If you are looking for a fairly simple, straight forward document scanner for your Windows Phone, HD Scanner should make your short list. It was recently released to the Windows Phone Marketplace and creates .PDF files that can be uploaded to Skydrive, Dropbox or Google Docs. Created documents can also be save to your Pictures Hub or emailed.
HD Scanner can come in handy if you need to scan a receipt, scan research papers, shopping lists, or any other document you may need to archive or copy on the go.
HD Scanner's interface is simple. From the main page you can search existing document files, view your document file list, start a scan or delete/rename your files. The scanning interface has options to turn on/off image stabilization and your Windows Phone flash/light up top and the capture button at the bottom of the screen. Just line things up on your Windows Phone screen and tap the capture button.
Once you accept a captured image you can crop the image, convert the image to grayscale or keep it color, and then save the image. Once saved you will see options to start a new scan, add another page to the document, edit the page, or export it. Export options include sending the file to your Pictures Hub, email the file or upload it to your Skydrive, Dropbox or Google Docs account.
Export settings cover the file type (.pdf or .jpg), orientation, format (letter, legal or A4) and quality (high, medium or low). The edit option allows you to adjust the crop, adjust the enhancements (grayscale, color, and black/white options), rotate the image, de-skew the image and add text or a signature to the image.
HD Scanner is a nice document scanner for your Windows Phone. It was fairly stable (only crashed once) and it is nice to have multiple cloud options to share and store your document files. Image resolution was nice but as with any document scanning app for your Windows Phone, the better the light the better the document quality. Even though you can turn on the Windows Phone light, it seems to create more glare than worth. In the end, where pen meets paper, HD Scanner is worth considering if you're in the market for a document scanner.
There is a free trial version of HD Scanner that is fully functional except for uploading/sharing the files. The full version will run you $2.99 and you can find HD Scanner here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.
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