We all have important documents. These may include ID books, Passports, Work Permits, Drivers Licences, Proof of Residence, Contracts, Education Records and Certificates etc.
In our social circumstances, we may be at risk in terms of loss of documents through theft, fire, water damage, or simply by leaving them somewhere accidently.
If we want to prove who we are, open an account at a bank or a store, or apply for a course, we may need to send copies of our documents to someone else.
Your mobile device can be used as a scanner. This can be done in different ways:
Look for the features that you want. To properly scan documents, particularly documents scanned with a hand held mobile device, the application should:
From an organisation perspective, a scanning application should:
In the figure above you can see a list of previously scanned documents, with names specified for easy identification. Opening one of the document will display the pages as scanned. These documents can be shared, annotated, deleted or edited by adding and organising scanned pages. Storing and Managing Documents and Files
Some applications only store local on your mobile device. If you lose your mobile device you will lose your records of your documents. To prevent this you can:
Note that when sharing content to other applications will require internet access and result in cellular network data usage or Wi-Fi data usage.
It is recommended that storage of your important information should not only be on your mobile device, but also on an internet server. If on an internet server you can still get to your records if you are not able to use your phone for some reason. TurboScan is one of many examples of a scanning application. Find one that suits your needs in the application store.