If there is one solid argument for putting better cell phones in cameras, it’s that we can increasingly use them as scanners. Yesterday we featured an app that can translate text using your camera. That seemed pretty revolutionary. Today we’re looking to an app similar in nature, but different in function. It’s called PDF scanner, and yes, it uses your BlackBerry camera to convert images into PDF files. I can imagine getting quite a bit more use out of this than the translator app. The app makes sharing that much easier. If I’m reading a book and want to share a passage with a friend, I can simply take a photo of the page, use the app to convert it into a PDF, and email it. That’s a quicker and easier process than going to the computer, typing it out, and then emailing it. Simply taking and emailing a picture was an option before, but it’s clearly going to read better when in PDF format. I can definitely see a few uses for this. For instance, I’ve taken to reading my Kindle on the subway, because it’s infinitely easier to read a Kindle while standing up than it is a physical book. With this app I can scan in pages and read them on my BlackBerry. Or I can email them to myself and load them onto my Kindle. Either way, it can create some convenient situations. If you’re even remotely interested in this app, you can get a free-30 day trial of PDF Scanner. If you want to continue using the app it will cost $4.99. And you’re probably in luck in terms of OS: it works with 4.6 and above.
Create PDFs from your BlackBerry camera with PDF Scanner
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