Scan Documents & Share Searchable PDF with an iPhone or iPad App

Snap2PDF has been developed by Penpower Technology who brought us Worlddictionary  translation and Worldcard Mobile.

Snap2PDF is another helpful application which organises documents for you and which will can and convert documents into PDF instantly. Plus some great sharing options

How to scan and convert documents into PDF

You just take a picture of the document you want to save – or you can get from your storage on the iPhone.

You create a category or select one.

You can then edit the picture or document  by rotating, cropping, or dewarping – you can also use OCR to recognise text on the page, to many languages.

You can then add more pages to this document or if you are finished you can save.

You then save it to a destination that you create and add some description.

Open a document

To open your document you go the catagory you selected or go to all if you can’t find it and you can look through your documents which are presented in a book case similar too iBooks

Tap on the thumbnail to view the document.  Now you will see the options to

  • save
  • email
  • enhance
  • edit
Editing,
You can select a piece of text to edit right there on your iphone. You just click the T+ and you bring up a text board, where you can type.

Quicksharing

You can then Open in Dropbox – Evernote – iBooks or for me the Canon iEPP to print it.

You can even email the document directly from the app and it will email as a PDF.

At anytime you can save it to your Photo library.

I must say to be honest, I just thought this was another way of saving pictures, and I wasn’t very excited with the thought of it, but once I started to use it, I was amazed by all of the features in Snap2PDF and it could really be very handy, for business and pleasure.  I especially like that you can share to dropbox or evernote so easily.  I’m impressed with this  one, try it yourself.

Available in the App store for £1.99 – Snap2PDF

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

 

 

ZenOK Offer Free Online Backup with 21GB storage


ZenOK  was founded by Ron Hessing in 2005 on the belief that data is the most valurable asset people and businesses own today. ZenOK have recently increased their free back up from 2GB to 21GB of storage.

“Online Backup for everyone! It is free and remains free, forever!”

Ron Hessing – Founder (August 15th, 2011)

ZenOK is an experiment in a new kind of Online Backup built on the idea that you should never have to lose your documents, spreadsheets and photos (again), and you should always be able to access the file you want.

I know the feeling of losing important data –  it is not good!  I had a damaged hard drive which took a hell of a lot of work to retrieve some documents and files that I hadn’t backed up. I eventually used Ubuntu live CD to recover the lost data – it worked but it was lucky.  Now I am much more conscious of backing things up.  I don’t put all of my eggs in one basket either, just incase that fails.  So these online backup systems are of great use, especially when they offer so much space.  I think this is the largest free online storage available, most of the time its 5gb’s or you have to pay.  – Correct me if I am wrong.

ZenOK claim to already have 10’000 active users on their system, and I’ve seen no complaints about this service – which is always a good indication.

40.000 photos, 25.000 songs, 150.000 docs.

Your ZenOK Online Backup includes 150GB of storage space for all your email, photos, files, and more.

Military-grade encryption for the safety of your files.

Your data is encrypted with the same standards used by financial institutions. Read now about how ZenOK keeps your data safe.

Online Backup.  Your hard drive on the web.

Automatically save important files in real-time to a secure online storage. Retrieve them anywhere via the secure ZenOK Website.

Protect data against loss with nothing more to install.

368.000.000.000 files were lost last year. Protect your data against a hard drive crash, fire, flood, lightning, theft and security vulnerabilities.

Currently available for Windows, but coming soon to iPhone, Linux and Mac.

Seems worth a try – to get your free invitation to open a free ZenOK account -> Free.ZenOK

Are you already using this system, let us know how you are finding it, while I wait for my invitation.

Hope this helps.