But still, I got it, and, as luck would have it, this app comes with some pretty good features compared to the last of the sort that I skimmed over. So, what can an app offer more than receipt OCR? For starters, a more convenient file transferring system.
Fast Scanner is equipped with geometry recognition, so you can easily crop the essential information off of your notes or receipts. As a bonus, after scanning, you can also choose between several color profiles. Although, to be honest, there's not much color in any of them. But the filters are designed to bring out text and numbers more than to eulogize the graphical qualities of the content in question.
As a finishing touch, you can draw and add a signature. This feature might be useful in some instances, but the design is not preserved in the OCR copy, as you might expect.
Other than that, the scans can be grouped in folders and sent off via email, or through local WiFi. Fast Scan can generate a local 'server' on which you can access the files from any connected browser. I got so excited by this feature that I went on and tried to transfer the screen captures through it. But the truth is that it's not very expediting, as you'll always go through cropping and filtering before you can do anything with a picture in Fast Scanner.
- Color filters
- Conversion to PDF
- Local WiFi server for transferring scanned or loaded documents
- Local backup
- Can add the current date to the filename
I found Fast Scanner to be a well-designed application. The Transfer over WiFi is something that should be available in more apps so that I don't have to rely on shady web-based file transferring services. The OCR function is well defined. It's definitely one of the better ones. So, yeah. Get Fast Scanner if you're into scanning receipts and whatnot.