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Every been in a situation where you wished you had a scanner handy.  Well you do in your cell phone.  ScanR allows you to take a picture of a document, business card or white board with your cell phone then you send it to ScanR, they convert it to a PDF and it is then emailed back to you.  The PDF is searchable because they use OCR (optical character recognition).  You can also use a digital camera.  The one requirement for your camera phone is that it is 2 mega-pixels in resolution.  Almost forgot it is Free

Here are a couple of different situations in which ScanR could be valuable:

1- You have a meeting at a coffee shop or restaraunt the other person is showing you some documents that you really need copies of pronto. Of course no copy machine is present.  You proceed to take a picture of the document with your phone and send it to ScanR.  A couple minutes later your Blackberry (or whatever device) gets a new email with the document.  You then can forward the document to your boss or include it in your file.

2- You are in a meeting doing some great brainstorming but you need to erase the white board to move the meeting forward.  Instead of losing the great work on the white board you snap a picture, send to ScanR so you can include it in the file for future reference.

3- Your at home and about to send a rebate form into for your new TV but you don't have a copy machine to make a copy for your records.  No problem, whip out the camera, take the pic, send it to ScanR and you now have a copy.

The list is endless. 

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At January 29, 2007 at 3:55 PM Philippe said...

Just to let you know that there is another company out there that provides a similar service, with perhaps a more consumer oriented twist.

Qipit targets mobile professionnals and students as shown on their website or the funny examples made available on their blog.

Lately, they have even imagined a weird yet personalized use of their service for sending unique Valentine's Day eCards !

Qipit is developed on top of technology introduced by mother company Realeyes3d as early as of 3GSM 2005 (2 years ago). Realeyes3d is famous for their camera phone applications that they claimed they have already shipped in more than 20 million handsets.

Worth having a look - and a try !

-- Phil

At November 11, 2008 at 6:14 AM Malaya said...

Thanks for writing this.


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