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  1. Biffos

    Biffos Well-Known Member
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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

    Your app seems to be in German only? AF is an English language forum.
     
  3. Biffos

    Biffos Well-Known Member
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    Ja, tue ich.

    Sorry, do not get the context. And what App?
     
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    The German barcode app URL you linked to in your OP, that's the context. Is this app available in English?

    FWIW when I scan barcodes, like for payments, I just use Wechat or Alipay.
     
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Any app has potential privacy implications, since Google do not provide a way of denying apps Internet access and so you have to trust the developer at least (or install a firewall app that will block it). And of course if Google Photos gains access to the directory your scans go to then you have to trust Google with your privacy. If the app has any cloud capabilities that increases the degree of trust needed.

    With those caveats, our institution suggests students use Microsoft Lens (formerly Office Lens) for scanning coursework such as solutions to problem sheets (or exams, in these days of remote teaching). That's in part because it's cross-platform, but it works well enough, has keystone correction which is nice.

    Personally I just photograph receipts and attach the photo to claims - or I did back in the days when I was actually travelling anywhere...
     
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  6. Biffos

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    Ah, sorry, I don't know, but I would think so (and in many more languages, I would assume. But that was meant to be an example (for such kind of apps).

    Yes, of course, very understandable. I do not want to scan barcodes (may be additionally) but what I mentioned above.

    Yes, all of that is very true, of course. So furthermore there is nothing special that might speak against using it.

    OK, I will try that.

    Yes, so do I. But I thought those scanning app may have some benefits, a simpler handling, more options or something.
     
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i have used camscanner with no issues before. i have it on my phone, but i have not had a reason to use it for a long time. i used to scan certain documents as pdf which came in handy. my note 10+ camera can scan documents but it will not scan it as pdf. but a picture of a document has worked just fine for me of lately without converting it to pdf.
     
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  8. Biffos

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    So using a scanner app does not have that much sense / benefits (compared to a usual photo), besides of you wanted to have your papers digitized and / or editable / searchable - but why should one need this - (in pdf format or such) and cut out nicely.
     
  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    it just depends if you wanted them printed or if you needed to email or fax documents to clients or other people. the app made it convenient. it can take a photo of a document and you can shape the photo so that only the document appears and it will crop it so that it will come out in a 8X11 sheet of paper nicely.....pretty cool, but not needed with my current phone as my camera now has something similar built right into the camera.
     
  10. Biffos

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    Alright, so then I just will try one or two, starting with camscanner.

    Many thanks!
     
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  11. Hadron

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    The ability to save directly as a PDF, rather than have to convert a jpeg, is probably the main advantage of such an app for me.
     
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  12. Biffos

    Biffos Well-Known Member
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    Yes, sounds like a good option, but actually I do not know what I could need it for, actually an image, a photograph would be enough (in most of the cases). I assume, there would be very less situations I could really use such.
     
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