iPhoneAppsPlus->Productivity->JotNot Scanner Pro
Last changed: Feb 17, 2011
Size: 10.6 MB
Just what I needed
By: Evernote Learner - Sep 3, 2009
Why does no one mention Evernote integration? This thing seamlessly sends receipts to my Evernote account into the appropriate notebook. From there I can print or send to my bookkeeper for processing. I used to carry receipts in my pocket, wallet or car until I could get them into the office for my secretary to scan and send off. No more! I just cropped about 3 steps from the process. iPhones rule! Evernote rules! Jotnot rocks them both.
Awesome, and constantly improving
By: greenldr79 - Aug 27, 2009
Incredible program and each update brings SIGNIFICANT new functionality and improvement. Easily worth the price, especially considering the ongoing support of the developer...
Great App But...
By: Gernude - Aug 20, 2009
This is a fantastic application for on the go business travelers like myself but:1. Since the upgrade, they have added some great features like saving as a PDF, but to get the PDF out of the iPhone, you need to be connected to the phone via a wifi network. I tend to fill out my expense reports on the plane heading back from my trip, so if there was a way to grab them through the USB connection it would be better since you are not allowed to have broadcasting communication of any type while in the air.2. Since the upgrade, this application crashes after every receipt I process. I tend to take all of my receipts and snap them at one time. When I try to go back to the main page and take another photo, it usually takes the photo and when I go to process it, it closes.3. Since the update, it is not intuitive to take another picture. You have to save the picture as a photo or PDF or Email, and then click save again to select back to the main menu. There should be a shortcut button on the final processing page to "Process another photo".4. I would like to see an enhancement in the future to create an expense report right out of this app. Suppose you could tag your receipts after processing with a trip number, date, description, and total $ for reimbursement. Once you were complete with your trip, you could save all of the receipts with the same trip number to one PDF file and the app would provide a detailed spreadsheet at the top of the PDF with all of the data that you typed in compiled into one easy to read page with all of the receipts following on their own PDF page. I currently do this manually and would love to have this built in.All in all, this App is a must have for any business traveler with reimbursible expenses. This save so much time and finding another way to make the iPhone that all-in-one device that it was designed to be. It is a pretty expensive App, but if the developer continues to add features, it will become more and more worth the cost.
This is great...is perfect for converting images of documents
By: This App...needs lots of work...do not waste your money - Aug 19, 2009
to pdf...the text is pretty clear on the pdf....nice job!
JotNot doesn't work
By: Reviewr100 - Aug 16, 2009
Might as well just use the iPhone's camera
By: Mr. Practical - Aug 15, 2009
THESE ARE THE POINTS THAT WOULD MAKE THIS APPLICATION PERFECT.
1. NEEDS TO ALLOW FOR MULTI PAGE DOCUMENTS. PRESENTLY IT ONLY TAKES INDIVIDUAL IMAGES AND CONVERTS. NEEDS TO HAVE DOCUMENT CREATING CAPABILITIES.
2. I HAVE A 3gs AND FILES ARE TOO LARGE. THE APP NEEDS TO COMPRESS BECAUSE I EMAIL PDFs TO MYSELF ALL THE TIME AND IT TAKES FOREVER TO SEND IF I AM NOT ON WI FI.
3. THE IMAGE TOGGLE THAT OUTLINES THE DOC IS HARD TO SEE UNDER MY FINGER. THE FINGER GUIDE SHOULD BE SET BACK SO THAT I CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE CORNER TO MAKE A MORE ACCURATE OULINE FOR SCANNING.
IF THESE FEW ISSUES ARE RESOLVED IT WOULD BE A PERFECT APPLICATION. IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE ONE OF THE BEST PRODUCTIVITY APPS IN THE STORE.
By: digiprod - Aug 15, 2009
Works OK, needs to have access to MobileMe iDisk to make it more useful. Better than DocScanner and cheaper.
Worked nicely for me
By: Peter D 123 - Aug 10, 2009
I was in a crowd of people looking at triathlon results posted on a bulletin board in bright sunlight. I snapped a photo of a page with my iPhone (3GS) which came out much too dark to read. I imported the photo into JotNot, processed it and it made the document readable. Very pleased.
Comparing JotNot and DocScanner Apps
By: Kovanen - Aug 9, 2009
This is a brief comparison between JotNot and DocScanner Apps:Both claim to do similar things: photograph a document and then email it to you as a PDF file. And, indeed, both do that.But there is a huge difference between the applications: (In summary: DocScanner is in every way a superior application.)• JotNot file sizes averaged 4.5 times larger, without any increase in document quality.• JotNot does NOT have the ability to scan and send multi-page documents, while DocScanner handles multipage documents.• JotNot did NOT auto-detect the document edges while DocScanner reliably detected the edges of documents.• JotNot document quality was consistently WORSE than DocScanner under all tested conditions.• JotNot did not have the ability to normalize document sizes into standard paper sizes, such as Letter, A4, etc. DocScanner auto-detected paper sizes and coerced the image to fit. This is important when printing out documents or when storing them in a document management system later on.DocScanner costs more than JotNot, so if the $5 difference is important, it is the one reason to choose JotNot: Pay less and get much less.This is not to say that DocScanner is without its flaws. Some of them include:• DocScanner doesn’t remember brightness and contrast settings from one page to the next of the same document. So it is difficult to get a consistent look between pages.• Neither application seems to understand that some documents have no grayscale, and so the quality can be enhanced by using a threshold level to get rid of background “tone” and enhancing and smoothing the images. This is basic document scanning technology in other types of devices (like fax machines.)• You must decide in advance that you want to compose a “document.” You can’t scan one page and then keep “adding” pages. It’s a little non-obvious that “Camera” is for one page and that you create a “Document” and then add photos for multi-page. So the UI is a little un-intuitive.The quality of documents under either application is marginal. It’s better than a poor quality fax (standard resolution) machine, and never as god as a fine-resolution fax machine. At best, the quality is barely at the level that a bank or governmental agency might accept. This is a serious limitation.The quality could be improved in several ways, with good image processing. Multiple photos, or a brief video would allow sub-pixel interpolation, which would increase the resolution. Taking multiple photos of the same document would also allow sub-pixel resolution, enhancing image quality. But neither of these applications is that advanced.In summary: Don’t expect better than a low-quality fax machine. But having a document scanner can nonetheless be extremely handy when traveling. There is room for improvement in the image quality.
By: Infinity Box - Aug 8, 2009
Does what is says it does. I use it alot. I digitized all of my family documents (birth certs, ssn cards, etc...). with this app and it worked great.
By: lyonsp - Aug 7, 2009
I don't see any issues with this app. It does what they say it does. I like it to keep my millions of receipts in 1 place. Not great but good.
worth the five bucks
By: booyah5 - Aug 7, 2009
Newest version fixes super annoying rotation problems, and now includes save as single page pdf, png, and it includes built-in emailing of img files.Finally, the developer has stepped up and made this a worthwhile app.
By: dspeers - Aug 7, 2009
Just made the app better. Thanks. Keep up the good work.
This app has not got a lot of features, but it does a good job at what it claims. I think that the developer could be more active, working on stuff to make it better etc. For those who complained, what did you expect? The thing does clean up/process the photo and make it useful etc. Just keep working on the app, making it better.
By: jwbdtx - Aug 6, 2009
Very useful in a pinch when traveling but program deletes from my iPhone every time I sync.
Best scanning app
By: Guardian343 - Aug 6, 2009
I use this app almost every day it is great and has increased my productivity drastically. I have to secure sensitive docs all the time from my clients and they are usually a little concerned about giving them up. Now I just scan and save them, e-mail if I need to. Worth every single penny.
By: Hovpilot - Jul 25, 2009
One should be able to put the scanned items in a folder rather then photo folder where it is mixed with otherpictures
Waste of 3 Bucks
By: Fr. Gator - Jul 21, 2009
I have tried using this app for 3 weeks--with horrible results. I have tried taking a pic with the app,& importing photos taken with the photo app, all with terrible results. Too light & no contrast. This is a waste of money.
Works for Me
By: MeMyselfandI99 - Jul 20, 2009
This application works as advertised on my 3GS. As an example, my wife was out of town and needed her favorite recipe from her cookbook. I snapped a shot of the ingredients section and sent it off, perfectly readable. Of course there are many other uses. The picture is adjusted for contrast and perspective after it is cropped. The app does not mail the document; rather it saves it to photos. Then you open photos and email from there. Hopefully Apple will some day allow developers to use the mail engine and avoid this two step process.I've successfully captured an entire 8.5x11 inch business document that contains 9pt font, then sent it to my email, and been able to read it without a problem. Not perfect, but readable. Also, best results for larger documents will come from taking the photo on a brightly lit table, as success requires contrast. I have a lot of OCR experience, and from what I see, the resulting images probably would not suffice for OCR, but the developers don't promise that anyway.
By: Samtexey - Jul 19, 2009
Quality a little better than Lite (free) version. I could not see any other differences in the application vs. Lite. Still easier to use photo application unless the item being scanned is small. When scanning a letter size document, need to be careful of getting shadows into the scan and sometimes to get the full document, it is still blurry.
What a joke
By: henrydevon - Jul 19, 2009
What's the deal with all those positive reviews? Based on them I bought the app, and nothing, zippo scanned properly. Tried everything, up close, pulled back - nada! It coulda been a contender for a great app, but I was so frustrated I cold cocked it out of my iPhone.
Save your money!
By: aksdfkk - Jul 18, 2009
Just use you camera. Program is useless