Scan Documents with Scannable

Many crave a paperless office, but few obtain it.

Paperless does not mean you can’t have any paper, it just means you use much less. Define a specific (and ambitious!) goal and work towards it. But how? How do you actually change the amount of paper your office uses?

Scannable, that’s how.

The Scannable app is available for many different devices, but for now we’ll focus on the iPhone version. Basically, Scannable turns your phone into a simple, easy and ready-to-use scanner that is better than most other scanners on the market, regardless of price-point. You do not need an extra machine in your office, and you don’t need to waste the time of your support people.

We don’t work for Scannable, or anything like that, but it’s what we use and we’ve found it helpful. There are other apps out there that let cell phones scan documents, but for our needs it’s the best one.

The app uses your camera to scan the document, then automatically cleans up, sizes, and orients the image. You do have to scan pages one at a time, which could be cumbersome for large documents, but that’s the only flaw we’ve found. The app makes it easy to save the document to the cloud, email it to a colleague, or send it to your Evernote.  

Neatly organized electronic storage is certainly an improvement over a messy file cabinet or somebody’s overflowing desk, but electronic storage also means you can email preliminary drafts and handouts back and forth without ever having to print them out. So, if you put some thought into it, Scannable does help you use LESS PAPER overall. Highly recommended.

To learn more about Scannable, click here.