t be well aligned as the CamScanner offers a unique feature that auto detects and crops the scanned image.

The cropped image undergoes series of processes and enhancements to make it a truly scanned copy. CamScanner for Windows Phone 8 offers 5 new modes – they are original, lighten, magic color, B&W and greyscale to enhance your document the way you want.

It also offers an ability to quickly convert the image into a PDF file.  After scanning you can search for text within the document, add/edit name, tag and notes to the document image. Pages can be copied, moved or even merged together to make a single PDF document.

The scanned documents are saved to the CamScanner account, you can upload, download and manage your documents anytime from CamScanner is a cross-platform app available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone that can synchronise documents between various phones and tablets. There’s a web app available at which can let you manage the documents from the desktop as well.

CamScanner offers a couple of ways to share your documents which also includes SkyDrive sharing. You can email the JPG of scanned document or send a link of it or even save it to the camera roll.

CamScanner is compatible only with Windows Phone 8 devices and is available for FREE of cost at Windows Phone Store.