Genius Scan

☀☀☀ Genius Scan 4 works, but is not the best scanner app on the market. This app is a product of The Grizzly Labs, updated in October 2016.  It does the basic job, copying and cropping documents or notes you need later. But the free version provides limited ways to export the scans and full access requires a  $6.99 upgrade. Microsoft’s Office Lens not only has more exporting options and better photo quality, but is completely free. Journalists should try Lens for clearer and more accessible photos of needed documents and notes. — Emily Taylor

☀☀☀☀☀ Genius Scan is a straightforward scanning app. It allows you to take photos of paperwork and turn them into PDFs. The app allows you to choose whether you want the photos to be available in JPEG or PDF. You can then send the documents to Box, iCloud, Dropbox, email, Evernote, FTP, fax, or print. The tool is easy to use and could be put to great use by a journalist who needs copies of documents on the go. This would be a perfect tool for copying public records because it allows you to turn the physical pages into PDFs as well as tag the images, so if you have a lot of documents you need to be able to find at once, you can search for them through tags. The ability to share the documents within seconds is also a major benefit to the app given that you can send them to an editor or even upload them directly to the web via FTP. — Carly Henry

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