ipad3 as a scanner?

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    Can I use my Ipad3 as a scanner? if so can someone teach me please.
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    Scanning for what?
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    True. Could mean old school document scanning, or possibly barcode scanning? The iPad can do both with the right apps.
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    Here is a pic

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    Yeah you can use some apps as a scanner. But it depends for what reason you will use that scanner. You can use Scanner Pro app.
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    I use Turboscan. Is Scanner Pro better than Turboscan?

    With this app you basically take a picture of what you want to scan and crop it. You can email the a PDF or jpeg to someone your store it on the cloud (dropbox, for example). It is effectively the same function as a regular scanner, but without the bulk. It typically works with the phone too or with the iPad. Turboscan is an iPhone app but it runs on the iPad as well (but you need to do the old 2x thing and it only comes up in portrait mode).
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    Thanks guys for the info and suggestions. By the way if I scan it with my Ipad using the application what format of the picture it will produce?
    Also what is better turboscan or scanner pro?
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    I use Scanner pro. I suggest you to try it.
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    Turboscan gives jpegs or PDFs. You can email
    Them to yourself or others or save to dropbox or Evernote.
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    Saw this related product in the news the other day.

    I have a real scanner at home, and no need for a higher quality portable solution (at least not one I'd actually remember to take with me); so no matter how I twist it in my head I can't quite justify paying for this deceptively simple product.

    If only I had some conferences to attend (sigh).

    Scanbox - Turn your iPhone into a portable scanner by Phil Bosua — Kickstarter
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    I think scanner pro is better as this a genuine iPad app, full size
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    I find it quite handy and quick to scan on an ipad compared to a Desktop scanner, I also manage all my PDF'S on my iPad, I scan invoices and expense slips, for example, articles out of books when on the road.
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    I bought Scanner Pro specifically for that kind of thing, but I rarely have need of it. I'm retired (mostly), so my daily life doesn't need a lot of documentation; but I like to keep jus-in-case apps handy. I'm at least half packrat, I suspect. A family trait.

    When I do go into scanner mode it's usually a pile of old documents (or pictures) involving hours of scanning and filing. The computer and a scanner (with feeder) works better for that. Especially since what I'm mainly doing is archiving, which will end up on the computer anyway.

    The Scanbox looks like a great solution to me; for someone who has an iPad* or iPhone and no scanner, or as part of a portable business solution. Something you can set up and use in a hotel room, conference table, or even in a vehicle. Add a sheet of anti-glare plastic to hold down un-cooperative sheets, and it should produce superior results to just point and shoot and adjust.

    Darn. I've almost talked myself into buying it, again.

    * I think there needs to be an attachment/extender before it will work well with the iPad. From the looks the iPad would either fall off, or tip the box over.
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    When i need large scan jobs done , I use my clients big office machine , it spits out scan jobs quickly into a central folder in PDF, one day I will buy a smaller machine like it.
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    Seen those at my last job, about 5 years ago. I'm sure they are much easier to use now.
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    You can use TurboScan. With TurboScan, you can quickly scan your documents and store or email them as multipage PDF or JPEG files.
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    It may be...but turboscan has a lot of happy users and it works perfectly fine on the iPad. Go read the reviews in the app store. As I have both an iPhone and an iPad I use it on both...most stuff I scan are 8.5 by 11 inch pages so I end up using the iPad in portrait mode anyway.
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    I am in the same boat as you - I really like this, but can't justify it's purchase (I, too, am mostly retired). However, it's very ingenious and sometimes, I do have more trouble than usual in resisting it... :)

    I use Doc Scan Pro ($1.99, USD) for my scanning. Very hand product for me debit and credit card receipts. I also like that it links with Dropbox (among many others) and you can add the new image to an existing PDF file (versus creating a new one).

    Marilyn
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    @techgeek32

    Alright I will try it. but what kind of format does it gives and release?

    @ AQ_OC

    So turboscan is really a good one because it gives a jpegs and pdf files.

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