Genius Scan - PDF Scanner App by The Grizzly Labs (Universal)
Released: Jun 22, 2010
Version: 7.4
Size: 96 MB
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Genius Scan - PDF Scanner App

The Grizzly Labs
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Genius Scan is a document scanner app in your pocket. Quickly scan your paper documents on the go and export them as multi-page PDF files.

*** Apple App of the Week *** 20+ million users *** 1000s of small businesses ***

Place any document in front of your device’s camera: our scanner app automatically recognizes the paper against the background, crops it, and cleans up the result. You obtain a crisp, legible scan. Batch scanning lets you scan dozens of pages in a matter of seconds. Powerful tools help you organize, share, or archive your documents.

“Next time you plan to hit the road, don’t forget to download Genius Scan to make life easier for yourself and your accounting department.” -

“Camera apps aren’t designed for close-up text scanning, but Genius Scan is.” - The Guardian


Smart Scanning:

- Document detection & background removal
- Distortion correction
- Shadow removal and defect cleanup
- Filters (black & white, whiteboard, photo)
- Batch scanning

PDF Creation & Editing:

- Document merging & splitting
- Multiple page PDF creation
- Photos and PDF import

Security & Privacy:

- On-device document processing
+ Face ID locking
+ PDF password encryption

Document Organization:

- Document tagging
- Metadata and content search
+ Smart document renaming (custom templates, …)
+ Backup and multi-device sync with Genius Cloud (separate subscription)


- Email
+ Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Expensify, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, OneDrive, OneNote, FTP, SugarSync, WebDAV.
+ Any WebDAV compatible service such as Citrix ShareFile, NextCloud, ownCloud, Synology, Yandex.
+ Automatic background auto-export

OCR (Text Recognition):

+ Text extraction
+ Searchable PDF creation
+ Business card scanning & contact creation

The features denoted with [+] are available as part of a premium plan.

== ABOUT US ==

It’s in the heart of Paris, France that The Grizzly Labs develops Genius Scan. We take pride in crafting apps that help millions of users throughout the world and hold ourselves to the highest standards in terms of quality and privacy. Get in touch with us @thegrizzlylabs if you have any questions.


Genius Scan is free to use for as long as you want.

Should you choose to, you can subscribe to the Genius Scan Plus plan for more features. You can subscribe to Genius Cloud for backup & synchronization. In that case, Genius Scan’s store displays the duration and price of each subscription, updated at the time of purchase. Payment will be charged to iTunes account when the order is confirmed. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. Manage subscriptions, disable auto-renewal in the iTunes account settings.

What's new in version 7.4
New scan edit panel

Genius Scan 7.4 comes with a brand new scan edit panel. When viewing your document, tap the Edit button to reveal it. This new panel provides the same functionality as the previous toolbar but is more intuitive and flexible to make room for future scan editing features (stay tuned!)

New export screen

We know you always export your documents in the same way. So we cleaned up the export screen to move the export settings out of the way (while making them more self-explanatory) and give more room to your export destinations.

Document type detection

If you scan a receipt or a business card, Genius Scan will automatically detect the document type and suggest specific actions such as exporting in the appropriate format or specific editing options.

Expense reporting

If you have been scanning receipts with Genius Scan, you know you're getting a high-quality digital copy of your documents, making it perfect for attaching them to an expense report.

We thought that we shouldn't stop there. So, with Genius Scan 7.4, we're introducing automated PDF/Excel expense reports.

As you scan your receipts, Genius Scan automatically identifies them and extracts the relevant details (such as the date, merchant, amount, currency, …). It also categorizes them automatically. You can then review and edit these details at will. Once you're ready, you can tap the export button, and you will be able to export the receipts with an attached Excel or PDF expense report.

You can also customize your expense reports by adding your name, your company's name or a VAT number. You can also add additional fields to your report (typically, in some countries, you may want to add a VAT column) or changing the available categories.

We designed this feature to be lightweight and fit into your existing workflow. No need to create an account or convince your boss or accountant to subscribe to a new service.


- When selecting photos in the photo picker, Genius Scan now displays in which order the photos will be imported.
- Add an option to customize the default email subject prefix (by default, it's [Scan]).
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Genius Scan - PDF Scanner App is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + Genius Scan - PDF Scanner App is currently ranked #59 in free Business apps for iPhone, as well as #55 in free Business apps for iPad.
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